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Ruling Party Wins E. Timor Poll

Posted July 8th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The party of East Timor’s prime minister has won the parliamentary elections — but without an overall majority. With all the ballots counted from Saturday’s poll, the National Council of Timorese Resistance party, led by former rebel leader and current prime minister Xanana Gusmao, had just over 36 percent of the vote. The results are […]

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China Online Sales to Surpass US By 2015

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A new report shows that China is likely to surpass the United States as the largest Internet retailing market by 2015. The report, buy the Boston Consulting Group, says e-commerce in China is growing exponentially, because of the high number of Internet users, the low cost of shipping and a fondness for consumerism in that […]

South Korea to Host Southeast Asian Economic Talks

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea is set to host diplomats from Southeast Asia’s five Mekong River nations this week as part of a push to deepen economic cooperation with the resource-rich region. The Yonhap news agency says Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan will welcome counterparts from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand for meetings Thursday and Friday. A South […]

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EU Bans Some Egyptian Seed Imports

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has banned the importation of some seeds from Egypt after concluding that a single shipment of fenugreek seeds from the country is the most likely source of the virulent E. coli bacteria that has killed at least 49 people. The EU imposed the ban Tuesday after its food safety agency said that […]

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EU Bans Some Egyptian Seed Imports

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has banned the importation of some seeds from Egypt after concluding that a single shipment of fenugreek seeds from the country is the most likely source of the virulent E. coli bacteria that has killed at least 49 people. The EU imposed the ban Tuesday after its food safety agency said that […]

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French Woman Dies from New E. Coli Strain

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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An elderly French woman has died from a deadly kidney disease linked to E. coli bacteria, but not the strain that has recently killed 50 people. French health authorities said Saturday that the 78-year-old woman died at a Bordeaux hospital. She had contracted hemolytic uremic syndrome, the rare kidney condition that the most seriously ill […]

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Egyptian Fenugreek Seeds Now Suspected in European E. Coli Outbreak

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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European officials now suspect that the deadly E. coli outbreak that has killed at least 49 people may be linked to contaminated Egyptian fenugreek seeds. Europe’s Food Safety Authority and the Center for Disease Prevention and Control said Thursday that the seeds, imported in the last two years and then grown on farms in Europe, […]

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Russia Ends Blanket Ban on EU Vegetable Imports

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has resumed accepting vegetable imports from the Netherlands and Belgium, ending its ban on European Union exports imposed at the height of fears about contamination from a deadly strain of E. coli bacteria. Russian consumer authorities ended the 26-day ban for the two countries on Tuesday. They are also reviewing when imports might resume […]

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Sweden Reports E.coli Case Not Linked to Germany

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Swedish health authorities say they have identified the first domestic case of a patient with the same strain of E.coli bacteria that has killed 48 in Germany, even though the patient had not traveled there. Health officials said Tuesday that the infected Swede also had no known connections with anyone who had taken ill after […]

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Europe Investigates Link Between Sprouts And E.Coli Outbreak

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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European and French officials are looking into E. coli infections spread by sprout seeds after victims in France showed the same potentially deadly strain of bacteria as an earlier outbreak in Germany. French officials have linked seeds from a British company to eight recent cases of E. coli infection in Bordeaux. British firm Thompson and […]

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