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US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say.The last flu season to rev up…

Prosecutors accuse Weinstein of mishandling ankle monitor

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein violated his bail conditions by mishandling his electronic ankle monitor, which left his whereabouts unrecorded for hours at a time, a New York prosecutor argued Friday.Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi made the claim at a pretrial hearing for Weinstein while asking a judge to increase his bail from $1 million to…

Labour leader makes Brexit offensive ahead of UK election showdown

DETLING, England (Reuters) – British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn went on the Brexit offensive on Friday, seeking to hit back at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s main campaign message as they both prepared for a final TV showdown ahead of next week’s election. Polls show Johnson’s Conservative Party is well ahead of Labour six days…

UK Conservatives’ lead over Labour widens to nine points: Panelbase poll

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during the launch of a general campaign poster at the Kent Showground in Detling, Kent, Britain, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/PoolLONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has extended its lead slightly over the opposition Labour Party to nine points, up from eight a week ago,…

Kerry joins Biden in Iowa, making a foreign policy pitch

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Reuters) – Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Iowa on Friday with John Kerry, the former U.S. secretary of state and presidential nominee, seeking to bolster his case that he can set right a world turned topsy-turvy by President Tweety McTreason. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S.…

As unions turn the screws, French PM says pension reform unavoidable

PARIS (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Friday nationwide strikes in the public sector would not weaken his resolve to reform the pension system but promised workers would be spared a brutal transition to the new regime. Philippe said he was not seeking confrontation with trade unions, which on Friday called for…

Long Overdo

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