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Portuguese shopkeepers using ceramic frogs to ‘scare away’ Roma

Porto, Portugal - Surrounded by baskets of oranges and tangerines, a bright green ceramic frog stands at the entrance of Helena Conceicao's grocery shop. "Everybody has frogs here," she said. "It's to scare away Gypsies because they are afraid of frogs." Similar ornaments have been placed at the entrance of shops, cafes and restaurants all…

Israel promises it can foil foreign election meddling amid scare

Posted January 10, 2019 00:02:29 Israel's Shin Bet security service has assured the public it is well prepared to thwart any foreign intervention in the country's upcoming elections, after its director warned such efforts were being made by a world power. Key points:Russia is suspected to be making efforts to meddle in Israel's April electionsPrime…

Labor’s energy policy is savvy – now is it scare proof?

Updated November 23, 2018 09:13:18 Hours before Bill Shorten delivered his energy policy on Thursday, Scott Morrison's office had circulated an attack.Labor's plan was for a "carbon tax"; the proposed subsidy for "pink batteries" would leave households "$8,000 out of pocket".It was a wild broadside that said much about how the Government hopes a massive…

Woman arrested in Queensland after investigation into strawberry needle scare

Updated November 11, 2018 18:50:56 A 50-year-old woman has been arrested over the strawberry contamination scare that began in south-east Queensland in September. Key points:Queensland Police launched nationwide investigation to find those responsible for spate of sharp objects in fruitMore than 100 incidents of needles were reported around the country in SeptemberWoman is expected to…

Watch Ellen DeGeneres give the cast of Modern Family a scare

The cast of Modern Family was given a pre-Halloween fright courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres. Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, and Rico Rodriguez appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday and as expected, the sit -down is filled with laugh-out-loud moments. During…

Dominic Raab dismisses no deal Brexit reports as ‘hair-raising scare stories’

Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier shake hands during a joint news conference in Brussels, Belgium July 26, 2018. Reuters / Yves Herman UK and EU negotiators met in Brussels on Tuesday for the latest round of Brexit talks.The UK's Brexit Secretary…
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