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  • Daily News Briefs: June 15, 2012

     
    The World Health Organization says diesel fumes cause lung cancer, according to The New York Times. The fuel's exhaust is considered to be more carcinogenic than secondhand cigarette smoke, said WHO, adding that it is a likely cause of bladder......
  • Obama remains high-handed -- and wrong -- about Ukraine

    PARIS -- For a man who had taken a stunning electoral blow two weeks earlier, Barack Obama completed his Asian trip with an air of unperturbed leadership of the world -- whatever the Republicans at home thought about who was in charge of what now will...
  • Interpol reboots after career crossroads

    Interpol reboots after career crossroads
    Interpol recently released one of its most accomplished albums, "El Pintor" (Matador), its first in four years. But founding guitarist Daniel Kessler says he had no idea what to expect when it first started taking shape with the band at a career...
  • Peace as a human right

    "Individuals and peoples have a right to peace." In the beginning was the word. OK. This is the beginning, and these are the words, but they haven't arrived yet -- at least not officially, with full force of meaning. It's our job, not God's, to create...
  • A glimmer of hope in Africa: Is Liberia getting Ebola under control?

    In the Ebola crisis, one seizes on hope where one finds it. At the moment, its unlikely location is Liberia, where World Health Organization officials are cautiously -- very cautiously, hinting that the wave of cases there may be ebbing.  "It appears...
  • The harsh truth about an Ebola vaccine: It's not so simple

    The harsh truth about an Ebola vaccine: It's not so simple
    The popular instinct about the potential of vaccines to address the horrific Ebola outbreak in West Africa is: Why delay? If there's any chance they'll work, let's get them out now. Unfortunately, things aren't that simple. That was made clear during an...
  • Guillermo Martinez: Venezuelans seeking opposition leader's release

     Guillermo Martinez: Venezuelans seeking opposition leader's release
    Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, is in the Czech Republic trying to get more human rights groups to speak out on behalf of her husband. On Tuesday she was monitoring from afar a court in Caracas presided by Susana...
  • Stakes high for coming earnings season

    Stakes high for coming earnings season
    Will a stronger American economy be enough to bolster U.S. corporate profits and calm investors at a time when the world is unmistakenly turning weaker? That's clearly been on the minds of investors since mid-September as the Dow Jones industrial...
  • Putin has a new headache in Ukraine: Now Europe is watching

    Putin has a new headache in Ukraine: Now Europe is watching
    It's neither pleasant nor polite to say it, but the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may have been the best thing to happen to President Obama's policy on Ukraine in weeks. Until the plane went down with 298 passengers and crew last week, the...
  • Why are 600 brain scientists protesting a huge brain research study?

    You don't often see scientific researchers turning up their noses at nearly a billion and a half dollars in government funding. Still more rarely will the elite of a research field threaten to boycott a huge international project in their field en masse....
  • European cheese chauvinism could lead to other trade barriers, such as sushi censorship

    In the late 1970s, some Philadelphia wiseguys would joke about a certain establishment. "We call it the Buy It From Us Or Else Cheese Company," they'd say. That was in my investigative reporting days, and I had a few entertaining conversations with some...