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Amsterdam airport passengers faking disabilities to skip long queues

Employees at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport noticed an increase in travelers faking a disability and requesting special assistance to skip the long queues in the past months. The number of requests for passenger assistance has increased by 35 percent since the May holidays, compared to the same period in 2019, reports say. There are two ways […]

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Sacked Ryanair steward who drank whiskey from aircrafts drinks trolley faces jail

A Ryanair steward drank whiskey from the aircraft’s drinks trolley and downed a small bottle of wine while he was working and the flight from Poland was in the air, a court has been told. Sam Thompson, 26, was on duty when a witness saw him drink Jack Daniels from the trolley before taking a […]

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3 killed, 4 injured in shooting at shopping mall in Copenhagen

At least three people were killed and four others were critically wounded in a shooting at a Copenhagen shopping mall on Sunday, authorities said. Police responded to reports of a shooting at the Field’s shopping center in Denmark’s capital just before 5:30pm local time on Sunday. A boy and girl, both 17-year-old Danish citizens, and […]

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Italy: Avalanche sparked by glacier collapse kills at least 6 people, 19 remain missing

At least six people have been killed after being caught in an avalanche sparked by the collapse of a glacier in the northern Italian Alps. Emergency officials said nine others were injured in the collapse, with two people suffering serious injuries. Rescue teams using helicopters and drones have been working through the night searching for […]

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Turkish firefighters battle massive blaze near the Aegean coastal resort of Marmaris

Turkish firefighters were battling a blaze for a third day Friday near the Aegean coastal resort of Marmaris, in the same area that was hit last year by the worst fires in the country’s history. Footage showed smoke billowing from hills as the blaze spread through the woodlands in the sparsely populated area, with helicopters […]

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World energy body asks Europe to prepare for Russia turning off gas this winter

The head of the International Energy Agency has warned that Russia may stop supplying gas to Europe this winter. Fatih Birol says he believes a complete shutdown is not the most likely scenario but that Europe needs to work on contingency plans just in case. In recent weeks, several European countries said they received significantly […]

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Germany to burn coal for winter heat as Russia squeezes gas supply

Germany must reduce natural gas consumption and increase the burning of coal in order to help fill gas storage facilities for next winter, German Economy Minister Robert Habeck announced on Sunday. “The situation is serious,” Habeck said in a statement. “We are therefore continuing to strengthen precautions and taking additional measures to reduce gas consumption. […]

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Tech World

European Union sets autumn 2024 as deadline for uniform USB Type-C charging chord

The European Union has provisionally agreed new portable electronic devices must, by autumn 2024, use a USB Type-C charger. Apple products such as iPhones and iPads will have to conform to the new regulation, as will, eventually laptop computers. Existing devices will be exempt. The agreement will be brought before the European Parliament and the […]

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EU accuse Apple of abusing market position for contactless smartphone payments

The European Commission has accused Apple of abusing its market position for contactless smartphone payments. In a preliminary finding, it said the US company may have broken competition law by preventing rivals from accessing its “tap and go” technology. Apple denies the charge and has promised to engage with the Commission. If the charges are […]

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At least 59 percent of adults in Europe are overweight or obese: WHO

About 59 percent of adults in Europe are overweight or obese, according to the 2022 Regional Obesity Report presented by the World Health Organization (WHO). The data gathered in the WHO European region and presented on Tuesday said the problem affects more men than women, with 63 percent of men carrying excessive weight compared with […]

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Two amateur pilots fly private plane loaded with supplies for displaced Ukrainian people

Two amateur pilots are flying to Poland in a small private plane loaded with supplies for displaced Ukrainian people. Dick Beath and Georg Gruber set off from Corsham with medical and sanitary supplies. Before take off, Mr Beath said although there was a little apprehension, the trip’s “imponderables” were those most pilots came across on […]

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Two teachers killed in attack at secondary school in Sweden’s Malmö city

Two teachers in their 50s have died after a violent attack at a secondary school in the southern Swedish city of Malmö, police say. An 18-year-old student at the school has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Local media report that the victims were stabbed, but no firearms were used in the attack. The two […]