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Time is slowing down in Europe. Here’s why.



Albert Einstein theorized 113 years ago that under certain circumstances, time can slow down.

It’s happening now.

The industry group for Europe’s power grid says many digital clocks in 25 countries across the continent, from Spain to Turkey and from Poland to the Netherlands, are losing time — almost 6 minutes since mid-January. And it wants politicians to fix the problem.

Image: Microwave oven in France

A salesman demonstrates a microwave oven to customers at a Conforama store in Paris.