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Top French chef Paul Bocuse dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Paul Bocuse has been described as the "pope" of French gastronomy The top French chef Paul Bocuse has died, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has announced on Twitter. Bocuse, who had suffered from Parkinson's disease for several years, was 91. He died in his famous restaurant near Lyon, according to…

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Turkish ground operation in Syria ‘begun’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian supporters of Turkey's operation against Kurdish forces rallied in the town of Azaz on Friday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that a ground operation against Kurdish forces in Syria has begun "de-facto" after two days of shelling. Turkey has threatened a full military operation to oust Kurdish fighters…

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Großbritannien: May schließt zweites Brexit-Referendum aus

Die britische Premierministerin Theresa May hat sich gegen einen zweiten Volksentscheid über Großbritanniens EU-Mitgliedschaft ausgesprochen. "Es kommt kein zweites Referendum über den EU-Austritt", sagte sie in einem Interview der Bild-Zeitung. Das britische Volk habe in einer Abstimmung seine Entscheidung getroffen. "Ich finde es wichtig, dass Politiker dann auch liefern." Auf Deutsch fügte die Premierministerin hinzu:…

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The shutdown means trouble for government health agencies

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to retain about 58 percent of its staff. During the 2013 shutdown, FDA inspectors gave up their work phones and couldn't check emails. Because FDA inspectors only audit facilities, food production continued in 2013. U.S. Department of Agriculture meat inspectors, however, must be present in every meat-processing facility…

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North Korea to send 22 athletes to Winter Olympics

Updated January 21, 2018 00:25:39 Photo: North Korean ice hockey players wearing red pose with their South Korean counterparts. (AP: Ahn Young-joon, file) North Korea will send 22 athletes to the Winter Games in the neighbouring South next month and compete in three sports and five disciplines, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said. Key points:…

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Prozess: “Schlüsseldienste gehören dringend reguliert”

Der Verteidiger des Hauptangeklagten im Fall der sogenannten Schlüsseldienstmafia erklärt, warum das Strafrecht die Schlüsseldienstbranche nicht bessern kann - und wirft dem Staat vor, am herrschenden Missstand mitverdienen zu wollen. WirtschaftsWoche: Herr Würfele, Sie vertreten einen der beiden Hauptangeklagten der sogenannten Schlüsseldienstmafia. Die Bande soll in mehr als 1000 Fällen Kunden geprellt haben und für…

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