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Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

Published 05/08/2018

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Vaccinations against a new outbreak of Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are due to begin [more…]

Munich Re to back away from coal-related business: CEO

Munich Re to back away from coal-related business: CEO

Published 05/08/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Munich Re (MUVGn.DE), the world’s biggest reinsurer, will stop investing in bonds and shares of companies that generate more than 30 percent [more…]

Lebanon’s glamorous music festivals struggle in tough times

Lebanon’s glamorous music festivals struggle in tough times

Published 05/08/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Shakira and Elton John played one-off concerts in Lebanon in recent months but the summer music festivals that helped make the country [more…]

Russia tasks Hollywood actor Seagal with improving U.S. ties

Russia tasks Hollywood actor Seagal with improving U.S. ties

Published 05/08/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it had made U.S. actor Steven Seagal its special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties, a role [more…]

Huawei in British spotlight over use of U.S. firm’s software

Huawei in British spotlight over use of U.S. firm’s software

Published 05/08/2018

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies is facing increased scrutiny in Britain because it is using an aging software component sold by a firm based [more…]

Britain plans for opt-out organ donation scheme to save lives

Britain plans for opt-out organ donation scheme to save lives

Published 05/08/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain plans to increase the number of organ donors by changing the rules of consent and presuming that people have agreed to [more…]

Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33: health…

Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33: health…

Published 04/08/2018

DAKAR (Reuters) - An outbreak of the Ebola virus declared this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people, [more…]

New York art turns Bulgarian village into outdoor gallery

New York art turns Bulgarian village into outdoor gallery

Published 04/08/2018

STARO ZHELEZARE, Bulgaria (Reuters) - With fewer than 500 inhabitants, Staro Zhelezare in southern Bulgaria is a world away from the mean streets of Manhattan, [more…]

Facebook fakers get better at covering tracks, security experts say

Facebook fakers get better at covering tracks, security experts say

Published 04/08/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Creators of fake accounts and news pages on Facebook (FB.O) are learning from their past mistakes and making themselves harder to track [more…]

Celebrity rappers ordered held in custody for a month pending trial…

Celebrity rappers ordered held in custody for a month pending trial…

Published 04/08/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - French judges ruled on Saturday that two celebrity rappers should be held in custody ahead of their trial in a month’s time [more…]