French ambassador set for Rome return after diplomatic spat
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French ambassador set for Rome return after diplomatic spat

France is redeploying its ambassador to Italy on Friday, French officials said, in an apparent bid to heal the rift that saw its envoy Christian Masset recalled eight days ago. According to French EU Affairs minister Nathalia Loiseau,…

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Merger between T-Mobile and Sprint on the line
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Merger between T-Mobile and Sprint on the line

The $26.5 billion (€23 billion) merger, announced last April, would combine the United States’ third and fourth largest wireless companies, creating a new firm the size of sector rivals Verizon and ATT. It would also reduce the number of major carriers in the US…

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Berlin’s Tegel airport tells passengers to walk amid strike
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Berlin’s Tegel airport tells passengers to walk amid strike

An hours-long strike disrupted public transport in Berlin on Friday, leaving the city’s Tegel airport scrambling to provide transport for passengers coming to and from the closest train station. On Twitter, airport authorities said they had set up…

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Atiku Abubakar: "The fight against corruption has not given us the result we expected"
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Atiku Abubakar: "The fight against corruption has not given us the result we expected"

Former Nigerian vice president Atiku Abubakar is set to make a bid for the top job for the fifth time this Saturday in the Nigerian presidential election. Like the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, Abubakar is from the north…

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Update: How Friday’s public transport strike in Berlin will affect you
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Update: How Friday’s public transport strike in Berlin will affect you

This story was updated on Friday, February 15th at 8.30 am. The strike by public transport operator ‘Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe’ (BVG) employees – their first in six years – started at 3.30 am and is due to last until…

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IN PICTURES: Chaos in the capital as Berlin public transport shuts down due to strike
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IN PICTURES: Chaos in the capital as Berlin public transport shuts down due to strike

Buses and trams remained in depots, while many U-Bahn gates stayed locked, as travellers were forced to find other means of transport to get to work or travel through the city. SEE ALSO: How Friday’s public transport strike…

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German word of the day: Kuddelmuddel
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German word of the day: Kuddelmuddel

Kuddelmuddel in German means basically what the word sounds like: chaos. There is no direct English equivalent, but chaos, mess or medley is probably a good way to start. The origin of the word Kuddelmuddel isn’t quite clear.…

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Data61 helping NSW predict traffic incidents using artificial intelligence
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Data61 helping NSW predict traffic incidents using artificial intelligence

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Data61 has partnered with Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of transport systems. The Traffic Congestion Management program, which has been under way…

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South Korea to see location-based services grow to $1.1 billion
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South Korea to see location-based services grow to $1.1 billion

South Korea’s location-based services (LBS) market will grow 23 percent this year due to being backed by new tracking services and big data analytics, the government has said. In 2018, the country’s LBS market was worth 1.02 trillion…

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Ban smartphones for under-14s, says German government adviser
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Ban smartphones for under-14s, says German government adviser

Children should not be allowed to use smartphones before the age of 14 to help prevent them from coming into contact with harmful pornography at a young age, an adviser to the German government has said. Children as…

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