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U.N. Condemns Congo’s Use of Force Against Protesters and Monitors

GENEVA — The United Nations on Tuesday expressed alarm over mounting repression within the Democratic Republic of Congo after safety forces fired on anti-government protesters, killing a minimum of six folks, and attacked a United Nations reputable tracking the protests. The violence erupted Sunday right through protests within the capital, ...

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New Index Rates Drug Companies in Fight Against ‘Superbugs’

Having new antibiotics in construction was once essential, however so had been measures to inspire prudent use of current medication. For instance, Dr. Iyer mentioned, Glaxo stopped tying gross sales brokers’ bonuses to the volumes they bought and rewarded them for customer support, technical wisdom and the way smartly they ...

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For Tsunami Forecasters, Speed Is Everything

The sturdy earthquake that despatched panicked Alaskans, fearing a tsunami, to prime floor early Tuesday is a reminder that, a minimum of across the Pacific Rim, the largest risk from quakes frequently comes now not from the land however from the ocean. Given the desire for pace — fatal waves ...

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth is pregnant. She’d be the first senator to give birth in place of job.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is about to grow to be the first US senator to give birth whilst in place of job. The Chicago Sun-Times’s Lynn Sweet reported Tuesday that Duckworth is anticipating her 2d kid in April, which is able to make her one in all 10 different feminine ...

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Americans Were Among 22 Killed in Kabul Hotel Attack, U.S. Says

Photo Taliban militants barged into the extremely guarded Intercontinental resort on Saturday evening, combating till midday on Sunday. Credit Wakil Kohsar/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images KABUL, Afghanistan — The State Department stated on Tuesday that United States electorate had been a number of the sufferers of the Taliban assault on ...

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Modi, in Davos, Praises Globalization Without Noting India’s Trade Barriers

Mr. Modi is following a identical trail in India, as he seems to be to nurture enlargement in his sprawling financial system and to create jobs. Last month, India’s govt imposed stiff price lists on imports of cell phones, video cameras and televisions. The transfer put heavy force on Apple, ...

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We know where the next big earthquakes will happen — but not when

A magnitude 7.nine earthquake struck 170 miles southeast off the coast of Kodiak, Alaska, round four:30 am Tuesday, triggering tsunami warnings and advisories all the means down the West Coast to the US–Mexico border. The US Tsunami Warning System, run by way of the National Weather Service, later canceled the ...

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U.S. Accuses Syria of New Chemical Weapons Use

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson additionally criticized what he known as Syria’s persevered use of chemical guns within the conflict and what he described as Russia’s complicity. “Russia’s failure to resolve the chemical weapons issue in Syria calls into question its relevance to the resolution to the overall crisis,” ...

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France’s New Labor Laws: ‘Flexibility, and No Security’

Perceptions of France, lengthy derided as a troublesome position to do enterprise for its laborious exertions laws, are converting. Growth has not too long ago picked up after being stagnant for almost 5 years. And there are indicators that the reforms, a big piece of the president’s financial program, are ...

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Egypt’s Military Detains an Ex-General Seeking to Run for President

Mr. Sadat and different former applicants accused govt officers of in quest of to scupper their campaigns via intimidation and harassment. Printers or even accommodations had refused to supply products and services on orders from govt officers, they mentioned. The closing vital challenger closing within the race, the leftist legal ...

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