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Ex-Argentine leader Fernandez trails in Senate race: early tally

/  23.10.2017  /  World 

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The candidate backed by Argentina’s business-friendly president, Mauricio Macri, held a wide lead against former President Cristina Fernandez in Sunday’s race for the Senate in the bellwether province of Buenos Aires, early election results showed on Sunday.

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Argentina’s Macri aims for mid-term win to bolster reform agenda

/  23.10.2017  /  World 

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Polls closed in Argentina on Sunday in a vote to elect one third of the Senate and half of the lower house of Congress that could give business-friendly President Mauricio Macri’s coalition a broader mandate to implement reforms.

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Defense chief Mattis in Asia, will discuss North Korea crisis with allies

/  23.10.2017  /  World 

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would talk with Asian allies about North Korea and the crisis caused by Pyongyang’s “reckless” provocations, as he kicked off a week-long trip to the region on Monday to meet defense chiefs in the Philippines.

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Italian regions vote in favor of autonomy in shadow of Catalonia crisis

/  23.10.2017  /  World 

MILAN (Reuters) – Two wealthy regions of northern Italy voted overwhelmingly on Sunday for greater autonomy in referendums that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when Spain is striving to prevent Catalonia from breaking away.

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‘Despondent’ May losing sleep on in-fighting, said Juncker: FAZ

/  23.10.2017  /  World 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Theresa May looked “despondent”, with deep rings under her eyes, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker told aides after dining with the British prime minister last week, a German newspaper said on Sunday.

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Slovenian President Pahor fails to win majority, faces runoff

/  22.10.2017  /  World 

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Slovenian President Borut Pahor will face a second-round election on Nov. 12 after he fell short of a majority in Sunday’s first round, as he tries to win a second five-year mandate.

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Putin critic Navalny, freed from jail, resumes presidential campaign

/  22.10.2017  /  World 

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny held a political rally on Sunday, hours after being released from jail and pledged to continue his presidential campaign despite the authorities saying he is ineligible to stand.

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UK police end armed hostage-taking at English leisure complex: BBC

/  22.10.2017  /  World 

LONDON (Reuters) – British police ended an armed hostage siege on Sunday, the BBC reported, saying there were no casualties after a gunman took two staff members hostage at a bowling alley in a leisure complex in central England.

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    Fidelity chairman deals with fallout from sexual harassment claims

    /  23.10.2017  /  Business 

    BOSTON (Reuters) – Less than a year into her tenure as chairman of Fidelity Investments, Abigail Johnson faces a crisis amid allegations that the mutual fund giant has a men’s club mentality.

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    Noble Group to sell oil liquids business to Vitol, flags big third quarter loss

    /  23.10.2017  /  Business 

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Struggling commodities trader Noble Group agreed to sell its Americas-focused oil liquids business to Vitol for about $580 million as part of a debt-cutting strategy, and warned of a big loss for its third quarter.

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    Japan shares at two-decade top, yen at three-month low on Abe win

    /  23.10.2017  /  Business 

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Japanese shares jumped on a weaker yen on Monday as an election win for Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc gave a green light for more super-easy policy stimulus, while the euro eased as Spain’s constitutional crisis aggravated concerns about political unity in the region.

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    Noble Group to sell oil liquids business to Vitol for $580 million

    /  23.10.2017  /  Business 

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Struggling Noble Group agreed to sell its Americas-focused oil liquids business to Vitol for about $580 million, as part of its strategy to shrink its businesses to cut debt.

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    Yen at three-month lows on Abe win, euro struggles with Spain

    /  23.10.2017  /  Business 

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Japan’s yen hit three-month lows on Monday as an election win for the government gave a green light for super-easy monetary policy, while the euro eased as Spain’s constitutional crisis aggravated concerns about political unity in the bloc.

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    Sexual harassment allegations spark review, meeting at Fidelity: WSJ

    /  22.10.2017  /  Business 

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fidelity Investments has hired a consulting firm to review employee behavior amid allegations of sexual harassment at the U.S. money manager stretching back years, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

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    Tesla reaffirms effort to build cars in China; mum on deal report

    /  22.10.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – Electric car maker Tesla Inc reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year, but declined to comment on a report that a deal has been reached.

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    Tesla moves closer to deal to build cars in China

    /  22.10.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – Electric car maker Tesla Inc said on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year.

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      Schumer calls on Trump to appoint official to oversee Puerto Rico relief

      /  22.10.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Charles Schumer, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, is calling on President Donald Trump to name a single official to oversee and coordinate relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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      Senate’s McConnell says tax bill should be revenue neutral

      /  22.10.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he has not abandoned his longtime goal of making sure any tax cuts are revenue neutral, saying the growth estimates in the Republican tax reform plan will offset the cuts.

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      Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

      /  22.10.2017  /  Politics 

      NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.

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      Trump defends tweets as key to White House victory

      /  22.10.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump defended his regular use of social media, especially Twitter, and said he may not have won the White House without it.

