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PARIS: French customs officials said Tuesday that they had intercepted 135kg (300 pounds) of Captagon, dubbed the "jihadists' drug", at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport this year, a first for France. Captagon, a type of amphetamine, is one of the most commonly used drugs among fighters in the Syrian war. "It is the first time that this drug has been seized in France," the customs agency said in a statement. Customs officials at Charles de Gaulle discovered 350,000 Captagon pills weighing 70kg on January 4 hidden among industrial moulds exported from Lebanon and apparently heading for the Czech Republic. An investigation was launched by German and Czech authorities "and it revealed that the real intended destination was Saudi Arabia, by passing through Turkey", the agency said. Another 67kg of the drug were found at the airport in February, hidden in steel moulds.
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Enlarge / Back in February, Intel said only "greater than 15 percent" boost from 7th generation (Kaby Lake) to 8th generation (Coffee Lake) on its incrementally improved 14nm process. Now the company is saying "30 percent" improvement. (credit: Intel ) While Intel's big news today is the announcement of its 18 core, 36 thread, high-end desktop X-series processors , the company has revealed one detail for the 8th generation mainstream processors that are due to be released later this year: the new chips will, at least in some particular circumstances, be 30 percent faster than 7th generation Kaby Lake parts. That's a huge generational improvement, but of course, there are footnotes to consider. The 30 percent boost came in one benchmarkSYSmark 2014 version 1.5—and applies to 15W U-series mobile processors. The comparison pits an i7-7500U (2.7GHz base, 3.
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you are absolutely guaranteed is that clearing houses. The biggest one is here in London. You can amount when Emmanuel Macron visited London last February, he said we think some of that stuff should come.
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Stocks have jumped 18% since May 26 last year, and by 35% since February 11, 2016.
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Former world No1 taken into custody on Monday morning Woods has not competed since February due to injury problems Golfer says he had ‘unexpected reaction to prescribed medicationsThe demise of Tiger Woods has taken its latest and perhaps the most serious turn, with confirmation that the golfer was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Florida in the early hours of Monday morning. As a police mug shot of Woods gained huge traction online – his face puffy and eyes the epitome of sadness – the epic career heights when the 41-year-old won 14 major championships and broke records with stunning regularity never seemed so far away. Woods, once a sporting phenomenon, is now making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Woods’s details were issued by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office, as is customary for such incidents in the United States.
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Are editors Zen-like?! I am mindful of very specific things which have happened in the last few months which seem to me to be quite important. For example, I think back in February there was an important White House briefing where your reporter was disinvited, effectively barred, from being present. We have also had other straws in the wind
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months which seem to me to be quite important. For example, I think back in February there was an important White House briefing where your reporter was disinvited, effectively barred, from being present
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WASHINGTON: Golf superstar Tiger Woods was arrested Monday in Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to records from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. The 14-time major champion was booked into the Palm Beach County jail on Monday at 7.18am (1118 GMT, 7.18pm Malaysia) after he was arrested by police in Jupiter, Florida. He was released on his own recognizance at 10.50am. Woods, 41, hasn't played competitive golf since pulling out of the Dubai Desert Classic in February after one round because of back pain. He had spinal fusion surgery on April 20 — his fourth surgery in three years to treat his troublesome back which has limited him to three tournament starts worldwide in the past two years. Woods wrote on his website last week that since his latest procedure he was feeling better than he had in years and remained committed to returning to competitive golf.
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BERLIN: VfL Wolfsburg guaranteed their Bundesliga survival on Monday as Euro 2016-winner Vieirinha scored to secure a 1-0 win away at Eintracht Braunschweig that sealed a 2-0 aggregate victory in their relegation play-off. Having won last Tuesday's home-leg 1-0 thanks to a Mario Gomez penalty, Wolfsburg were safe as Vieirinha smashed home the winning goal on the night just after the break. Yunus Malli's shot was saved, but the ball fell to the Portugal winger, who hit the back of the net with a first-time strike from the edge of the area. It was heartbreak for Braunschweig, who finished third in Germany's second division to earn their chance to face Wolfsburg, the 2009 German champions who finished 16th in the Bundesliga. "I am happy and relieved," said Andries Jonker - Wolfsburg's third coach this season after Dieter Hecking and Valerien Ismael were fired in October and February respectively.
