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Contaminated eggs from Europe found in Hong Kong

Aug 12, 2017

Contaminated eggs from Europe found in Hong Kong

A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday as the European Commission called for a special meeting on the growing crisis. Ministers and food safety chiefs from around the European Union ...

Tobacco tax revenue to shrink by ¥50 billion this year: study

Aug 12, 2017

Tobacco tax revenue to shrink by ¥50 billion this year: study

Japan's tobacco tax revenue is likely to drop by more than ¥50 billion ($460 million) this year as more smokers switch to heated tobaccos containing less tobacco leaves, according to an estimate compiled Friday by Kyodo News and a research institute. The fall is sure ...

Aug 11, 2017

Swiss referendum in works for at least four weeks of paternity leave

Swiss petitioners have successfully collected enough signatures to launch a nationwide referendum that would grant new fathers at least 20 days of paid paternity leave, up from one day today, the government said Thursday. The issue strikes at the heart of the work-life balance debate ...

Dutch police nab Chickfriend execs in contaminated eggs debacle

Aug 11, 2017

Dutch police nab Chickfriend execs in contaminated eggs debacle

Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said. Millions of chicken eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves as a result of ...