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NORFOLK, Va. - Balancing U.S. global commitments with urgent needs, Commander, U.S. Second Fleet Vice Adm. Mel Williams Jr. mobilized 30 percent of the forces under Second Fleet's cognizance within 18 days, between Jan. 2 and Jan. 20. (Full Story)
NEW YORK - SIGA Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SIGA), a company specializing in the development of pharmaceutical agents to fight biowarfare pathogens, announced that it was contacted to arrange an emergency mock acquisition of its lead drug candidate and smallpox antiviral, ST-246 (Tecovirimat), by leading Israeli government health and defense officials. The mock acquisition was part of a simulated bioterror-related smallpox outbreak.
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WARSAW - U.S. Patriot missiles will be stationed in northern Poland about 60 miles (100 km) from the border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad rather than near Warsaw, the Polish defense minister said on Wednesday, according to RIA Novosti.
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Hindus, expressing concern regarding the health of minority populations, have asked Sweden to urgently look into its health set-up.
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Wholesale sales rose 2.5% to $42.4 billion in current dollars in November, the fifth increase in six months. During that period, Canadian wholesalers regained one-third of the losses incurred since the last peak in July 2008. (Full Story)
Travel by Canadian residents to the United States increased 3.4% between October and November to 3.4 million trips, largely as a result of an increase in car travel.
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Between 1981 and 2009, fitness levels of Canadian children and youth, as well as those of adults, declined significantly, according to the first findings from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS). (Full Story)
A Korean Navy task group is set to take command of a multinational naval force to deter pirates off the coast of Somalia starting this April.
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Marine observers reported shortly after 08h00 local time (05h00 UTC) that the Greek-flagged VLCC MARAN CENTAURUS was freed and the last pirate had left the ship.
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In November, 1.5 million employed people aged 15 to 69 reported they were absent from work as a result of the H1N1 or seasonal flu, representing 9.0% of workers in that age group. (Full Story)
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