Tuesday, 21 February 2017

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Kidnapped Spaniard rescued after one month captivity in Venezuela

TWO Spanish brothers living in Venezuela were kidnapped and one was released quite quickly so that he could confirm what had happened and deliver the kidnappers’ demand for a ransom of $500,000 (€469,000). The family initially refused to pay the ransom and complained to the Guardia Civil in Las Palmas…

Crossing lights for smartphone addicts

LIGHT-UP strips have been installed at a pedestrian crossing in a town in the Netherlands to help smartphone users cross the road safely. The LED ‘Lightlines’ are embedded in the pavement and are designed to catch the eye of anyone looking down at their device, letting them know whether it…

Britain likely to miss EU 60th Anniversary party in Rome

AS Britain moves closer to triggering Article 50 to allow it to leave the European Union, it appears that EU leaders hope Prime Minister May doesn’t do this to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of the European Union celebrations to be held in Rome in March. The actual date of…

Quirky Valentine’s Day traditions from bay leaves to forever-alone day

WE are all familiar with gift giving, flowers and chocolates being associated with Valentine’s Day, but some countries have a different take on the day of romance. In Denmark, men send anonymous poems to their crushes and sign them with a rhyme for each letter in their name. If the…

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Leaked paper warns expats in the EU face Brexit backlash

BRITISH nationals living in the EU may face a post-Brexit backlash following the UK government’s treatment of foreigners, according to a leaked EU report. The document, obtained by the Guardian, suggests the status of more than one million Britons living in the EU will be an issue for each member…

Snow moon, New Year comet and lunar eclipse all in one night

THE evening of Friday February 10 will see three cosmic events happen over the space of one evening: the snow moon, the New Year comet and a penumbral lunar eclipse. On that night, the sun, the moon and Earth will line up in an almost straight line, causing the Earth’s…

Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II and her Sapphire Anniversary

TODAY, February 6, brings a mixture of sorrow and happiness to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates her Sapphire (65th) Anniversary as monarch but also remembers the premature death of her father King George VI. At the age of 90, she has become the first British monarch to…

Trump's ban on US entry blocked by Federal judge

THE President is not the only person or organisation responsible for the rule of law in the USA and following the ban on entry to passport holders of seven countries a Judge Robart, issued a temporary restraining order on the ban. This now means that the State Department has to…

May and Rajoy agree that expat rights should be Brexit priority

SPANISH Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and UK counterpart Theresa May have agreed that an early deal for expatriates’ rights is essential after Brexit. Rajoy also called on the UK to ensure that the Brexit process is “quick and constructive.” The two leaders had a 25-minute meeting in Valletta, Malta ahead…

Soldier fires at attacker outside Louvre in Paris

A FRENCH soldier on guard at the Louvre in Paris has opened fire at a suspected attacker according to media reports. A soldier is said to have been attacked with a machete, which left him with a slight head injury. The incident began at 10am local time in the Carrousel…

Sir Richard Branson to receive Nobel peace award

NOBEL Peace Prize laureates gathering in Colombia this week will be honouring Sir Richard Branson with a peace award for his work in global peace building. The annual forum, now in its 16th year, presents the Peace Summit Award each year to an artist or leader who has made contributions…

WATCH: drone footage reveals wildfire devastation in central Chile

CHILE has been battling the worst wildfires in its modern history, with at least six people dead and one town completely destroyed. The fires are concentrated in the central Maule region, where the municipality of Santa Olga has been razed to the ground, with more than 1,000 buildings reduced to…
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