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    Discovery of decade: 400-yr-old shipwreck found in Portugal laden with Indian spices

    Discovery of decade: 400-yr-old shipwreck found in Portugal laden with Indian spices


    Archaeologists searching Portugal's coast have found a 400-year-old shipwreck believed to have sunk near Lisbon after returning from India laden with spices. Divers found spices, nine bronze cannons engraved with the Portuguese coat of arms, Chinese...

    Archaeologists searching Portugal's coast have found a 400-year-old shipwreck believed to have sunk near Lisbon after returning from India laden with spices. Divers found spices, nine bronze cannons engraved with the Portuguese coat of arms, Chinese ceramics and cowry shells, a type of currency used to trade slaves during the colonial era.
    Swedish PM Stefan Lofven voted out by parliament, new government unclear

    Swedish PM Stefan Lofven voted out by parliament, new government unclear


    Swedish voters delivered a hung parliament in the September 9 election with Stefan Lofven's centre-left bloc garnering 144 seats, one more than the centre-right opposition Alliance. The speaker is expected to pick Ulf Kristersson, leader of the...

    Swedish voters delivered a hung parliament in the September 9 election with Stefan Lofven's centre-left bloc garnering 144 seats, one more than the centre-right opposition Alliance. The speaker is expected to pick Ulf Kristersson, leader of the Moderates, to try to form a new administration.
    Pope Francis warns of existential ennui in secular Estonia

    Pope Francis warns of existential ennui in secular Estonia


    Estonia is considered both one of the most tech-advanced countries in Europe and one of the least religious societies in the world. More than half of Estonia's 1.3 million people profess no religious affiliation. The Lutheran and Russian Orthodox...

    Estonia is considered both one of the most tech-advanced countries in Europe and one of the least religious societies in the world. More than half of Estonia's 1.3 million people profess no religious affiliation. The Lutheran and Russian Orthodox churches count the most followers of those who do, while 6,000 people are Catholics.
    Sweden's center-left PM loses confidence vote

    Sweden's center-left PM loses confidence vote


    Stefan Lofven, the leader of the Social Democratic Party, will continue as caretaker prime minister until a new government can be formed that has the command of the...

    Stefan Lofven, the leader of the Social Democratic Party, will continue as caretaker prime minister until a new government can be formed that has the command of the Riksdagen.

    Mystery of art's most scandalous picture revealed


    The identity of the model who posed for the most scandalous painting of the 19th century, Gustave Courbet's "L'Origine du monde" (The Origin of the world), has finally been...

    The identity of the model who posed for the most scandalous painting of the 19th century, Gustave Courbet's "L'Origine du monde" (The Origin of the world), has finally been revealed.
    Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron: Realism replaces unlikely bromance

    Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron: Realism replaces unlikely bromance


    When the two men met Monday in New York, they shook hands lightly and got down to business. They agreed to disagree on Iran's nuclear program and Trump's crackdown on global trade, according to two French presidential...

    When the two men met Monday in New York, they shook hands lightly and got down to business. They agreed to disagree on Iran's nuclear program and Trump's crackdown on global trade, according to two French presidential advisers.
    Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron discuss Syria, Iran and trade

    Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron discuss Syria, Iran and trade


    "The two leaders discussed a wide range of international issues, including the situation in Syria, countering threats posed by Iran, and promoting fair terms of trade between the United States and the European Union," the White House said in a readout of...

    "The two leaders discussed a wide range of international issues, including the situation in Syria, countering threats posed by Iran, and promoting fair terms of trade between the United States and the European Union," the White House said in a readout of the meeting.
    Why motorists are unhappy about Oslo’s ‘war on cars’

    Why motorists are unhappy about Oslo’s ‘war on cars’


    Oslo has devised several dissuasive measures: it has eliminated 700 parking spots, rezoned the city centre, turned streets into pedestrian walkways, and has raised the price of congestion tolls. Oslo has been designated “European Green Capital” by...

    Oslo has devised several dissuasive measures: it has eliminated 700 parking spots, rezoned the city centre, turned streets into pedestrian walkways, and has raised the price of congestion tolls. Oslo has been designated “European Green Capital” by the European Commission for 2019.
    Turkish man held at IGI airport with 1.3 lakh tablets of 'ISIS drug'

    Turkish man held at IGI airport with 1.3 lakh tablets of 'ISIS drug'


    A Turkish man was apprehended early Monday by the CISF at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle over 1.3 lakh Tramadol tablets, a painkiller also known as the 'ISIS drug'. On being probed, 30,000 Tramadol tablets weighing about 64 kg were...

    A Turkish man was apprehended early Monday by the CISF at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle over 1.3 lakh Tramadol tablets, a painkiller also known as the 'ISIS drug'. On being probed, 30,000 Tramadol tablets weighing about 64 kg were found in his bag following which he was handed over to anti-narcotics sleuths for further probe.
    Merkel: German government must give up internal squabbles

    Merkel: German government must give up internal squabbles


    Merkel said she regrets the handling of the latest dispute, over the future of Germany's domestic intelligence chief, and called for Germany's biggest parties to move on from political...

    Merkel said she regrets the handling of the latest dispute, over the future of Germany's domestic intelligence chief, and called for Germany's biggest parties to move on from political infighting.
    Pope warns Lithuanians to guard against anti-Semitism

    Pope warns Lithuanians to guard against anti-Semitism


    Francis began his second day in the Baltics in Lithuania's second city, Kaunas, where an estimated 3,000 Jews survived out of a community of 37,000 during the 1941-1944 Nazi occupation. He honored both Jewish victims of the Nazis and the...

    Francis began his second day in the Baltics in Lithuania's second city, Kaunas, where an estimated 3,000 Jews survived out of a community of 37,000 during the 1941-1944 Nazi occupation. He honored both Jewish victims of the Nazis and the Lithuanians.
    Russia blames Israel for downing of plane by Syrian forces

    Russia blames Israel for downing of plane by Syrian forces


    Syrian government forces mistook the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane for an Israeli jet and shot it down Monday, killing all 15 people aboard. The Russian military initially blamed the plane's loss on...

    Syrian government forces mistook the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane for an Israeli jet and shot it down Monday, killing all 15 people aboard. The Russian military initially blamed the plane's loss on Israel.