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  • Key high-risk HIV groups threaten AIDS progress, warns the WHO

    GENEVA/LONDON - Five key groups, including gay men, prostitutes and prisoners, have stubbornly high rates of HIV that are threatening progress in the global AIDS battle, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. These people are most at risk of...
  • EU names two South Sudan military officials it sanctioned

    JUBA (Reuters) - The European Union said on Friday it was imposing sanctions on Peter Gadet, a South Sudanese rebel leader who commanded an ethnic militia that massacred more than 200 civilians in April. The EU announced travel bans and asset freezes...
  • World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050: U.N.

    World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050: U.N.
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than half of the world's seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities" - with more than 10 million inhabitants - being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United...
  • Gaza healthcare services on brink of collapse -WHO

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Health services in the occupied Palestinian territory are on the brink of collapse amid severe shortages in medicines and fuel for hospital generators, as the Gaza conflict with Israel deepens, the World Health Organization warned on...
  • U.N. chief says de Mistura to be new Syria mediator

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday appointed veteran U.N. official Staffan de Mistura, a former U.N. special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, to replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international mediator seeking...
  • France says won EU backing on takeovers law, EU says will monitor

    PARIS (Reuters) - France has won EU backing for a decree allowing the government to block foreign takeovers of French companies in strategic industries, its economy minister said on Thursday, but the European Commission cautioned it would monitor the...
  • German language rule for immigrant spouses invalid: European court

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany cannot insist the spouses of Turkish nationals living in the country speak basic German when they apply for a family reunification visa, Europe's highest court ruled on Thursday. Since 2007, Germany has demanded basic...
  • Special Report: All work and no pay for thousands in the Balkans

    ZITISTE Serbia 2014 (Reuters) - Complaining they had worked without pay for months late last year, employees of the Serbian farming company Agroziv staged a short strike in January. Why should they work for no money, they said. The company, a poultry...
  • Austria, Poland face fines over energy waste law

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria and Poland face fines for failing to implement EU law on making buildings more energy-efficient, the EU executive said on Thursday. The European Commission is asking the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) in...
  • EU Commission sues Denmark for not outlawing snus sales

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission took Denmark to court on Thursday for allowing the sale of snus, despite a European Union sales ban on the moist oral snuff. Sweden, a snus producer, is currently the only country in the 28-member bloc...
  • Parts of UK will not meet EU pollution limits until after 2030

    LONDON (Reuters) - London and two other densely populated areas in Britain will not meet European Union pollution limits until after 2030, 20 years after the original deadline, the bloc's top court heard on Thursday. Under the EU's Air Quality Directive,...