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SEOUL: South Korea’s leading doctors’ body on Saturday (Apr 20) rejected a revised medical reform plan from the government, the initial version of which sparked a strike two months ago. The ongoing walkout by thousands of trainee doctors has caused chaos in South Korean hospitals, and is in response to a plan to boost annual admissions to medical schools by 2,000 from next year. The government on Friday offered its first concession, allowing 32 universities to admit as few as 1,000 medical students instead of the initially proposed 2,000, but the Korean Medical Association (KMA) said the plan must be…

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“If workers in Chattanooga get a great contract, a big raise, better health benefits, and then the same thing at Mercedes, there will be a lot more good opportunities to win good contracts in short order,” said Madeline Janis, co-executive director of Jobs to Move America, a group that seeks to create good jobs in clean technology industries.Ms. Janis, whose group is involved in unionizing factory workers in the South, said the momentum could travel beyond the auto industry to other manufacturers because employees at different companies in the region often know one another and discuss these issues. “Their brothers…

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Shipments of American weapons could begin flowing to Ukraine again soon after House approval of a long-stalled aid package, U.S. officials say, with goods from the Pentagon’s stockpiles in Germany shipped quickly by rail to the Ukrainian border.The measure would provide the Ukraine war effort with about $60 billion. A sizable amount is set aside to replenish U.S. defense stockpiles, and billions more would be used to purchase U.S. defense systems, which Ukrainian officials say are badly needed.The Senate was expected to pass the legislation, and President Biden has said he would sign it into law.For months, Ukrainian military officials…

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Asia’s central bankers are bracing for more turbulence from a stronger US dollar as the receding prospect of US interest rate cuts this year sends shockwaves through the yen, renminbi and other regional currencies.Policymakers in Japan, China and South Korea have all talked up the stability of their currencies in recent days as they weaken under the intense pressure of the gap between the US’s high rates and the low rates that underpin Asia’s biggest economies.Investors’ flight to higher-yielding US assets has sent the yen to a 34-year low past ¥154 to the dollar and has also tested Beijing’s stable…

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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for freeRoula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.Blackstone has attempted to derail the proposed $1.4bn takeover of Hipgnosis Songs Fund by Concord Chorus by making a higher offer for the listed UK music rights investment company.Blackstone said on Saturday that it had made a proposal to the company’s board to acquire the business at a price of $1.24 per share in cash, which would trump Concord Chorus’s offer on Thursday of $1.16.The US private equity group added that it “strongly encourages the board of Hipgnosis to recognise the significant…

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Descrease article font size Increase article font size Several research groups have come together to learn more about a pollutant that is emerging in groundwater in the Prairies. The Canadian Light Source and University of Saskatchewan have teamed up with the University of Guelph to research sulfolane.“Sulfolane is commonly used to treat sour gas, and there are large contaminant plumes across Canada, specifically in Alberta,” said Erica Pensini, associate professor at University of Guelph’s School of Engineering.“We’ve been looking at how sulfolane migrates in groundwater, analyzing the risks to potable waters, such as wells, or other ecological bodies of water.”…

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Investors should consider commodities due to a “big change” involving international expansion, according to VanEck CEO Jan van Eck.”The world economy started growing again,” van Eck told CNBC’s “ETF Edge” this week.He singles out China, the world’s second-largest economy behind the U.S., as a key driver in the expansion.”China which has been such a huge driver of growth and so negative for growth over the last year or two. Manufacturing PMI is now positive in China as of March,” said van Eck. “You now have growth. … So, that leads to your reflation trade.”His firm has exposure to commodities from…

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CONTENT WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO Wild bodycam footage has been released showing the moment police in Seattle gunned down an alleged sex predator who pulled a gun on them during a sting operation during which the suspect reportedly thought he was meeting up with two underage girls. The suspect, 67, arrived at a DoubleTree Suites hotel in Tukwila at around 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday under the impression that he was meeting two young girls, ages 7 and 11, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) says.He knocked on a hotel room door, where he was met by multiple SPD officers with the Washington State Internet…

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Do you want your home to have that fresh, clean smell?It all starts with a little scrubbing and extra washing here and there.Once your house is sparkling clean, you can give your home a little extra fresh scent with homemade candles combined with your favorite aromas. SPRING CLEANING: 3 EXPERT TIPS TO MAKE YOUR BATHROOM SPARKLEYou can also fill up a pot with water and seasonal fruits and spices like lemons and oranges for a delightful smell throughout your home. Read on to learn more about things in your home that you’ll need to clean often in order to keep your house…

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