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Thieves Steal Swedish Royal Jewels, Escape by Speedboat

(VOA): Thieves in Sweden walked into a small town's medieval cathedral in broad daylight and stole priceless crown jewels dating back to the early 1600s before escaping by speedboat, police said Wednesday. Two men vanished after the noon heist Tuesday into a vast patchwork of lakes around..

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Georgia Raps Russia at Start of US-Led War Games

(VOA): Georgia's president denounced Russia on Wednesday for illegally occupying part of the country as it began two weeks of military exercises with the United States and several other NATO members. About 1,300 soldiers from Georgia, 1,170 from the United States and several hundred from..

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Pope Changes Church Teachings to Oppose Death Penalty Friday, August 3rd, 2018

(VOA): The Vatican said Thursday Pope Francis has asked the church to change its teachings to reflect his view that the death penalty should be inadmissible. The new language in the Catechism of the Catholic Church says the death penalty was long considered an appropriate response to certain..

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Print Yourself a Mobile House

(VOA): Imagine this - a fully autonomous 3D-printed mobile house that can survive any weather and is completely self-powered. This is not a technological dream – it’s the ambitious project of a Ukrainian company called PassivDom. It's working on the prototype of a printed home in Reno,..

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Death Toll in Greek Fires Rises to 91, 25 Missing Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

(VOA): Greece began over the weekend to begin burying the victims of the deadly wildfire that raged through crowded resort areas east of Athens last week.  Fire officials raised the death toll to 91 and said 25 people remained missing on Sunday, after last Monday's fire raced through the..

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Thank God, there were Escorts at WEF in Davos Friday, March 22nd, 2019

It’s been a couple of months since I was hanging out in Davos learning about this year Wolrd Economic Forum. Davos, Switzerland, January 2019 I have been following..