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Politico: U.S., China reach tech trade breakthrough
The U.S. and China have achieved a breakthrough that paves the way for countries to approve an expansion of the tariff-cutting Information Technology Agreement, which Beijing had blocked for more than a year.
Reuters: The takeaway from six years of economic troubles? Keynes was right.
Anatole Kaletsky: The main lesson is that government decisions on taxes and public spending have turned out to be more important as drivers of economic activity than the monetary experiments with zero interest rates and quantitative easing that have dominated media and market attention.
Yahoo! News: Philippines' rare dwarf buffalo charges against extinction
Manila (AFP) - The population of the Philippines' dwarf buffalo, one of the world's rarest animals, has grown to its largest since efforts to save them from extinction began, conservationists said Friday. An annual survey counted 382 tamaraws in a protected mountain area this year, an increase from 345 in 2013, according to data from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The Economist: Iran The revolution is over
Changes in Iran make a nuclear deal more likely?not this month, perhaps, but eventually. A better understanding of the country would help the talks reach a comprehensive settlement?or, at least, avoid a catastrophic collapse.
BBC: Is the traditional metal key becoming obsolete?
More than 80% of vehicles now use some form of electronic key fob or keyless ignitions, Avery says. In five years time there will be no new cars being produced that rely solely on a metal key, he predicts.
CBSNews: One age group much more likely to die from Ebola
Who survives Ebola and why? Health workers treating patients in Sierra Leone, including some who died doing that work, have published the most detailed report yet on medical aspects of the epidemic. The research suggests young people are less likely to perish, fever is the most common symptom when victims first seek care, and early help is crucial.
The Guardian: No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment
Scientists have developed a new pain-free filling that allows cavities to be repaired without drilling or injections. The tooth-rebuilding technique developed at King's College London does away with fillings and instead encourages teeth to repair themselves.
TIME: Ukraine Elections Mark a Historic Break With Russia and Its Soviet Past
For the first time since the Russian revolution of 1917 swept across Ukraine and turned it into a Soviet satellite, there would be no communists in the nation?s parliament.
CBSNews: Last U.S. Marines leave their Afghan headquarters
HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Every last Marine has left Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, headquarters of the U.S. Marine presence in Afghanistan for the past six years.
NBCNews: Big Pharma Bets on Bucks to Be Made on Ebola Vaccine
Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. It's unclear who will pay for their products, but companies are betting that governments and aid groups will foot the bill. Governments and corporations now are shifting millions of dollars to fight Ebola.
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