Germany agrees to consign Nazi-era abortion law to history

Germany’s parliament on Friday, 24 June agreed to remove a Nazi-era law that limits the information doctors and clinics can provide about abortion.,One of the most controversial sections of the penal code, Paragraph 219a, prohibits the “promotion” of abortion, a crime punishable by “up to two years of imprisonment or a fine”.,The decision to finally […]


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Business outlook among Taiwan manufacturers weakens to 23-month low

Taipei, 24 June (CNA) — Business sentiment in the local manufacturing sector fell in May to the lowest in nearly two years, due to unrelenting inflationary pressure and growing geopolitical tensions related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) said Friday.,TIER data showed that the composite index, which gauges the manufacturing […]


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ERC enables UP, Meralco’s pilot implementation of retail aggregation

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has enabled the pilot implementation of retail aggregation with the timely promulgation of the rules governing the said mechanism.,The regulator, along with Meralco and UP Diliman, on June 24 signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow the academic institution to choose its preferred supplier of electricity for the combined […]


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US passes first major gun bill in decades

US lawmakers broke a decades-long stalemate on firearms control on 24 June, passing the first major safety regulations in almost 30 years, less than 24 hours after the Supreme Court bolstered the right to bear arms.,Gun regulation is a touchstone issue for both conservatives and liberals in the United States that has consumed national politics […]


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Toblerone chocolate to be made outside Swiss homeland

Toblerone will have to drop “of Switzerland” from its packaging as the world-famous mountain-shaped chocolate will no longer be exclusively produced in its home country starting 2023.,Established in 1908 in the Tobler family factory, the instantly-recognizable triangular chocolate is produced exclusively in Bern, the Alpine nation’s capital.,But the brand’s owner, US food giant Mondelez International, […]


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Spain warns of possible cyberattack at NATO summit

Spain’s defense minister on 24 June warned of a possible cyberattack during the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit in Madrid next week.,Asked if Spain feared Russia could launch such an attack, Margarita Robles told journalists “the possibility of a cyberattack exists,” without mentioning the country by name.,“There are many challenges and many threats,” she […]


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Biden slams ‘extreme’ Supreme Court for ‘tragic error’ on abortion

An angry Joe Biden on 25 June called on voters to rise up over the Supreme Court’s “tragic error” in ending the constitutional right to abortion, warning that an “extreme ideology” is already targeting other rights.,“The court has done what it has never done before — expressly take away a constitutional right that is so […]


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PSG opts for less glitz and more grit

Christophe Galtier’s appointment as Paris Saint-Germain head coach confirms a change in approach from the Qatar-owned club as it continues its search for elusive Champions League glory, but there will be huge pressure on Mauricio Pochettino’s successor.,Galtier, 55, becomes PSG’s seventh different manager since the Qatari takeover in 2011 as he arrives on a two-year […]


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