Tag Archives: Europe

French poultry exports hit by bird flu: ministry

A string of countries in Asia & north Africa have banned imports of French poultry following a bird flu outbreak, the agriculture ministry said Thursday in Paris. Algeria, China, Egypt,…

2014 US health spending grew at fastest rate of Obama years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health care spending last year grew at the fastest pace since President Barack Obama took office, driven by expanded coverage under his namesake law & by…

We must respond to IS threat, German defence minister urges lawmakers

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany's defence minister appealed to lawmakers on Wednesday to back plans to join the military campaign against Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Syria, arguing…

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NBR names 'Mad Max: Fury Road' best film of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Board of Review has named the rollicking apocalyptic adventure "Mad Max: Fury Road" the best film of 2015. George Miller's latest installment in the…

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Burkina votes for new president after year of upheaval

Voters in Burkina Faso went to the polls Sunday to select a new president & parliament, hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil during which the west…

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French PM Valls calls on Gulf to accept more refugees

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called on the Gulf states to accept more refugees fleeing Syria, saying that a "humanitarian disaster" could erupt in the Balkans if Europe does…

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Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district

CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances & shut down four lanes of traffic in Chicago's ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014…

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Prince Charles warns of 'perfect storm' should Paris climate talks flop

Prince Charles warned Thursday that if international leaders fail to clinch a deal on climate alter at talks in Paris next week, it would leave mankind facing a "perfect storm"….

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U.N. says Chinese-style rural reforms can cut African migration

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – The world's poorest countries can stem migration by emulating China's rural reforms, & should ditch any get-rich-quick ideas approximately exposing their farmers to the…

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Toshiba to brief on Westinghouse impairment charges on Friday

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp will brief analysts on Friday on impairment changes at its U.S. nuclear power unit Westinghouse. Chief Executive Masashi Muromachi & Westinghouse chief Danny Roderick will…