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      Trump to release JFK files, subject to ‘further information’

      /  21.10.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are scheduled for release next week.

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      Trump says thinks Republicans have the votes to pass tax reform: Fox Business interview

      /  21.10.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he thinks Republicans have the votes needed to pass a big tax cut package.

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      Trump considers Fed’s Powell, economist Taylor to lead central bank

      /  21.10.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is considering nominating Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor for the central bank’s top two jobs, in an apparent bid to reassure markets and appease conservatives hungry for change.

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      Partisan feud undercuts Trump-Russia probe, U.S. Democrats charge

      /  21.10.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats on a congressional panel say members of its Republican majority are trying to sabotage an investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, raising concerns the two parties will reach contradictory conclusions.

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        Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

        /  23.10.2017  /  Sports 

        (Reuters) – Grammy Award-winning pop singer Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February, 14 years after a “wardrobe malfunction” overshadowed his last gig at the championship game, the NFL said on Sunday.

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        Four new faces but no Retallick in All Blacks squad

        /  23.10.2017  /  Sports 

        WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand named four uncapped players on Monday in the squad for their end-of-season tour but lock Brodie Retallick will not be on the plane to Europe as he deals with a personal matter.

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        Hamilton wins U.S. GP but made to wait for title

        /  23.10.2017  /  Sports 

        AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Mercedes won the Formula One constructors’ title for the fourth year in a row on Sunday but Lewis Hamilton was made to wait despite cruising to a U.S. Grand Prix victory at one of his favorite circuits.

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        Cardinals’ Palmer breaks arm, may be out for rest of season

        /  23.10.2017  /  Sports 

        (The Sports Xchange) – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer suffered a broken left arm in Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium in London.

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        Red Sox hire Astros coach Cora as new manager

        /  23.10.2017  /  Sports 

        (The Sports Xchange) – The Boston Red Sox hired Alex Cora as their new manager on Sunday.

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        Hamilton wins U.S. Grand Prix, Mercedes take title

        /  23.10.2017  /  Sports 

        AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Mercedes won the Formula One constructors’ title for the fourth year in a row on Sunday but Lewis Hamilton must wait another week at least to become Britain’s first four times world champion.

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        Bolt says he’s serious about a soccer career

        /  22.10.2017  /  Sports 

        AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Usain Bolt says he is serious about starting up a soccer career now he has retired from sprinting — and believes he could even be good enough to play for Jamaica.

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        Del Potro overcomes Dimitrov to retain Stockholm title

        /  22.10.2017  /  Sports 

        (Reuters) – Fourth seed Juan Martin del Potro put himself in contention for the ATP World Tour Finals when he successfully defended his Stockholm Open title on Sunday, defeating top seed and 2013 champion Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-2.

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          Boeing invests in autonomous flight tech provider Near Earth Autonomy

          /  19.10.2017  /  Science 

          (Reuters) – Boeing Co said on Thursday it invested in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based firm that develops technologies enabling autonomous flight such as drones.

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          SpaceX, Spacecom to launch new satellites after explosion last year

          /  18.10.2017  /  Science 

          JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Space Communications has signed a deal with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch two communication satellites into orbit, after a prior attempt ended in disaster.

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          Big and brilliant: complex whale behavior tied to brain size

          /  17.10.2017  /  Science 

          WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cetaceans — whales and dolphins — are among the brainiest of beings. In terms of sheer brain size, the sperm whale is tops on Earth, with a brain six times larger than that of a person.

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          Thunder and lightning: scientists pair gravitational waves, light

          /  16.10.2017  /  Science 

          CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) – Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time paired the detection of gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, with light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.

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          In first, scientists detect light from gravitational wave source

          /  16.10.2017  /  Science 

          CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) – Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.

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          In first, scientists detect gravitational waves and light from star collision

          /  16.10.2017  /  Science 

          CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) – Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.

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          Mystery surrounding ancient Easter Island people deepens

          /  12.10.2017  /  Science 

          WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The massive brooding stone figures peering from Easter Island’s hillsides are emblematic of the enigmatic people who once thrived on the dot of land in the middle of the Pacific. New genetic research only deepens the mystery around these people.

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          Earthlings test warning system as asteroid flies by

          /  12.10.2017  /  Science 

          FRANKFURT (Reuters) – An asteroid the size of a school bus flew remarkably near Earth on Thursday, providing scientists with an opportunity to test the warning systems that would kick in if a space collision was coming.

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            Cisco nears deal to acquire BroadSoft: source

            /  23.10.2017  /  Technology 

            SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Cisco Systems Inc, the world’s largest networking gear manufacturer, is nearing a deal to buy U.S. telecommunications software firm BroadSoft Inc for close to $2 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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            JPMorgan partners with data start-up to boost fixed-income trading

            /  23.10.2017  /  Technology 

            NEW YORK (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co has partnered with data analytics start-up Mosaic Smart Data to help its fixed-income sales and trading business become more profitable.

