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100kg gold coin stolen in Berlin museum heist

Berlin Bode Museum Date : March 27, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Berlin - Thieves stole a gold coin with a face value of $1 million and weighing 100kg from Berlin's Bode Museum on Monday.> BNN According to German media, the stolen coin is the "Big Maple Leaf", a commemorative piece issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007. The coin, 53cm across and 3cm thick, features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Bode Museum gave the face value of the coin at $1 million, though the market price of 100 kg of gold is around $4 ...Full Story

POLITICS

Shooting outside the Houses of Parliament in London

Date : March 22, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Policeman stabbed, intruder shot, House under lockdown LONDON, U.K. - Police shot an intruder at the Palace of Westminster after a policeman was stabbed on Wednesday afternoon outside the Houses of Parliament in London.> BNN Earlier, reports noted that shots were fired outside the ...Full Story

BUSINESS

European Commission reimposes fine of 776 million euros on 11 airlines

Date : March 18, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network European Commissions reimposed a fine BRUSSELS, Belgium - The fine that was first imposed in 2010, after a series of inspections were carried out on airlines, revealing a price-fixing cartel - has now been reimposed.> BNN The European Commissions reimposed a fine ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Germany is getting restless to usher in a new era of pollution-free driving

Date : October 10, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Ban to be implemented across the European Union. BERLIN, Germany - In a bid to usher in a pollution-free era in the country, Germany has put forward a new resolution to ban all combustion engine cars by 2030.> Big News Network The country’s federal Council (Bundesrat) is ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

100kg gold coin stolen in Berlin museum heist

Date : March 27, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Berlin Bode Museum Berlin - Thieves stole a gold coin with a face value of $1 million and weighing 100kg from Berlin's Bode Museum on Monday.> BNN According to German media, the stolen coin is the "Big Maple Leaf", a commemorative ...Full Story

HISTORY

Trial of former Auschwitz SS medic begins in Germany

Date : September 12, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network 95-year-old Hubert Z. was allegedly accused Berlin, Sep 12 (IANS) The trial of a former Nazi concentration camp SS medic began on Monday at a provincial court in Germany.> Big News Network The 95-year-old Hubert Z. was allegedly accused of complicity in the murders of at ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Dutch populist leader Geert Wilders calls Moroccan migrants "scum"

Date : February 19, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Vows to ban Muslim immigration, shut mosques AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Dutch populist leader Geert Wilders raked up a controversy at the official launch of his election campaign.< BNN Wilders called some Moroccans "scum” in his public statement, while also vowing ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Thousands evacuated from flood-hit areas of France, Germany, Belgium

Date : June 3, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Torrential rain and flooding across Europe PARIS, France - Following several days of torrential rain and flooding across Europe, thousands of people have been evacuated from France, Germany and Belgium after riverbanks began flooding, causing heavy damage to property and killing ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Louvre shooting: French authorities confirm machete-wielding Paris attacker was an Egyptian

Date : February 5, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Louvre Museum in Paris PARIS, France - The 29-year-old machete-wielding man, who tried to attack soldiers at the Louvre Museum in Paris is believed to be an Egyptian.> BNN According to Prosecutor Francois Molins, that man had been living in the United ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Swiss Inaugurate $12 Billion Rail Tunnel, Worlds Longest

Date : June 1, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network/ VoA Swiss officials hailed the project as Switzerland has inaugurated the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel, running more than 57 kilometers beneath the Alps.> BNN/ VoA German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Paris loses massive amounts of tourism revenue as visitors avoid city after attacks

Date : August 24, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Paris tourism industry saw a loss in revenue of 750 mil. euros PARIS, France – Tourism has seen a massive drop in Paris, due to attacks by Islamist militants, labour law strikes and floods throughout the city.> Big News Network According to reports, the Paris region tourism industry ...Full Story

SPORTS

President Hollande vows to step up security ahead of Euro 2016 tournament

Date : June 6, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network 90,000 security forces will reportedly patrol the events PARIS, France – Union strikes against labour reforms have reportedly moved into their third week, as the nation is inundated by floods and the pressure of hosting the Euro 2016 football tournament.> Big News Network ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

J.K. Rowling offers a look at ’Fantastic Beasts’ script

Date : March 1, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Harry Potter PanARMENIAN.Net - Potterheads have been very excited to see the recent tweet of "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling. On Monday, February 27, the author took to her Twitter account to tease fans with "Fantastic Beasts and ...Full Story

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