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Italy, Austria at odds over South Tyrol dual-citizenship

Bolzano - A diplomatic row threatens to disrupt Italy's Alpine province of South Tyrol: over the question of national identity and whether some of its inhabitants should have the right to Austrian citizenship.

Your cup of coffee is under threat from fungus and the climate

Coffee is the third most consumed beverage in the world, after water and tea, and is second only to oil as the globe's most traded commodity. However, a pestilent fungus and a changing climate are threatening to decimate coffee crops in Latin America.

Putin looks for reset with first visit to new Uzbek leader

Tashkent - Russian President Vladimir Putin starts his first state visit to Uzbekistan under new leadership on Thursday as the Kremlin attempts to recalibrate a once thorny relationship with billions of dollars in business deals.

Military men on the threshold of taking power again in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - More than three decades after the end of military dictatorship, army men look to be on the threshold of returning to power in Brazil, this time through elections in a crime-ridden country whose official motto is "Order and Progress.

China not manipulating currency but lacks transparency, US says

Washington - Washington on Wednesday again declined to call China a currency manipulator but said the yuan's fall and Beijing's exchange practices were of "particular concern.

One year after IS 'defeat', Syria's Raqa still in fear

Ak - A year after a US-backed alliance of Syrian fighters drove the Islamic State group from the northern city of Raqa, traumatised civilians still live in fear of near-daily bombings.

Gunnar Gehl talks music career, New York show, future, Dua Lipa Special

Teen pop singer Gunnar Gehl chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming show at Irving Plaza on November 4, his music career, and his future plans. He also spoke about the impact of modern technology on the music business.

British cyclist killed in Alps was 'a monster', mother says

London - The mother of a British cyclist killed by a hunter in the Alps has celebrated his death, saying she believed he was responsible for raping a young girl, British media reported on Wednesday.

Mass tourism sparks battle for Montmartre's soul

Paris - Inside a dark, low-ceilinged room once frequented by Picasso and Modigliani when they were still struggling artists, a group of tourists from Russia, Canada and Australia are listening to traditional French songs.

Growth of Esports raises legal questions

Two Toronto-based lawyers have started Canada’s first law firm dedicated to Esports. Esports are one of the world’s fastest growing industries and it presents several challenges, from streaming rights to contract management.

Artificial neurons to study the genetic basis of mental illness

To design new drugs to tackle psychiatric disorders requires an understanding of the biological and genetic causes of certain types of mental illnesses. To assist with this task, research have grown brain neurons.

'Bad news': CO2 emissions to rise in 2018, says IEA chief

Paris - Energy sector carbon emissions will rise in 2018 after hitting record levels the year before, dimming prospects for meeting Paris climate treaty goals, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Wednesday.

Cannabis stocks take a hit in Canadian stock market Wednesday

As was expected, Canadian marijuana stocks have been the focus of investors as the country enjoys its first full day as the world's second country legalizing recreational marijuana use.

Op-Ed: Twitter publishes a huge archive of tweets by foreign trolls

Twitter has announced that it has published an archive of almost 10 million tweets from troll accounts today. This will provide a treasure trove of data.

South Tyrol debates dual Italian-Austrian citizenship

Bolzano - The Austrian government has angered Italy with plans to offer dual citizenship to the majority German-speaking population of South Tyrol province.

Trump denies covering for Saudis on journalist, says truth out soon

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied covering up for ally Saudi Arabia in the suspected murder of a critical journalist and said that he expects to learn the truth about Jamal Khashoggi's fate within days.

Hong Kong mega bridge launch announcement sparks backlash

Fpo - China has finally announced the opening ceremony for the world's longest sea bridge, which will connect Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland, but critics hit back Thursday over the secrecy surrounding the project.

What's the goal behind the US 'cleanup operation' in Saudi Arabia?

Washington - The top American diplomat Mike Pompeo appears visibly satisfied with his mission to Riyadh, dubbing it "incredibly successful."But to what end?

Passengers stranded as Cypriot airline goes bust

Larnaca - Cypriot low-cost carrier Cobalt Air announced it was cancelling all flights from Thursday after just two years in operation, leaving passengers stranded and scrambling to get their money back.

Mondo Duplantis finalist for Men's 'European Athlete of the Year'

Lausanne - On October 16, it was revealed that teen Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis is a finalist for the 2018 Men's "European Athlete of the Year."
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