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Un oligarque russe en garde à vue à Nice

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Un Russe terrorise ses voisins en promenant son léopard dans son immeuble (VIDEOS)

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Un Russe terrorise ses voisins en promenant son léopard dans son immeuble (VIDEOS)


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Parents denied bail in case over mobile contract default

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Bulgaria seizes contaminated eggs from Germany

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Badminton: World Junior Number 1 Lakshya Sen wins Bulgaria Open International Series

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Un oligarque russe en garde à vue à Nice
L’oligarque et sénateur russe Souleiman Kerimov est en garde à vue dans un commissariat de Nice où la police le soupçonne d’avoir acheté plusieurs propriétés sous un prête-nom. Le préjudice pour le fisc serait de plusieurs dizaines de millions d’euros et le milliardaire pourrait être mis en examen pour “blanchiment de fraude fiscale aggravée en bande organisée.” Le porte-parole du Kremlin Dmitri Peskov rappelle que Souleiman Kerimov est détenteur d’un passeport diplomatique et fait savoir que la Russie compte tout entreprendre pour défendre ses intérêts   Read More ...
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Moscou et les "agents de l'étranger"
Le Sénat russe a validé le texte qui autorise à classer sous le qualificatif infamant d’“agent de l‘étranger” les médias internationaux qui opèrent en Russie. La loi a été adoptée à l’unanimité moins une abstention et doit maintenant être promulguée par Vladimir Poutine. Le Kremlin présente ce texte comme la réponse à la décision de Washington d’enregistrer en tant qu’“agent de l‘étranger” le bureau américain de la chaîne d’informations russe RT   Read More ...
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Turkey charges three Bulgarians with migrant smuggling
SOFIA (Reuters) - Turkey has charged three Bulgarians with illegal migrant trafficking and assisting a criminal organization, the Bulgarian foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The three were detained on Friday and held in custody in the northwestern Turkish city of Edirne pending investigations, a ministry statement said Last week the Bulgarian authorities smashed a gang suspected of smuggling migrants into Western Europe   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Migrants |  Trafficking | 
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Grigor Dimitrov: Bulgaria rejoices in 'Baby Fed's' ATP Finals victory
Grigor Dimitrov was already a big deal in Bulgaria, but his ATP Finals victory in London has secured him 'rock star' status. His three-set triumph over Belgium's David Goffin was broadcast live on three Bulgarian TV stations, he received a personal message of congratulations from the country's President and the Mayor of his hometown wants to name their tennis courts after him   Read More ...
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Grigor Dimitrov hailed as ‘new lord’ in Bulgaria after ATP Finals title triumph
Grigor Dimitrov has been hailed as the new lord of tennis by his home fans and media after the Bulgarian won the biggest title of his career when he captured the season-ending ATP Finals in London on Sunday. The 26-year-old made headlines across the Balkan country after overcoming some early nerves to beat fellow debutant David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 in an epic final with millions of his countrymen glued to their television screens   Read More ...
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Tags: Tennis | 
Places: India |  Bulgaria | 
ATP Finals: Dimitrov beats Goffin to win title
Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov became the first man for 19 years to win the ATP Finals on his debut appearance with victory over Belgian David Goffin. Sixth seed Dimitrov, 26, claimed the biggest title of his career as he won 7-5 4-6 6-3 at London’s O2 Arena. The Bulgarian collected £1.9m in prize money for coming through the tournament unbeaten in five matches across the group stage, semi-finals and final   Read More ...
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Bulgarian player Grigor Dimitrov wins ATP finals on his debut
After 19 years, Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov won the ATP finals on his debut match, making past the Belgian player, David Goffin. Dimitrov claimed the biggest title as he scored 7-5 4-6 6-3 at London’s O2 Arena yesterday, Nov 19. The player expressed his thoughts on his achievements as ‘a great and unbelievable achievement.’ “I still have a lot to give”, said Grigor Dimitrov   Read More ...
