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UK’s Prince William steps down from ambulance job to become full-time royal

/  27.07.2017  /  World 

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William will give up his day job on Thursday when he completes his last shift as an air ambulance pilot before focusing full-time on his royal duties.

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U.N.’s Guterres concerned about risk of escalating violence in Jerusalem

/  27.07.2017  /  World 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio GuterresĀ said on Wednesday he is concerned about the risk of violence escalating in the Old City of Jerusalem, where recent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians have been the bloodiest in years.

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Israel’s Netanyahu threatens to shut Al-Jazeera Jerusalem office

/  27.07.2017  /  World 

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he would work to close the Jerusalem offices of Qatar-based al-Jazeera, accusing the television news network of inciting recent violence in the city.

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Israeli lawmakers vote to set high bar for ceding parts of Jerusalem

/  27.07.2017  /  World 

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s parliament on Wednesday passed the first of three votes needed to enact legislation that would set an extra-high threshold for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians.

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Canadian military tweets welcome as Trump bans transgender personnel

/  27.07.2017  /  World 

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s military took to Twitter to welcome recruits from all gender identities on Wednesday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military.

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Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border

/  26.07.2017  /  World 

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Wednesday that the group was close to defeating Nusra Front militants in the battle along the Syrian-Lebanese border.

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Egypt sets up national council to fight terrorism

/  26.07.2017  /  World 

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt established a national council for combating terrorism on Wednesday, giving it broad authority to set policies aimed at “fighting extremism,” a presidential decree stated.

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Ukraine president strips one-time ally Saakashvili of citizenship

/  26.07.2017  /  World 

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stripped one-time ally Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, the migration service said on Wednesday, spelling the likely end of the former Georgian president’s political aspirations in Ukraine.

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    Foxconn announces U.S. manufacturing plant in Wisconsin

    /  27.07.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Wednesday announced plans to build a $10 billion LCD display panel screen plant in Wisconsin.

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    Facebook results beat estimates as mobile ad sales soar, stock at record high

    /  27.07.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – Facebook Inc surpassed quarterly profit and revenue estimates on Wednesday as the social media giant found more ways to attract advertisers to its mobile app including its centerpiece product, the Facebook News Feed, sending its shares to an all-time high.

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    FTSE Russell to exclude Snap from stock indexes

    /  27.07.2017  /  Business 

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – FTSE Russell CEO Mark Makepeace said on Wednesday the index provider plans to exclude Snap Inc from its widely followed stock indexes because of the Snapchat owner’s unusual share structure that denies voting rights to investors.

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    Uber’s Kalanick hires former U.S. prosecutor ahead of Waymo deposition

    /  27.07.2017  /  Business 

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber’s former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, has hired the former top federal prosecutor in San Francisco to represent him ahead of a deposition in a high-profile trade secrets case against Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving car unit, the attorney’s firm said on Wednesday.

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    PayPal’s profit rises 27.2 percent

    /  27.07.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – PayPal Holdings Inc reported a 27.2 percent rise in quarterly profit as the payment processor’s growing strategic partnerships helped boost payment volumes.

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    Energy Future warns delay would kill Oncor sale to Buffett

    /  26.07.2017  /  Business 

    WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc will walk away from its $9 billion acquisition of Oncor Electric Delivery Co if the deal is delayed, an attorney for the parent company of Texas’ largest utility told a bankruptcy judge on Wednesday.

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    U.S. defense companies lift forecasts amid growing security concerns

    /  26.07.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – Top U.S. weapons makers reported better-than-expected quarterly results and raised their full-year forecasts, buoyed by higher demand for fighter jets and tanks amid heightened security concerns around the world.

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    Chipotle served another subpoena after latest food scare

    /  26.07.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said U.S. federal prosecutors served a subpoena, seeking information related to a suspected norovirus outbreak at a restaurant in Sterling, Virginia that it briefly closed last week.

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      Massachusetts immigrant ruling could guide other states: official

      /  27.07.2017  /  Politics 

      BOSTON (Reuters) – A ruling by Massachusetts’ top court could influence other state courts to rule that police cannot detain illegal immigrants solely to give federal authorities time to take them into custody, state Attorney General Maura Healey said on Wednesday.

