TRURO, England (Reuters) – Victims of acid attacks in Britain are calling on the government to enforce longer prison sentences and tighten controls on the sale of corrosive substances, after a jump in the number of cases last year and in 2017. The issue hit headlines after a recent spate of attacks, including one in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers must deliver tax legislation to President Donald Trump’s desk before December or lose their chance to enact bold reforms capable of driving the U.S. economy, a leading Republican conservative said on Wednesday. Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, told conservative activists that the prospects for significant tax
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(Reuters) – Symantec Corp raised its full-year adjusted revenue forecast above analysts’ estimates as the cyber security provider benefits from strong demand in its enterprise division. Shares of the Norton antivirus maker were up 2.5 percent at $32 in after-hours trading on Wednesday. Revenue in Symantec’s enterprise security division, its biggest by sales, jumped 34
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TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan (Reuters) – The California environmental agency that probed Volkswagen AG’s (VOWG_p.DE) diesel vehicles for violating pollution-control rules is now scrutinizing whether some gasoline-powered vehicles are emitting excess pollution, according to a senior official. “We are not just looking at diesels, but we are looking at some gasoline concerns,” Annette Hebert, division chief
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U.S. scientists have succeeded in altering the genes of a human embryo to correct a disease-causing mutation, making it possible to prevent the defect from being passed on to future generations. The milestone, reported in a paper released online August 2 in Nature, was confirmed last week by Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), which
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition on Wednesday readied itself for massive protests against a freshly elected legislative superbody that is expected to hand President Nicolas Maduro vast new powers. Opposition leader Freddy Guevara urged people to take to the streets on Thursday to prevent the new Constitutional Assembly, dominated by the ruling Socialist Party, from
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CATANIA – Sono quattro le persone arrestate con l’accusa di atti di violenza sessuale commessi su minorenni all’interno di una congregazione religiosa, ‘giustificando’ gli abusi come azioni mistiche spirituali. Sono i particolari che emergono dall’operazione ’12 apostoli’ della Polizia postale di Catania, coordinata dalla Procura distrettuale etnea, su una comunità di circa 5.000 adepti fondata
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di ILEANA CIRULLI – Durante un’audizione a Palazzo Madama il presidente dell’Inps, Tito Boeri, si è espresso circa il taglio dei vitalizi dei parlamentari varato dalla Camera e all’esame del Senato, affermando che “È regalo all’anti-parlamentarismo” che le Camere non rendano pubblici i dati sui contributi versati. Era stato Boeri a chiedere ai parlamentari di
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, bowed out of public life on Wednesday with his final solo appearance at an official event, ending a royal career marked by occasional gaffes that landed him in hot water. The prince, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, attended a parade of
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s healthcare cost-effectiveness agency NICE has decided Roche’s new immunotherapy drug Tecentriq is too expensive to justify its routine use to treat bladder cancer, but still hopes it can be used in certain circumstances. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said the drug was not cost-effective for patients who
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