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Plans by the European Commission to stop restaurants placing refillable cruets of olive oil on tables are 'bizarre', says Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte. Brussels says the rules, which require olive oil bottles to be sealed and labelled, are necessary to ensure customers know exactly what they are eating and that the oil is of good quality. Rutte said the Netherlands had campaigned ...
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Ever since its publication in 1959, many thought Gnter Grasss fantastical novel The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) was unfilmable. The story of a three-year-old boy who spites the idiocies of the world around him by refusing to grow up, making him into a sort of political Peter Pan ... ...
Dina Garipova of Russia performs the song "What If" during the final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest at the Malmo Opera Hall in Malmo at the weekend. Photograph: Jessica Gow/Scanpix ...
Political analyst Dr Winford James said yesterday if the e-mails implicating the Prime Minister and two senior members of her Cabinet in criminal activities are true then "the Government would have no choice but to step down and call fresh ...
Chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern and 13-year-old Isaac Xiong of Brooklyn Park discussed ways to cook squirrel on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Zimmern, host of "Bizarre Foods" on the Travel channel, was visiting patients at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. Isaac, who has leukemia, hunts and eats squirrels with his father and has been a longtime fan of Zimmern's show. ...
WASHINGTON -- Two prominent old-line Senate Republicans threw down the gauntlet to their more conversative colleagues on Tuesday, challenging them to stop obstructing the passage of a budget. Led by tea party Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), Republicans have been preventing the Senate from sending the budget it passed earlier this year to a conference committee ...
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Saudi Arabia has arrested 10 people on suspicion of espionage for Iran, the interior ministry announced Tuesday.
"Following an initial investigation, the security forces arrested 10 more suspects over involvement in the espionage acts for an Iranian espionage cell, reported Xinhua citing a spokesperson for the ministry.
The arrestees, comprising eight Saudis, a Lebanese and a Turk, are linked to the Iranian spy cell which was unveiled in March, the official added.
In March, Saudi Arabia announced 18 suspects -- 16 Saudis, a Lebanese and an Iranian -- were arrested on charges of receiving money from Iran to gather information on important sites in the gulf kingdom.
Later, the Lebanese suspect was released.
The fresh wave of arrests brings the number of those suspects detained in this case to 27, the official added. spokesperson said.
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