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Canada Becomes First Major Economy to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Canada Becomes First Major Economy to Legalize Recreational Cannabis
18.10.2018 / 15:16

Canada on Wednesday became the world's first major economy to fully legalize cannabis, sparking celebrations as the nation embarked on the controversial experiment in drug policy, reports AFP.

 

Throughout the country huge lines outside pot shops snaked around city blocks, cannabis flew off store...

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Russian Orthodox Church Cuts Ties with Constantinople

Russian Orthodox Church Cuts Ties with Constantinople
16.10.2018 / 09:30

The Russian Orthodox Church said Monday it is breaking ties with the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate over its decision to grant independence to the Ukrainian church, which Moscow does not recognise.

 

"A decision has been made to rupture full communion with the Constantinople...

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Nobel Peace Prize: Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad Win Award

Source: Sofia News Agency http://novinite.com/
05.10.2018 / 15:40

Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist treating victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State in Iraq, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, reports the Irish Times.

The Norwegian Nobel...

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Nobel Prize in Physics is Shared by a Woman, the First in 55 Years

Nobel Prize in Physics is Shared by a Woman, the First in 55 Years
02.10.2018 / 15:33

(CNN)The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a woman for the first time in 55 years, and for only the third time in its history.

 

Donna Strickland, a Canadian physicist, was awarded the 2018 prize jointly with Gérard Mourou, from France, for their work on generating high-intensity,...

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Macedonia PM Defies Low Turnout to Push Name Change

Macedonia PM Defies Low Turnout to Push Name Change
02.10.2018 / 15:30

AFP - Macedonia's government vowed Monday to push ahead with changing the country's name to appease Greece and build ties with the West, but opponents said low turnout in a referendum on the move made it illegitimate.

 

Premier Zoran Zaev wants to rename the Balkan state North Macedonia to end a...

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West Welcomes Macedonia Vote Backing New Name

West Welcomes Macedonia Vote Backing New Name
01.10.2018 / 15:28

AFP - Macedonian voters backed a plan to rename the country aimed at ending a decades-long spat with Greece and unlocking a path to NATO and EU membership, with the West welcoming the result although the referendum was marred by low turnout.

 

With ballots from 93 percent of polling stations...

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Indonesia Calls for International Help to Deal with Quake-tsunami Aftermath

Indonesia Calls for International Help to Deal with Quake-tsunami Aftermath
01.10.2018 / 15:27

AFP - Indonesian volunteers began burying bodies in a mass grave with space for more than a thousand people on Monday, victims of a quake and tsunami that devastated swathes of Sulawesi and left authorities struggling to deal with the sheer scale of the disaster.

 

Indonesia is no stranger to...

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Everybody on Plane Survives Crash Landing in Pacific Lagoon

Everybody on Plane Survives Crash Landing in Pacific Lagoon
28.09.2018 / 15:06

AFP - Passengers were forced to swim for their lives Friday when an airliner ditched into a lagoon after missing the runway on a remote Pacific island and immediately began sinking.

 

The Air Niugini Boeing 737 was attempting to land at Weno airport in Micronesia but ended up half submerged in...

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'Major Terrorist Attack' Prevented in Netherlands, 7 Arrested

'Major Terrorist Attack' Prevented in Netherlands, 7 Arrested
28.09.2018 / 15:05

AFP - Dutch police arrested seven men Thursday suspected of plotting to carry out a "major terrorist attack" at a public event using explosive belts and an AK-47 assault rifle, the public prosecutor's office said.

 

"Police arrested seven men on Thursday... suspected of being at a...

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World Leaders Gather to Breathe New Life into Paris Accord

World Leaders Gather to Breathe New Life into Paris Accord
27.09.2018 / 14:41

AFP - World leaders gathered in New York on Wednesday to try to breathe new life into the Paris global climate accord, amid backsliding from several nations over commitments made in the historic deal.

 

The "One Planet Summit," launched last year by French President Emmanuel Macron, aims...

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