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South Korea’s Moon makes second justice minister pick after first falls foul

/  27.06.2017  /  World 

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday made a second attempt at appointing a justice minister after his earlier choice withdrew over questions about ethics and views on women.

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Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s cancer beyond surgery: wife

/  27.06.2017  /  World 

BEIJING (Reuters) – Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Liu Xiaobo’s liver cancer is beyond treatment by surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Liu’s wife said in a video, as worries deepen among supporters over his treatment by the Chinese authorities.

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U.S. says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack

/  27.06.2017  /  World 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday it appears the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack and it warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he and his military would “pay a heavy price” if it conducts such an attack.

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Brazil’s top prosecutor charges President Temer with corruption

/  27.06.2017  /  World 

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s top federal prosecutor charged President Michel Temer on Monday with accepting bribes, the first of what is expected to be a series of formal graft charges against the deeply unpopular leader in the coming weeks.

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Queen and royals good value for money at 65 pence per Briton, Buckingham Palace says

/  27.06.2017  /  World 

LONDON (Reuters) – British royal aides said on Tuesday that Queen Elizabeth and her family provide excellent value for money as accounts showed the amount of taxpayer funds they will get this year will almost double to cover essential repairs to Buckingham Palace.

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Mexico to seek FBI’s help on government spying probe

/  27.06.2017  /  World 

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s attorney general said on Monday it will request help from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate accusations the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto spied on private citizens.

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Kenya ruling party promises to expand free education, healthcare

/  27.06.2017  /  World 

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s ruling party promised to expand free education and healthcare in a manifesto published on Monday, but did not acknowledge problems in existing social services that have triggered strikes as elections approach.

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Russia’s Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson discuss Syrian conflict

/  26.06.2017  /  World 

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed by telephone on Monday the need to cement the ceasefire regime in Syria, in particular on the basis of peace talks conducted in the Kazakh capital Astana.

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    Charter, Comcast explore wireless partnership with Sprint: sources

    /  27.06.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp is in talks with Charter Communications Inc and Comcast Corp about a partnership to boost the two U.S. cable companies’ wireless offerings, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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    Oil little changed after three-day gain, supply glut weighs

    /  27.06.2017  /  Business 

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Crude oil futures were largely unchanged in early Asian trade on Tuesday as the market took a breather following three days of gains with a supply glut keeping a lid on prices.

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    Japanese stocks approach two-year high, euro sags after Draghi’s comments

    /  27.06.2017  /  Business 

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese stocks closed in on two-year highs early on Tuesday thanks to a weaker yen while the euro sagged against its peers after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi talked up benefits of the ECB’s easy monetary policy.

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    Banks’ blockchain consortium picks IBM for trade finance platform

    /  27.06.2017  /  Business 

    PARIS (Reuters) – Tech giant IBM is building a blockchain-based platform for seven big European banks, including HSBC and Deutsche Bank , that is aimed at simplifying trade finance transactions for small- and medium-sized companies.

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    Carl Icahn to fund former Sargon co-manager Schechter’s new venture

    /  27.06.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – Billionaire Carl Icahn’s investment firm, Icahn Enterprises LP , said on Monday it had entered an agreement with the former co-manager of its Sargon Portfolio, David Schechter, to fund his new private investment management business.

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    Apple CEO touts India impact in push for deeper market access

    /  27.06.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday highlighted the economic impact the company is having on India in a meeting with its prime minister as the iPhone maker seeks deeper access to the world’s third-largest smartphone market behind the United States and China.

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    GM lowers outlook for U.S. 2017 new vehicle sales

    /  27.06.2017  /  Business 

    DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co now expects U.S. new vehicle sales in 2017 will be in the “low 17 million” unit range, reflecting a widespread expectation that the industry is headed for a moderate downturn, a top executive said on Monday.

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    Exclusive: Aston Martin electric car goes limited edition after LeEco exit

    /  26.06.2017  /  Business 

    PARIS/DETROIT (Reuters) – British sports car maker Aston Martin has scaled back production plans for its first electric model after cash-strapped investment partner LeEco pulled out of the project, Chief Executive Andy Palmer told Reuters on Monday.

