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Hurricane Forces Cruise Ship To Switch Destination From Bermuda To Canada

Hurricane Florence’s wrath forced a cruise line to switch its destination from Bermuda to various northern locations in Canada, drawing the ire of passengers who paid for a tropical vacation, Newsweek reports. Norwegian Cruise Line announced on Twitter that the ship, Norwegian Dawn, which departed on schedule on Friday from Boston would no longer sail to its original destination of ...

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Ryanair Cabin Crew Members Threaten Biggest Strike In Company’s History

Ryanair cabin crew members have said they are considering the biggest strikes in the airline’s history unless it agrees to improved working conditions, The Guardian reports. The Dublin-based airline suffered its worst ever strikes this summer, as action by pilots and cabin crew forced it to cancel flights, including to major holiday destinations such as Italy, Portugal and Spain. It ...

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Scotland Launches Major Renewable Energy Project, Fueling Independence Hopes

Scotland’s leader Nicola Sturgeon launched on Friday a major renewable energy project boasting the world’s most powerful wind turbines, which she hopes will also propel the independence ambitions of her nationalist party, Reuters reports. The 11 191-meter-high (627-foot) turbines in the waters of Aberdeen Bay will eventually produce 312 GWh of power a year – enough to power 80,000 households ...

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New Left-Wing German Movement Is Fueling Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

Sahra Wagenknecht, the leader of Germany’s far-left Die Linke party, has launched a new movement, CNN reports. It is called Aufstehen (literally translated, “stand up”). This in itself is not exceptional. Many other countries in Western Europe have left-wing parties of varying extremes, such as the Dutch LinksGroen, the Danish Enhedslisten and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labor Party in the United Kingdom. ...

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Trump Wants Sessions To Find Author Of ‘Unfair’ New York Times Op-Ed Piece

President Donald Trump wants his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to figure out who is behind a scathing anonymous New York Times op-ed piece, which described a “resistance” operating within the Trump administration, defying his worst impulses and desires, CBS News reports. “It’s national security,” the president said on Air Force One, on the way to a rally in North Dakota ...

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Meat-eaters, after the latest news about what’s in your kebabs and ready meals, I’d like to make a deal

You know what’s amazing fun? Being a vegetarian at a group meal. As soon as someone sees your eyes slide toward the section of the menu where “Sad Risotto” and “Portobello Mushroom Masquerading as a Burger and Charging You £8 For The Pleasure” resides, the questions start. “Oh, are you a vegetarian?” (As if you’d just announced that you were ...

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Israel’s top court says West Bank village can be demolished

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal against the demolition of a Bedouin village in the West Bank, ruling that its stay would expire in a week and the spartan encampment could then legally be torn down. The fate of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, has drawn heavy international attention, with the United Nations and others ...

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