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DAILY NEWS IN ENGLISH

British gay rights activist charged, briefly detained in Russia ahead of World Cup Peter Tatchell was arrested by police after unfurling a poster critical of Vladimir Putin. The incident highlights Russiaʼs approach to criticism of the president as well as the state of gay rights in the country. British gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was arrested by Russian police at Red Square Thursday, as the World Cup soccer championship was about to get underway in the country. Tatchell unfurled a poster with the words, "Putin fails to act against Chechnya torture of gay people," as part of a one-man protest.

Hungarian court sentences traffickers who let 71 migrants suffocate to 25 years in prison Three years after the discovery of 71 suffocated migrants in the back of a truck in Austria, the smugglers responsible have been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The ringleader was accused of "frightening indifference."A Hungarian court sentenced four human traffickers to 25 years in prison in connection with the gruesome deaths of 71 migrants found crammed inside a freezer truckin 2015. The four men — three Bulgarians and an Afghan national — were found guilty of "aggravated murder with particular cruelty." They included the groupʼs Afghan ringleader, along with his two closet associates and the truck driver. The prosecution had initially sought for life sentences for the four main suspects. Eleven other members of the smuggling ring were due to be handed down sentences later on Thursday.

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New York Attorney General files lawsuit against Trump Foundation Trump attacked the claim, saying he would not settle, but the list of claims against him is piling

New Yorkʼs Attorney General has alleged Donald Trump used his charity’s money to help his businesses and himself.

VW ordered to pay €1 billion fine for Dieselgate in Germany Public prosecutors have ordered the auto giant to pay for falsifying their vehiclesʼ emissions test results. VW has said it "accepts responsibility" and will pay the fine without contesting it. olkswagen was handed a fine of €1 billion ($1.18 billion) on Wednesday by district prosecutors in the central German city of Braunschweig, close to VWʼs headquarters in Wolfsburg. "Volkswagen accepts this fine and ac-

knowledges its responsibility," for the Dieselgate emissions scandal, the company said in a press release. The penalty is for "between the years of 2007 and 2015, allowing some 10.7 million vehicles on the road with unreliable emissions software... in the US, Canada and worldwide." The company expressed optimism that paying the fine would partly set right its wrongdoing, and serve as a deterrent for any similar behavior in the future.

Metallica and an Afghan project win ʼNobel Prizeʼ for music As the winners of Swedenʼs prestigious Polar Music Prize, US heavy metal band Metallica and an Afghan music institute are set to be honored by the Swedish royal family on Thursday. It may be heavy metal, but the Swedish royals wonʼt shy away from the Polar Music Prize ceremony scheduled for June 14 in Stockholm. Swedish King Carl Gustaf and his royal family are slated to attend the televised gala honoring US band Metallica and Afghanistanʼs National Institute of

Music. The Polar Music Prize is often called the "Nobel Prize" for music. In February, when this yearʼs laureates were announced, the jury cited Metallica for its "physical and furious" music. "Through virtuoso ensemble playing and its use of extremely accelerated tempos, Metallica has taken rock music to places it had never been before," the panelʼs statement read. The band has sold 110 million albums worldwide, with some of its hits including "Enter Sandman" and "Nothing Else Matters."

Hungarian court sentences traffickers who let 71 migrants suffocate to 25 years in prison Three years after the discovery of 71 suffocated migrants in the back of a truck in Austria, the smugglers responsible have been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The ringleader was accused of "frightening indifference."A Hungarian court sentenced four human traffickers to 25 years in prison in connection with the gruesome deaths of 71 migrants found crammed inside a freezer truckin 2015. The four men — three Bulgarians and an Afghan national — were found guilty of "aggravated murder with particular cruelty." They included the groupʼs Afghan ringleader, along with his two closet associates and the truck driver. The prosecution had initially sought for life sentences for the four main suspects. Eleven other members of the smuggling ring were due to be handed down sentences later on Thursday.

Argentinaʼs lower house votes to legalize abortion within 14 weeks of conception The motion passed by a narrow margin after two days of contentious debate. The bill has also been hotly debated by the conservative South American countryʼs citizenry. The measure will now move to the Senate. On Thursday, Argentinaʼs lower house voted 129 to 123 to approve a measure that would legalize elective abortion within 14 weeks of conception.

