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EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker ‘is not going to search second time period’

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Mr Juncker was Luxemboug’s prime minister for practically 20 years The European Fee President Jean-Claude Juncker says he’ll step down when his present time period ends in 2019, German media report. Mr Juncker additionally stated the UK may divide opinion amongst EU leaders as soon as Brexit negotiations start. The previous Luxembourg prime minister grew to become president in 2014, with the assist of 26

Enormous Greece evacuation over WW2 bomb

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption The bomb is is regarded as one of many largest from World Struggle Two to be present in a Greek metropolis At the least 70,000 individuals within the Greek metropolis of Thessaloniki are being evacuated so 500lb World Struggle Two bomb could be defused, officers say. It’s regarded as one of many largest wartime bombs to be present in city Greece along with being one

Baghdad’s Inexperienced Zone hit by rockets after lethal clashes

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption Police fired teargas at protesters earlier on Saturday A number of rockets have hit the excessive safety Inexperienced Zone in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, hours after clashes at a protest left no less than 5 lifeless. There have been no quick reviews of casualties within the Inexperienced Zone, which homes authorities buildings and international embassies in Baghdad. Earlier on Saturday, hundreds of protesters, demanding electoral reform,

India’s iconic Ambassador automobile model is offered to Peugeot

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption The Ambassador was not famend for its handbrake or steering lock Certainly one of India’s most iconic automobile manufacturers has been offered by Hindustan Motors to the French producer Peugeot for a nominal $12m (£9.6m), officers say. The Ambassador automobile was considered one of India’s most prestigious autos beloved by authorities ministers. However it has been out of manufacturing since 2014. It isn’t clear whether

Brazil police strike: Wives lead resistance in Espirito Santo

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Police wives and relations have led the motion as a result of navy cops face jail in the event that they cease work Wives and different relations of police within the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo have defied a deal aimed toward ending a week-long strike. They are saying they weren’t included in negotiations to finish the motion over pay. On Friday, state officers threatened

Most cancers charity seeks assist for sunburn-prone Danes overseas

Picture copyright Danish Most cancers Society Picture caption Presenter Mikael Bertelsen relays the message in 5 languages – every time the choir merely sings “ow ow ow ow ow” A Danish most cancers charity is asking residents of international vacation locations to look out for pale-skinned guests who could also be susceptible to sunburn, and has launched a playful marketing campaign to lift consciousness. The Danish Most cancers Society is

Japan metropolis tackles language barrier with quirky indicators

By Information from Elsewhere… …as discovered by BBC Monitoring Picture copyright Morioka Regional Growth Bureau Picture caption It is hoped the indicators will make life simpler for guests – significantly these with delicate style buds Officers in northern Japan try to succeed in out to overseas guests by utilizing comical indicators to tell them about native customs and meals. The indicators are in use within the metropolis of Morioka, Iwate

Uzbek movie blocked over lack of Morgan Freeman

By Information from Elsewhere… …as discovered by BBC Monitoring Picture copyright AFP/Getty Pictures Picture caption Morgan Freeman – not coming to Uzbek cinemas any time quickly The discharge of an Uzbek motion film has been blocked for utilizing photos of US actor Morgan Freeman in its promoting, despite the fact that he does not seem within the movie. The film, known as Daydi (Rogue), was on account of be proven

Lithuania tourism advert used pretend photographs

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, has a gorgeous Outdated City space Lithuania’s tourism chief has been pressured to resign after an advert marketing campaign to advertise the Baltic state used photographs of different international locations. The division of tourism admitted that a number of the footage shared on social media have been of Finland and Slovakia. The photographs ran underneath the slogan “Actual is Lovely”. “I’ve determined

Spot the distinction

Picture caption Spot the distinction: a marketing campaign poster reveals Vanja who’s Swiss and Vania who will not be Turning into a naturalised citizen is tougher in Switzerland than nearly wherever else in Europe, and voters are to resolve on Sunday whether or not to make it simpler for third-generation immigrants. “I went to high school with youngsters who weren’t Swiss,” says campaigner Stefan Egli. “And I at all times