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Strange And Interesting Facts About Life In Norway You Probably Didnt Know

You probably have heard a lot of things about a country in northern Europe, Norway, and its a little over 5million inhabitants, but learning something new never hurts! We here at Bored Panda gathered some interesting facts about Norway, that you probably didn’t know yet, well unless you’re from Norwegian yourself. And if you are, […]

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Where survivors of sexual abuse are sued by the perpetrators

Bludenz, AustriaAs teenage girls, they raced down snow-covered Alpine slopes in pursuit of winning Olympic gold. They were revered by millions of Austrians who cheered them as national heroes, their best athletes, the pride of a small nation. In doing so, they’ve taken a risk. In contrast to defamation lawsuits in the United States, where […]

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Far-right German politician starts a new party with a logo bearing a secret Nazi symbol

(CNN)A leading far-right German politician has announced his departure from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in order to create his own political organization. His new party is called Aufbruch der deutschen Patrioten (Awakening of German Patriots), and Poggenburg has updated his social media profiles with party logos featuring a cornflower with a German flag. […]

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Google and Orange building cable between US and France

The 6,600km undersea cable will open in 2020 and is one of seven Google is building over the next two years Telecoms firm Orange has teamed up with Google to work on a private undersea cable connecting the Atlantic coasts of France and the United States. Measuring 6,600km in length, the undersea cable will be […]

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Poland must stop ‘retiring’ Supreme Court judges, EU’s top court says

(CNN)The European Union’s highest court ordered Poland to “immediately suspend” the application of a controversial law, which lowered the retirement age of its Supreme Court judges, in a ruling Friday. The measure was met by protests across the country and further escalated tensions between the European Union and Poland’s government. In July, the European Commission, […]

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Theresa May’s domestic vulnerability leaves Brexit talks on knife-edge

Plan to strike backstop deal falls through with PM facing possible cabinet revolt at home The Brexit negotiations are on a knife-edge as Theresa Mays domestic vulnerability over the Irish border threatens to kill off hopes of an October deal, with the Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, forced to make a backstop solution for avoiding a […]

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Reports: Sources say Saudi journalist killed in consulate in Turkey

Istanbul (CNN)Unnamed Turkish officials speaking to The Washington Post and Reuters on Saturday said that prominent Saudi journalist-turned-critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul this week.

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Italian government approves Salvini bill targeting migrants

Far-right leaders decree would suspend asylum process for the socially dangerous A series of hardline measures that will see the Italian government abolish key forms of protection for migrants and make it easier for them to be deported has been approved by Prime Minister Giuseppe Contes cabinet. Drafted by Matteo Salvini, the far-right interior minister […]

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How to be human: the man who was raised by wolves

The long read: Abandoned as a child, Marcos Rodrguez Pantoja survived alone in the wild for 15 years. But living with people proved to be even more difficult The first time Marcos Rodrguez Pantoja ever heard voices on the radio, he panicked. Fuck, he remembers thinking, those people have been inside there a long time! […]

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‘Chequers plan is dead,’ says MP, who reported rejection by Barnier

EU negotiator was clear Mays proposal was unacceptable, says MP Stephen Kinnock Theresa Mays Brexit plan was left mired in uncertainty after reports that the EUs chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, told British MPs that les propositions sont mortes in a Brussels meeting. The Labour MP Stephen Kinnock revealed that in talks this week Barnier had […]

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