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Queen Elizabeth to receive £6m pay increase from public funds

Queen Elizabeth is to receive an 8% increase in income from public funds, after the Crown Estate's profits rose by £24m. The Sovereign Grant, which pays for the salaries of her household, official travel and upkeep of...

Unique 7000-year-old figurine found in field

An archaeologiss accidentally discovered a clay figurine in a field near Kosina, South-eastern Poland. The figurine turned out to be 7000 years old and is unique as only a handful are known from that age from the area of Poland...

Ukraine, Karabakh conflict key issues at OSCE Annual Security Review Conference

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Ukraine and Karabakh conflict were in focus during the annual meeting, attended by diplomats and experts, currently taking place in the Austrian Capital, Commonspace.eu reports. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz on Tuesday...

Volvo's self-driving cars 'confused' by kangaroos

Volvo's self-driving technology is struggling to identify kangaroos in the road. The Swedish car-maker's 2017 S90 and XC90 models use its Large Animal Detection system to monitor the road for deer, elk and caribou. But...

Tiny shelter by architecture students could offer a solution to homelessness

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Scraps of wood, appliance parts, a garage door and other odds and ends were hammered and screwed together by USC School of Architecture students. Their finished product: a portable shelter to help the homeless. Measuring about 6...

Russia's warm relations with Baku, Yerevan stabilizing factor for region – Russian expert

Russia's balancing policies with Armenia and Azerbaijan are a stabiliizng factor for the South Caucasus region, according to Nikolay Silaev, a senior researcher at the Caucasus and Regional Security Center (Moscow State...

White House warns of new Syria chemical attack

The White House has warned there are "potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack" by the Syrian regime and told the country's president, Bashar al-Assad, he would face a "heavy price" if...

Google hit by record-breaking EU fine for search engine results

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Google has been handed a record-breaking fine €2.42bn by the European Union for abusing its dominance of the search engine market in building its online shopping service. According to the Guardian,  European regulators gave the...

Mosul celebrates its first religious holiday without ISIS in three years

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Millions of Muslims around the world are taking part in Eid prayers as the war-torn Iraqi city of Mosul celebrates its first religious holiday without ISIS in three years, according to the Daily Mail.  Worshippers gathered en...

We hail any initiative aimed at job creation - official

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The legal initiatives proposed in 2016 have helped create more jobs across Armenia to resolve the employmen problem for the population, especially  in border communities, a deputy minister of economy said today. In his speech at...

Syrian-Armenians fleeing to ancestral homeland – The Economist

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The war may bring an end to a Christian minority’s century-long story When war broke out in Syria in 2011, some of the wealthier families from the country’s Christian Armenian minority decamped to Yerevan, the Armenian capital,...

Cyprus to build 'Europe's largest casino'

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Cyprus signed a deal Monday for the construction of what officials say will be Europe's biggest casino, ABC News reports. The small Mediterranean island nation's government backed proposals from a consortium made up of...

Armenia to attract 3 million tourists annually – official

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A deputy minister of economic development and investments on Tuesday announced his agency’s plan to increase the incoming tourists’ number to 3 million. In his speech at the National Assembly, Emil Tarasyan said they consider the...

127 Istanbul schools have ‘historic building’ status

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Some 127 schools in Istanbul have “historical building” status, including 80 on the European side, 43 on the Anatolian side, and four on the Princes’ Islands, Hurriyet Daily News reports, citing the provincial directorate for...

Russell Westbrook named MVP of the season at NBA awards

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook put the finishing touch on a magical season by being named the Most Valuable Player of the 2016-17 campaign on Monday at the NBA's inaugural awards show. Westbrook, who...