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Native clams return to Sicilian lake after 30-year absence

LAKE GANZIRRI, Italy (Reuters) – Local clams and mussels are on the comeback in homes and restaurants in the Messina area of the southern Italian island of Sicily after a 30-year absence caused by high pollution levels in Lake Ganzirri. Slideshow (11 Images) More than 1,000 kilograms (2,400 pounds) are …

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Highlights of Reuters interview with Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Here are highlights of the Reuters Oval Office interview with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday. ON WHETHER HE WAS AWARE HIS SON DONALD TRUMP JR. WAS MEETING WITH A RUSSIAN LAWYER “No. That I didn’t know. Until a couple of days ago, when I heard about …

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US Democrats introduce new bill on Russia and Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a new version of a Russia and Iran sanctions bill on Wednesday, hoping to send a message to President Donald Trump to maintain a strong line against Moscow. Seeking to force Republican House leaders to allow a vote, Democrats …

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FDA panel backs Novartis’ pioneering new cancer gene therapy

(Reuters) – Novartis AG’s (NOVN.S) pioneering new cancer drug won enthusiastic support from a federal advisory panel on Wednesday, paving the way for approval of the first U.S. gene therapy. The panel unanimously recommended that the Food and Drug Administration approve the drug, tisagenlecleucel, for patients ages 3 to 25 …

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Exclusive: Trump says he does not fault son for meeting Russian lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not fault his son Donald Trump Jr. for meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential election campaign and he was unaware of the meeting until a few days ago. Asked if he knew that his son …

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Exclusive: Russia appears to deliver more turbines to Crimea – Reuters witnesses

FEODOSIA, Crimea (Reuters) – Two more gas turbines appear to have been delivered to Russian-controlled Crimea, according to two Reuters reporters who saw the equipment at the port of Feodosia, potentially deepening a row over sanctions compliance in which Germany’s Siemens has become embroiled. Reuters has no independent confirmation the …

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US Democrats in new bid to push Russia and Iran sanctions bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to introduce a new version of a Russia and Iran sanctions bill on Wednesday, to send a message to President Donald Trump to maintain a strong line against Moscow. Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said they would …

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Dow sets record-high close; Fed signals gradual rate hikes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow rose to a record high close while U.S. stocks kept their upward momentum Wednesday following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s congressional testimony to gradually raise interest rates. Yellen’s speech was a nod to Wall Street as the Fed signaled it will gradually tighten policy …

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Fed’s Yellen says rate and portfolio plans on track, cautions on inflation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy is healthy enough for the Fed to raise rates and begin winding down its massive bond portfolio, though low inflation and a low neutral rate may leave the central bank with diminished leeway, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. In what may be …

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