Guinea Bissau is counting ballots in presidential and legislative elections aimed at restoring democracy two years after a coup thwarted a previous poll and triggered an economic slide in the former Portuguese colony.
Tamiflu and Relenza, antiviral drugs stockpiled by governments to tame influenza outbreaks, haven’t been proven to prevent pandemics and may cause more harm in some patients than good, researchers said after reviewing 170,000 pages of clinical-trial data.
The road Andrew Balls took from journalist to one of Bill Gross’s new top deputies -- all by the age of 40 -- went through Oxford and Harvard, with a stop at Stanley Fischer. He’s likely to become one of the public faces of Pacific Investment Management Co., so there are some things to know about him.
China, in the midst of a military buildup challenging the U.S. and Japan, is showcasing its expanded capabilities in the search for Malaysia’s missing plane by deploying hardware from satellites to warships to an icebreaker.
China’s Communist leader Xi Jinping, already emerging more powerful than his predecessor, has fresh impetus to tighten his hold on domestic security after an outcry over a knife attack on civilians three days ago.