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July 10, 2020

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Ecstasy on the barbie: Australia seizes more than half a tonne of drugs smuggled in barbecues

SYDNEY- Australian police have arrested two men for allegedly smuggling 645 kilogrammes (1,422 pounds) of ecstasy hidden inside hundreds of aluminium barbecues, the culmination of a six-month investigation spanning three countries. In a statement on Tuesday, the Australian Border Force (ABF) said it had charged a 30-year-old man from Queensland and a 33-year-old Canadian
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Australia thrash New Zealand by 296 runs

PERTH- Australia cleaned up a hapless New Zealand under lights on the fourth day to secure a commanding 296-run victory in the first test on Sunday. Chasing a record 468 runs, New Zealand crumbled against sustained bowling from Australia’s undermanned attack and were bowled out for 171 in a lopsided contest. A rejuvenated Australia have […]
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German union calls for pre-Christmas Amazon strike

BERLIN- Trade union Verdi called for workers at a key Amazon logistics centre in Germany to go on strike over the crucial final shopping days before Christmas, demanding better pay and conditions for workers there. Unions have staged repeated strikes in Germany, Amazon’s second-largest market after the United States, since 2013, hoping to force the […]
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French CGT union threatens more protests over pensions plan

PARIS- Four branches of France’s hardline CGT union, including railway and transport workers, threatened on Sunday to step up protests unless the government withdraws its pension reform proposal this week. In a major overhaul of France’s complex pension scheme, the government has proposed that people work longer to get a full pension, drawing a hostile […]