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Blackmailer 'who poisoned baby food' arrested

A 53-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of threatening to poison food in supermarkets unless he was paid more than €10m (£8.8m). Prosecutors say the alleged blackmailer had told authorities he had tampered with five jars of baby food on shop shelves in southern Germany. He also warned companies …

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Heetch raises $12 million to reboot its ridesharing service

French startup Heetch has been around for quite a few years. Although things were running smoothly, the company had to start over mostly from scratch. In March 2017, a court in Paris ruled that Heetch had been illegally operating a transportation company. The startup is now rising from the ashes …

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Pope expected to attend two events in Ireland next year

The Irish-born Cardinal who is coordinating arrangements for Pope Francis’ planned visit to Ireland next year has said he expects the Pontiff will attend at least two of the events surrounding the World Meeting of Families in Ireland next year. The World Meeting of Families is due to be held …

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3 Oil Stocks to Buy Now That Crude Has Turned Bullish

Oil entered bull-market territory this week, after quietly recovering more than 20% over the past few months. Fueling that rally is a vast improvement in market fundamentals. Oil demand, for example, has rapidly accelerated while supplies haven’t expanded quite as quickly as feared, which is helping drain the glut of …

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North Korea and US 'in direct contact', says Tillerson

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson is in China meeting President Xi Jingping and other top officials The US is in “direct contact” with North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. Mr Tillerson said Washington was “probing” the possibility of talks with Pyongyang, “so stay tuned”. “We …

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