Sex toys 'safer' than kids' toys: Swedish study
Fewer sex toys contain dangerous chemicals than children's toys, a Swedish inspection authority said in a report published on Monday. In its study conducted in 2016, two percent of the 44 surveyed sex toys that had been imported to Sweden contained banned chemicals, the Swedish Chemicals Agency said. "This was a bit surprising," Frida Ramstrom, an inspector for the agency, told AFP.
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Trump places hiring freeze on some federal workers, cuts off funding for international groups that perform abortionsWASHINGTON (AP) ? Trump places hiring freeze on some federal workers, cuts off funding for international groups that perform abortions .
The Latest: Trump reinstates ban on fed money for abortion
The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump is reinstating a ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information ...
Republicans move toward confirming CIA, State Dept picks
With just two of President Donald Trump's cabinet members in place, Senate Republicans aim to speed up confirmation of his other nominees, including his choice to head the CIA. The Senate is expected to confirm Mike Pompeo as head of the spy agency on Monday, even as a Senate panel votes on advancing Rex Tillerson's nomination as secretary of state. The former ExxonMobil chief executive received a major boost Monday when Senator Marco Rubio, one of three Republicans who had expressed doubts about him, announced he will support Tillerson for the post despite serious reservations.
Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollutionPARIS (AP) ? In a city hit by chronic pollution and traffic problems, Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two train stations in the French capital.
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Trump tells manufacturers he will cut regulations, taxes
By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump met with a dozen American manufacturers at the White House on Monday, pledging to slash regulations and cut corporate taxes, but warning them he would impose taxes on imports if they move production outside the country. Trump, who took office on Friday, promised to bring manufacturing plants back to the United States - an issue he said helped him win the Nov. 8 election - and has not hesitated to call out by name companies that he thinks should bring outsourced production back home. Trump, a Republican who took over from former Democratic President Barack Obama, was expected to sign executive orders later on Monday to renegotiate the free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico, and to formally withdraw the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Trump signs notice starting withdrawal from proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, fulfilling campaign pledgeWASHINGTON (AP) ? Trump signs notice starting withdrawal from proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, fulfilling campaign pledge.
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