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Marilyn Monroe medical file sells for $25,600

Medical files proving Hollywood screen siren Marilyn Monroe underwent cosmetic surgery sold for $25,600 during a weekend auction in California. The sale, organized in Beverly Hills by Julien’s Auctions, was dedicated to personal objects of the rich and famous, including Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Andrews, Greta Garbo and Princess Diana. Monroe’s…

Concerns growing as Navy increases presence on high school campuses

The first time Miguel Martinez visited a college campus, it was for a summer camp paid for by the US Navy, which is investing millions to improve public education and, ultimately, potential recruits. While cash-strapped school districts are anxious for the help, critics contend that it comes at too high…

Canadian tailor making bulletproof ‘James Bond suit’

A Canadian tailor is releasing a three-piece suit that has everything a danger-seeking 21st century executive could need — killer looks plus bulletproof protection that would make James Bond envious. The company, Garrison Bespoke, believes it has combined style and safety, using lightweight carbon nanotube technology to absorb impact from…

European Commission chief: French tax policy has ‘reached limits of acceptability’

France’s fiscal policy has “reached the limits of acceptability”, with high company taxes weighing on growth, the head of the European Commission told French television late Monday. Even though France’s proposed budget is “overall satisfactory”, José Manuel Barroso told the LCI network: “Today, the fiscal policy in France has reached…

Syrian polio outbreak might have originated in Pakistan

An outbreak of polio that has paralysed 13 children in war-torn Syria is linked to a strain of the virus from Pakistan, the World Health Organisation said Monday. The vaccination of children in Syria has been disrupted by the 31-month conflict between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and rebels fighting to…

Troops ‘occupy’ retailers as Venezuela issues lower-price mandate

The Venezuelan government has expanded the scope of a crackdown on soaring inflation after sending troops into appliance stores over the weekend to slash prices. Large, sometimes unruly crowds massed outside such chain stores, hoping to take advantage of huge markdowns mandated by the government. President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday…

Apple and Samsung to return to court for another patent battle

Apple and Samsung return to a California court this week for another round in the blockbuster patent trial between the two biggest smartphone makers. A jury trial opens Tuesday to reconsider damages awarded last year in the case stemming from Apple’s allegation that its South Korean rival illegally copied technology…

‘Arctic 30′ Greenpeace group moved to Saint Petersburg

Twenty eight activists and two journalists begin 800-mile journey from Murmansk to pre-trial detention centres The families of the British nationals held by Russian authorities for two months after a Greenpeace protest have spoken of their fears for their loved ones’ safety, expressing concern that some of the 28 activists…

French soldier killed in World War I finally laid to rest

A French soldier killed in action during World War I was finally laid to rest in his hometown Monday just months after his remains were discovered by chance by German tourists. Jean Caillou was 41 when he was gunned down in March 1916 near Verdun in the northeast, the scene…

U.S. warns Ecuador: Scrapping bilateral treaty would cost you American investors

Ecuador’s possible scrapping of a bilateral investment treaty with the United States could lead to loss of American investment in the country, Washington’s envoy warned Monday. “If the bilateral investment treaty is canceled that would obviously have a negative effect because US companies would be afraid to invest,” Ambassador Adam…

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