• Slovenian lawmakers to appoint new PM today

    Slovenian lawmakers to appoint new PM today

    Slovenia's parliament is poised to approve Marjan Sarec - 40-year old former comedian and prime minister-designate, in secret ballot, breaking a two-month political deadlock in the euro-area country. With his pledge to  sweep Slovenia’s elite out of state institutions, cut bureaucracy and make changes in the judicial and electoral systems, Sarec is expected to clinch the country’s top job with the support of as many as 52 of parliament’s 90 lawmakers, which will open the way for him to form a minority government that will depend on the backing of the leftist Levica party. 

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  • EU suspects MI6 of bugging Brexit talks

    EU suspects MI6 of bugging Brexit talks

    The European Union’s Brexit negotiators fear that their meetings are being bugged by the British secret service so that UK can gain an advantage in the negotiations, a highly placed EU source revealed in regard to UK's obtaining of sensitive documents "within hours" of them being presented to a meeting of EU officials.
     

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  • Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, dies at 76

    Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, dies at 76

    At the age of 76 the musical phenomenon Aretha Franklin, whose incomparable talent and impassioned, riveting voice made her a titan of American music, died of pancreatic cancer on Thursday, her family confirmed. By the time of her death she was surrounded by closest friends and family members at her home in Detroit, who all gathered to say goodbye to her after few days earlier news of her ailing health broke.

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  • Venezuela to use Petro as official accounting unit

    Venezuela to use Petro as official accounting unit

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Thursday that state-owned oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) will begin using the digital token Petro as a authoritative unit of account from Monday, 20 August. In a television address, the Venezuelan leader also revealed the country would soon have two units of currency: the digital Petro and the The Bolivar Soberano, which will replace the Bolivar and will be distributed on the same date.

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