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      Massachusetts immigrant ruling could guide other states: official

      /  27.07.2017  /  Politics 

      BOSTON (Reuters) – A ruling by Massachusetts’ top court could influence other state courts to rule that police cannot detain illegal immigrants solely to give federal authorities time to take them into custody, state Attorney General Maura Healey said on Wednesday.

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      Head of Senate panel says near deal on Russia, Iran sanctions vote

      /  27.07.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers are near an agreement that would pave the way for the Senate to vote on legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia and Iran, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Wednesday.

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      Trump criticism prompts questions over Attorney General’s future

      /  27.07.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump further stoked speculation about the fate of his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday by assailing him in a fresh round of tweets even as Sessions was attending meetings at the White House.

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      Secretary of State Tillerson says he is ‘not going anywhere’

      /  27.07.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he was “not going anywhere,” denying news reports that he was considering leaving his post.

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      As Washington refocuses on tax, anti-tax activist sees bill in September

      /  27.07.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans are ramping up discussions on overhauling the U.S. tax code that a prominent Republican anti-tax advocate said on Wednesday will produce a bill by September that will include a hefty corporate tax cut.

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      U.S. Treasury’s Mnuchin urges Congress to lift debt limit before recess

      /  26.07.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged Congress on Wednesday to raise the federal debt limit before lawmakers start their August recess, to avoid higher interest costs to taxpayers and market uncertainty about a potential default.

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      White House domestic advisers take lead on refugee decision: officials

      /  26.07.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC) is taking the lead on a decision about how many refugees to admit to the United States next year, two current and three former officials said, a move that may empower those who wish to reduce immigration.

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        FINA will not revert to ‘synchronized swimming’, Marculescu says

        /  27.07.2017  /  Sports 

        BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The international swimming governing body FINA will not revert to ‘synchronized swimming’ after the name of the sport was changed to ‘artistic swimming’ last week, FINA executive chairman Cornel Marculescu told Reuters on Wednesday.

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        Pirelli blames external factors for Raikkonen tire problem

        /  26.07.2017  /  Sports 

        BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Kimi Raikkonen’s British Grand Prix tire problem was caused by external factors and not any structural weakness, Pirelli said on Wednesday.

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        Ex-heavyweight champion Fury appears to have retired again

        /  26.07.2017  /  Sports 

        LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury appears to have hung up his gloves again in a post on Instagram.

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        Soccer: Neymar cleared in tax evasion case, father says

        /  26.07.2017  /  Sports 

        SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Barcelona striker Neymar has been cleared of any criminal charges in a long-running tax evasion case in Brazil, the player’s father said on Wednesday.

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        Swimming: U.S. set world record to win 4×100 meters mixed medley relay

        /  26.07.2017  /  Sports 

        BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The United States broke the world record in the mixed 4×100 meters medley relay for the second time in a day to win gold in the final at the world swimming championships on Wednesday.

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        Ennis-Hill, U.S. relay team to get medals at London worlds

        /  26.07.2017  /  Sports 

        LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s former Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will be back on the podium next month as one of the athletes receiving medals reallocated from dopers at the world championships, the IAAF announced on Wednesday.

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        Kuchar hopes to carry momentum into Canadian Open golf

        /  26.07.2017  /  Sports 

        TORONTO (Reuters) – Matt Kuchar will try to carry the momentum from his near-miss at the British Open into this week’s Canadian Open in Oakville where world number one Dustin Johnson hopes to rediscover the solid form he enjoyed earlier this year.

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        Egyptian endurance athlete sets new goals after cycling record

        /  26.07.2017  /  Sports 

        CAIRO (Reuters) – Not content with having been part of the fastest ever team to cycle across Europe, Egyptian endurance athlete Helmy Elsaeed is turning his attention to a challenge closer to home – and then potentially the Winter Olympics.

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          Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet

          /  26.07.2017  /  Science 

          OSLO (Reuters) – Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun’s rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet.

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          Neil Armstrong’s moon bag sells for $1.8 million at auction

          /  21.07.2017  /  Science 

          NEW YORK (Reuters) – A bag used by U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring the first samples of moon dust back to Earth was sold to an anonymous bidder for $1.8 million at an auction in New York on Thursday marking the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing.

