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RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will remove its ban on internet phone calls on Thursday, a government spokesman said, in a bid to stimulate online business as the kingdom looks to boost non-oil revenue. All online voice and video call services such as Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s WhatsApp that satisfy regulatory requirements will become accessible
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BISHKEK (Reuters) – Kyrgyzstan’s government officially protested on Wednesday after Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Kyrgyz opposition presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov, saying its neighbour was interfering in its Oct. 15 election. Nazarbayev’s office said on Tuesday he had met Babanov, a leader of the Kyrgyz opposition Respublika-Ata Zhurt party, in Kazakhstan, and expressed readiness
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Streets usually abuzz with diners, shoppers, and traffic stood silent, shuttered and empty in the center of San Juan on Tuesday as the Puerto Rican capital prepared for the onslaught of a massive hurricane the following morning. Category 5 storm Maria was expected to tear across Puerto Rico after
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(Reuters) – Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a single season on Tuesday with Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon’s round-tripper in Toronto making it 5,694 for the year. The previous record was set in 2000 during what has been dubbed the “Steroid Era”. Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton has led the power
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has interviewed U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Citing unnamed people familiar with the investigation, the Journal said the interview occurred in June or July. Mueller is looking into
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A San Diego children’s hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to ‘drive’ themselves to the operating room. The cars at the Rady Children’s Hospital are actually operated by a nurse or a doctor, and are part of a new program
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 119 people in several states and toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers searched frantically for survivors under the rubble. Thousands of people ran into the streets in panic, and millions lost electricity when the
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LONDON (Reuters) – British employers are their most pessimistic about the outlook for the economy since last year’s Brexit vote and want clarity about the departure from the European Union, a survey showed on Wednesday. However confidence in hiring and investment remained stable this month, the survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, representing recruitment
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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Tuesday, helped by gains in financial, technology and telecom stocks, but indexes traded in a narrow range as investors stayed away from making major bets ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting. The U.S. central bank, which begins its two-day meeting on Tuesday, is widely expected to
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that Equifax was sloppy in allowing itself to be hacked, losing sensitive data on up to 143 million people. “People are outraged, and rightfully so,” she said on the Senate floor, attacking Equifax’s decision to delay disclosing the breach for more than a month. “Equifax
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ROMA – “Negli ultimi vent’anni l’uso dell’interferone beta ricombinante nel trattamento della sclerosi multipla (SM) ha cambiato la qualità di vita di chi soffre di questa  malattia. Il meccanismo d’azione di questa citochina, solitamente prodotta dal nostro organismo per organizzare la risposta immunitaria contro le infezioni virali, nel trattamento della SM è però poco chiaro,
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Monday’s Major League Baseball games: Marlins 13, Mets 1 Giancarlo Stanton drilled his major-league-leading 55th homer to lead the Miami Marlins to a 13-1 win over the New York Mets on Monday. It was Miami’s first game at Marlins Park since Sept. 6, with three contests were moved to
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