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EU to destroy transit counterfeit drugs

The European Union has approved a revision of its trademark legislation, including a provision that allows EU customs to block and destroy counterfeit branded pharmaceutical products, even if they are intended for markets outside the union.
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UK works on plans to tackle campylobacter in poultry

Regulators, processors, manufacturers and retailers in the United Kingdom have joined forces to reduce the cases of campylobacter contamination of raw poultry meat across the entire supply chain.
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Shell closes Nigerian crude oil pipeline

Royal Dutch Shell announced that its Nembe Creek Trunk oil pipeline in Nigeria was closed on Feb. 23 because of a leak caused by theft.
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EU lifts tariff on dicyandiamide imports from China

The European Commission has announced it is terminating the anti-dumping duties on imports of the chemical dicyandiamide from China, introduced in 2007.
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Nutrient pollution in EU drops despite manufacturing output increase

Most European countries have made significant progress in tackling nutrient pollution in water, even though industry output in many sectors that contribute to contamination has increased in recent years.
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Indian sewage treatment plant sector set for growth through 2018

Changes are expected over the next few years that will improve the quality of municipal sewage treatment services in the country.
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Middle East oil industry key for global growth, expert says

Part of the Western world is underestimating the importance of the Middle East as a result of the shale revolution in the United States but this may be too hasty a reaction.
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Diseases linked to Salmonella, Campylobacter decrease in Europe

The number of people suffering from campylobacteriosis in the European Union dropped for the first time in five years in 2012 but it remains the most common foodborne disease.


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China to launch major water resources cleanup program

The most populated country in the world has relatively small water reserves and the problem of water scarcity has become particularly pressing over the past few years.
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Shell sells Australian refinery to Vitol

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is to sell as many as 870 service stations and its Australian refinery to Swiss oil company Vitol. The deal is worth approximately $2.6 billion.
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