China think tank slammed for ‘procreation fund’ idea

BEIJING (Reuters) - A proposal by two Chinese researchers to force couples with fewer than two children to pay into a “procreation fund”...

WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo, can’t reach no-go areas

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that at least 1,500 people had been potentially exposed to the deadly...
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PARIS (Reuters) - Russia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu virus on a farm in the Kostromskaya region...

World’s top pork firm shuts China slaughterhouse in race to contain deadly swine fever

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has ordered the world’s top pork producer, WH Group Ltd, to shut a major slaughterhouse as authorities race to...

World’s top pork supplier shuts China slaughterhouse in race to contain deadly swine fever

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has ordered the world’s top pork producer, WH Group Ltd, to shut a major slaughterhouse as authorities race to...

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China sacks top official over vaccine scandal, firm may de-list

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has sacked a senior provincial official and is probing a former top drug regulator after a safety scandal at...

WH Group shuts China slaughterhouse for six weeks after African swine fever discovery

BEIJING (Reuters) - WH Group Ltd, the world’s top pork producer, on Friday said it had been ordered to shut a slaughterhouse in...

China to prosecute suspects, confiscate illegal income of scandal-hit vaccine maker

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities will prosecute all suspects in a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd and confiscate its...

Lawmakers want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

LONDON (Reuters) - Vaping rules should be relaxed to allow the promotion of e-cigarettes as tools to help tobacco smokers quit, British lawmakers...

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Autostrade earmarks 500 million euros for Genoa after bridge disaster

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