Deployment of Russian Wagner mercenaries in Soledar battle raises questions about Putin’s military capacity

Deployment of Russian Wagner mercenaries in Soledar battle raises questions about Putin’s military capacity

Russia’s defence ministry says its forces are taking part in the battle for Soledar, a town north of Bakhmut in east Ukraine, which has been the focus of recent fighting. It comes after the head of Russia’s notoriously brutal Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, claimed his fighters were in full...

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Rare sight of rowers cutting through mucilage on Marmara Sea in Turkey

Rare sight of rowers cutting through mucilage on Marmara Sea in Turkey

Rowers near the Caddebostan shore of Turkey’s Marmara Sea cut through a layer of marine mucilage, a green-grey sludge that develops on the water’s surface owing to the proliferation of microorganisms. The substance, informally dubbed sea snot, was first documented in Turkish waters in 2007. Researchers warn that the mucilage...

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It’s crystal-clear, new manager Patrick Viera has to make the gods of football at Palace happy

It’s crystal-clear, new manager Patrick Viera has to make the gods of football at Palace happy

Patrick Vieira was last week appointed Crystal Palace manager and if history is anything to go by, he will have to do better than Dutchman Frank De Boer, who shown the door five matches into the 2017 season. Having spent time in England as an Arsenal and Manchester City player,...

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Star-crossed and lovesick Princess Diana had a habit of picking wrong men

Star-crossed and lovesick Princess Diana had a habit of picking wrong men

Days after the unveiling of Princess Diana Statue in Kensington, London, on what would have been her 60th birthday, the media delved, once again, into her private life and reminded the world of her rarely talked about relationship with Hasnat Khan, a Pakistani surgeon. According to OK, an entertainment magazine,...

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United Nations and UAE launch trust fund to prevent chronic child malnutrition

United Nations and UAE launch trust fund to prevent chronic child malnutrition

United Nations trust fund dedicated to preventing chronic malnutrition Unitlife, was officially launched on Monday June 28 on the side-lines of the Generation Equality Forum. The announcement was made at a virtual event co-hosted by France Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and United Arab Emirates Minister...

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Rattled by thinning sign-ups, WhatsApp goes on charm offensive to regain users

Rattled by thinning sign-ups, WhatsApp goes on charm offensive to regain users

Government attacks on WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption are akin to demands that an Orwellian telescreen be installed in every living room, the app’s head has said as it launches a major advertising campaign in defence of privacy. Will Cathcart told the Guardian in an interview that the abstract nature of digital...

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Day Prince Harry said: It’s fine to feel low, it’s okay to cry, it’s okay to be sad; we’re all in this, we all do

Day Prince Harry said: It’s fine to feel low, it’s okay to cry, it’s okay to be sad; we’re all in this, we all do

Meghan Markle smiled through the pain of not being accepted by the royal family and made the right choice to walk away, her cookbook friend has revealed. Grenfell fire survivor Munira Mahmoud still hears from the Duchess of Sussex from Los Angeles and tells OK! “I’m so proud of her...

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European media investigations detail how the US spied on German Chancellor Merkel

European media investigations detail how the US spied on German Chancellor Merkel

Denmark’s complicity in the NSA spying scandal against German politicians has been revealed in a joint European media investigation. Denmark’s secret service helped the US National Security Agency (NSA) spy on EU leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a European media investigation published on Sunday revealed....

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Data firm Vertiv opens new factory for integrated modular solutions in Croatia

Data firm Vertiv opens new factory for integrated modular solutions in Croatia

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has announced the opening of a new factory in Rugvica, Croatia to support its integrated modular solutions (IMS) business in EMEA Compared to the previous factory, the site offers 13 per cent more indoor space and 60 per cent...

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Bad labour practices turn journalism into risky job as Greek outlet sacks 55 – IFJ

Bad labour practices turn journalism into risky job as Greek outlet sacks 55 – IFJ

 The turbulence the media industry plunged into continues since the onset of coronavirus following a decision by Greek Artı TV and online media Artı Gerçek to lay of 55 media workers. This was after their parent company decided to terminate its contract with the two media. Consequently, the International and...

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