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ATP Finals: Grigor Dimitrov beats David Goffin to win title in London
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov became the first man for 19 years to win the ATP Finals on his debut appearance with victory over Belgian David Goffin. Sixth seed Dimitrov, 26, claimed the biggest title of his career as he won 7-5 4-6 6-3 at London's O2 Arena. The Bulgarian collected £1.9m in prize money for coming through the tournament unbeaten in five matches across the group stage, semi-finals and final   Read More ...
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La nouvelle porte-parole du ministère russe de la Défense fait sensation sur les réseaux (PHOTOS)
Le ministère russe de la Défense s'offre un lifting : la journaliste Rossiana Markovskaïa, 26 ans, a été nommée le 17 novembre porte-parole du ministre Sergueï Choïgou. Une nomination qui a mis en émoi les internautes qui sont allés dénicher les clichés partagés par la journaliste sur les réseaux sociaux. Ancienne présentatrice télé, Rossiana Markovskaïa a déjà reçu un nouveau surnom : «Mignonne de la Défense» [Oboroniacha en russe]   Read More ...
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Nine killed, others injured in minibus crash in central Bulgaria
SOFIA (REUTERS) - Nine people were killed and 19 others were injured when a minibus crashed into a truck on a highway in central Bulgaria on Friday (Nov 17), the interior ministry said. The driver of the bus, which was taking a group of blind people back home after an excursion to the town of Dryanovo, was among the dead and some of the injured were in a critical condition   Read More ...
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Nine Bulgarian plants to promote Nebraska soybeans, soybean products in facilities
Neb. Dept. of Agriculture signed letters of intent. . Nine Bulgarian plants to promote Nebraska soybeans, soybean products in facilities Neb. Dept. of Agriculture signed letters of intent LINCOLN, Neb. — Nine soybean processing companies in Bulgaria will promote the use of Nebraska-grown soybeans and soybean products in their facilities. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture signed the letters of intent with the companies, Gov   Read More ...
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Bulgaria's parliament speaker resigns to avoid crisis
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's parliament speaker, Dimitar Glavchev, has resigned in an attempt to prevent a parliamentary crisis in the Balkan country which is due to take over the six-month rotating European Union presidency in January. Glavchev's resignation on Friday came after the main opposition Socialist party threatened to boycott parliament sessions, accusing the speaker of trying to silence the opposition   Read More ...
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Bulgaria's parliament speaker resigns 'to avoid political upheaval'
SOFIA: Bulgaria's parliament speaker Dimitar Glavchev resigned on Friday in a move he said was to avoid political upheaval as the country prepares to take over the six-month rotating European Union presidency in January. The opposition Socialists had demanded Glavchev's resignation and said they would boycott parliament sessions until he stepped down after he banned their leader, Kornelia Ninova, from the chamber over what he called offences to deputies and members of the government on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Tags: Government |  Parliament | 
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Bulgaria's parliament speaker resigns 'to avoid political upheaval'
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's parliament speaker Dimitar Glavchev resigned on Friday in a move he said was to avoid political upheaval as the country prepares to take over the six-month rotating European Union presidency in January. The opposition Socialists had demanded Glavchev's resignation and said they would boycott parliament sessions until he stepped down after he banned their leader, Kornelia Ninova, from the chamber over what he called offences to deputies and members of the government on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Tags: Government |  Parliament | 
Places: Malaysia |  Bulgaria | 
Bulgaria's parliament speaker resigns 'to avoid political upheaval'
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria’s parliament speaker Dimitar Glavchev resigned on Friday in a move he said was to avoid political upheaval as the country prepares to take over the six-month rotating European Union presidency in January. The opposition Socialists had demanded Glavchev’s resignation and said they would boycott parliament sessions until he stepped down after he banned their leader, Kornelia Ninova, from the chamber over what he called offences to deputies and members of the government on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Tags: Government |  Parliament | 
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Attaque chimique en Syrie : l'enquête dans l'impasse après le veto russe
L’enquête internationale sur les attaques chimiques en Syrie est dans l’impasse. Jeudi soir, à New York, la Russie a de nouveau fait usage de son droit de veto à une résolution du Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies. Le texte était soutenu par les Etats-Unis et les Européens notamment. La résolution visait à prolonger d’un an les travaux d’un groupe d’enquêteurs dont le mandat expire vendredi soir   Read More ...