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and returned to the sport after 15 months out injured in December, but hasn't played since a recurrence of his back problems in February and in the past hour has a released a statement saying... "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications," he said
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Edmonton city councillors have changed the rules that govern how mature neighbourhoods are redeveloped with both infill and replacement houses. However, what was passed has caused some community groups to be caught off guard. The Mature Neighbourhood Overlay that was looked at in February by City Council has a big change when it comes to...
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Sarcasm aside, when the sanctions against Tehran were lifted in 2016, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said the deal was no longer necessary. However, Novak said in March 2017 that the plan was back on the table with Russia buying 100,000 barrels per day from Iran and selling the country $45 billion worth of goods, Russia Today reported. Russia and Iran discussed energy, electricity, nuclear energy, gas and oil, as well as cooperation in the field of railways, industry, and agriculture. Novak had announced in February that Russia’s state trading enterprise Promsirieimport has been authorized by the government to carry out the purchase of Iran’s oil through the oil-for-goods program under study by both countries. Meanwhile, Zanganeh had been quoted by the media as saying that Iran would be paid in cash for half of the oil that would be sold to Russia.
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Financial Tribune T he rate of mobile Internet usage has grown 42% over four years, with the latest data putting the number at 33 million subscribers at the end of the previous fiscal that ended in March, an increase of 3.9 million. Until 2013, only 0.8% of people (about 600,000) used Internet mobile services, prior to the introduction of 3G and 4G mobile services by the two biggest networks, IRNA reported. Reports by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in February, showed the figures for 3G and 4G Internet users stood at a total of 27.1 million lines (34%). The prevalence of Internet use is not restricted to mobile Internet as fixed-line broadband is becoming popular at an unprecedented pace. Now almost half of Iranian households are connected to the World Wide Web through the service. According to data released by landline Internet service providers, there are currently 10 million active fixed-line broadband subscribers in the country, a two-fold increase since 2013, when only 5 million subscribers used landlines for Internet.
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The stage is set, in case a U.S. President will want to take that stage. President Trump, on 5 February 2017, was asked in a Super Bowl television interview, what his policies would be regarding Iran, and he answered (video here , transcript here ): “They have total disregard for our country. They are the number one terrorist state .” (When he was running for the U.S. Presidency, in 2016, he had spoken only about Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia’s role on the World Trade Center and the attack. That’s very serious stuff. It’s sort of nice to know who your friends are and perhaps who your enemies are.” But now that he was the U.S. President, and his biggest initial American jobs achievement — already in the works during his Presidency’s start — would be an all-time record high $350 billion sale of U.S.-made weapons to the Sauds, Trump as President has been mentioning the Sauds only as ‘allies’, no longer as supporters of terrorism.
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“I guess we could be more concerned if she was the wife of the president,” Strand added. “Hopefully, this is just her issue.” Strand said she planned to invite Lara Trump to her group’s October conference in Washington. Paula Clifford, executive director at Americans for Medical Progress, a group defending animal medical research, said she is skeptical of the Beagle Freedom Project because of Chase’s involvement. “He’s found a way to legally continue his agenda in stopping animal research, which is very harmful for all the people and animals in our society,” she said. Chase has had public platforms before in which his background didnt come up. In February, he appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show after the Agriculture Department removed inspection and animal welfare reports from its website. “Just to be clear, I’m very pro-animals; some of the animal rights groups are lunatics and resort to violence.
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this happen now because he has not played since February when he underwent back surgery. He has not won the title since the 2013 players championship. It has been quite a long time in terms of winning something. He has won 14 major.