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KYIV (Reuters) -Ukraine's parliament passed a law on Thursday to order "oligarchs" to register and stay out of politics, a day after an attempt to kill a top aide to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, which officials said could have been a response to the reform. The law provides a definition for an oligarch and gives a body headed by the president, the National Security and Defence Council, the power to determine who meets the criteria. Oligarchs would be forbidden from financing political parties or taking part in privatisations.
Italy will soon decide whether or not to decriminalise cannabis in a referendum next year, as campaign groups gathered 500,000 signatures, the threshold required by law to trigger a nationwide vote. View on euronews
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Schools have been left in the “eye of a storm” over the vaccination programme, school leaders warned today, as they urged people not to threaten teachers or stage protests. “The role of schools is limited to hosting these sessions and dealing with associated communications, and it is quite wrong to make them the target of opposition.”
UK prime minister uses colourful language to tell world leaders to "grow up" and stop "trashing" planet.
According to a recent set of polls, less than one-third of Americans want to see Roe v. Wade overturned.
A San Francisco-based photographer captured stunning timelapse footage of a full moon rising behind the city’s iconic Coit Tower and Oakland Bay Bridge on September 20.This footage was taken by Shreenivasan Manievannan, an “astrophotographer” who frequently posts stunning images of landscapes, sunsets, and moonrises to his Instagram and Twitter pages.“It was perfect clear skies, which we rarely get in San Francisco during the summer,” he wrote in the video’s caption. Credit: Shreenivasan Manievannan via Storyful
The Duke of Cambridge has shown his support for grassroots football fans hoping to save the "heart and soul" of their clubs.
Climate funding target for poorer countries ‘likely to be met’ by 2022Rich states missed $100bn target in 2020 but recent pledges by US, EU and China have lifted prospects, says economist China has pledged to stop financing coal-fired power plants abroad – although Stern said it was also important for the country to ‘start reducing coal strongly at home’. Photograph: Li Bin/EPA
Tropical Storm Sam is expected to reach hurricane status by Friday
President Joe Biden has announced that’s he’s nominating two major Democratic fundraisers and a former Georgia state lawmaker to serve as ambassadors
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An unusual fossil with a series of spikes has been revealed to be the remains of a newly discovered species of dinosaur. Palaeontologist Susannah Maidment, a researcher at the Natural History Museum, explains the finding.
The claim was made by Andrew Bridgen.
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The Insulate Britain group has called on authorities to insulate all British homes by 2025 to cut emissions and save power.View on euronews
Drug used to treat severe acne has been linked to suicide
La Palma firefighters make path to divert red-hot lava flow
Stunning sunrise captured over St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay
This Booker-shortlisted follow-up to The Overstory probably won’t nab Richard Powers the prize, but it’s a moving and original read, writes Susannah Butter