Sunday, 29 March 2020

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Germany elects ‘anti-Trump’ Frank Steinmeier as new president

BERLIN: Former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Germany’s president on Sunday, the 12th person to hold the largely ceremonial post in the post-war era. Steinmeier, a Social Democrat who had served as foreign minister until last month, won 931 of the 1,239 valid votes by lawmakers and representatives of ...

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Dozens arrested in French clashes over alleged police baton rape

BOBIGNY: Thirty-seven people were arrested in the Paris suburbs when clashes erupted after a protest over the assault of a young black man allegedly sodomised with a police truncheon, a police source said Sunday. Around 2,000 people demonstrated Saturday outside a courthouse to demand justice for Theo, a 22-year-old youth worker who ...

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Dating fraud in UK reported ‘once every three hours’

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LONDON: Around seven reports of dating fraud on average are received every day by Action Fraud, the national fraud reporting service, equating to around one every three hours. Typically, victims will make their first transfer of money to the fraudster within a month of contact. The average victim of dating ...

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British Teenagers in training to protect the UK against cyber attacks

LONDON: Thousands of teens will be given intense cyber security training in order to boost Britain’s defences against online attacks. The scheme forms part of the government’s effort to protect against a future skills shortage amid concern about the damage that hackers could inflict on the country’s infrastructure. Security experts ...

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Tongue and intimate piercings ban for under-18s call

LONDON: A proposed ban on intimate piercings should be extended to all under-18s, a group of AMs has said. The Public Health Bill, if passed, will ban children under the age of 16 from having piercings of the tongue and genitalia. But the health committee thinks the age of consent ...

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Prince Charles leads tributes to socialite Palmer-Tomkinson

LONDON: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have led tributes to their close friend Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, who has died at the age of 45. The royal couple said they were “deeply saddened and our thoughts are with the family” after the former socialite was found dead just ...

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