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November 16, 2018 4:15 PM Bullfight tax row splits Portugal's ruling Socialists

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal’s bullfighting tradition has stirred a row inside the Socialist government after the new culture minister refused to cut value-added tax (VAT) on tickets to events in line with other cultural shows. Many Portuguese back the practice, arguing that it is more humane than in neighboring Spain because bulls are not killed in the ring but rather 91

November 16, 2018 10:35 AM Key AstraZeneca lung cancer treatment misses study goal

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca (AZN.L) said on Friday its immunotherapy drug Imfinzi did not meet the main goal of improving survival rates for patients with the most advanced form of lung cancer, putting pressure on its shares. The study, known as “Mystic”, was among the industry’s most anticipated clinical experiments and was viewed as central to proving 114

November 15, 2018 1:52 PM U.S. envoy for Iran warns EU banks, firms against non-dollar Iran trade

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European banks and firms who engage in a special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran will be at risk from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions, the U.S. special envoy for Iran warned on Thursday. It is “no surprise” that EU efforts to establish a so-called Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for non-dollar trade with Iran were floundering 94

November 14, 2018 9:42 PM Conservation land in British Columbia gets $11m investment

Canada is investing C$14.6m ($11m; £8.5m) to set aside 7,900 hectares for wildlife conservation in the Rocky Mountains. The funding will help expand a tract of land in southeastern British Columbia (BC) already set aside for protection. The initiative is led by a conservation group, BC and the federal government, and will help protect some 40 species 80

November 14, 2018 5:38 AM Hero California nurse gets new truck after vehicle damaged in Camp Fire

A nurse whose truck was destroyed while helping patients escape the wildfires of a Northern California town was offered a new vehicle by Toyota, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. Allyn Pierce told The New York Times he was on his way out of Paradise -- where a wildfire has claimed 48 lives and destroyed 7,700 homes -- and decided to turn around and help his community 84

November 12, 2018 2:17 PM British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco

A British tourist died after she contracted rabies when she was bitten by a cat during a vacation in Morocco, officials announced Monday. Health officials in England said there was “no risk” to the public following the death. The person’s name was not released. “There is no risk to the wider public in relation to this case but, as a precautionary measure 215

November 11, 2018 1:44 PM Strawberry needle investigation leads to Australian woman’s arrest, police say

A 50-year-old Australian woman was arrested after an investigation into strawberries being contaminated with sewing needles. An Australian woman was arrested over the weekend after a two-month investigation into needles hidden in strawberries that sparked contamination fears in the region. The 50-year-old woman was charged Sunday with seven counts of contaminating 106

November 10, 2018 5:02 AM Bulk of migrant caravan prepares to depart Mexico City

A boy lies with a coloring book outside a tent inside the sports complex where thousands of migrants have been camped out for several days in Mexico City, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. About 500 Central American migrants headed out of Mexico City on Friday to embark on the longest and most dangerous leg of their journey to the U.S. border, while thousands more were waiting 101

November 9, 2018 2:52 PM A Corey Kluber blockbuster? These teams might be in the mix

Corey Kluber will be 33 years old next April, and if he was about to hit free agency there would be important questions about the high risk of a long-term investment in a pitcher with more than 2,000 innings logged in professional baseball. But Kluber, the Cy Young award winner in the American League in 2014 and 2017, is not a free agent; rather, he's under 91

November 8, 2018 5:11 PM WFP to double food aid to Yemen, says 14 million risk starvation

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Food Programme plans to double its food assistance program for Yemen, aiming to reach up to 14 million people “to avert mass starvation”, it said in a statement on Thursday. “Yemen is the largest hunger crisis in the world. Millions of people are living on the edge of famine and the situation is getting worse by the day,” said the U.N. agency 91