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16 December 2019

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Probes into New Zealand volcano tragedy to take months and carry criminal penalties (15)
This content was published on December 16, 2019 10:58 AM Dec 16, 2019 - 10:58 New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and fellow politicians observe a minute of silence, to mark one week since the deadly eruption of White Island, in Wellington, New Zealand, December 16, 2019, in this still image taken from video.
Thunberg in Twitter spat with German rail (8)
Berlin (AFP) Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was forced to defend herself in a Twitter spat with German railway service Deutsche Bahn (DB) on Sunday. Thunberg, 16, provoked a testy reaction from Germany's oft-maligned rail operator when she tweeted from a DB train on her journey home from the COP25 climate summit in Madrid. "Traveling on overcrowded trains through Germany.
Standing ovation in Milan for Domingo's 50th anniversary (8)
By COLLEEN BARRY MILAN (AP) - Opera star Placido Domingo received a standing ovation for his 50th anniversary gala concert at La Scala on Sunday and returned the appreciation with a rare a cappella performance. Standing alone on the stage holding three yellow roses, Domingo serenaded the audience with a favorite Spanish zarzuela, "Non Puede Ser." By then, after more than half an hour of applause and a standing ovation rare for
Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm (6)
Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bags By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated Press December 15, 2019, 3:13 PM Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during a news conference at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Dec.
Germany mulls how to attract skilled labor from outside EU (5)
Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting top German business and union officials to discuss how to attract skilled workers from outside the European Union as the country tries to tackle a shortfall of qualified labor By The Associated Press December 16, 2019, 8:17 AM German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Dec.
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