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Monsanto Roundup Appeal Has Uphill Climb On Junk Science Grounds Legal Experts

NEW YORK – Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) unit Monsanto faces long odds on an appeal blaming an “inflamed” jury and “junk science” for a verdict of...

Icahn Reverses Position On Cigna-express Scripts Deal

– Activist investor Carl Icahn said on Monday that he no longer intended to solicit proxies to vote against the $52 billion Cigna-Express Scripts deal, a turn...

Cuba Begins Public Debate On Modernizing Cold War-era Constitution

HAVANA – Cuba on Monday began a rare public discussion to overhaul its Cold War-era constitution, a process the government is calling participatory democracy at...

Fire Hits Myanmar Hospital Patients Evacuated On Stretchers

YANGON – A fire broke out in a hospital in Myanmar’s largest city of Yangon late on Monday, forcing staff to evacuate patients on stretchers and in...

Sweden Says Detained Publisher In China Examined By Swedish Doctor

STOCKHOLM – Swedish publisher Gui Minhai, who has been held by Chinese authorities off and on since 2015, was examined by a Swedish doctor in a Chinese hospital on...

Life On The Edge Scottish Rapper Probes Uk Wealth Gap At Fringe

EDINBURGH – Scottish writer Darren McGarvey’s one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe, informed by his own violent and addictive past, is a powerful insight...

Factbox Japanese Emperor Akihito Remade Monarchys Image

TOKYO – Emperor Akihito, 84, spent much of his three decades on the throne seeking to soothe the wounds of war, reaching out to the those in need, and remaking the...

Coalition Announces Yemen Air Raid Probe Houthis Report 40 Children Killed

DUBAI/GENEVA – A Saudi-led coalition said on Friday it would investigate an air strike that killed dozens of children in Yemen, an apparent shift of stance on an...

Russia Must End Torture Prosecute Prison Guards Un

GENEVA – Russia must halt torture of detainees and prosecute the perpetrators, including prison guards caught on video beating an inmate, United Nations human...

Russia Must Rein In Torture Prosecute Prison Guards Un

GENEVA – Russia must halt frequent torture of detainees and prosecute perpetrators, including prison guards caught on video beating an inmate that led to a public...