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German Town Bars Male Asylum Seekers From Its Public Pool

BORNHEIM, Germany — A western German town has barred adult male asylum seekers from its public indoor swimming pool after receiving complaints that some women were sexually harassed there. It was the latest sign of social tensions related to the arrival last year of 1.1 million migrants in Germany, and ...

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U.S. Church Puts 5 Banks From Israel on a Blacklist

By RICK GLADSTONE January 12, 2016 The pension board of the United Methodist Church — one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States, with more than seven million members — has placed five Israeli banks on a list of companies that it will not invest in for human rights reasons, ...

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Viet Nam's top 10 ICT events from 2015

Viet Nam’s top 10 ICT events from 2015 The Viet Nam Information Technology Press Club announced the top ten domestic information and communication technology (ICT) events of 2015. 1. Bkav Corporation launched its first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone on May 26. A standard edition phone, with a storage capacity of 16GB, ...

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Investors shy away from forex risk

Investors shy away from forex risk Investors watch market movements at VNDirect in Ha Noi. — VNS Photo Viet Thanh HA NOI (VNS) — Shares continued to decline on the two exchanges yesterday as investor worries over foreign exchange rate risks have not been subdued. The benchmark VN-Index on the ...

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All the Year’s Kickbutt Science From Space

I think I can say it: This was a badass year for space. When I learned about the solar system in elementary school, I thought of the planets as solid, immutable objects. They were far away, relatively unknowable, but I was comfortable—happy, even—with what I did know about them. The one ...

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Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini Are Barred From Soccer for 8 Years

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, two of the most powerful figures in global soccer, were barred from the sport for eight years on Monday morning after being found guilty of ethics violations. The suspensions were imposed by the independent ethics committee of FIFA, soccer’s international governing body. Mr. Blatter, who ...

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Vietnam logistics get a lift from surging trade, e-commerce

Vietnam can expect rapid growth in its already fast-expanding logistics industry, buoyed by an anticipated imports-exports boom from new multilateral trade pacts and a surge in domestic retail and e-commerce spending. Its logistics sector may grow 20-24 percent this year, with 70 percent of 1,300 firms expected to rake in ...

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How an M.L.B. Tour of Cuba Went From a Dream to Reality

After Yoenis Cespedes won the Home Run Derby at the 2013 All-Star Game, he was given the opportunity to direct a charitable donation to an organization of his choosing. Cespedes immediately thought of Cuba, the country he fled in 2011, but he was not sure how to proceed. So he ...

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Climate Accord Draws Mixed Reaction From Business Leaders

With the ink barely dry on a landmark climate accord, nations now face an even more daunting challenge: how to get their industries to go along. If nothing else, analysts and experts say, the accord is a signal to businesses and investors that the era of carbon reduction has arrived. ...

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A ‘ghost from the past’ recalls the infancy of the Milky Way

When our galaxy was born, around 13,000 million years ago, a plethora of clusters containing millions of stars emerged. But over time, they have been disappearing. However, hidden behind younger stars that were formed later, some old and dying star clusters remain, such as the so-called E 3. European astronomers ...

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