Daily Archives: January 24, 2017

Valls Faces Harder-Core Hamon in France’s Socialist Runoff

Valls Faces Harder-Core Hamon in France’s Socialist Runoff

Center-leaning Manuel Valls will face more liberal Benoit Hamon in a runoff January 29 when French left-wing voters will choose their candidate to confront conservative and nationalist rivals…

World Must Not Miss Early Signals of Any Flu Pandemic

World Must Not Miss Early Signals of Any Flu Pandemic

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND —  The World Health Organization called on all countries on Monday to monitor closely outbreaks of deadly avian influenza in birds and poultry and to report promptly any human…

Paris Tests Driverless Bus Service to Fight Pollution, Congestion

Paris Tests Driverless Bus Service to Fight Pollution, Congestion

Paris on Monday launched its first driverless electric shuttle bus service, aiming to curb congestion and pollution that many Parisians blame for coughing, eye irritation and runny noses. Sensors and…

Lockdown at US Air Force Base Lifted

Lockdown at US Air Force Base Lifted

PENTAGON —  A brief lockdown at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona has been lifted Monday, an Air Force spokesman told VOA. Air Force spokesman Major Andrew Schrag said the…

Former US President George H.W. Bush Recovers From Pneumonia

Former US President George H.W. Bush Recovers From Pneumonia

Doctors said Monday that the health of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who is suffering from bacterial pneumonia, is improving and that he has been moved out…

Caution Urged Against Over-Browned Potatoes and Toast

Caution Urged Against Over-Browned Potatoes and Toast

A British regulatory agency is urging consumers to avoid burnt or very well toasted bread and deeply browned potatoes.  Instead, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) says people should “Go…