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            China’s recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mountain

            /  23.10.2017  /  Technology 

            SHANGHAI (Reuters) – After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China’s streets.

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            Consumer goods firms harness online data to tap Southeast Asia e-commerce boom

            /  23.10.2017  /  Technology 

            SINGAPORE/BANGKOK (Reuters) – When diaper maker DSG International (Thailand) wants to know what its customers are thinking, it often turns to Lazada, an e-commerce firm majority-owned by Alibaba Group Holding .

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            Japan’s Mitsubishi, U.S. partner to invest $1.8 billion in data centers: media

            /  21.10.2017  /  Technology 

            TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to set up a joint venture with U.S. data center operator Digital Realty Trust and build around 10 data centers in Japan by 2022 for 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Nikkei said on Saturday.

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            U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

            /  21.10.2017  /  Technology 

            (Reuters) – The U.S government issued a rare public warning about hacking campaigns targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest evidence that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.

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            Japan’s Mitsubishi, U.S. partner to invest $1.8 billion in data centres: media

            /  21.10.2017  /  Technology 

            TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to set up a joint venture with U.S. data centre operator Digital Realty Trust and build around 10 data centres in Japan by 2022 for 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Nikkei said on Saturday.

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            Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto Rico

            /  21.10.2017  /  Technology 

            (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc said on Friday it is collaborating with AT&T Inc to deliver limited internet connectivity to the hardest-hit areas of Puerto Rico through its “Project Loon” balloon project.

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              Graffiti set design adds punch to Cuba theater festival

              /  23.10.2017  /  Entertainment 

              HAVANA (Reuters) – A play parodying the lengths some Cubans will go to in order to earn a few tourist dollars set against the backdrop of socially critical graffiti is adding punch to Havana’s annual theater festival.

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              NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game

              /  21.10.2017  /  Entertainment 

              (Reuters) – Singer Justine Skye dropped to a knee toward the end of her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday.

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              France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister

              /  20.10.2017  /  Entertainment 

              PARIS (Reuters) – The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down on violence against women.

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              China box office revenues to bounce back in 2017: regulator

              /  20.10.2017  /  Entertainment 

              BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s movie box office revenue is expected to grow in 2017 at more than three times the pace of last year thanks to the success of blockbusters like “Wolf Warrior 2”, the media regulator said on Friday.

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              China 2017 movie box office revenues expected to be $8.3 billion

              /  20.10.2017  /  Entertainment 

              BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s movie box office revenue is expected to reach 55 billion yuan ($8.31 billion) in 2017, the media regulator said on Friday.

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              Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to obstruction charge in July arrest

              /  20.10.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty in a Georgia court on Thursday to one count of obstruction and was sentenced to community service and a year of probation following his July arrest on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

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              Founder of Canadian ‘Just for Laughs’ comedy festival quits amid abuse allegations

              /  19.10.2017  /  Entertainment 

              MONTREAL (Reuters) – The founder of Canada’s comedy festival ‘Just for Laughs’, which draws celebrities including Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Jerry Seinfeld, has resigned from his own company in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment.

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              With the crazy ‘Italics’, Asterix returns for 37th adventure

              /  19.10.2017  /  Entertainment 

              PARIS (Reuters) – Asterix, the indomitable pint-sized Gaul forever outfoxing the Romans, returns for his 37th comic adventure on Thursday, this time battling his way across Italy in a chariot race.

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                Britain backs GSK’s gene therapy for ‘bubble boy’ syndrome

                /  23.10.2017  /  Health 

                (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline’s gene therapy for the so-called “bubble boy” disease was approved by Britain’s healthcare cost watchdog NICE, despite a price tag of almost 600,000 euros ($700,000).

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                Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in six U.S. states

                /  23.10.2017  /  Health 

                NEW YORK (Reuters) – Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states because of possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people.

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                Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

                /  22.10.2017  /  Health 

                GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.

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                Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

                /  21.10.2017  /  Health 

                GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.

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                Critics urge WHO to reverse ‘wrong’ choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

                /  21.10.2017  /  Health 

                GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.

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                GlaxoSmithKline adult shingles vaccine wins U.S. approval

                /  21.10.2017  /  Health 

                (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline’s Shingrix shingles vaccine for use in adults aged 50 and over, a move widely expected after an advisory panel to the agency last month voted unanimously to recommend its approval, the company announced on Friday.

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                Pharmacist’s ‘deadly’ choices sparked U.S. meningitis outbreak: prosecutors

                /  20.10.2017  /  Health 

                BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal prosecutor told jurors on Friday that a Massachusetts pharmacist gambled with patients’ lives by making drugs in unsafe ways that led to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, but a defense lawyer said he was no murderer.

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                FDA teams with medical companies in Puerto Rico to tackle shortages

                /  20.10.2017  /  Health 

                (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the agency was working with several pharmaceutical and medical device companies in Puerto Rico to prevent shortages of medical products in the United States as it joins a massive effort to help rebuild the island that was ravaged by Hurricane Maria.

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