EUROPEAN NEWS — SOCIETY

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Wednesday the government's decision to drop the controversial project to build an international airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes (NDDL) western France, ending five decades of protests.

Women's pay has increased more than the wages earned by men in Britain, but the gender pay gap remains at almost 10 percent, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a new report Wednesday.

Two Ukrainian government soldiers were killed and five others injured when a military vehicle hit a landmine in Ukraine's conflict-torn eastern Lugansk region Wednesday, authorities said.

Slovenian police arrested some 20 migrants from Pakistan in a van that entered Slovenia illegally from Croatia after a high-speed chase early on Wednesday morning.

French investigators were searching the headquarters of dairy giant Lactalis on Wednesday as part of an investigation over salmonella contamination that affected scores of infants and triggered an international recall, state-run radio reported.

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