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Italy government: Giuseppe Conte to head populist coalition

Image copyright AFP Image caption Giuseppe Conte (L) presented a new list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella A coalition government has been agreed in Italy, ending months of political wrangling. PM designate Giuseppe Conte presented a list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella for the second time in a ...

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Physically demanding jobs may shorten men’s lives

(Reuters Health) – Despite much evidence that getting lots of physical activity bodes well for long-term health, when it’s physical labor on the job, the opposite might be true. Researchers found that men whose jobs involve a lot of physical labor are 18 percent more likely to die prematurely than ...

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U.S. hits allies with tariffs as risk of trade war rises

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday said it will impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, reigniting investor fears of a global trade war as Washington’s allies took steps to retaliate against U.S. goods. The move, announced by U.S. Commerce Secretary ...

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Highlights of French Open fifth day

(Reuters) – Highlights from day five of the French Open tennis championships on Thursday (all times GMT): Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2018 Germany’s Julia Goerges in action during her second round match against Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck REUTERS/Christian Hartmann 1925 GOERGES TO ...

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Is Gucci Stylish or Tacky? Yes

The idea of luxury has come to include the stylish and unstylish, the well-to-do and the aspiring, the sincere and the ironic, the real and the fake. The fashion fun house that is Gucci’s new SoHo store.CreditJennifer S. Altman for The New York Times The salesclerks wear head-to-toe logo tracksuits ...

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‘Junk food for exams’ school head banned

Image caption Head teacher Karen Parker unfairly helped pupils with their tests, the panel heard A head teacher has been banned from the profession indefinitely after helping pupils cheat in their SATs. Karen Parker also bought them junk food for motivation and set off a fire alarm during exams at ...

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