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Trump pushes drugmakers for lower prices, more U.S. production

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump in a meeting on Tuesday with pharmaceutical executives called on them to manufacture more of their drugs in the United States and cut prices, while vowing to speed approval of new medicines and ease regulation.

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How the UNDP is helping conflict-hit Obari

By Alessandra Bocchi. Tunis, 23 January 2017: Getting international aid to needy areas of Libya is a challenge. Two ambulances and a garbage truck given to Obari by the United Nations Development Agency were actually handed over in Tripoli from where they are being taken down to the south. The three vehicles are part of [...]

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Gang-ravaged Mexico stuck in weed ban as U.S. opens up

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican advocates for drug reform are voicing alarm about the country's widening gap with the United States on marijuana legislation, as criminal violence surges again south of the border.

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Chinese man guilty of stealing military program documents: U.S. Justice Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 38-year-old Chinese man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he stole numerous sensitive military program documents from United Technologies Corp and transported them to China, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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Ships off U.N. blacklist as China said to halt use of North Korean crews

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council lifted North Korean sanctions on five ships after China secured assurances that the vessels would no longer use North Korean crews, a council diplomat said on Sunday.

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U.N. Security Council lifts North Korea sanctions on five ships

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council said on Saturday it had lifted sanctions on five ships that were blacklisted in March for ties to North Korea's arms trade.

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France postpones Middle East peace conference to January

PARIS (Reuters) - France has postponed a proposed Middle East peace conference in Paris to January next year, its ambassador to the United Nations said, acknowledging that the conditions to bring Israelis and Palestinians face-to-face were currently not there.

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China’s Navy seizes American underwater drone in South China Sea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Chinese Navy warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by an American oceanographic vessel in international waters in the South China Sea, triggering a formal demarche from the United States and a demand for its return, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday.

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U.N. chief urges Israeli lawmakers to reconsider settlement bill

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Israeli lawmakers to reconsider advancing a bill that would legalize Israeli settlement homes on private Palestinian land in the West Bank.

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Putin and Erdogan push for Syria talks without U.S. or U.N.

MOSCOW/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said he and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan are working to organize a new series of Syrian peace talks without the involvement of the United States or the United Nations.

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