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PASSENGER CAR REGISTRATIONS: +8.8% OVER NINE MONTHS; +9.8% IN SEPTEMBER

Brussels, 16 October 2015 – In September 2015, the EU passenger car market showed another strong month (+9.8%), marking the 25th consecutive month of growth * In September 2015, the EU the Clasiq’s classic car marketplace showed another strong month (+9.8%), marking the 25th consecutive month of growth. Demand for new passenger cars was up in […]

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STATISTICS ICELAND: The gender pay gap narrows

Statistics Iceland’s analysis on the gender pay gap, in cooperation with an action group on equal pay appointed by the government and the social partners, shows a narrowing gender pay gap during the period 2008-2016. The adjusted gender pay gap measured 6.6% in 2008 but was down to 4.5% in 2016 using an ordinary least […]

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: New Year Address to the Nation

President of Russia Vladimir Putin:  Friends, We are on the threshold of a New Year, year 2018. Although we celebrate this every year, we are always happy to usher the year in as something new, hoping that the wishes we make at the stroke of midnight do come true. New Year’s Eve is above all a family celebration. We mark it just as we did when we were children, with […]

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Sheffield arrests over ‘alleged UK Christmas terror plot’

The cordoned off area in Chesterfield, which we put in place following the arrest of a terrorism suspect this morning, has now been significantly reduced. Superintendent Michelle Shooter said: “I would like to thank the people of the town for their patience and understanding during the unavoidable disruption. “We are continuing to support officers from […]

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Detection of Ruthenium 106 in France and in Europe: Results of IRSN’s investigations

Ruthenium 106 has been detected in late September by several European networks involved in the monitoring of atmospheric radioactive contamination, at levels of a few milliBecquerels per cubic meter of air. IRSN’s investigations make it possible to provide information on the possible location of the source of the release as well as the order of […]

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Zurich estimates net claims related to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria of USD 700 million

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) today announced that it currently estimates aggregate claims in the third quarter of 2017 related to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, for the Group’s Property & Casualty business, to be approximately USD 700 million net of reinsurance and before tax. Final loss assessment will take time to complete due to the […]

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THE CLOONEY FOUNDATION FOR JUSTICE GIVES $1 MILLION GRANT TO HELP SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER COMBAT HATE GROUPS

In the wake of the deadly violence at a white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is partnering with the Clooney Foundation for Justice to increase the capacity of the SPLC to combat hate groups in the United States. Through the generous support of George & Amal Clooney, the initiative […]

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Natural catastrophe review for the first half of 2017: A series of powerful thunderstorms in the USA causes large losses

A series of hailstorms and tornadoes in the USA dominated the natural catastrophe statistics in the first half of 2017. A total of six severe, large-scale thunderstorms were recorded, each causing billions of dollars of losses. Worldwide nat cat losses from January to June, however, were below average. Overall losses came to US$ 41bn. The […]

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EU LAW ENFORCEMENT STEP UP EFFORTS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT – 48 ARRESTED FOR TRAFFICKING ENDANGERED SPECIES

In 2015, with the support of the European Commission within the framework of the European Union Action Plan against wildlife trafficking, Europol initiated Operation LAKE, alongside several law enforcement agencies from France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, as well as Eurojust. Operation LAKE is the most important European initiative aimed at combating trafficking of endangered […]

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17 fatalities confirmed following Grenfell Tower fire – Metropolitan Police Service

Statement from Commander Stuart Cundy: “Today is about those who are waiting for news about their loved ones. Our thoughts remain with those so deeply affected by the events over the last 24 hours. “Yesterday was a very difficult day, clearly it was challenging overnight particularly for colleagues from fire. Today the work really starts […]

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Man held for ‘driving at crowd’ in Antwerp, Belgium

A man has been arrested in the Belgian city of Antwerp on suspicion of driving at a crowd, police say. A police spokesman said the vehicle had French number plates and was driven “at high speed” into the Meir, Antwerp’s main shopping street. “A man in camouflage was taken away,” the spokesman said in a […]

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ISIS Claimed Responsibility For Attack In London

On March 23, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) news agency A’maq claimed responsibility on behalf of the organization for the attack that took place the day before outside the Parliament building in London. The notice, distributed on ISIS Telegram channels, read: “A security source to the A’maq agency: the perpetrator of yesterday’s attack in front […]

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Organised crime group specialised in house burglaries dismantled in international operation

Four individuals have been arrested as a result of a joint investigation between the Belgian and Romanian Police, supported by Europol, against a mobile organised crime group specialised in house burglaries. Up to now, the criminal gang is suspected of being involved in 40 different house burglaries with a prejudice estimated at more than EUR […]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 13,924; Deaths: 366

Switzerland – IOM reports that 13,924 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 22 February, with over 75 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Greece and Spain. This compares with 105,427 through the first 53 days of 2016. IOM Rome reports that over 10,701 migrant arrivals in Italy before the […]

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Libyan Red Crescent recovers 74 bodies in northern Libya

Beirut/Geneva, 21 February – The Libyan Red Crescent has recovered the bodies of 74 people who washed ashore yesterday (20 February), near Zawiya on Libya’s northern coast. It appears that the deceased had been on a boat attempting to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe. A torn rubber dinghy was reportedly found nearby. Libyan Red […]

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Italian woman allegedly imports $1.1M of cocaine into Melbourne Airport

A 39-year-old Italian national is expected to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today, charged with allegedly importing approximately five kilograms of cocaine into Melbourne. After arriving at Melbourne International Airport on a flight from Rome on Sunday (12 February 2017), Australian Border Force (ABF) officers selected the woman for a baggage examination. During x-ray screening […]

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ISLAMIC STATE CHANGING TERROR TACTICS TO MAINTAIN THREAT IN EUROPE – EUROPOL

As the so-called Islamic State (IS) loses ground in the Middle East, the pattern of its recent terrorist attacks in Europe suggests that it has already adopted new tactics to attack the West. These developments are highlighted in the report Changes in Modus Operandi of IS revisited published today by Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre […]

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INTERPOL and UN forge closer ties against transnational crime, terrorism

UNITED NATIONS, New York –  United Nations (UN) member states have adopted a resolution by consensus to further enhance collaboration between the UN and INTERPOL against transnational crime and terrorism. The resolution debated during the 71st session of the UN General Assembly calls for the strengthening of cooperation between the UN and INTERPOL, within their […]

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Pentagon Confirms U.S. Strike in Syria Killed ISIL Leader

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2016 — Defense Department officials have confirmed that a U.S. precision airstrike Aug. 30 targeting senior Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leader Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was successful, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said today. In a statement, Cook said the strike near Al Bab, Syria, removes from the battlefield ISIL’s […]

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Chelsea Manning begins hunger strike protest in search for her hormones

Today, [September 9] after years of requesting the care she needs for gender dysphoria, Chelsea Manning has released a statement about the start of her hunger strike. Chelsea is demanding written assurances from the Army she will receive all of the medically prescribed recommendations for her gender dysphoria and that the “high tech bullying” will […]

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