Americans are overdosing on anti-anxiety drugs

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Americans are overdosing on anti-anxiety drugs 

MOSCOW, Feb. 22 — More people are using and abusing anxiety medications in the US than ever before. The reasoning behind this trend is unclear.

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Chinese yuan advances to 6.51 against USD Monday

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Chinese yuan advances to 6.51 against USD Monday 

BEIJING, Feb. 22 — The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, gained 21 basis points to 6.5165 against the US dollar on Monday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

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Iran's world quality pistachios worry US growers

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Iran's world quality pistachios worry US growers 

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 — American pistachio farmers are worried about competition from their sanctions-free Iranian rivals who no longer face limitations for exporting their products to the United States, NPR reported.

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US, Israel start joint drill on ballistic missile defense

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JERUSALEM, Feb. 22 — Israel and the United States started a joint exercise on Sunday focusing on defense against the threat of ballistic missiles, the Israeli army said.

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US reports first locally transmitted case of Zika virus

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on US reports first locally transmitted case of Zika virus 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 — The first locally transmitted case of Zika virus in the United States has been reported in a county in Texas, the county's health department said Tuesday.

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Indian stocks close flat

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Indian stocks close flat 

MUMBAI, Jan. 28 — Indian stocks closed flat for the second consecutive day on Thursday amid lack of fresh cues and lacklustre earnings.

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Chinese yuan strengthens to 6.5572 against USD Friday

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Chinese yuan strengthens to 6.5572 against USD Friday 

BEIJING, Jan. 22 — The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, strengthened by 13 basis points to 6.5572 against the US dollar on Friday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

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US visa restrictions to provoke retaliation in Europe

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on US visa restrictions to provoke retaliation in Europe 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 — Newly introduced restrictions on the US Visa Waiver Program will provoke European countries to employ similar measures that will cause significant difficulties for Iranian nationals traveling to the United States, the National Iranian American Council said in a press release.

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Roundup: Tensions rise on Korean Peninsula after DPRK's nuke test

January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Tensions rise on Korean Peninsula after DPRK's nuke test 

SEOUL, Jan. 11 — Tensions rose on the Korean Peninsula after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear test last week as the rival Koreas resumed propaganda broadcasts and the US forces sent a B-52 bomber as part of retaliatory measures.

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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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