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          Musk says he gets OK to start work on New York-Washington ‘hyperloop’

          /  20.07.2017  /  Science 

          SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said he had received “verbal” approval to start building a high-speed underground transport system linking New York and Washington that could cut travel time between the cities to about half an hour.

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          Outback axes suggest humans reached Australia 18,000 years earlier than thought

          /  20.07.2017  /  Science 

          SYDNEY (Reuters) – Axheads and grinding stones from a cave in Australia’s far north suggest humans arrived on the continent about 65,000 years ago, or 18,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to research published on Thursday.

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          MH370 search data unveils fishing hot spots, ancient geological movements

          /  19.07.2017  /  Science 

          SYDNEY (Reuters) – Detailed sea-floor maps made during the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, released by Australia on Wednesday, could help increase the knowledge of rich fisheries and the prehistoric movement of the earth’s southern continents.

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          Fearsome T-rex was a plodder not a sprinter, researchers say

          Fearsome T-rex was a plodder not a sprinter, researchers say

          /  18.07.2017  /  Science 

          LONDON (Reuters) – Line up Usain Bolt at the starting blocks with a Tyrannosaurus rex and the dinosaur would be left behind in the sprinter’s dust, according to computer-assisted research that turns long-held assumptions on their head.

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          High-speed Hyperloop project ready for key test in Nevada

          /  14.07.2017  /  Science 

          (Reuters) – Engineers will soon conduct a crucial test of a futuristic technology championed by entrepreneur Elon Musk that seeks to revolutionize transportation by sending passengers and cargo packed into pods through an intercity system of vacuum tubes.

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          Neil Armstrong’s moon bag to fetch up to $4 million at auction

          /  13.07.2017  /  Science 

          NEW YORK (Reuters) – The long-lost bag used by U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring back to Earth the first samples of moon dust is expected to sell for up to $4 million when it is auctioned with other space memorabilia next week in New York City.

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            Some Chinese electric car makers mull alliance to save money, time

            /  27.07.2017  /  Technology 

            BEIJING (Reuters) – A handful of China’s many electric vehicle (EV) start-ups are considering setting up an alliance to pool resources, develop joint technology and bring cars more quickly to the world’s biggest autos market.

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            Apple supplier Japan Display seeks $893 million to fund restructuring: Nikkei

            /  27.07.2017  /  Technology 

            (Reuters) – Liquid crystal display panels manufacturer Japan Display Inc is seeking about 100 billion yen ($893 million) from its main creditors to fund an ongoing restructuring, the Nikkei reported on Thursday.

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            PayPal beats estimates, raises 2017 forecasts

            /  27.07.2017  /  Technology 

            (Reuters) – PayPal Holdings Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the payment processor’s growing strategic partnerships helped boost payment volumes.

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            FTSE Russell to exclude Snap from stock indexes over voting rights

            /  27.07.2017  /  Technology 

            (Reuters) – FTSE Russell said on Wednesday it plans to exclude Snap Inc from its widely followed stock indexes because Snap, the owner of messaging app Snapchat, has an unusual share structure that denies voting rights to investors.

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            Facebook profit, revenue smash estimates as mobile ad sales soar

            /  27.07.2017  /  Technology 

            (Reuters) – Facebook Inc crushed quarterly profit and revenue estimates on Wednesday as the social media giant’s push into video ads helped bolster its fast-growing mobile ad business.

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            Uber’s Kalanick hires former U.S. prosecutor ahead of Waymo deposition

            /  27.07.2017  /  Technology 

            SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber’s former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, has hired the former top federal prosecutor in San Francisco to represent him ahead of a deposition in a high-profile trade secrets case against Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving car unit, the attorney’s firm said on Wednesday.

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            iRobot shares surge on strong sales of Roomba vacuum cleaners

            /  26.07.2017  /  Technology 

            SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Shares in iRobot Corp jumped 23 percent to a record high on Wednesday after the Roomba robotic vacuum maker posted better-than-expected quarterly results and said it was buying its largest European distributor.

