Home / Tag Archives: wednesday

Tag Archives: wednesday

Diseased rat urine kills New Yorker in outbreak of rare illness

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Diseased rat urine has killed at least one person and sickened two others in New York City in an outbreak of a rarely seen infection, prompting calls from city officials on Wednesday for a renewed effort to cull the rodent population.

Read More »

Texas moves to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans to block about $3 million in Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood operations in the state, a legal document obtained on Wednesday showed, a move the reproductive healthcare group said could affect nearly 11,000 low-income people.

Read More »

Bahrain police clash with protesters near Shi’ite leader’s house: activists

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahraini security forces clashed with supporters of the country's Shi'ite Muslim spiritual leader near his home on Wednesday, activists said.

Read More »

China installs weapons systems on artificial islands: U.S. think tank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China appears to have installed weapons, including anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, on all seven of the artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported on Wednesday, citing new satellite imagery.

Read More »

Aleppo evacuation plan back on track to end years of fighting

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - An evacuation of rebel-held districts of Aleppo is back on track and expected to begin within hours, officials on both sides of the war said late on Wednesday, a retreat that would mark a major victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and end years of fighting.

Read More »

Italian PM wins Senate confidence vote-count by ruling PD party

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni won a confidence vote in the upper house Senate on Wednesday, allowing his coalition government to take office.

Read More »

Italian PM seeks Senate backing as fresh referendum looms

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni sought the backing of the fragmented Senate for his new government on Wednesday as a fresh threat emerged to the legacy of his predecessor Matteo Renzi.

Read More »

Exclusive: China installs weapons systems on artificial islands – U.S. think tank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China appears to have installed weapons, including anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, on all seven of the artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported on Wednesday, citing new satellite imagery.

Read More »

Greenpeace activists target EDF Paris HQ in anti-nuclear protest

PARIS (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists blocked access to the Paris headquarters of French power utility EDF on Wednesday in a protest against the company's nuclear activities.

Read More »

Pope jokes early birthday greetings may bring a jinx

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, who turns 80 on Saturday, responded to thousands of people singing "Happy Birthday" on Wednesday by joking that doing it early may bring a jinx on him.

Read More »