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Americans waste 150,000 tonnes of food daily

Americans waste nearly 150,000 tons of food per day, amounting to about one pound (422 grams) per person, and fruits and vegetables are mostly what gets thrown away, says a recent study. The figure is appalling because as per the United Nations...
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Serbia-Kosovo business relations getting stronger despite diplomatic tensions

Despite diplomatic tensions between Serbia and Kosovo, business relations between the two countries are getting stronger. Companies from both sides competed to clinch deals at a regional trade fair, Western media reports. The International...
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Turkish parliament approves extension of state of emergency

Turkish parliament on Wednesday approved a motion to extend the ongoing state of emergency for three more months. This seventh extension move means the period of state of emergency in Turkey will reach two years. Turkey declared state of emergency...
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From phones to hospitals, Austria plans to clamp down on refugees

Austria’s government is proposing to make it harder for refugees to become citizens, confiscate asylum seekers’ cash to pay for their upkeep and even seize their mobile phones to see where they came from, Reuters reports. The measures were...
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Turkish president calls surprise early elections for June

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called early elections for June, meaning a new political system that will increase the powers of the president will take effect a year earlier than scheduled, AP reported. After a meeting...
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Kotzias: FYROM not joining NATO in June due to time limitations

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias says Macedonia will not join NATO at the coming summit because of time limitations, MIA reports from Athens. In an interview with radio 247, Kotzias says the country will not join NATO in June because the...
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New refugees in Greece can move freely

New refugee and migrant arrivals in Greece will soon be able to move around the country freely without being restricted to the islands of the eastern Aegean where they arrive from neighboring Turkey, according to a Council of State ruling that...
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European Parliament to support start of Macedonia accession talks: MEP

Member of European Parliament (MEP) Knut Fleckenstein expresses satisfaction that the European Commission has given a clear recommendation for the start of Macedonia’s accession talks, with the same signal pending from the European Parliament. “I...
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South Korea says considering negotiating peace treaty with North

South Korea said on Wednesday (April 18) it is considering how to change a decades-old armistice with North Korea into a peace agreement, as US officials confirmed an unprecedented top-level meeting with the North Korean leader, Reuters reports. US...
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Albania wants US military to establish presence

Albania wants to see a US military presence established in the Balkan country in order to counter influence from nations such as Russia, the Albanian defense minister said Tuesday, AFP reports. Olta Xhacka, who met with Defense Secretary Jim...