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  • Toray gets OK to make, sell kidney drug amid feline ‘nekonomics’ boom January 24, 2017
    Toray Industries Inc. said it will sell medicine to treat chronic kidney disease in cats as the popularity of feline pets grows in Japan. The Tokyo-based chemical maker said in a statement Monday it has received approval to make and sell the drug, Rapros, which will go on sale from April. Taken orally, the medicine […] The post Toray gets OK to make, sell ki […]
  • Britain’s Supreme Court rules 8-3 May must get parliamentary approval to trigger Brexit January 24, 2017
    Britain’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Theresa May must get parliament’s approval before she begins Britain’s formal exit from the European Union. The U.K.’s highest judicial body dismissed the government’s argument that May could simply use executive powers known as “royal prerogative” to invoke Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty and be […]
  • Tokyo High Court upholds 22-year prison term for man in 2013 stalking-murder case January 24, 2017
    The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday upheld a 22-year prison sentence for a man convicted of killing his former teenage girlfriend in 2013 in a high-profile stalking-murder case in Mitaka, western Tokyo. Rejecting both prosecutors’ demands for a tougher sentence and the defendant’s call for a lighter penalty, Judge Junichiro Akiyoshi, who presided over the […] Th […]
  • Venus turns back clock, makes semifinals January 24, 2017
    Venus Williams continued her astonishing late-career revival by felling Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) on Tuesday to reach her first Australian Open semifinal in 14 years and become the oldest woman to reach the last four at Melbourne Park in the Open era. The quarterfinal will hardly be remembered as a classic, with both Venus […] The post Venus tu […]
  • Trump’s bridge-building efforts eclipsed by fixation on false voter claim January 24, 2017
    President Donald Trump’s efforts to build bridges and push through his agenda continue to be overshadowed with his fixation on the election and more false claims. During a bipartisan reception with lawmakers at the White House on Monday evening, Trump claimed the reason he lost the popular vote to his Democratic rival was that 3 […] The post Trump’s bridge-b […]
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