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      Russia sanctions bill remains stalled in U.S. Congress

      /  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they did not know when legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia might come up for a vote in the House of Representatives, and the White House said it had concerns about the measure.

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      House committee eyes $18.5 billion increase to Trump defense budget

      /  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they wanted another $18.5 billion added to President Donald Trump’s proposed defense budget of $603 billion to hire more troops and buy more aircraft and ships in fiscal 2018.

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      Trump urges India’s Modi to fix deficit, but stresses strong ties

      /  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to relax Indian trade barriers on Monday during talks in which both leaders took great pains to stress the importance of a strong U.S.-Indian relationship.

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      Trump appointee Gorsuch takes far right positions on U.S. high court

      /  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In less than three months, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, is already staking out ground on the court’s far right, adding his voice to the biggest controversies including Trump’s travel ban targeted at six Muslim-majority countries, gun control, religious rights and gay rights.

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      Obamacare taxes stand if Senate fails to adopt health bill: Brady

      /  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly $1 trillion of taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act will remain in place if the Senate fails to adopt legislation to dismantle the law known as Obamacare, the top Republican on tax policy in the House of Representatives said on Monday.

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      Narrowed travel ban could sow confusion in U.S. and abroad, experts say

      /  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court’s criteria for who can be barred from entering the United States under President Donald Trump’s travel ban may confuse the U.S. officials overseas charged with implementing it and trigger a new round of lawsuits, experts said.

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      Leading U.S. senator urges changes in foreign investment rules

      /  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Republican senator leading the charge on updating little-known investment rules designed to protect national security said that he will soon introduce a bill aimed at reining in potentially dangerous deals done by China.

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      Twenty-two million Americans would lose health coverage under Senate bill: AP, citing CBO

      /  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twenty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance coverage over the next decade under draft legislation unveiled by Senate Republicans last week, the Associated Press reported on Monday, citing an analysis by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.

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        Thunder’s Westbrook named MVP after historic season

        /  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

        (Reuters) – Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook put the finishing touch on a magical season by being named the Most Valuable Player of the 2016-17 campaign on Monday at the NBA’s inaugural awards show.

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        Federer and Nadal primed for dream Wimbledon final reprise

        /  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

        LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have shared the grand slam spoils this year and it would take a hard heart not to hope for a fairytale rematch next month of their epic 2008 Wimbledon final.

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        Germany launches quest for new Wimbledon contenders

        /  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

        BERLIN (Reuters) – When Wimbledon got underway 25 years ago the reigning men’s and women’s champions were German but since then the country, once a tennis powerhouse, has yet to find another champion to succeed Michael Stich and Steffi Graf in London.

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        NBA: Cavs target George to challenge Warriors dominance

        /  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

        (Reuters) – Fresh off their NBA Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors, the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly trying to bring Paul George over from the Indiana Pacers to add firepower and defense to the Eastern Conference champs.

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        Ice hockey: Selanne headlines Hockey Hall of Fame 2017 class

        /  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

        TORONTO (Reuters) – Teemu Selanne, who led the Anaheim Ducks to a Stanley Cup and is the Olympics’ all-time leading scorer, headlined the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2017 announced on Monday.

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        Ostapenko wins first match after French Open triumph

        /  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

        EASTBOURNE, England (Reuters) – Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko, playing her first match since winning the French Open, survived a tough battle at the Aegon International on Monday, winning a topsy-turvy contest against Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3 0-6 6-4.

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        Golf: Ryu reaches number one in world rankings shuffle

        /  26.06.2017  /  Sports 

        (The Sports Xchange) – Ryu So-yeon of South Korea ascended to number one in the Rolex Women’s Golf Rankings on Monday in another shift at the top following her victory at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday.

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        Motor racing: No blame game at Mercedes after headrest failure

        /  26.06.2017  /  Sports 

        LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One world champions Mercedes refused to play the blame game on Monday as they sought answers for a headrest failure that cost Lewis Hamilton a victory in Azerbaijan.

