Airbnb breaches EU consumer rules, must fall into line – EU

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union told Airbnb on Monday to bring its terms and conditions into line with the bloc’s consumer rules or face action by national consumer agencies, after a review of the short-term rental platform found some violations. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Airbnb are displayed at an Airbnb event in Tokyo,
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Trump says U.S.-Russia ties have never been worse

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Monday that U.S.-Russian ties have never been worse. “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!,” he said shortly before he is scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Pride and tears for Croatians after World Cup final loss

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MOSCOW/ZAGREB (Reuters) – After watching their soccer team lose 4-2 to France in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, some Croatians wept with sadness while others felt pride that their tiny nation had gone so far in the tournament. Croatia’s fans watch the broadcast of the match at the city’s main square in
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Netanyahu, Trump discuss Syria, Iran ahead of Helsinki summit

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he discussed Syria and Iran with U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the latter’s meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, July 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun Moscow
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Italy says France, Malta agreed to host some rescued migrants

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MILAN (Reuters) – France and Malta have agreed to host 50 people each, responding to a request for help sent by Italy after it took part in the rescue of 450 migrants from an overcrowded ship in the Mediterranean, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte holds a news conference after
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Two Palestinians killed in Israeli air strike in Gaza – health officials

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GAZA (Reuters) – Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Saturday, health officials said. Witnesses said the air strike hit an empty building in Gaza City and the casualties were passers-by. An Israeli military spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the report. The Israeli military carried out dozens
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U.S. stocks rise on industrials; dollar flattens

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The benchmark S&P 500 index hit a more than five-month high on Friday on gains in industrial stocks and energy companies, while the safe-haven U.S. dollar flattened after touching a two-week high. Gold slipped to seven-month lows and Treasury prices rose after the Federal Reserve reinforced views of strong U.S. economic
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UK police find source of Novichok nerve agent in small bottle

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LONDON (Reuters) – British counter-terrorism police said on Friday they believed they had found the source of the Novichok nerve agent that killed a woman in southwest England and left her partner critically ill in hospital. Dawn Sturgess, 44, died this month, just over a week after she was exposed to Novichok near the city
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