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2 hrs ago | Harrow Times

Brothers to cycle through wartime battlefields for fallen soldiers

Jonny Ellis, of Whitehall Road, Harrow, and his older brother, Chris Ellis, are preparing for the 1,000 mile trip from London to Berlin to support the Royal British Legion. The pair will leave from Tower Hill on Saturday, September 20 and will spend three weeks sleeping rough and battling through the autumn elements until they reach their destination.


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5 hrs ago |

Flights delayed at Southend Airport

An easyJet flight to Palma Mallorca, due to leave at 7am is not expected to set off until 9.30am. A Flybe flight from Antwerp, Belgium, scheduled to land in Southend at 7.10am is now expected at 8.25am.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Islander

We are so Lucky to be Here.

He sits quietly on the veranda of his Ascension home and admires the sea view. The colours of the sunset are reflected in the glass, filled with red wine.


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University of North Carolina

Tar Heels 9th At Powerade Cougar Classic

The Carolina women's golf team fired a 4-over-par 292 in the second round of the Powerade Cougar Classic and is tied for 9th place with an 11-over 587 total. Two Tar Heels, Leslie Cloots and Lexi Harkins, both fired a 1-under 71 at Yeamans Hall to lead the way for Carolina.


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Yusuf Islam

Next month, the newly honored Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Yusuf Islam, who used to be named Cat Stevens, will release a new LP, his first in five years, called Tell 'Em I'm Gone . He'll follow that up with an international tour that will, for the first time in 35 years, bring Islam to a few American cities.


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Belgium agrees to rapist's plea for mercy killing

Belgium, one of only a few countries to allow euthanasia, has accepted a serial rapist's request that he be allowed to die, his lawyer said. Frank Van Den Bleeken, who has spent the past 30 years in prison for repeated rape convictions and a rape-murder, has for years requested that the state help him end his life due to "unbearable psychic suffering", lawyer Jos Vander Velpen said.


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Spain, Belgium May Block Scottish EU Bid Over Fears of Rewarding Secessionist Movements

Scotland's bid to join the European Union as an independent nation could be blocked by Members of the European Parliament if the new Scottish government insists on keeping British-gained opt-outs from the Euro and on open borders, and the VAT rebate, EurActiv has reported. Leaders of the 'Yes' campaign for Scottish independence have previously indicated that they will seek to undertake a twin negotiation with Brussels and London if they win the referendum on Thursday, with the intention of having Scotland both leave the UK and join the EU on the same day in 2016.


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In-depth Africa

A Europe-wide response to the Ebola epidemic

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, September 15, 2014/African Press Organization / - Statement by EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva and EU Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg, following the High Level Event to coordinate the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa: The EU is gravely concerned by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where the situation continues to deteriorate. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and the dedicated healthcare workers who are doing their utmost to fight the spread of the virus and take care of the victims.


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China Daily

Economist who swims against tide

Justin Yifu Lin received an honorary doctorate from Vlerick Business School and Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium on Sept 8. CHINA DAILY On a night in May 1979, as China was launching its reform and opening-up drive, a young soldier from Taiwan braved the Taiwan Straits by swimming from the outlying island of Quemoy to the mainland using basketballs as a floatation device. Justin Yifu Lin went on to gain a master's degree in political economics at Peking University, and then a doctorate in economics at the University of Chicago.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Big News

EU finance ministers looking to inject capital into economy without incurring debt

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The New Zealand Herald

German leader Angela Merkel vows to combat anti-Semitism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech at a rally against anti-Semitism near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Photo / AP Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to resolutely combat anti-Semitism, speaking at a rally to condemn a spate of hate speech and attacks against Jews in Germany during the latest Gaza conflict.


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Euronav NV (EURN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review - New Study Released

The company owns, operates, and manages a fleet of European flag vessels for the transportation and storage of crude oil and petroleum products. It owns a fleet of 36 vessels, which include1 ultra large crude carrier; 2 floating, storage, and offloading vessels; 11 very large crude carriers; and 22 suezmaxes.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Ninety-nine years ago, out of the trenches and beyond

Ninety-nine years ago my father was wounded by shrapnel from an enemy shell. He was an 18-year-old volunteer who was hit in the left shoulder by part of a volley from the enemy side of the river Meuse in Belgium, which formed the front line between the German and Allied forces on the western front.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Alex Woo, Motiwala Jewellery and 'Kabbalah Cut Diamond' Receive Trademarks

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued the trademark "Kabbalah Cut Diamond" on September 2 to M.S.B.H. Alliance Ltd. of Antwerp, Belgium with the registration number 4597377. The trademark was originally filed on March 19, 2008 and first used in commerce on June 30, 2012.


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Greece Criminalizes Genocide Denial

European Armenian Federation for Justice & Democracy Tel: +32 2 732 70 26/27 Ave. de la Renaissance, 10 Bruxelles, 1000 Belgique Brussels, September 10, 2014: Yesterday, on the 9th of September 2014, the Greek Parliament by a majority vote adopted a law criminalizing `Racism, Xenophobia and Genocide Denial', tabled by the Ministry of Justice. Article 2 of the law states that it will be considered a crime, entailing imprisonment and fines to any person who denies, mocks or disgraces publicly the Jewish Holocaust and the genocides recognized by international courts or the Greek Parliament.


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European River Cruises To Honor WWI

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Mostly Autumn Announce Uk 2014 Winter Tour

Following on from the release of their latest album "Dressed In Voices", British progressive rock legends Mostly Autumn are set to the hit the road for a selection of dates later this year! The band are set to appear at the following towns: 03.10.2014 - The Citadel - St Helens 04.10.2014 - Islington Assembly - London 10.10.2014 - Picturedrome - Holmfirth 17.10.2014 - Legends of Rock Festival - Great Yarmouth 28.11.2014 - Spirit of 66 - Verviers - Belgium 29.11.2014 - De Boerderij - Zoetermeer - Holland 04.12.2014 - Norwich Arts Centre - Norwich 05.12.2014 - Manchester Academy 3 - Manchester 06.12.2014 - Robin 2 - Bilston 07.12.2014 - Renfrew Ferry - Glasgow 12.12.2014 - Hull Fruit - Hull 13.12.2014 - Montgomery Hall - Rotherham 14.12.2014 - The Stables - Milton Keynes 15.12.2014 - The Brook - Southampton Multi-award winners Mostly Autumn's musical palette is diverse.


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Patrick van Caeckenbergh Joins Lehmann Maupin

Lehmann Maupin today announces its representation of Patrick van Caeckenbergh . The gallery will present the artist's debut exhibition in New York in the autumn of 2015.


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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Wall Street Journal

For Drivers in Belgium, God Is Their Insurance Agent

SCHERPENHEUVEL, Belgium-Belgium's roads are among the riskiest in Europe so thousands of drivers come here to take out an Almighty insurance policy. Every year, more than 5,000 people-most of them Belgian, along with a few Dutch and Germans-drive to this pilgrimage site to have their cars blessed by a priest.


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The Wellington Advertiser

Bracelet of Hope honoured for work done to combat AIDS crisis in Africa

Local grassroots organization Bracelet of Hope is being recognized by the International Education Business Partnership Network and the Conference Board of Canada for work done to combat the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa. Rockwood resident Dr. Anne Marie Zajdlik, who founded the organization in 2005, is travelling to Brussels, Belgium on Sept.


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