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Wenn der Russe den Strom ausknipst
Europa Wenn der Russe den Strom ausknipst Russische Hacker sollen es auf die britische Energieversorgung abgesehen und versucht haben, einen Blackout in Großbritannien herbeizuführen. Es wurde berichtet, dass der Kreml den Angriff angeordnet habe. In Großbritannien vereitelt, fiel im schwedischen Gotland heute tatsächlich der Strom aus. Der Leiter des nationalen britischen Cybersicherheitszentrums hat am Mittwoch im Rahmen einer Technologiekonferenz bekannt gegeben, dass der versuchte Angriff auf die britische Stromversorgung aus Russland komme: Ich kann bestätigen, dass die russische Einflussnahme, die das nationale Sicherheitszentrum im letzten Jahr beobachtete, Angriffe auf britische Medien, Telekommunikations- und Energiesektoren beinhaltete   Read More ...
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Un Russe terrorise ses voisins en promenant son léopard dans son immeuble (VIDEOS)
En outre, l'homme, prénommé Alexandre, n’utilise qu’une simple laisse pour retenir le félin, sans penser à le museler, comme on peut le voir dans une vidéo diffusée par une émission de télévision locale, et relayée sur Internet. Cet animal est complètement domestiqué, il ne mord pas, ne saute sur personne [...] Il n’y a aucun danger. Alexandre, de son côté, plaide qu’il ne fait prendre aucun risque à ses voisins   Read More ...
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Migrant-smuggling gang caught in Bulgaria
SOFIA: Bulgarian authorities have smashed a gang suspected of smuggling migrants into Western Europe, prosecutors said in a statement on Wednesday. Eight people, including two Pakistanis, were charged with smuggling offences after they transported migrants, mainly Pakistanis, Afghans and Iraqis, from Turkey into Romania and then to Hungary and Austria, the statement said. Six members of the gang were detained following a coordinated operation in Sofia and the Danube towns of Vidin and Lom on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Migrants |  Trafficking | 
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Migrant-smuggling gang caught in Bulgaria
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian authorities have smashed a gang suspected of smuggling migrants into Western Europe, prosecutors said in a statement on Wednesday. Eight people, including two Pakistanis, were charged with smuggling offences after they transported migrants, mainly Pakistanis, Afghans and Iraqis, from Turkey into Romania and then to Hungary and Austria, the statement said. Six members of the gang were detained following a coordinated operation in Sofia and the Danube towns of Vidin and Lom on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Migrants |  Trafficking | 
Places: Malaysia |  Bulgaria | 
La Défense russe ouvre une enquête après la publication accidentelle d'images de jeu vidéo
Le ministère de la Défense russe a ouvert une enquête le 14 novembre après la publication sur les réseaux sociaux de photographies accompagnant l'un de ses communiqués : l'une d'entre elles provenait en effet d'un jeu vidéo. Le communiqué en question, qui annonçait que l'armée russe disposait de preuves «irréfutables» que les Etats-Unis «couvr[aient]» l'Etat islamique, était notamment accompagné d'une image issu du jeu vidéo de guerre «AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron»   Read More ...
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First Bulgaria-China vocational education center inaugurated
Plovdiv University and Shenzhen Polytechnic here on Monday inaugurated the first Bulgaria-China vocational education center (VEC) in a bid to boost cooperation, disseminate culture, and train talents. In the framework of this VEC, the two universities can share best practices, information on the latest research and developments achieved, and organize lectures and laboratory courses, said Prof. Zapryan Kozludzhov, Rector of Plovdiv University   Read More ...
