Tag Archives: Uganda

Health officials: Norovirus present at Boston Chipotle

BOSTON (AP) — Public health officials in Boston say lab testing has confirmed the presence of norovirus at a Chipotle restaurant near the Boston College campus that sickened more than…

Group: Democratic space shrinking in Uganda ahead of polls

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Ugandan government is reducing democratic space in this East African country ahead of February polls in which long-term President Yoweri Museveni will seek to extend…

NASA's Innovative Drone Glider Prototype Aces Test Flight

A remotely piloted aircraft  achieved an significant research milestone last month when a subscale "flying wing" glider successfully completed a series of flight tests. The remotely piloted glider prototype is…

Construction of Giant Next-Generation Telescope Begins in Chile

LAS CAMPANAS OBSERVATORY, Chile — Construction of the world's biggest telescope is now underway. A star-studded groundbreaking ceremony here in the Chilean Andes Wednesday evening (Nov. 11) — attended by…

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Glencore Axes 1,540 Jobs In Mining Cutback

The troubled miner & commodities trader Glencore is to cut at least 1,540 jobs as it slashes production of zinc & lead by one third. In a statement on Friday,…

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Millionaire Donors Head Up New 'Brexit' Group

A group of MPs & business leaders has launched a new campaign for Britain to leave the EU – with multi-millionaire donors named as its treasurers. The 'Vote Leave' campaign…

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White House welcomes Ukraine's move to boost eastern region

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Tuesday it welcomed the Ukrainian parliament's recent vote for constitutional changes that donate its eastern region special status. "This action represents an…

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American anti-dolphin-hunt activist arrested in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Former "Flipper" trainer Ric O'Barry was arrested for not carrying his passport while in Japan to protest a dolphin hunt due to commence this week. Police in…

Egypt announces parliamentary vote for October, November

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Sunday announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in October & November, a hoped-for step toward democracy amid a harsh crackdown on dissent. Ayman…