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EU opens new roadblock in talks with United States on medicines

“Hazy over key issues, no agreement so far. The US remains defiant, urging Europe to do its ‘constitutional’ part,” Commissioner for Health and Food...

Greater online patent protection could benefit some consumers but others will be left out

A European commission report on digital and high-tech products, released in Brussels last week, included a proposal to grant an exception to the European...

Syrian nurse, who came to Istanbul to provide blood transfusions, becomes translator in migrant crisis

Javan Dhaher came to Istanbul five years ago after several years as a nurse and provided blood transfusions.Now, as the Syrian civil war spills...

This Google Doodle Lets You Apply for a U.S. Passport Online

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — “Now we will,” said Maria-Claire Daoust, 34, who in 2013 became a citizen. “Now we will help others find this...

The 13-year-old is the youngest journalist in the U.S.

Every morning before school, fifth grader Christopher Young would wake up around 6:15 a.m. to read the paper from China Daily and The Nation....

A Summer Without a Passport Could Be Coming for Americans Who Live Abroad

A summer of cross-country travel without a passport is not appealing for tourists and businesspeople alike, but it could be a growing reality for...

Japan’s first giant squid statue is close to reality after three years in the making

While living in Australia three years ago, Japanese Tatsumi “Talky” Suzuki heard about a giant squid.The Japanese giant squid — a humanoid creature with...

As Trump pulls out of NAFTA, Europe says it’s open to discussing ‘important medicines’

Ahead of the U.S.’s planned departure from the North American Free Trade Agreement, the European Union is a bit cagier about signing any transatlantic...

How the Rev. Donald Christie leads a Scottish Catholic church of insecurity

Eradicating poverty is the focus of the Scottish National Party, of which Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is leader. Founded in 2012, it won...

The First Heady Daze After the Scottish Election

A historic Scottish parliamentary election that may increase support for the Scottish National Party is set to be held on May 5, and opinion...
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Real Madrid wins its third Champions League title in four years

The second leg of the Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool was one of the great contests.Madrid dominated possession — thanks to...
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Is the Economy Better Than You Thought?

Americans may be optimistic about the economy, but they aren’t exactly making a big leap to take on more work.With last week’s report, the...

Ex-Vice President Joe Biden Says He Would Support New ‘Novelty’ Patents

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would support expanding “novelty patents” for vaccines to include a shorter period of...

Priceless: A $1000 Bon Voyage – One of the World’s Most Conquered Wine Casks

Inventor Dennis Ault says he drank only wine that tasted good.“Oh yeah. That’s all I have. That’s what I really enjoy doing,” Mr. Ault...