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Alaska to Release Ex-Governor Palin’s Official E-mails

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in the northwestern U.S. state of Alaska are releasing more than 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin’s e-mails from her first two years as governor. The e-mails were first requested by journalists in 2008 after Palin was picked by Republican presidential nominee John McCain to be his vice-presidential running mate. The messages cover the time […]

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Germany Says Sprouts Source of E. Coli Outbreak

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Public health officials in Germany say contaminated sprouts are the source of an E. coli outbreak that has claimed the lives of at least 30 people. The head of the Robert Koch Institute, Reinhard Burger, says the pattern of the outbreak points to the sprouts as the source. Health officials initially blamed the bacterial outbreak […]

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More EU Deaths Fuel Fight Over Contaminated Vegetables

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Three more deaths pushed the death toll from Europe’s E. coli outbreak to 30 Thursday, ahead of a crucial meeting between European Union and Russian leaders. German officials say the latest fatalities included a 68-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman. The bacterial outbreak blamed on contaminated vegetables has now sickened more than 2,800 people, costing […]

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Vegetable Ban Overtakes Russia-EU Summit as Death Toll Rises

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials are refusing to back down on a total ban on all vegetables from the European Union as the continent’s E. coli outbreak claims more victims. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and other top officials are hosting top EU officials for a two-day summit in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod starting Thursday. Russia outraged […]

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More Deaths in German E. Coli Outbreak

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Two more people have died in Europe’s worst E. coli outbreak in recent history, even as German health officials say the number of new infections is dropping. At least 25 people have now died and more than 2,600 have been sickened since late May as a result of the mysterious bacteria. Nearly all the victims […]

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More Deaths in German E. coli Outbreak

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Two more people have died in Europe’s worst E. coli outbreak in recent history, even as German health officials say the number of new infections is dropping. At least 25 people have now died and more than 2,600 have been sickened since late May as a result of the mysterious bacteria. Nearly all the victims […]

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German E. coli Infections on Decline

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s health minister Daniel Bahr says the number of new E. coli infections in Germany is dropping, signaling a possible end in sight for Europe’s worst E. coli outbreak in recent history. He said Wednesday that it is too early to declare an end to the crisis, but he said the most recent data gives […]

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WHO: Source of German E.Coli May Never Be Known

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A top World Heath Organization official says the source of Germany’s deadly E. coli outbreak may never be known. Dr. Guenael Rodier, WHO’s director of communicable diseases, tells the Associated Press that investigators must find the culprit within a week. He says after that, it would become difficult to link patients with what they ate. […]

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EU Proposes Financial Aid To Farmers Hit By E. Coli Outbreak

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union Farm Commissioner Dacian Ciolos has recommended a $220-million aid package to help farmers recoup some of their losses from unsold vegetables during the E. coli crisis. EU agriculture ministers are meeting in Luxembourg Tuesday to talk about the crisis and its economic impact. Since the crisis began, European farmers have been unable to […]

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EU Proposes Financial Aid To Farmers Hit By E. Coli Outbreak

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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European Union Farm Commissioner Dacian Ciolos has recommended a $220-million aid package to help farmers recoup some of their losses from unsold vegetables during the E. coli crisis. EU agriculture ministers are meeting in Luxembourg Tuesday to talk about the crisis and its economic impact. Since the crisis began, European farmers are unable to sell […]

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