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Cristiano Ronaldo tips big Greek hotel personnel with €20,000

A football superstar and big spender. Cristiano Ronaldo left a whopping €20,000 tip at a Greek luxury hotel during a holiday with his family. Ronaldo was so impressed by the service at the Costa Navarino resort in Messinia, South Peloponnese, that he claimed he could not leave without rewarding them, …

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EU to ban 10 single-use plastic items, incl straws, cutlery, cotton buds, bottles, fishing gear

The European Union is proposing a total ban on ten single-use plastic products and fishing gear that account for 70% of litter in EU waters. Single-use plastic items such as straws, cutlery, plates, bottles,  cotton buds, drink stirrers, balloon sticks  in a bid to clean up the oceans. 500,000 tonnes …

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Homer’s Odyssey tops BBC experts poll on “100 Stories that shaped the world”

Homer’s Odyssey has topped the BBC Culture poll on the “100 Stories that Shaped the World. The poll addressing writers and critics looked at epic poems, plays and novels from around the globe that have influenced history and changed mindsets. Top Five The Odyssey (Homer, 8th Century BC) Uncle Tom’s Cabin …

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Why is Germany bringing Tons of Gold back home?

Germany’s central bank is bringing home gold reserves stored in places like New York and Paris faster than planned. The schedule was set for 2020. The move has the world puzzling as confidence in the euro ebbs even in the heart of the currency bloc after a decade of a …

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Troika-Greece: one way street ending in deadlock, anyway…

Two days ago, I posted a question: why the EU-partners did not support Samaras coalition government. Today Reuters comes to confirm my suspicion. That the EU-partners together with the International Monetary Fund literally pulled the carpet under Samaras’ feet by asking more austerity measures: “IMF and EU officials insisted on …

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