British firms eye opportunities as China updates manufacturing

May 10, 2016 by · Comments Off on British firms eye opportunities as China updates manufacturing 

BEIJING, May 9 — British firms have much to offer and much to gain from China's plan to modernize its manufacturing sector, according to a report.

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Brazil to temporarily let loose transgenic mosquitoes to combat Zika

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on Brazil to temporarily let loose transgenic mosquitoes to combat Zika 

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 13 — Brazil will temporarily allow genetically modified mosquitoes to be set free to help reduce the population of the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus, Brazilian health authorities said on Tuesday.

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Feature: Half million revelers celebrate Chinese New Year in London

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Feature: Half million revelers celebrate Chinese New Year in London 

LONDON, Feb. 15 — About 500,000 Chinese and Britons gathered at the center of London on Sunday, taking part in one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia.

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More than 200,000 skilled jobs up for grabs in Britain

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on More than 200,000 skilled jobs up for grabs in Britain 

LONDON, Jan. 28 — Employers in Britain have more than 200,000 jobs to fill but cannot find enough skilled people to fill the vacancies, a report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills revealed Thursday. Economic growth over the past four years has resulted in an unprecedented shortage of skills, according to the commission.

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Spotlight: British inquiry says Putin 'probably approved' Litvinenko killing

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Spotlight: British inquiry says Putin 'probably approved' Litvinenko killing 

LONDON, Jan. 22 — Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was "deliberately poisoned" and his murder was "probably approved" by Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the report of a British public inquiry released Thursday.

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Belgium interrupts organized migrant smuggling to UK

January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Belgium interrupts organized migrant smuggling to UK 

BRUSSELS, Jan. 11 — Belgian law enforcement authorities have halted the activities of an international criminal organization involved in smuggling migrants to the United Kingdom through Belgium, local media reported Monday.

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2 injured Europeans rescued from New Zealand after alerts received in UK, US

January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on 2 injured Europeans rescued from New Zealand after alerts received in UK, US 

WELLINGTON, Jan. 11 — Two injured Europeans have been rescued from remote parts of New Zealand due to emergency beacons that alerted authorities on the other side of the world.

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New anti-aging pill promises to offer enhanced lifespan within our lifetime

December 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on New anti-aging pill promises to offer enhanced lifespan within our lifetime 

MOSCOW, Dec. 1 — The world's first anti-aging drug, Metformin, could be ready by 2016.

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'Sherlock' to receive US theatrical release

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on 'Sherlock' to receive US theatrical release 

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 — The Sherlock Christmas special titled "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride" will screen in theatres across North America on Jan. 5 and 6, 2016.

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Tourism visas extended to 2 years for Chinese visitors — Cameron

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tourism visas extended to 2 years for Chinese visitors — Cameron 

LONDON, Oct. 22 — Tourism visas for visitors to Britain from china are to be valid for two years as from 2016, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday.

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