Categories: Education | 
Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  China |  Bulgaria | 
Bulgarian ultra-nationalist trafficked migrants
SOFIA: A Bulgarian ultra-nationalist whose party fiercely opposes immigration was given a suspended jail sentence on Wednesday for trafficking refugees. Anelia Veleva from the National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB) party was arrested in July in a convoy of two cars transporting two Syrians and three Iraqis. After crossing over from Turkey into Bulgaria, Veleva aimed to help the migrants cross into Serbia on their way to western Europe, a court in Plovdiv heard   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Migrants | 
Places: Malaysia |  Europe |  E. Europe |  Bulgaria | 
Bulgarian yoghurt all the rage in China
THE Bulgarian villagers pour over their books, struggling with Mandarin words and characters. But they are not going to China — China is coming to them. Because of yoghurt. “It’s difficult. You have to be quite tough not to give up,” says pensioner Tsvetka Radkova, 66, in a classroom in the village of Momchilovtsi in southern Bulgaria. But her daughter Veselina, 37, accompanied in the lessons by her 9-year-old girl, trots out whole sentences in Chinese, to the cheers of her classmates   Read More ...
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Bulgarian village goes Chinese in yoghurt craze
The Bulgarian villagers hunker over their books, struggling with their Mandarin words and characters. But they are not going to China -- the Middle Kingdom is coming to them. This summer Momchilovtsi played host to hundreds of Chinese visitors attending the village's third Chinese-Bulgarian yoghurt festival. The 1,200 inhabitants of Momchilovtsi already host about 1,000 Chinese tourists annually out of a total of 5,000-6,000 visitors, mayor Siyka Surkova told AFP   Read More ...
Places: China |  Bulgaria |  Lebanon | 
Bulgarian village goes Chinese in yoghurt craze
MOMCHILOVTSI (Bulgaria) — The Bulgarian villagers hunker over their books, struggling with their Mandarin words and characters. But they are not going to China — the Middle Kingdom is coming to them. Because of yoghurt. "It's difficult. You have to be quite tough not to give up," says pensioner Tsvetka Radkova, 66, as she puffs and pants in the classroom in the village of Momchilovtsi in southern Bulgaria   Read More ...
Places: China |  Singapore |  Bulgaria | 
Bulgaria to Work for the Lifting of Russia Sanctions During Its EU Presidency
Bulgaria intends to seek the lifting of sanctions against Russia during its term as chairman of the Council of the EU in 2018, as announced by the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov during the opening of an office of the European Investment Bank in Sofia, news agency Ukrinform reports. “During our term as chairman of the EU, we must work politically and diplomatically to lift sanctions from Russia and reduce tensions between Europe and Russia   Read More ...
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Places: Europe |  Russia |  Bulgaria | 
Fipronil-tainted eggs found in Bulgaria
SOFIA - A batch of 215,000 fipronil-tainted eggs has been found in a warehouse and in shops in Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria, an official said Tuesday. According to Kamen Yankov, head of the local Food Safety Agency, the fipronil was above the norm, but far below the toxic dose. Someone may suffer if they eat two kilograms of these eggs within a month, Yankov told reporters   Read More ...
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Bulgaria-China business forum held in Sofia
SOFIA - A Bulgaria-China business forum that was held here on Tuesday drew representatives from some 50 companies and aimed to deepen bilateral ties between the countries. Organized by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Beijing Sub-Council (CCPIT Beijing), the event provided information to help Bulgarian and Chinese companies do business with each other   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Trade | 
Places: Europe |  E. Europe |  Bulgaria | 
Theaters in China, Bulgaria join forces
China's national performing arts theater chain CPAA Theaters and the Ivan Vazov National Theater of Bulgaria, signed a cooperation agreement in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on Thursday during the third China-CEEC (Central and Eastern European Countries) Cultural Cooperation Forum. The agreement is the latest part of the Silk Road International League of Theaters, an open and developing institution initiated by CPAA Theaters in 2013   Read More ...