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            Facebook funds Harvard effort to fight election hacking, propaganda

            /  26.07.2017  /  Technology 

            LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will provide initial funding of $500,000 for a nonprofit organization that aims to help protect political parties, voting systems and information providers from hackers and propaganda attacks, the world’s largest social network said on Wednesday.

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              Beatles’ company wins lawsuit over Shea Stadium concert rights

              /  27.07.2017  /  Entertainment 

              NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Corps, the company founded by members of The Beatles, on Wednesday won the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking the rights to the master tapes of the band’s celebrated 1965 concert at New York’s Shea Stadium.

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              Angelina Jolie puts movies aside for cooking, cleaning up poop

              /  26.07.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Angelina Jolie has put movie-making on hold to become a better mom, take cooking classes and do ordinary tasks like picking up dog poop.

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              Director of harrowing ‘Detroit’ hopes film starts dialogue on race

              /  26.07.2017  /  Entertainment 

              (Reuters) – Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow brought her powerful interpretation of Detroit’s racially charged 1967 riots home to the city in the world premiere of “Detroit,” saying she hoped the film would encourage a wider dialogue nationwide.

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              Rihanna meets French president Macron to address education goals

              /  26.07.2017  /  Entertainment 

              PARIS (Reuters) – Rihanna met French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday to discuss the pop star’s charity activities in healthcare and education.

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              ‘Wonder Woman’ returning for 2019 movie sequel

              /  26.07.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Wonder Woman” is coming back for more.

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              Your mission, should you choose to accept: save the UK economy

              /  26.07.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LONDON (Reuters) – Were it not for Tom Cruise and Mary Poppins, Britain’s economy might not have gained any speed at all during a sluggish second quarter.

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              ‘Simpsons’ creator heads to Netflix with adult comedy

              /  26.07.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is swapping Springfield for a medieval kingdom in a new animated adult comedy series called “Disenchantment” for Netflix, the streaming platform said on Tuesday.

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              Frank Sinatra’s fourth wife Barbara dies at age 90

              /  25.07.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, her representative said.

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                Study links rising U.S. e-cigarette use to rise in smokers quitting

                /  27.07.2017  /  Health 

                LONDON (Reuters) – A rise in the use of electronic cigarettes among American adults is linked to a significant increase in the numbers of people quitting smoking, researchers said on Wednesday.

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                Obamacare repeal battle back on Senate floor

                /  26.07.2017  /  Health 

                WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Senate will try again on Wednesday to approve a repeal of Obamacare as they struggle to keep a seven-year-old promise to end a law that has provided health insurance for millions of Americans but which they say is costly and intrusive.

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                GSK gives up on rare diseases as gene therapy gets two customers

                /  26.07.2017  /  Health 

                LONDON (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline is swimming against the tide by getting out of treatments for rare diseases at a time when rivals like Sanofi and Shire see the field as a rich seam for profits.

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                Anthem says may exit more individual markets over Obamacare funding

                /  26.07.2017  /  Health 

                (Reuters) – Anthem Inc said it may exit more individual Obamacare markets as the future of the national healthcare law and the government subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans remain up in the air.

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                Red Cross urges West, Saudi-led coalition to resolve Yemen crisis

                /  26.07.2017  /  Health 

                GENEVA (Reuters) – Western and regional powers must use their influence on Yemen’s warring parties to end a two-year conflict that has exacerbated a huge cholera epidemic and left the country in ruins, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday.

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                Drugmaker GSK calls for at least two years’ Brexit transition

                /  26.07.2017  /  Health 

                LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s pharmaceutical industry needs at least two years’ transition to cope with the impact of the country leaving the European Union, the chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline said on Wednesday.

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                Cochlear unveils hearing implants that work directly with Apple’s iPhone

                /  26.07.2017  /  Health 

                (Reuters) – Cochlear Ltd said Wednesday it can now stream audio directly from Apple Inc’s iPhone, iPad and iPod to the microchips in its hearing implants without having to use an additional device.

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                UK will not accept chlorinated chicken to secure U.S. trade deal: minister

                /  26.07.2017  /  Health 

                LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will not accept imports of chlorinated chicken in pursuit of a trade deal with the United States after Brexit, its environment minister said on Wednesday, days after a trade minister tried to play down public health concerns.

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