Man caught travelling with snake in pants on Christmas Eve
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Man caught travelling with snake in pants on Christmas Eve

A 43-year-old man was caught smuggling a snake in his pants on Christmas Eve at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport, Potsdam Customs said in a release Monday.  Security noticed the man had “something in his trousers that didn’t belong there,” Potsdam Customs said.…

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New Ethereum version postponed after discovery of serious security flaw
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New Ethereum version postponed after discovery of serious security flaw

A major upgrade of the Ethereum blockchain has been postponed today by the Ethereum team after a security company found a vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to steal users’ funds. The Ethereum network update –codenamed the Constantinople…

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German court dismisses Qualcomm’s latest patent case against Apple: Report
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German court dismisses Qualcomm’s latest patent case against Apple: Report

Qualcomm’s latest patent lawsuit against Apple has been dismissed by a German court on Tuesday, with the regional Mannheim court saying the patent in question was not violated by the installation of its chips in Apple’s smartphones, Reuters…

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‘El Chapo’ paid Mexico’s ex-president $100 million bribe, says witness
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‘El Chapo’ paid Mexico’s ex-president $100 million bribe, says witness

A key witness in the trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on Tuesday said the Mexican drug lord had paid a bribe amounting to $100 million to former President Enrique Pena Nieto. Colombian trafficker Alex Cifuentes, who described himself as…

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Zimbabwe’s land reform: Zambia’s gain, a cautionary tale for South Africa?
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Zimbabwe’s land reform: Zambia’s gain, a cautionary tale for South Africa?

The guard in green overalls at the farm gate won’t allow us in — my cameraman and I. Instead he pulls out what looks like an old Nokia and calls his boss. We have to wait. Luckily, it doesn’t…

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Kenya declares all ‘terrorists’ killed in hotel attack
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Kenya declares all ‘terrorists’ killed in hotel attack

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday that securities forces had killed all the “terrorists” involved in an attack on a hotel complex that left 14 people dead. Kenya has frequently been targeted by the Somali militant group…

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Live ticker: EU leaders react to UK’s Brexit vote
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Live ticker: EU leaders react to UK’s Brexit vote

Politicians across the EU demanded that the UK provide clarity on Brexit after lawmakers in London voted down the divorce deal German ministers said there would be no big changes to the deal negotiated with Prime Minister Theresa May No…

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British Jews take German path to Europe after Brexit
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British Jews take German path to Europe after Brexit

Two of British opera singer Simon Wallfisch’s great-grandparents were shot in mass graves by the Nazis and another died in a concentration camp. So it was with pangs of guilt and triumphant defiance that Wallfisch took on German…

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No-deal Brexit: Britons in EU could be forced to retake driving tests
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No-deal Brexit: Britons in EU could be forced to retake driving tests

Euro MPs back Brexit delay in letter to Britain Photo: AFP Article source: https://www.thelocal.de/20190115/no-deal-brexit-britons-in-eu-could-be-forced-to-retake-driving-tests

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German government denies Merkel offered additional Brexit assurances
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German government denies Merkel offered additional Brexit assurances

The British newspaper The Sun reported, citing a senior British government official, the German and British leaders agreed that there needs to be “a blood-letting moment” before additional talks. The British official further told The Sun, “Merkel believes…

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