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Blog posts of '2018' 'September'

Molly, Sweden's anti-doping dog, gives cheats new problem to chew on
In an ice hockey hall in northern Stockholm, Molly, a four-year-old springer spaniel, busily searches for substances her handlers have planted in locker rooms, shoes and trash cans.
Germany's Merkel aims with Turkey's Erdogan for Syria meeting in October
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she agreed with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to aim for holding a four-way meeting in October to discuss the situation of the rebel-held Syrian region of Idlib.
Russia says photos don't prove its spy was linked to Skripal case
The Kremlin said on Friday a likeness between a Russian intelligence colonel and a suspect in the Skripal poisoning case does not prove they are the same person, comparing the resemblance to that of impersonators posing as Lenin.
Quake strikes off Indonesia, bringing down 'many buildings'
A major 7.5 quake struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, briefly prompting a tsunami alert after a milder tremor brought down houses, and initial reports from the area said "many buildings" had collapsed.
From the trenches comes Peter Jackson's World War One film
Featuring voice-overs from veteran soldiers and transformed 100-year-old archive footage from the battlefield, Peter Jackson offered a first look at his upcoming World War One film "They Shall Not Grow Old".
Exclusive: Insider favored as Airbus speeds up CEO search - sources
Airbus is moving swiftly toward appointing planemaking head Guillaume Faury as its next chief executive after accelerating the search for a successor to outgoing Tom Enders to address a growing leadership vacuum, people familiar with the matter said.
Germany needs more evidence to declare Gulen movement illegal: Merkel
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany needed more evidence if it was to class the movement of U.S.-based cleric Fetullah Gulen, blamed by Turkey for the 2016 failed coup, as a "terrorist" organization as Ankara is demanding.
Mortensen thought twice about bouncer role in 'Green Book'
Danish-American actor Viggo Mortensen says he was nervous at first about playing a burly Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx in comedy-drama "Green Book", unsure whether he could portray the character convincingly.
China lets banks' public wealth management product indirectly buy stocks
China's banking regulator issued new rules on Friday allowing wealth management products publicly sold by banks to invest in equity-related mutual funds, giving WMPs an indirect way to buy stocks and potentially benefiting the share market. Previously, such WMPs were only allowed to invest in money market and bond funds.
CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Futures dip as Italy's deficit woes weigh
U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday, the last trading day of the third quarter, on worries over Italy's proposed budget, with investors awaiting details on a trade deal between the United States and Mexico.