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Football transfer window the talk of Europe | Sports

The European football transfer window may now be closed but there was talk of little else this week as the likes of top coaches Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti and even German Chancellor Angela Merkel made calls for sweeping changes. The subject is at the centre of attention not only because of the soaring inflation that marked the latest round of ...

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US Token Force for Eastern Europe ‘as Useless in Combat as Regiment of Cavalry’

A leaked report on the state of the US Army’s European Rapid Reaction Force has found that the force is undermanned, under-equipped and unprepared to fight Russia in the event of war. Speaking to Sputnik, political commentator Marko Gasic explained that the Pentagon is focused more on psy-ops and air power than on traditional conventional forces. Last week, Politico reported ...

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Saanich mayor attacks planned sewage tour of Europe

Mayor Richard Atwell says taxpayers should not have to pay for a planned tour of European sewage and biosolid processing plants. “It is a cash cow project benefiting the airline and hotel industries,” said Atwell. Atwell made these comments after the Integrated Resource Management Advisory Committee (IRMAC) approved the trip by a vote of 6-5. Coun. Vicki Sanders, who represented ...

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If You Build It, the Dutch Will Pedal

“What the Danes and the Dutch do now is what people in most cities in the world did for decades,” said Mikael Colville-Andersen, an urban design expert and chief executive of Copenhagenize Design Company, which releases the biennial index of bike-friendly cities. Continue reading the main story Elsewhere in the Netherlands, more than a quarter of all trips are made ...

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Japan cryptocurrency exchange plans Europe, Asia sales hubs- Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO — Japanese virtual-currency exchange operator Tech Bureau will set up shop in Europe and Asia using fresh investment capital, aiming to sell products related to blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies. The Osaka-based company, which runs the cryptocurrency exchange Zaif, is flush with 1.6 billion yen ($14.6 million) from an investment partnership backed by Japanese systems developer Infoteria and venture ...

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Delayed European ‘Pokémon Go’ events are back on the schedule

October 7th, 2017 Fisketorvet—Copenhagen, Denmark Centrum Černý Most—Prague, The Czech Republic October 14th, 2017 Mall of Scandinavia—Stockholm, Sweden Stadshart Amstelveen—Amstelveen, The Netherlands For these events, participants can expect special eggs from Pokéstops as well as activated lures and hard-to-find Pokémon like Unown. Players can reserve tickets at each shopping center’s Facebook page to join in and pick up their QR ...

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Financials drag European shares lower as ECB meeting nears

MILAN (Reuters) – European shares inched lower on Tuesday dragged down by losses in the heavyweight financial sector as worries over North Korea persisted and caution grew before a European Central Bank policy meeting later in the week. The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.1 percent, giving up the slight gains seen earlier in the session, while euro zone blue ...

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State Dept. Updates Travel Alert For Americans Visiting Europe

WASHINGTON (TVR) – The U.S. State Department has updated its travel alert to Europe, warning Americans to be cautious when visiting the continent, citing the “continued threat of terrorist threats” in popular tourist destinations. The alert, coinciding with the busy Labor Day travel holiday, lasts throughout the Fall, expiring Nov. 30, according to the text of the alert posted on ...

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Ibiza’s reputation as party capital of Europe is under threat as younger clubbers prefer Greek islands

IBIZA’S reputation as the party capital of Europe is under threat as its visitors grow older. Young clubbers are now taking cheaper holidays on Greek islands Kos and Zante, Thomas Cook found, while bookings to Ibiza shift to the over-30s. Getty – Contributor Holiday company, Thomas Cook, has found bookings to Ibiza have shifted to the over-30s Research taken over ...

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