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  • Top U.S. lawmaker urges Hospira not to flee tax system

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. senator said on Thursday he has written to Hospira Inc and urged the drug and medical device maker not to move its tax domicile abroad to save on U.S. taxes. Citing recent reports that Hospira plans to buy the medical...
  • Chavanel to ride Tour of Britain

    LONDON (Reuters) - Treble Tour de France stage winner Sylvain Chavanel will make his Tour of Britain debut next month, adding to an already strong line-up for the nine-day race. Frenchman Chavanel, who rides for the Swiss IAM team, will be joined by team...
  • In case of slain journalist, negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning

    WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on the militant group...
  • Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders

    Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders
    The remarkable thing when this tiny nation legalized same-sex marriage in June wasn't that the conservative-leaning prime minister, Xavier Bettel, supported the new law. It was that he might be among the first to take advantage of it. Bettel and his...
  • Around Town: Anti-Semitism rears its head in Europe

    Here's a confession to our readers. For the past 45 days, I've written about fluff, forth and anything but the subjects which truly concern me. For the last month or so, I've been concerned about the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. Political views...
  • Wines for sipping away the dog days of summer

    Wines for sipping away the dog days of summer
    Old man alert. I'd always thought that the phrase "dog days of summer" referred to the way dogs lazed around on the front porch most of the day come July and August. I got the time period right, just not the allusion. "Dog days," it turns out, is a term...
  • Foreign assisted suicide cases in Switzerland double in four years

    ZURICH (Reuters) - The number of foreigners traveling to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-year period, a study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics said on Thursday. In 2012, 172 foreigners took their lives in Switzerland,...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" by Haruki Murakami (Knopf, $25.95). A man attempts to find out why his four friends abandoned him in their teenage years. Last week: — 2. "Love Letters" by Debbie...
  • Juppe joins race for French presidency in challenge to Sarkozy

    PARIS (Reuters) - Former prime minister Alain Juppe joined the race to be the presidential candidate of France's centre-right on Wednesday, posing a potential challenge both to a 2017 comeback bid by Nicolas Sarkozy and to the rise of the extreme right....
  • Exclusive: France forced to import wheat as rain hits crop quality

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's rain-hit wheat crop has delivered the first shock of the 2014/15 season: the EU's top grower and exporter is buying Lithuanian and British milling wheat to mix with its unusually poor-grade crop to meet contracts signed before...
  • Meilutyte grabs second gold of Youth Games

    NANJING China (Reuters) - London Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte finished more than two seconds ahead of her nearest rival in the women's 100 meters breaststroke final on Wednesday to claim her second gold medal of the Youth Olympic Games. Meilutyte will...