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Everyone Has Internet in These 12 OECD Countries


Roughly 95 percent of the population had access to high-speed internet in OECD countries last year   In a technologically connected world, some countries are emerging at the head of the pack, new research from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development finds. That matters economically because broader access means there’s greater opportunity for work, …

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‘Flying target’? Theresa May’s US-Turkey flight was visible on popular tracking app


  The British Prime Minister Theresa May © Andrew Parsons / www.globallookpress.com British Prime Minister Theresa May came under the threat of a potential terrorist attack last week when information on her flight from Washington to Ankara became available to anyone with a real-time aircraft tracker, experts said. The Flightradar24 …

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French Far-Right Candidate Marine Le Pen Launches Presidential Campaign By Blasting Globalization

Far-right leader presidential candidate Marine Le Pen acknowledges applauses as she arrives as to a conference in Lyon, France, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate, unveiled her platform Saturday at the start of a weekend conference, envisioning a thriving nation "made in France. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  Far-right leader presidential candidate Marine Le Pen arrives at a conference in Lyon, Franceon Feb. 5, 2017 Michel Euler—AP LYON, France (AP) — French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen blasted the “two totalitarianisms” of globalization and Islamic fundamentalism Sunday in a speech formally launching her presidential campaign that hit all …

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Trump gives Europe splitting headache  

U.S. President Donald Trump looks up after signing an executive order rolling back regulations from the 2010 Dodd-Frank law on Wall Street reform at the White House in Washington February 3, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

  “Our Donald”, or “the other Donald”? European Union leaders meeting in Malta found themselves taking sides, between their summit chairman, “our Donald” Tusk, and the new U.S. president, Donald Trump. But despite declarations of unity, EU states are split on how to respond to policies from a man who …

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Qatar Airways longest non-stop commercial flight landed in New Zealand for the first time


Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Auckland arrives after 14,535-kilometre trip which took 16 hours 23 minutes The world’s longest commercial flight landed in New Zealand on Monday with the arrival of Qatar Airways’s 14,535km (9,032-mile) Doha-Auckland service. “We’ve officially landed in Auckland,” the airline tweeted as flight QR 920 …

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Russian critic Vladimir Kara-Murza suffers sudden organ failure


  Image copyright GETTY IMAGESImage caption Mr Kara-Murza (L) was a close associate of the killed opposition leader Boris Nemtsov (R) A prominent Russian opposition activist has been hospitalised with organ failure, two years after he almost died of suspected poisoning. Journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza, who works for pro-democracy group Open Russia, fell …

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