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EU plans online terrorist content crackdown The EUʼs Security Commission is working on a legislative proposal to be presented in September to makeInternet companies such as Facebook and Googleidentify terrorist content on their platforms and delete it immediately. The EUʼs Security Commissioner Julian King told Germanyʼs Welt newspaper on Thursday: "Despite the positive results from previous voluntary agreements, we have not seen enough progress, and in order to better protect our citizens, we must now take stronger action on terrorist content." The aim was "to create a clear, transparent framework and minimum requirements for every Internet platform that wants to offer its services to Europeans," King told the newspaper. In a response to DWʼs query on the subject, the Commission wrote: "The work on the proposal is currently ongoing and we cannot preempt the details at this stage."
Auschwitz: Muslim and Jewish groups hold multi-faith memorial Rabbi Henry Brandt and Aiman Mazyek, of the Central Council of Muslims spoke at the entrance to Auschwitz at a memorial on Thursday for the victims of the Nazi death camp. Mazyek said in his speech: "We promise that with our strength, with the strength of our faith, together will we work so there will ʼnever again be Auschwitz.ʼ" For his part, Brandt said "I am deeply impressed that Muslims and Jews are here together." He said he hoped that the young people present would learn lessons for life from their visit. The commemoration was the main event of an educational trip organized by the Central Council of Muslims and the Union of Progressive Jews in Germany. Muslim refugees from Syria and Iraq and young Jewish people also took part.
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UKʼs ex-foreign minister Boris Johnsonʼs Muslim burqa comments sparks Conservative Party probe His party says it will investigate
The former London mayor and UK foreign minister returned to his old job as a newspaper columnist and provoked an outcry with controversial comments about how some Muslim women dress.
VW has best ever sales month ahead of new test procedure Volkswagenʼs core brand has reported record sales for July, stating that the number of cars shifted in Germany and Europe as a whole was particularly high. A looming new test procedure has much to do with it. Volkswagen Group reported Thursday that European sales of its core VW brand cars jumped by a staggering 30 percent in July to 163,000 units. The Wolfsburg-based auto manufacturer
said the success was largely due to "special sales initiatives for cars approved under the outgoing NEFZ test procedure. Those carscan currently be bought at a discount and can no longer be sold come September this year. The company increased its VW sales in its home market by 33 percent. Worldwide, a total of 505,900 VW cars left the showrooms in July, making it the best ever month for the companyʼs core brand in terms of sales.
Parker Solar Probe: diving into the solar atmosphere For decades, solar researchers have been searching for an explanation for a mysterious phenomenon: how is it possible that the atmosphere of the sun is up to five hundred times hotter than its surface? In the atmosphere around the sun, known as the Sunʼs ʼcorona,ʼ temperatures of several million degrees Celsius prevail. But the visible surface below it, from which the corona gets its heat, is only about 5800 degrees. The in-
credible, unparalleled heat of the corona is a central question in solar physics. Scientists suspect the underlying mechanism probably also holds relevance for the formation of the so-called solar winds. Our Sun is a glowing hot ball of gas from which matter constantly escapes into space - this is known as ʼsolar wind.ʼ It flows out of the hot corona, and consists mainly of ionized hydrogen, electrons and protons.
Airstrike on Yemen school bus kills dozens of children An airstrike in Yemen on Thursday was reported to have killed 43 people, many of them children. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen reported that following an attack on a bus driving children near Dahyan Market in the northern province of Saada, dozens of dead and wounded had been taken to a hospital it supports. The area is a Houthi-rebel stronghold. The ICRC noted via Twitter: "Under international humanitarian law, civilians must be protected during conflict." Youssef al-Hadri, a spokesman for the Houthi-controlled health ministry said most of those killed were under 15 years of age. The ICRC said most of the victims were under the age of 10. Robert Mardini of the ICRC wrote on Twitter that it was "high time for these relapsing tragedies to stop in Yemen."
Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion Argentine senators voted against legalizing abortion in all cases on Thursday, just weeks after the bill waspassed by the lower house of Congress in June by the narrowest of margins. The Senate voted 38 to 31 against the proposed measure. The vote came as a major setback to thehundreds of thousands of pro-choice advocateswho ran an aggressive campaign against strong opposition from the highly influential Catholic Church in the homeland of Pope Francis. The Health Ministry estimated in 2016 that as many as half a million clandestine abortions are performed in the country each year, causing the deaths of dozens of women.
