Baby arm defects prompt nationwide investigation in France

Launch of inquiry follows discovery of 11 more suspected cases of birth abnormalities France has launched a nationwide investigation into babies born with missing upper limbs after the discovery of nearly a dozen new suspected cases. The national health agency had initially dismissed claims that a cluster of seven infants born with abnormalities in the Ain area near the Swiss

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Samsung Q3 Mobile Sales Decline 12 Percent

Samsung Electronics smartphone sales will increase in the holiday shopping season, with the general trend lasting into 2019, the company said when announcing its Q3 results. But competition and marketing expenses will cut into profits, and mobile revenue declined about 12 percent year over year. That news comes as Samsung better positions itself for the coming of 5G mobile technology

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HSBC, Standard Chartered, Others Launch Blockchain-Based Trade Finance Platform

HSBC, Standard Chartered and 10 other banks launched a new blockchain-based trade finance program in Hong Kong on Wednesday (Oct. 31) aimed at increasing the efficiency of international trade. According to a report in Reuters citing HSBC, the platform, dubbed eTrade Connect, enables it to reduce the time it takes to approve a trade loan to four hours. Currently, the average

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Moley And Robo Chef Magic

An oft-made complaint in the era of smart machines and advanced robotics is why we all still have to do so much housework of our own. Sure, the washer-dryer combo in the laundry room may be started and stopped virtually — and even send real-time messages about the laundry’s progress. But when it comes time to move the load from

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