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othersPosted on 01 January 2050 by Luxembourg Expats



German MPs want higher meat tax.

Green and Social Democrat (SPD) politicians in Germany say the 7% sales tax (VAT) rate on meat should be raised to 19% to help curb global warming and fund animal welfare improvements.


Russian military says 2 dead by rocket explosion.

Russia's Defense Ministry said two people died and four others were wounded on Thursday when a rocket engine exploded during a test.


PM vows to 'supercharge' UK science with fast-track visas.

Boris Johnson has instructed government departments to devise a new fast-track visa system to attract leading scientists to work in the UK.


As UK accelerates post-Brexit freeport plans, trade secretary takes lessons from US.

The British government announced plans earlier this month to create up to 10 freeports to boost trade and manufacturing by cutting costs and bureaucracy after it leaves the European Union on Oct. 31.




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