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EU watchdog warns Bosnia power plant must comply with emission rules
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EU watchdog warns Bosnia power plant must comply with emission rules

Yahoo News SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The European Union urged Bosnia on Wednesday to ensure a China-backed coal-fired power plant project meets EU emission reduction regulations. Janez Kopac, head of the

US watchdog offers bleak statistics for Afghan progress
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US watchdog offers bleak statistics for Afghan progress

Yahoo News KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. watchdog has issued a bleak report, its first to the Trump administration, saying the Afghan government controls barely half the country, its security

Rise in populism risks worsening corruption: watchdog
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Rise in populism risks worsening corruption: watchdog

Yahoo News The rise of populist politicians around the world risks undermining the fight against corruption, an anti-graft watchdog said Wednesday, warning that it feared a backslide in the US under

Watchdog group: Corruption worsens under populist leaders
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Watchdog group: Corruption worsens under populist leaders

Yahoo News BERLIN (AP) — People who turn to populist politicians promising to upset the status quo and end corruption may only be feeding the problem, an anti-corruption watchdog group warned

Watchdog urges Pakistan to free 2 convicted journalists
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Watchdog urges Pakistan to free 2 convicted journalists

Yahoo News ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Pakistan to free two local journalists who were convicted on defamation charges.

Ethics watchdog probes Canadian PM's lavish vacation
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Ethics watchdog probes Canadian PM's lavish vacation

Yahoo News Canada's ethics commissioner has opened a probe of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his lavish post-Christmas vacation at the private island of billionaire philanthropist and spiritual

Media watchdog asks Pakistan to probe killing of journalist
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Media watchdog asks Pakistan to probe killing of journalist

Yahoo News ISLAMABAD (AP) — The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has asked Pakistan to investigate the fatal shooting of a local journalist n the country's southwest.

Aid watchdog says UK cash transfer schemes effective in tackling poverty
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Aid watchdog says UK cash transfer schemes effective in tackling poverty

Yahoo News By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cash transfer programs funded by the British government are cost-effective ways to alleviate global poverty, an aid watchdog said on

Canada's competition watchdog closes two-year Apple probe
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Canada's competition watchdog closes two-year Apple probe

Yahoo News - Canada's Competition Bureau on Friday said it had not found sufficient evidence that Apple Inc had engaged in anti-competitive conduct, closing a two-year investigation into the iPhone

China's graft watchdog turns camera on itself in TV series
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China's graft watchdog turns camera on itself in TV series

Yahoo News China's top graft watchdog has begun airing a three-part television series highlighting corruption within its ranks, sending a message that there will be no omissions in Chinese President

House GOP Withdraws Move to Gut Ethics Watchdog After Backlash
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House GOP Withdraws Move to Gut Ethics Watchdog After Backlash

Yahoo News House Republicans reversed plans to gut a congressional ethics watchdog on Tuesday after a backlash that included criticism from President-elect Donald Trump over the timing of the move.

EU watchdog probes Facebook over WhatsApp merger
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EU watchdog probes Facebook over WhatsApp merger

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission is investigating whether Facebook gave misleading information about its takeover of mobile messaging service WhatsApp.

NSA watchdog on leave in whistleblower case
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NSA watchdog on leave in whistleblower case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Allegations of retaliation against a whistleblower at the National Security Agency have left its top watchdog fighting for his job, according to an intelligence official and another

Head of U.N. nuclear watchdog says Iran showing commitment to deal
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Head of U.N. nuclear watchdog says Iran showing commitment to deal

Iran has shown commitment to the deal on its nuclear program agreed with world powers, the head of the United Nations atomic energy watchdog said on Sunday, following complaints by Tehran over what

U.N. rights watchdog calls on Sri Lanka to investigate torture
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U.N. rights watchdog calls on Sri Lanka to investigate torture

A U.N. rights watchdog called on Sri Lanka on Wednesday to investigate documented allegations of torture and rape of detainees by security forces and to rein in broad police powers. The United

British watchdog fines Pfizer £84m over drug pricing
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British watchdog fines Pfizer £84m over drug pricing

Britain's competition watchdog said Wednesday it had fined Pfizer £84 million after the US pharmaceutical giant hiked massively the price of an anti-epilepsy drug, heavily impacting the tax-funded

Iran back under nuclear deal limit, says UN watchdog
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Iran back under nuclear deal limit, says UN watchdog

The UN's atomic watchdog has verified that Iran has exported enough nuclear-grade heavy water to come back into line with last year's landmark deal with the West, a diplomatic source said Tuesday.

Watchdog warns 'nuclear terrorism' can strike anywhere
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Watchdog warns 'nuclear terrorism' can strike anywhere

Vienna (AFP) - "Nuclear terrorists" can strike anywhere, the head of the UN atomic watchdog warned Monday at the start of a week-long ministerial conference on preventing misuse of radioactive

Consumer watchdog agency asks court to reconsider ruling
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Consumer watchdog agency asks court to reconsider ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's consumer finance watchdog is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling that said the agency's structure is unconstitutional.

UN watchdog chides Iran on minor nuclear deal breach
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UN watchdog chides Iran on minor nuclear deal breach

The head of the UN atomic watchdog chided Iran on Thursday after a second minor breach this year by Tehran of the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers. A report by the International Atomic Energy

Watchdog slams Syria, IS for toxic arms use
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Watchdog slams Syria, IS for toxic arms use

The executive body of the global chemical arms watchdog took the unprecedented step Friday of condemning Syria and Islamic State jihadists for using toxic weapons, sources and officials said. It is

Russia calls on chemical weapons watchdog to visit Syria's Aleppo
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Russia calls on chemical weapons watchdog to visit Syria's Aleppo

The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday it wanted the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to urgently send a mission to Aleppo, saying it had evidence Syrian opposition

Iran plans to ship out excess heavy water noted in watchdog report: U.S.
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Iran plans to ship out excess heavy water noted in watchdog report: U.S.

The U.S. State Department said that Iran is taking steps to ship out heavy water produced in excess of a soft limit set under its nuclear deal with major powers, as reported by the U.N. atomic

Watchdog baulks at New Zealand media merger
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Watchdog baulks at New Zealand media merger

New Zealand's competition watchdog indicated Tuesday it will reject a proposed merger between the country's two largest media companies, saying the plan would reduce competition and stifle news

Young Syrian named journalist of the year by press watchdog
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Young Syrian named journalist of the year by press watchdog

Syrian freelance journalist Hadi Abdullah on Monday won one of the world's top press awards for reporting from some of the most perilous zones in his country's five-year-old war. Reporters without