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Speed limit cut on French roads angers rural voters

Image copyright Getty Images The Macron government’s decision to cut the speed limit on country roads from 90km/h (56mph) to 80 is proving deeply unpopular. Between now and 1 July a mini-makeover will take place on French roads. About 20,000 signs bearing the number 90 are to disappear. In their …

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Teaching computers to plan for the future

As humans, we’ve gotten pretty good at shaping the world around us. We can choose the molecular design of our fruits and vegetables, travel faster and farther and stave off life-threatening diseases with personalized medical care. However, what continues to elude our molding grasp is the airy notion of “time” …

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Two men seriously injured in house fire in Co Clare

Two men have been seriously injured after sustaining burn injuries at a house in Co Clare this evening. The two casualties were airlifted to Cork University Hospital by the Air Corps Rescue Helicopter 112 and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 115. According to sources, the older man sustained extensive burn injuries …

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Limerick man dies after fall from balcony in Majorca

A 19-year-old Co Limerick man who fell from an apartment balcony in Santa Ponsa in Majorca in the early hours of Tuesday has died in hospital. Jack Walsh, who was from Askeaton in Limerick, had flown to the Spanish island last Monday to join friends, after he had completed a maths exam in the …

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House immigration bill plans in turmoil following Trump opposition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican efforts to debate immigration legislation next week in the U.S. House of Representatives were in turmoil on Friday after President Donald Trump blasted one of two delicately crafted proposals that had a better chance of passing. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s leadership team canceled plans on Friday …

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