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Meet the New York Stock Exchangeʼs only female trader On the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, men in expensive suits are staring hard at computer screens. Men call out the numbers. Men run frantically from one stock trading booth to the next, headsets in ear. Even the cleaner here is a man. Almost inconspicuous amid the commotion, Lauren Simmons sits at the trading stand of the investment house Rosenblatt Securities. At just under 1.60 meters tall, dressed in a short skirt and high heels, sheʼs the only female trader on the floor. "I think my story is so unique, because Iʼm not only the youngest on the floor, but also a woman and a minority," says the 23-year-old. Lauren moved from a small town in the state of Georgia to the Big Apple. "I came to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) through a colleague," she says. Despite her studies focusing on genetics, she has always been fascinated by numbers. "Numbers are a universal language that everyone is connected to."
Europa League: Werner back as RB Leipzig face Universitatea Craiovia
Technology that helps us fall asleep
If you have trouble sleeping, Julian Jagtenberg and his colleagues might have something for you: the worldʼs first sleep robot. "Itʼs like a huggable teddy bear," Jagtenberg, a robotics engineer, says while taking the robot into his arms. Its name isSomnox. Itʼs nothing more than a peanut-shaped pillow – but heavy and with a lot of technology stuffed inside. You can cuddle it; it plays meditative mu-
sic; when you turn it on, it says ‘good nightʼ in Dutch; and most importantly, it breathes - just like a cat lying beside you. The pillowʼs surface rises and falls as if it is alive - this is an essential feature, Jagtenberg told DW. "It makes you synchronize subconsciously to the breathing rhythm of the robot. And we can have you breathing like a Buddhist monk in, like, a minute.”
Cats are neither mean nor cruel In other words, they are unlike dogs. But there is a reason for this, and it isnʼt personal. Cats torture mice to death, play with their victims and ignore us even though we are so good to them. In other words, they are unlike dogs. But there is a reason for this, and it isnʼt personal.There are days when even the most convinced cat owners wish they had a dog instead. For instance, when they come home and are not greeted with exuberant, tailwagging joy. How good it would be for the ego! Instead, as a cat owner, you hope that the cat at least notices that you are back. And above all,
that it isnʼt offended that you left it alone for so long. If you are lucky, the cat might greet you at the door and lovingly circle around your legs a few times. But whatever greeting you get, it is never as enthusiastic as that displayed by a dog. "Dogs have masters, cats have staff," goes a saying. Dogs cling to their owners, cats only to one place. But Dennis Turner doesnʼt see it that way. He is a Swiss-American biologist researching the relationship between humans and domestic cats, and director of the Institute for Applied Ethology and Animal Psychology he founded in Horgen, near Zurich.
Timo Werner will be back in action for the Red Bulls as they face the first leg of the tournamentʼs final qualifying round. Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick wants his team to strike early and give themselves a cushion. RB Leipzig heads into the last phase of qualification at the Europa League this Thursday in Romania before returning to Germany for the second leg on August 16. The meeting marks the first ever meeting of the sides. Leipzig is looking for a win, on the heels of their last Europa League match against Swedish club Häcken thatended in a 1-1 draw that helped them through after a comfortable first leg win.
The Royal Moscow Ballet brings Swan Lake to Budapest Get your tickets now! The Royal Moscow Ballet is coming to Budapest this December to give a special oneoff performance of ‘Swan Lake’ at the Erkel Theatre.
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ʼJunkʼ art stash may yield multimillion dollar masterpieces New York gallery owner David Killen believes he has uncovered six paintings by Dutch-American abstract master Willem de Kooning, which — if verified — could be worth tens of millions of dollars. The works were part of a stash of artworks that languished in a storage locker in New Jersey until the dealer offered $15,000 for the lot. Killen is confident that a painting by legendary Swiss modernist Paul Klee is also among the artistic flotsam. A worthwhile investment A de Kooning canvas, "Untitled XXV" (pictured top), soldfor a record $66.3 million (€56.7 million) at Christieʼs in 2016, while another sold privately for a reported $300 million in 2015 — as part of a $500 million sa le that include a Jackson Pollock painting. Killen estimates the discovered works could sell for between $10,000 and $10 million when they are auctioned late this year and early the next. He is planning to unveil the paintings Tuesday at a party in New York.