The Surprising Truth About Indian Food

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  • June 20, 2019
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I was in a narrow kitchen in Mumbai, one of India’s most strikingly modern cities, watching an ancient Indian meal being cooked on vessels of baked clay. Utensils made from leaves, wood and metal were scattered across the kitchen. The food was being prepared using only ingredients native to the subcontinent, which meant that the […]

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Tory leadership race: Contenders clash over Brexit

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  • June 17, 2019
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Contenders to replace Theresa May as Conservative leader have clashed over delivering Brexit during a TV debate. The MPs argued over whether a new deal could be renegotiated with the EU, and the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. Boris Johnson came under fire for not taking part in the Channel 4 debate but defended his […]

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Iran has no intention to make, hold or use nuclear weapons, while saying that the country will not negotiate with the United States. Abe met Khamenei – Iran’s top decision-maker – on Thursday during a trip to Iran in an attempt […]

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Suspected New Zealand mosque gunman pleads not guilty

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  • June 14, 2019
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The Australian man accused of killing 51 worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand in March pleaded not guilty to multiple murder and terrorism charges on Friday. In an attack broadcast live on Facebook, the lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons targeted Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch on March 15, in New Zealand’s worst […]

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Stiffing the EU over Brexit may not land Britain in default

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  • June 12, 2019
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Three credit ratings agencies have said that if the United Kingdom withholds the 39 billion pounds ($50bn) it promised the European Union as part of its original Brexit plan, the country would not technically be in default. Fitch, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s all say that non-payment would merely result in downgrades, though lawyers argue […]

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Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will meet US President Donald Trump next month, says the White House, as the Gulf state continues to endure the two-year economic blockade imposed by its US-backed Arab rivals. The emir will meet Trump in Washington on July 9 for talks on regional politics, security and counterterrorism […]

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There was a point in time when Apple Maps was objectively bad. That’s likely the reason why so many users prefer Google Maps or Waze to the Apple-developed app. Thankfully, those days are over: Apple Maps has been vastly improved in recent years. And beyond the accuracy and quality of its directions, there are plenty […]

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Brexit: UK economy hit by 'dramatic' fall in car output

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  • June 10, 2019
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A “dramatic” fall in car production and an easing of stockpiling by manufacturers meant the economy shrank in April, official figures show. The economy contracted 0.4% from the month before, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The contraction meant growth for the three months to April slowed to 0.3%. Factory shutdowns designed to […]

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Schengen visa fees to increase from Jan

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  • June 10, 2019
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Travellers in need of a Schengen visa will need to pay a higher visa fee starting from January 2020. The changes come after the European Union Council gave the final nod to an updated Schengen Visa code, last week. According to a press release of the EU Council, the Schengen visa fees will increase by […]

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Brexit uncertainty a persistent drag on the UK economy: QNB

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  • June 2, 2019
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Uncertainty around Brexit has been a persistent drag on the UK economy ever since the June 2016 referendum when the UK narrowly voted to “Leave” the European Union rather than “Remain” in the EU. The British currency (GBP) fell sharply after the referendum and remains 17% below the average of the previous five years, QNB […]

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