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          India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers

          /  23.06.2017  /  Science 

          NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries looking for high resolution earth images, underlining its strength as a low-cost provider of services in space.

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          U.S. total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement

          /  22.06.2017  /  Science 

          CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – The first total solar eclipse across the continental United States in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South Carolina, authorities said on Wednesday.

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          Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity

          /  21.06.2017  /  Science 

          ILLIMANI MOUNTAIN, Bolivia (Reuters) – A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears.

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          Kepler telescope finds 10 more possible life-friendly planets

          /  20.06.2017  /  Science 

          CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Astronomers on Monday added 219 candidates to the growing list of planets beyond the solar system, 10 of which may be about the same size and temperature as Earth, boosting the chances for life.

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          Trump’s coal plan sends U.S. energy “back to the past”: Vatican

          /  16.06.2017  /  Science 

          OSLO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is sending U.S. energy production “back to the past” with disastrous decisions to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and to promote the coal industry, a senior Vatican official said on Friday.

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          Mars rover scientist, SpaceX engineer join NASA astronaut corps

          /  08.06.2017  /  Science 

          CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA named 12 astronauts on Wednesday to the U.S. space agency’s first new class of space fliers in five years, chosen from a record 18,300 applicants, for a new era of space travel.

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          Einstein’s theory provides new technique to size up stars

          /  08.06.2017  /  Science 

          CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Astronomers have found a new application for Albert Einstein’s century-old theory of relativity – using it to directly measure the size of a star beyond the sun. 

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          Moroccan fossils shake up understanding of human origins

          /  07.06.2017  /  Science 

          WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The understanding of human origins was turned on its head on Wednesday with the announcement of the discovery of fossils unearthed on a Moroccan hillside that are about 100,000 years older than any other known remains of our species, Homo sapiens.

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            Sprint in exclusive talks with Charter, Comcast on wireless deal: WSJ

            /  27.06.2017  /  Technology 

            (Reuters) – Sprint Corp is in exclusive talks with Charter Communications Inc and Comcast Corp to explore a deal that could boost the cable companies’ wireless service, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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            Banks’ blockchain consortium picks IBM for trade finance platform

            /  27.06.2017  /  Technology 

            PARIS (Reuters) – Tech giant IBM is building a blockchain-based platform for seven big European banks, including HSBC and Deutsche Bank, that is aimed at simplifying trade finance transactions for small- and medium-sized companies.

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            Apple, Cisco want cyber security insurance discount for joint customers

            /  26.06.2017  /  Technology 

            (Reuters) – Apple Inc is working with Cisco Systems to help businesses that primarily use gear from both companies to obtain a discount on cyber-security insurance premiums, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook told Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins onstage at a Cisco event in Las Vegas.

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            Apple working with Hertz to test self-driving technology: Bloomberg

            /  26.06.2017  /  Technology 

            (Reuters) – Apple Inc is leasing a small fleet of cars from rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc to test self-driving technology, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

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            Social media giants step up joint fight against extremist content

            /  26.06.2017  /  Technology 

            BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Social media giants Facebook, Google’s YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms.

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            Google set to face record EU antitrust fine as soon as Tuesday: sources

            /  26.06.2017  /  Technology 

            PARIS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators are likely to impose a record fine on Alphabet unit Google over its shopping service as soon as Tuesday, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday, concluding one of three cases against the company.

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            Yoox Net-a-Porter shares up sharply as traders cite Alibaba interest

            /  26.06.2017  /  Technology 

            MILAN (Reuters) – Shares in Italian online fashion retailer Yoox Net-A-Porter were up almost 8 percent on Monday as traders cited reported interest from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

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            Seoul Semi says new ‘Sun-like’ LEDs could generate $400 million in sales by 2021

            /  26.06.2017  /  Technology 

            FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Leading LED maker Seoul Semiconductor announced a new technology which it says minimizes the blue-light spike emitted by regular LEDs that is commonly blamed for sleep disturbances and other health problems.

