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Nicaragua cancels planned welfare overhaul in bid to end protests

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 5:42pm

By Oswaldo Rivas MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said on Sunday a planned overhaul of the welfare system that sparked days of deadly protests had been canceled, as he attempted to end the biggest crisis of his administration. Ortega has been on the defensive since demonstrations began on Wednesday against the plan to increase worker contributions to social security and to lower pensions. The pope, the U.S. government and business leaders all urged Ortega to stop the violence before he appeared on television and said the measures approved last week would be withdrawn.


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Waffle House Customer Hailed A Hero After Wrestling Rifle Away From Shooter

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 4:42pm

A 29-year-old man is being hailed as a hero after he single-handedly disarmed


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Corker tepid in support of fellow Republican in Senate race in Tennessee

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 3:21pm

U.S. Senator Bob Corker was notably lukewarm on Sunday in his endorsement of the fellow Republican running for his seat in Tennessee in November, saying he was supporting her but would not campaign against her Democratic opponent. Asked why Tennessee voters should choose Republican U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn over Democrat Phil Bredesen, Corker said: "Well, I think most people in our state - it is a red state - will focus on the first vote she makes. "I think, at the end of the day, that is going to be a big factor in the race," Corker, who is not seeking re-election, said on CNN's "State of the Union." Pressed on why he was not giving a more robust endorsement, Corker said after a considerable pause: "I'm supporting the nominee. I have worked with the nominee for some time. And I don't know what else to say." Republicans are trying to retain control of the 100-member U.S. Senate, where they have a 51-49 advantage, in November congressional elections.


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Police Went to a Funeral Home to Unlock a Dead Man's Phone With His Finger

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 3:16pm

Linus Phillip, 30, had been killed by police


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Netflix Sought To Purchase A Chain Of Movie Theaters

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 3:04pm

Streaming service Netflix has been looking to buy its own series of movie


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World's Oldest Person Dies at the Age of 117

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 2:40pm

Another Japanese woman now holds the title.


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Southwest Cancels 40 Flights as It Works to Inspect Plane Engines After Deadly Explosion

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 2:17pm

The same engine that exploded last week powers nearly all of Southwest's fleet


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Fans on Royal Baby Watch Set up Camp Outside of Hospital

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 1:14pm

They're hoping the baby will come soon.


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Canadian accused of killing Peruvian medicine woman lynched in Amazon

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 12:57pm

A Canadian man was lynched in the Peruvian Amazon after residents of a remote village accused him of killing an 81-year-old medicine woman a day earlier, a spokesman for the attorney general's office said on Sunday. Olivia Arevalo, a traditional healer of the Shipibo-Conibo tribe, was shot twice and died on Thursday near her home in the Amazonian region of Ucayali, said Ricardo Palma Jimenez, the head of a group of prosecutors in Ucayali. Some villagers had blamed Arevalo's murder on Sebastian Paul Woodroffe, a 41-year-old Canadian citizen who lived in the region and who was believed to have been one of her clients, said Jimenez.


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Failed talks with North Korea may lead to war

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 12:48pm

Jung Pak, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, says there is little to fall back on if talks between President Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un fail.


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Armenia opposition leader detained after failed talks

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 11:55am

Armenia's political turmoil deepened on Sunday with the detention of anti-government protest leader Nikol Pashinyan, shortly after Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian stormed out of talks on the tenth day of mass rallies against his rule. The tense televised meeting in the capital Yerevan between the premier and Pashinyan lasted only a couple of minutes before the premier cut it short. Opposition supporters denounce Serzh Sarkisian's efforts to remain in power as prime minister after a decade serving as president.


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Sen. Bob Corker Not That Excited About The Leading Republican To Replace Him

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 11:53am

Retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) could muster up only lukewarm praise for


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Saudis down new missile from Yemen rebels: state media

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 11:43am

Saudi air defences on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels at the kingdom's southern border city of Najran, which set a farm ablaze, state media said. "Saudi forces were able to intercept (the missile)," the Saudi Press Agency said, citing the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed Huthi rebels. The missile was launched from Saada, the Huthi stronghold in northern Yemen, the coalition was cited as saying.


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President Trump faces legal land mines

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 11:41am

George Stephanopoulos reports the latest in politics on "This Week."


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GOP strategist says Cohen investigation 'could be the end of (Trump's) presidency'

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 11:35am

The "This Week" Powerhouse Roundtable debate the week in politics, including the legal issues facing President Trump.


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Chinese, Indian leaders to meet this week

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 11:16am

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet in central China this week, Beijing announced Sunday, as the Asian powers work to improve strained ties. The two leaders will hold an "informal summit" in the city of Wuhan on Friday and Saturday, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said after talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj. Xi and Modi "will set a general direction, identify new goals and create a new dynamic for the growth of China-India relations.


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Controversy over police response to teen trapped by van seat

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 10:53am

Newly released body camera footage shows police officers looking for 16-year-old Kyle Plush, who called 911 twice before his death, but does not show them getting out of their patrol car.


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As chemical weapons inspectors reach Douma, Syria claims suspected attack was fake

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 10:48am

The chemical weapons inspectors reached the city of Douma, now under Russian and Syrian control, two weeks after the suspected attack took place.


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Iran's Top Diplomat Says 'All Options Are On The Table' If U.S. Pulls Out Of Nuclear Deal

Pharma news - April 22, 2018 - 10:45am

Iran's top diplomat warned President Donald Trump to not pull out of the 2015


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