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Jagermeister logo does not offend Christians, Swiss court rules

Image caption It argued that the logo could offend the country's Christians. The logo for Jägermeister alcohol is not religiously offensive, a Swiss court has ruled. The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property had blocked efforts by the German spirit brand to expand its trademark to cosmetics and entertainment services. It argued that the logo - a stag and a cross - could offend the country's Christians. But Swiss federal judges ruled ... Full story

At least eight killed in mass shooting in Germany, police say

BERLIN — At least eight people were killed in two shooting attacks in a town in western Germany on Wednesday night, police authorities said as they launched a large-scale hunt for the perpetrators. Police said they could not speculate on the motivation for the attack in Hanau near Frankfurt, but German press reports said the shootings targeted two hookah cafes. Full story

George Conway: Trump’s pardons are impulsive expressions of his spite

Not for nothing did President Trump’s first White House counsel give him the nickname “ King Kong .”. Former White House counsel Donald McGahn, who resisted Trump when he sought to violate the law and sometimes engaged in “ epic ” “ shouting matches ” with him, reportedly selected the sobriquet to connote Trump’s “ volcanic anger ” and “ emotional decision-making .”. But as Trump’s behavior this week demonstrates, the moniker fits for another ... Full story

Police say 8 killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau

A car with dead bodies stands in front of a bar in Hanua, Germany Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. German police say several people were shot to death in the city of Hanau on Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Michael Probst). 1 of 4. A car with dead bodies stands in front of a bar in Hanua, Germany Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. German police say several people were shot to death in the city of Hanau on Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Michael Probst). BERLIN (AP) — ... Full story

New British 20 pound banknote, featuring artist Turner, enters circulation

FILE PHOTO: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney reveals the design for the new £20 note at the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate, Britain, October 10, 2019. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS. LONDON (Reuters) - A new British banknote featuring a self-portrait by the 19th century painter J.M.W. Turner entered circulation on Thursday. The 20 pound note is the third to be made of durable polymer material rather than paper, following the launch of ... Full story

Who is Roger Stone and why does he face prison? - Reuters

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday is scheduled to sentence Roger Stone, a long-time adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, in a criminal case that has roiled the Justice Department and drawn the Republican president’s ire. FILE PHOTO: Roger Stone, former campaign adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, departs following a pre-trial hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko. Here is a ... Full story

White House assembles team of advisers to guide clemency process as Trump considers more pardons

The group, essentially an informal task force of at least a half-dozen presidential allies, has been meeting since late last year to discuss a revamped pardon system in the White House. Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is taking a leading role in the new clemency initiative and has supported the idea of putting the White House more directly in control of the process that in past administrations has been housed in the ... Full story

Revolutionary squads guard Sudan's bakeries to battle corruption

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - As bakers in flour-stained clothes knead dough and slide trays of loaves into ovens in Sudan’s capital, a cluster of yellow-vested volunteers keep watch. The goal of the self-styled guardians of the uprising that toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir is to stem the smuggling of heavily subsidized flour and bread destined for citizens struggling through a long-running economic crisis. Bread was a symbol of the revolution - an attempt ... Full story

How to slow epidemics like COVID-19 Post

As governments and public health agencies work to treat infected people and control the spread of COVID-19, researchers are using mathematical models to estimate how contagious it is and how far it could spread. One such model has indicated that the number of cases may peak this month . SIMULATING THE COVID EPIDEMIC. This is a simplified model of an epidemic. The main factor, the rate a disease is able to spread through a susceptible ... Full story

Bank of America warns negative U.S. rates could hurt operations

FILE PHOTO: A Bank of America logo is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri. (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp ( BAC.N ) cited the possibility of negative interest rates in the United States as a business risk for the first time in a filing on Wednesday. The unconventional policy measure has been a talking point for President Donald Trump, who has critiqued the Federal Reserve ... Full story

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