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  • All at sea: Is Australia's fast-tracked asylum screening policy fair?

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - At the heart of an unprecedented legal challenge to the return by Australia of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka is Australia's controversial testing of their claims in a brief interview on the high seas. Lawyers said the "enhanced...
  • China June consumer inflation cools, more stimulus expected

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's consumer inflation cooled slightly more than expected in June, pointing to lingering weakness in the economy which could prompt Beijing to launch further stimulus measures to shore up growth. The consumer price index (CPI)...
  • Indian government report urges strong steps to contain fiscal deficit

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's fiscal situation is worse than it appears, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government said in an economic report on Wednesday that called for tough measures to shore up public finances and reduce inflation. The tone of the...
  • Australian PM says won't bow to 'moral blackmail' over asylum seekers

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday vowed not to bow to "moral blackmail" following reports of suicide bids by female asylum seekers at a detention center on Christmas Island. Opposition Greens lawmaker Sarah Hanson-...
  • WHO urges China to tackle state tobacco monopoly in battle on smoking

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China must separate the conflicting promotion and prevention roles of its state tobacco monopoly to reduce smoking-related deaths, which number as much as 1 million a year, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on...
  • 'Re-homing' to be topic of U.S. Senate hearing

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate subcommittee will hear testimony Tuesday about how the federal government can stop parents from transferring custody of their adopted children to strangers met on the Internet. The hearing comes in response to a Reuters...
  • Mayo: Why is health care in US pegged to workplace?

    To me, there's a bigger question beyond last week's Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case involving an employer's right to exclude certain contraceptive coverage from their health insurance plans based on religious beliefs. That question: Why...
  • States adopt anti-snooping laws

    Worried about your boss prying into your personal business, poking around in aspects of your life you'd rather keep between friends and family even as you share more of it on social media? Seventeen states have drawn a line between what's your business...
  • A celebration of Freedom. Interpretations may vary

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, July 4: When did the concept of "freedom" become conflated with "selfishness"? We started wondering about this back in April, when Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was burning through...
  • Yemen extradites Ethiopian opposition official to Addis Ababa: government

    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Yemeni authorities have handed over to Ethiopia an opposition official who had been sentenced to death in absentia on charges of plotting to overthrow the Addis Ababa government, state media reported on Wednesday. Andargachew...
  • Turkey's Kurds prefer peace prospects at home to perilous statehood in Iraq

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - What has long been a dream for the Middle East's Kurds, an independent state, is within reach in Iraq, but Turkey's Kurds, wearied by a 30-year conflict with Ankara, see a brighter future at home, where negotiations could deliver...