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Putin Boosts Private Military Groups Outlawed in Russia

Putin Boosts Private Military Groups Outlawed in RussiaThe problem is, mercenaries are illegal under Russian law. The president’s endorsement of mercenaries came in response to a question at his annual press conference Thursday about the Wagner group, a shadowy military contractor said to be controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, who’s known as “Putin’s Cook” because one of his companies provides food services to the Kremlin. While Russian law bans mercenaries, private security companies are allowed to operate.



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Putin Boosts Private Military Groups Outlawed in Russia

Putin Boosts Private Military Groups Outlawed in RussiaThe problem is, mercenaries are illegal under Russian law. The president’s endorsement of mercenaries came in response to a question at his annual press conference Thursday about the Wagner group, a shadowy military contractor said to be controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, who’s known as “Putin’s Cook” because one of his companies provides food services to the Kremlin. While Russian law bans mercenaries, private security companies are allowed to operate.



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Mexico's new president boosts Pemex budget by $3.7 bn

Mexico's new president boosts Pemex budget by $  3.7 bnMexico’s new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he would reverse shrinking investment in the state oil company by pouring $ 3.7 billion into Pemex in 2019, in a bid to boost crude and refined products’ output. “We are going to increase investment in Pemex by 75 billion pesos from what was authorized for 2018,” the leftist president said in a speech in his home state of Tabasco. The state oil giant has seen a drop in its production since 2004, when it extracted some 3.4 million barrels per day.



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Israel calls for 'military coalition' if Iran boosts enrichment

Israel calls for 'military coalition' if Iran boosts enrichmentIsrael’s intelligence minister called Tuesday for a military coalition against Iran if the Islamic Republic were to defy world powers by enriching military-grade uranium. Yisrael Katz’s remarks came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began visiting European leaders to discuss Iran’s regional involvement and nuclear programme, both seen by the Jewish state as grave threats. European powers have been scrambling to preserve a landmark deal over Tehran’s nuclear programme since US President Donald Trump announced Washington’s withdrawal from the treaty in May.



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Ryanair firms Alitalia interest, as EasyJet boosts jobs

Ryanair firms Alitalia interest, as EasyJet boosts jobsRyanair has made a “non-binding offer” for loss-making Italian rival Alitalia, the Irish no-frills carrier said Monday, as rival EasyJet said it plans to employ more than 1,200 new staff. “We have made a non-binding offer for Alitalia. As the largest airline in Italy, it’s important we are involved in the process,” Ryanair said in a statement after Italian media said Friday that about ten such bids had been made.



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Eliminating out-of-pocket costs for birth control boosts use

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) – Women whose insurance covered the entire cost of birth control were more likely to use prescription contraceptives and to choose more-effective long-term methods than women subject to copays, a new U.S. study found. The study confirmed what Dr. Aileen Gariepy told Reuters Health she and other gynecologists have long known: when insurance lifts the cost barrier, women will choose more expensive contraceptives with better odds of preventing pregnancy, such as intrauterine devices or IUDs. “This paper shows that the ACA is a win for women and their families,” Gariepy said.
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Testosterone gel boosts sexual desire and activity in older men

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Older men with low testosterone levels and scant desire for sex report more interest and more sexual activity after testosterone therapy, according to a new study. Compared to men using a fake testosterone gel, those using real medication for one year improved on 10 out of 12 measures of sexual activity, researchers found. “There was a notable clinical difference in sexual function and desire,” said lead author Dr. Glenn Cunningham, of Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
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Two-hour test boosts HIV care in rural Africa

By Matthew Stock A blood diagnostic kit that can detect infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B in just two hours is helping to track and better treat diseases in resource-poor regions of the world.     The device – SAMBA (Simple AMplification Based Assay) – was developed by a team of Cambridge scientists headed by Dr Helen Lee, who says the device is robust, simple and precise.     ”It’s really quite simple; the patients come in and the sample is taken. And that then gets tested. Within 90 minutes you get the results. …
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