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Trump’s gifts to world leaders revealed

The annual list of gifts that U.S. President Donald Trump has dispensed to foreign leaders is out, and the State Department report reveals some eclectic taste in his gift-giving. The report is sent to Congress. …

Kyiv stops  all public transportation

As part of the fight against the coronavirus outbreak, public transport in Kyiv will be halted starting from March 22. "Kyiv stops passenger traffic, except for emergency workers, pharmacies and grocery stores starting from …

Family men more likely to express being sick

Social scientists think that a person’s values may shape internal views on 'socially appropriate sickness'. This has implications for how different individuals may take more action in dealing with illness rather than spreading …

Luxembourg makes all public transport free

Luxembourg is to become the first country to offer a free public transport system, as the government tries to reduce particularly dense car traffic, The Guardian reports. Some cities have taken similar partial …

Blood pressure control can extend life up to 3 years

Having blood pressure of less than 120 MM HG can extend a person’s lifespan from between six months to three years, depending on how old they were when they began intensive blood pressure control. A new study by investigators …

Ukrainian pensioner comes to life before funeral

In Ukraine, in the Vinnytsia region, 83-year-old pensioner Ksenia Diduh woke up 10 hours after the death recorded by doctors. Relatives have already organized the woman’s funeral, even managed to dig a grave. At the …

World's most liveable cities revealed

Copenhagen in Denmark and Bern in Switzerland have been ranked as the most 'liveable' cities in the world, according to an annual study. Global mobility experts, ECA (Employment Conditions Abroad) International looked at a …

Unemployment fell to 11-year low in France

French unemployment fell unexpectedly at the end of last year to an 11-year low, official data showed today. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1% in the final three months of last year from 8.5% in the third quarter, which was …

Melodic alarms may help reduce morning grogginess

A recent Australian study found that certain alarm noises can decrease morning grogginess. Study participants who woke up to a melodic song had lower levels of morning grogginess than those who chose a beeping sound, according to …