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Guinea-Bissau Zika cases not from Americas strain: WHO

Geneva (AFP) – Zika cases found in Guineau-Bissau do not stem from the virus strain linked to a surge in birth defects in Latin America, the World Health Organization said. When Guinea-Bissau announced in early…



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Scotland reopens independence debate

Image copyright PA Image caption Ms Sturgeon has previously said a second independence referendum was “highly likely” after the UK voted to leave the EU Nicola Sturgeon is to launch a “listening exercise” aimed at…



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China hoping to avoid sensitive topics as G-20 summit host

BEIJING (AP) — China’s hosting of the Group of 20 industrialized nations summit highlights its role as the world’s second-largest economy and a growing force in global diplomacy, but also comes amid sharpening frictions over…



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Irish cabinet meeting about Apple tax ruling to resume

Image copyright RTÉ Image caption The Irish Cabinet met on Wednesday to discuss the issue The Republic of Ireland’s cabinet are to resume discussions on the European Commission’s decision that Ireland granted undue tax benefits…


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Uzbekistan's president is critically ill: government

TASHKENT (Reuters) – Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov is critically ill, his government said on Friday, which could indicate that Central Asia’s most populous nation is preparing for its first transfer of power since independence. The…