Ebola Outbreak: DRC To Start Vaccination Campaign

Democratic Republic of the Congo will begin an Ebola vaccination campaign Monday. Tarik Jasarevic of the World Health Organization tells NPR’s Don Gonyea about efforts to contain the latest outbreak. DON GONYEA, HOST: Democratic Republic of the Congo will begin a vaccination campaign tomorrow in hopes of stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The disease has moved to ...

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Russian 'dirty money' flowing through London damages Britain: UK lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) – Russian money hidden in British assets and laundered through City of London financial institutions damages the government’s efforts to take a tough stance against Moscow’s aggressive foreign policy, a committee of lawmakers said on Monday. Britain’s financial centre has been a major beneficiary of the massive flight of Russian cash since the 1991 fall of the Soviet ...

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Fad fasting diet might actually cause diabetes

On fasting days on the 5:2 Diet, you’re meant to limit yourself to 500 to 600 calories. Photo credit: Getty A new fad weight-loss diet might actually encourage the onset of type 2 diabetes, new research has found. The 5:2 Diet, also known as the ‘Fast Diet’, encourages people to almost starve themselves two days a week, whilst eating normally ...

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Economic talks between US-China result in truce in trade war

WASHINGTON — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world’s two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s massive trade deficit with Beijing. “We are putting the trade war on hold,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday. After high-level talks Thursday and Friday in Washington, Beijing ...

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Experimental Ebola vaccine to be distributed in Congo

The confirmation of the first case in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million people, has raised concerns that the virus could spread faster than expected. So far, 25 people have died in the outbreak, and of 45 suspected cases, 14 have been confirmed, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) The vaccine, called rVSV-ZEBOV, will likely be distributed to some ...

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US-China Trade Truce May Be Fleeting as Tensions Linger

The newly-declared economic truce between the U.S. and China will prove temporary if the world’s two largest economies fail to deliver on vague commitments to re-balance trade. “We’re putting the trade war on hold,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday. “Right now, we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we execute the framework.” Steven Mnuchin Photographer: Patrick ...

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