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Divided UN council heads to Sweden for farmhouse retreat

  • 15 ambassadors will join Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for the secluded getaway in a country setting.
  • The three-day retreat will begin on Friday.
By AFP ·

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Quake hits near Iran nuclear power plant

  • The University of Tehran's seismology center said the epicenter of the earthquake was in the sparsely populated Kaki region, around 80 kilometres from the Bushehr plant
  • Bushehr has a 1,000 megawatt reactor built by Russia that became operational in 2011 and reached full capacity the following year
By AP ·

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Rockets hit Libya airport as UN, French officials visit to talk peace

  • One rocket hit an Airbus 320 and others struck the arrivals hall at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport.
  • A security group that controls the airport alligned to Libya’s government said the rockets were fired by men loyal to a militia leader known as Bashir “the Cow.”
By Reuters ·

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No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

  • Eruption throws smoke and ash 400 meters into the air
  • Mount Ontake's outburst on September 27, 2014 was Japan's deadliest in almost 90 years
By AFP ·

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EU gives Nestle a thumbs down in Kit Kat finger row

  • Nestle has been locked in a decade-long battle with US rival Mondelez, maker of Cadbury chocolate, over the four-fingered wafer biscuit, which was first sold in 1935.
  • The EU’s intellectual property office allowed Nestle in 2006 to trademark what the court calls the “three-dimensional shape of the ‘Kit Kat 4 fingers’ product.”
By AFP ·

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Rewriting the future: Editor in Chief Faisal J. Abbas on Arab News’ new leaf

  • As a journalist, I don’t think there is any place more interesting in the region than Saudi Arabia: Arab News Editor in Chief
  • Arab News will move away from being seen merely as a 'newspaper' to a whole array of new offerings
By Arab News ·

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French MPs roast 'misleading' soya steaks, vegan sausages

  • Vegetable-based products labelled and marketed as meat substitutes have been banned in France
  • Food producers will no longer have the right to use "steak", "fillet", "bacon", "sausage" or any meaty term to describe vegetarian substitute
By Arab News ·
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What now for Saudi Arabia’s big four teams?

  • Al-Hilal won their 15th top-flight title this season.
  • Big summer for Saudi Arabia football with the Green Falcons at the World Cup.
By John Duerden ·