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German asylum-seeker scandal not as wide as previously thought The major bribery scandal at one of Germanyʼs refugee authority offices was not as serious as thought, a new investigation has shown. The affair triggered a political crisis. New revelations have shown that the corruption scandal at the Bremen branch of GermanyʼsFederal Office of Migration and Refugees(BAMF) was not nearly as far-reaching as previously thought. The scandal sparked feverish media attention, a fall in public trust in the countryʼs migration authorities and contributed to thepolitical crisis currently engulfingChancellor Angela Merkelʼs conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), along with its Christian Social Union (CSU) Bavarian sister party. But a joint report by public broadcasters NDR and Radio Bremen aired this week found that while the official at the heart of the scandal, former Bremen BAMF head Ulrike B., may have broken regulations, the BAMF do not believe she broke the law — and that courts in question have since determined her decisions to be lawful.

Mo Farah: Olympic and world champion to compete at the Chicago Marathon

Oktoberfest beer mug to cost more than €11 A typical Bavarian one liter beer mug at the Munich Oktoberfest 2018 will cost more than 11 euros in some tents for the first time this year.

As the city of Munich announced on Wednesday, the price for the one liter Bavarian beer mug will be between 10.70 euros and 11.50 euros. This is on average 3.57 percent more than in the previous year. The main reason for the comparatively strong increase

is the higher turnover rent, which the beer tent owner have to pay to the city. The tax, which was only introduced last year, even increased by 53 percent compared to the previous year, said host spokesman Peter Inselkammer.

Take a first peek at Budapest’s 2018 pop-up park Hungary’s Hello Wood organisation first constructed an eyecatching pop-up park of creatively crafted wooden benches in central Pest’s often-underused Városháza Park in 2017 – and we are happy to report that passers-by will once again be free to lounge on wildly curvaceous seats in the same site this summer. Over the weekend, We Love Budapest noticed that several new Hello Wood structures were already in place at this open space by Deák tér, with more building materials piled up nearby to indicate that this year’s pop-up park

will be bigger and more colourful. The extra-experimental carpenters of Hello Wood were originally inspired to fill Városháza Park with functional art pieces after noticing how this central Budapest square was usually empty. When designing the long wavy benches that filled the pop-up park in early July of 2017, the primary goal was to welcome the public into this urban oasis. Their efforts worked wonderfully – all summer long, people filled these intriguing lounge areas where the artful benches provided a variety of options to take it easy for awhile, whether sitting upright to read or lying back to sunbathe.

Britainʼs Mo Farah will compete at the Chicago Marathon in October, his third race over the distance and his first in the US. The four-time Olympic gold medallistfinished thirdat the London Marathon in April, in a new British record. It was the 35year-oldʼs second time at 26.2-miles, having finished eighth at London in 2014. The six-time world champion at 10,000 and 5,000m,retired from the trackin August 2017 to focus on marathons.

English-Language Daytime Science Camps Center of Scientific Wonders (Csopa) 6/12/2018 - 8/31/2018 The fascinating Center of Scientific Wonders in Budapest now awaits children aged between 8 and 12 with exciting English-language daytime science camps.

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FIFA World Cup: Nike refuses to provide shoes to Iranian team US sportswear firm Nike says it cannot supply boots and other equipment to Iranʼs national football team players due to sanctions on the Islamic country. Iran faces Morocco in its first match at the FIFA World Cup. Carlos Queiroz, the head coach of Iranʼs national team, has called on Nike to apologize after the US sportswear company said it could not supply football cleats to his players due to US sanctions on the Iranian regime. "US sanctions mean that, as a US company, Nike cannot supply shoes to players in the Iranian National team at this time," Nike had said in a statement. The Iranian side faces Morocco in their Group B opener on Friday, June 15. European Cup winner Portugal and the 2010 world champions Spain are also in the same group.

Italy threatens to scupper EUCanada free trade deal The new government in Rome is walking in the footsteps of Donald Trumpʼs trade protectionism, as it has threatened to torpedo the CETA trade agreement because it doesnʼt protect Italyʼs farmers and their products. Italyʼs new agriculture minister Gian Marco Centinaio said on Thursday that the government wouldnʼt ratify theComprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada— the EUʼs first major free trade deal since 2011. In an interview with Italyʼs daily La Stampa, Centinaio said CETA didnʼt ensure sufficient protection for the countryʼs speciality foods. "We will not ratify the free trade treaty with Canada because it protects only a small part of our PDO [Protected Designation of Origin] and PGI [Protected Geographical Indication] products," Centinaio told the newspaper. "Doubts over this agreement are shared by many of my European colleagues," he added. The treaty did enter in force on a provisional basis in September 2017, doing away with tariffs on a large number of goods and widening access to Canadian beef in Europe and EU cheese and wine in Canada.

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