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              ‘Melodrama’ scores Lorde her first chart-topping Billboard album

              /  26.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – New Zealand pop singer Lorde landed her first U.S. chart-topping album on Monday as her latest record debuted at the top of the weekly Billboard 200 chart.

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              At platform 9-3/4, Harry Potter fans mark 20 years of magic

              /  26.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LONDON (Reuters) – Twenty years to the day after the first book in the Harry Potter series was published, fans gathered online and in the real world to express their enduring love for J.K. Rowling’s magical creation.

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              British model Moss immortalized as mannequin-style sculpture

              /  26.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LONDON (Reuters) – British supermodel Kate Moss has been stripped down and immortalized as a naked, armless mannequin in an advant-garde sculpture titled ‘MILF’, which has gone on display in London.

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              Barry Gibb brings Bee Gee’s disco fever to Glasto’s legends slot

              /  25.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

              GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) – Barry Gibb brought some Sunday afternoon fever to the legends slot at Glastonbury Festival when he entertained a huge crowd with Bee Gees hits “Stayin’ Alive”, “How Deep is Your Love”, “Night Fever” and “Tragedy”.

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              Box Office: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Opens to Franchise Low $69.1 Million

              /  25.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – It seems the “Transformers” franchise is rusty.

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              Labour’s Corbyn puts politics center stage at Glastonbury Festival

              /  24.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

              GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) – British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined.

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              Sound of silence opens UK’s Glastonbury before Manchester classics fill the void

              /  23.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

              GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) – Britain’s Glastonbury Festival fell silent for a minute on Friday in memory of recent terror attacks and the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, before Hacienda Classical eased revelers into the first day of music at the world’s biggest greenfield festival.

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              “Maybe it’s time”: actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination

              /  23.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

              GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) – Johnny Depp courted controversy at Britain’s Glastonbury music festival with a joke about assassinating Donald Trump, pondering how long it had been since an actor had killed a U.S. president.

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                California to list glyphosate as cancer-causing; Monsanto vows fight

                /  27.06.2017  /  Health 

                (Reuters) – Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment said on Monday.

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                Stripping Americans of health insurance could be deadly: study

                /  27.06.2017  /  Health 

                (Reuters Health) – – Health insurance saves lives – that’s the conclusion of a report released on Monday, just in time to weigh into the debate among Senate Republicans considering a bill that could strip millions of Americans of coverage.

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                Twenty-two million Americans would lose health coverage under Senate bill: CBO

                /  27.06.2017  /  Health 

                WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twenty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance coverage over the next decade under draft legislation unveiled by Senate Republicans last week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said on Monday.

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                Reports of side effects with cosmetics increasing

                /  27.06.2017  /  Health 

                (Reuters Health) – Reports of adverse events associated with cosmetics and personal care products sold in the U.S. more than doubled last year, due in large part to complaints about WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioners, a new study suggests.

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                Brazil inspectors say understaffing, budget cuts caused beef problems

                /  26.06.2017  /  Health 

                SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s health inspectors union on Monday blamed understaffing and government budget cuts for sanitary problems that triggered a U.S. ban on Brazilian fresh beef imports that struck a new blow to the reputation of the country’s massive meat industry.

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                Vaping teens more likely to take up regular cigarettes

                /  26.06.2017  /  Health 

                (Reuters Health) – Adolescents and young adults who try e-cigarettes are more than three times as likely to take up smoking traditional cigarettes as their peers who haven’t tried the devices, a research review suggests.

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                Senate Republicans to issue revised healthcare bill: Senate aide

                /  26.06.2017  /  Health 

                WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans are expected to issue a revised version of their healthcare bill on Monday to address some of the concerns raised since it was unveiled last week, a Senate aide familiar with the plan said.

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                EU tests limits of drug pricing freedom in landmark probe

                /  26.06.2017  /  Health 

                BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – The first ever EU antitrust probe into excessive drug pricing is taking the European pharmaceuticals industry into uncharted territory, unnerving some companies and lawyers worried about the reach of market intervention.

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