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It's time to raise a glass for sljivovica - Serbia's traditional plum brandy that authorities said Thursday is being added to the U.N.’s list of intangible cultural heritage as a cherished tradition to be preserved by humanity. UNESCO experts gathering in Morocco this week decided that “social practices and knowledge related to the preparation and use” of sljivovica (pronounced SHLI’-vuh-vitsah) deserve U.N. recognition as an example of an important cultural tradition, Serbia's Ministry of Culture said. Sljivovica has been handcrafted — and consumed — in Serbia for centuries, a custom carried from generation to generation that experts say has become part of the national identity.
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STORY: IMF Managing Director said she was confident that the European Union, United States and other international partners would continue to provide needed support for Ukraine.She said the IMF had provided $2.7 billion in emergency financing to Ukraine, and had just agreed a board monitoring program with Ukraine that would pave the way for a formal financing program.
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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits came back down last week, hovering near levels suggesting the U.S. labor market has been largely unaffected by the Federal Reserve's aggressive interest rate hikes. Applications for jobless aid fell to 225,000 for the week ending Nov. 26, a decline of 16,000 from the previous week's 241,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Applications for unemployment benefits are a proxy for layoffs, and viewed with other employment data, shows that American workers are enjoying extraordinary job security at the moment, despite an economy with some glaring weaknesses.
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Mayor warns Kyiv could be without heat all winter; Kremlin says US, NATO 'participating' in Ukraine war: Live updates
The continued Russian battering of Kyiv's energy infrastructure could result in large swaths of the city unable to heat homes this winter. Updates.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 12 other groups on Thursday warned the European Union against adopting rules that could exclude Amazon, Alphabet unit Google, Microsoft and other non-EU cloud services providers from the European market. The statement was sent to relevant Commissioners at the European Commission, national governments, EU cybersecurity agency ENISA, and EU lawmakers early Thursday.
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Thousands of patients each week are being stranded for long stretches in ambulances outside overflowing British hospitals, a growing crisis that has likely contributed to scores of deaths, health care leaders said Thursday. The U.K.'s ambulance service is seizing up in some areas as the country’s health system faces an inferno of pressures, including rising demand for care after pandemic restrictions were eased; a surge in flu and other winter viruses after two lockdown years; and staff shortages from pandemic burnout and a post-Brexit drought of European workers in Britain. Thousands of hospital beds are also occupied by people who are fit to be discharged but have nowhere to go because of a dearth of places for long-term care.
(Reuters) -An employee at the Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, where a supervisor shot six co-workers dead last week may struggle to prevail in a $50-million lawsuit she filed accusing the retailer of failing to protect its workers, legal experts say. A system meant to help workers get compensated for workplace injuries could make it difficult for the lawsuit to succeed. That is in part because nearly all U.S. states, including Virginia, require employers to buy workers compensation insurance to pay workers for medical expenses and lost wages stemming from workplace injuries.
The drug, RVT-3101, was originally developed by Pfizer, which will hold a 25% stake in the new unit, with Roivant holding the remaining interest. Pfizer will hold commercial rights outside of the two countries. The deal also gives the unit an option to develop and co-commercialize a second antibody therapy for inflammatory and fibrotic diseases with the U.S. drugmaker.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have officially cemented their “single parent” status and wiped their hands clean from one another as spouses. The Blast reported on November 29th that Kanye and Kim, along with their respective legal teams, reached a settlement agreement regarding the custody of their four children and the division of properties. Kim […]
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TikToker Katie Sigmond recorded herself hitting a golf ball into Grand Canyon and her club flew in after it. Here are the crimes she was charged with.
"I laughed involuntarily. His comment was so absurd and insulting that I felt my brain separate from my body, like I wasn’t there."
Buckingham Palace staffer who resigned over racist comments once reportedly said Harry and Meghan's marriage would 'end in tears'
Lady Susan Hussey resigned after reportedly asking a Black charity founder "where they really came from" multiple times during a royal event.
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The witness told officials that he overheard someone inside the home state that multiple people were on their way to “have their way with her.”
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Gaylord Perry won 314 games during a 22-year career before being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.
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“When I first heard about it, I didn’t believe it,” the homeowner told media outlets.
The Today show weather anchor, 68, is back in the hospital and had been treated for blood clots in his leg and lungs
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Malaysian influencer MsPuiyi was reportedly slapped with a fine after crashing her Porsche just days after it got a new paint job. MsPuiyi, whose real name is Siew Pui Yi, announced that she had finally bought her first sports car, a black Porsche, in a Facebook post in December 2021. The Penthouse cover star even reportedly shared photos and a video via Instagram Stories of her driving around Kuala Lumpur in her newly painted car.
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As Ukrainian forces recaptured a key town, another elite Russian unit appeared to go through 'the meat grinder'
Kyiv caught the world off guard with its fast-paced counteroffensive this fall, including an elite Russian unit in a key city in eastern Ukraine.
Simon Cowell has fans very concerned. The former “American Idol” alum showed off a new look recently and it’s caused absolute chaos on social media. Simon Cowell’s Face Alarms Fans! He recently appeared in a new video for “Britain’s Got Talent,” and the face transformation is alarming! During the video, Cowell encouraged future and potential […]