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Canada’s Globe and Mail begins charging for online content

Canada’s national daily, The Globe and Mail, on Monday began charging readers a Can$20 monthly subscription to access news on its website. The Toronto-based newspaper’s print edition on Monday was wrapped in an advertisement for the new online service, which can be accessed from a laptop or tablet computer, or…

Poland funds in-vitro fertilization despite Catholic Church objections

Poland will begin funding in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) starting in July 2013, Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced on Monday, despite Church resistance in this deeply Catholic nation to what opponents see as artificial conception. “Couples will have the possibility to get reimbursement from the social security budget for three attempts at…

Cannes Film Festival high-end prostitution ring trial begins in France

Two men and a woman appeared in a French court Monday in a case over a Cannes Film Festival high-end prostitution ring that had ties to a son of slain Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi. Seven men and a woman went on trial in the southern port city of Marseille, though…

President Carter: U.S. has ‘zero’ influence over Israel and Palestine

Former US president Jimmy Carter said on Monday that Washington had “zero” influence over Israel and the Palestinians to resolve their decades-long conflict, and its sway had dropped to the lowest level in 45 years. Speaking on a tour of east Jerusalem with a group of former world leaders known…

EU’s top health official investigated in a tobacco-linked fraud probe

A shady Maltese lobbyist, Sweden’s substitute for snuff, robberies against anti-smoking groups: the resignation of the EU’s top health official in a tobacco-linked “whodunnit” is shaking up Brussels. The EU’s executive pledged Monday that a fraud probe involving the outgoing health and consumer commissioner, John Dalli — who handed in…

Experts: Obesity rates among young people in Britain falling

Obesity rates in young people in Britain appear to be going into reverse, a top gathering of health officials heard Monday, as the message on the risks of being overweight seems to be getting through. Presenting research on obesity in Britain, Klim McPherson from Oxford University told the World Health…

American Indian activist Russell Means dies at 72

Sioux activist Russell Means, who helped bring the grievances of Native Americans to national and global attention in the 1970s before becoming a Hollywood actor, died Monday at the age of 72. “Our dad and husband now walks among our ancestors,” his family wrote in a statement on Means’ website.…

Green Party candidate accuses Obama of being a ‘climate denier’

Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein criticises president’s failure to address green issues during election campaign The Green party’s presidential candidate has called Barack Obama a “climate denier” for failing to talk about climate change during the elections. On the eve of the third and final presidential debate, the Green…

Pippa Middleton receives ‘startling’ recognition for new book

Kate Middleton’s younger sister Pippa describes her stardom — and the attention paid to her behind — after last year’s royal wedding as “startling”, in a book to be released this month. “It is a bit startling to achieve global recognition (if that’s the right word) before the age of…

French police block adultery site from posting ads of politicos as womanizers

French police Monday blocked a Canadian adultery website from posting spoof ads casting presidents Francois Mitterrand, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande as womanisers, the site said. “What do all these men have in common? They should have thought of AshleyMadison.com,” runs the strapline of the cheeky ad, which…

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