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Triathletes shrug off water warnings, swim in Rio RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Triathletes swam in waters off Copacabana Beach Friday ahead of weekend Olympic test events, despite published warnings that water in the area was "unfit" for swimming.
Yahoo! News | Jul 31, 2015 8:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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At Channel Tunnel, Migrant Crisis Evolves Into a Political One The British are blaming the French, the French are blaming the British, and both are blaming the European Union for what they call an incoherent policy.
New York Times | Jul 31, 2015 7:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
France Will Compensate Russia for Canceling Arms Deal, Kremlin Aide Says France has agreed to pay Russia compensation for refusing to deliver two helicopter carrier ships after sanctions were imposed on Russia over its annexation of Crimea.
New York Times | Jul 31, 2015 7:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Reversing Itself, Britain Grants Ai Weiwei a Six-Month Visa The turnabout comes after a day of embarrassing criticism over the governments assertion that the dissident Chinese artist had lied on his application.
New York Times | Jul 31, 2015 5:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Tokyo Olympic logo designer protests innocence in copyright row The designer of the logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday denied claims of plagiarism after his emblem triggered threats of possible legal action in Europe. In the latest public relations blow to Tokyo after plans for its $2 billion Olympic stadium w
Yahoo! News | Jul 31, 2015 3:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Tunisia extends state of emergency by two months A state of emergency imposed in Tunisia after a jihadist gunman killed 38 foreign tourists in June is to be extended for two months, the president's office announced Friday. "After consultations with the prime minister and the speaker, the presi
Yahoo! News | Jul 31, 2015 2:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Greek Debt Crisis Adds to a Spike in Burglaries and Robberies Fleeing the banks for fear of losing their euro deposits, many Greeks have stashed cash and valuables under the proverbial mattress, making them vulnerable to thieves.
New York Times | Jul 31, 2015 2:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Amnesty International Considers Pushing for Decriminalization of Prostitution A proposal by the human rights group to advocate the elimination of penalties in the sex trade, to be taken up at a conference in Dublin, has drawn denunciation from womens groups.
New York Times | Jul 31, 2015 1:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Britain Limits Visit by the Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei The British government granted Mr. Ai a visa, but not a standard six-month business visa, saying he had neglected to declare that he had been convicted of a crime.
New York Times | Jul 31, 2015 11:31 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: Swiss shoppers desert border town Swiss border towns like Kreuzlingen on Lake Constance are suffering as Switzerland's currency has soared in value this year. Shoppers are voting with their feet and crossing the border to Germany.
BBC News | Jul 31, 2015 08:22 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend