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France backs Lille as best choice to host EU drug agency after Brexit

PARIS: France offered the northern city of Lille as a candidate to host the European Union’s drug regulator to replace London after Britain leaves the bloc, the government said on Wednesday. The European Medicines Agency (EMA), Europe’s equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is preparing to leave its London headquarters in the wake… Read More »

After healthcare flop, White House seeks help from Congress on tax

REUTERS: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday blamed the U.S. Congress for thwarting a Republican plan to overhaul healthcare law, but acknowledged that the White House will need to work with lawmakers to accomplish its next set of legislative plans. Speaking to a group of small business owners in Charleston, West Virginia, Pence said… Read More »

US lawmakers seek deeper probe into Russia ties after Trump aide quits

WASHINGTON: U.S. lawmakers, including some leading Republicans, called on Tuesday for a deeper inquiry into White House ties to Russia, after national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned in President Donald Trump’s biggest staff upheaval so far. Flynn quit on Monday after only three weeks in the job amid revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions… Read More »

US behind Japan '100%' after North Korea missile launch: Trump

WEST PALM BEACH, United States: President Donald Trump on Saturday assured Japan it has the full support of the United States following a North Korean ballistic missile launch. “I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent,” Trump said in a… Read More »

Sweden's Moderates support falls after reaching out to anti-immigration party

STOCKHOLM: Sweden’s Moderates lost support in two opinion polls on Thursday after the party last month called on the centre-right opposition to unite to bring down the minority coalition government with help from the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats. The Moderates, the second biggest party in parliament, fell to 18.5 percent in a Demoskop poll published by… Read More »

Romania government feels heat after record demonstrations

BUCHAREST: Romanian protesters on Monday (Feb 6) demanded their government quit, stepping up pressure after a week of demonstrations unparalleled in ferocity in the three decades since the end of communism. The seventh straight evening of protest came even after the left-wing government scrapped the measure that started it all: an emergency decree weakening anti-corruption… Read More »