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Tags: Theater | 
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Theaters in China, Bulgaria join forces
China's national performing arts theater chain CPAA Theaters and the Ivan Vazov National Theater of Bulgaria, signed a cooperation agreement in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on Thursday during the third China-CEEC (Central and Eastern European Countries) Cultural Cooperation Forum. The agreement is the latest part of the Silk Road International League of Theaters, an open and developing institution initiated by CPAA Theaters in 2013   Read More ...
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Tags: Theater | 
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Bulgarian Foreign Ministry condemns vandalism in Sofia Jewish cemetery
Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry condemned the vandalism of gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in the capital city of Sofia. The vandalism occurred last week in the Jewish section of the Sofia Central Cemetery. It was first reported to the Shalom Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria, which posted photos of the damage on Facebook. Загрижени членове на софийската еврейска общност се свързаха притеснени с нас, след като по-рано днес са се натъкнали на… Photos show toppled gravestones, as well as one stone broken into three pieces   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Death & Dying |  Burials |  Destruction |  Cemetery |  Vandalism | 
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Bulgaria Delays Trial of Two Lebanese Nationals Over 2012 Attack on Israeli Tourists
This is the third delay of the trial in absentia of two men accused of helping carry out the deadly bombing of an Israeli tourist bus in the Bulgarian resort town of Burgas.   Read More ...
Places: Israel |  Bulgaria |  Lebanon | 
Parents denied bail in case over mobile contract default
A Bulgarian man has appeared in court after being arrested on a European Arrest Warrant issued for breaching bail in a case over a mobile contract default. Police brought Atanas Yorgov 42, from Varna, Bulgaria before Magistrate Gabriella Vella on Monday. Yorgov and his wife had been placed on the wanted list by Poland after he left the country, despite having been on bail pending criminal proceedings   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Law Enforcement |  Arrests | 
Places: Europe |  E. Europe |  Malta |  Bulgaria | 
J-1 student from Bulgaria found safe after being reported missing
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach Police say a 20-year-old J-1 student was found safe Monday after being reported missing by friends when she did not show up for her flight back home to Bulgaria on Saturday. The J-1 student was working at a restaurant in Myrtle Beach. She was staying at the Bermuda Sands Hotel. After police were contacted, hotel staff entered the room, but were unable to locate her   Read More ...
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Israeli Air Force Holds Large-scale Joint Exercise in Bulgaria
42 Israeli aircraft said to take part, while Bulgaria contributes S-300 missile system of the type deployed in Syria and Iran.   Read More ...
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Why is Bulgaria's population falling off a cliff?
Bulgaria is projected to have the fastest-shrinking population in the world. It's already lost a fifth of its population since the 1990s. But what does this mean for those who remain? Deep in the Bulgarian countryside, in the western province of Pernik, I make a rare discovery. It's not Stoyan Evtimov's traditional embroidered woollen tunic that makes him unusual. It's the fact he's a thirty-something living in a village   Read More ...
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Oranje’s win over Bulgaria keeps World Cup hopes flickering
Dutch hopes of qualifying for next year’s World Cup are hanging by a thread after Oranje beat Bulgaria 3-1 in Amsterdam to move into third place in Group A. Oranje’s World Cup woes began when they lost 2-0 in Sofia in March, a result that cost coach Danny Blind his job. His successor, Dick Advocaat, managed to win the return fixture on Sunday night but Sweden’s commanding 4-0 win over Belarus means the Dutch have only a slim chance of catching their rivals in second place   Read More ...
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Middle East conflicts boost Bulgarian arms exports
SOFIA: Conflicts in the Middle East boosted Bulgaria's arms exports by almost 60 percent in 2016 to record levels not seen since the end of communism, official data showed Thursday.   Read More ...
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Bulgaria seizes contaminated eggs from Germany
SOFIA: Authorities in Bulgaria have seized a tonne of powdered eggs contaminated with the same chemical that has led to millions of poultry products being recalled across Europe, the country's food safety agency said on Tuesday (Aug 29). The agency said it was informed by German officials earlier this month that a 500-kilogramme batch of powdered eggs originating in Germany and used to make mayonnaise and ice cream was contaminated with the insecticide fipronil   Read More ...
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