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. https://buff.ly/2KnZMB4
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. https://buff.ly/2ZGji10
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. https://buff.ly/2Ko5B1D
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. https://buff.ly/2M9onM5
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