New England Senators argue over imported pharmaceuticals


Thursday, April 21, 2005 In an unusually contentious hearing, Senators Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) argued the pros and cons of allowing the importation of drugs from countries where there are good safety controls and prices that are 50 to 70 percent below U.S. prices. Laws to legalize that practice, which has found […]

Dozens arrested in leadup to St Petersburg G8 Summit


Wednesday, July 12, 2006 A G8 summit has been planned to take place from 15-17 July in St Petersburg, Russia. Several sources have reported that a systematic police crackdown on people participating in alternative meetings (a Libertarian Forum and the Russian Social Forum) and critical of the official meeting has begun almost a week prior […]

NYSE to merge with Archipelago; NASDAQ to buy Instinet


Sunday, April 24, 2005 New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced last Wednesday that it has agreed definitively to merge with Chicago-based Archipelago Exchange (ArcaEx) and form a new publicly traded, for-profit company known as NYSE Group. This announcement was followed two days later by NASDAQ®, which independently announced a definitive agreement to purchase Instinet Group. […]

News briefs: May 6, 2012


Sunday, May 6, 2012 Wikinews Audio Briefs Dateline Sunday, May 6, 2012 Listen to this brief Problems? See our media guide. Retrieved from “https://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=News_briefs:_May_6,_2012&oldid=1497751”

Fourth U.S. state governor orders net neutrality in government contracts


Sunday, February 18, 2018 On Thursday, Phil Scott of Vermont became the fourth governor in the United States to sign an executive order requiring all companies providing Internet access to state agencies to abide by net neutrality for all customers in his state. He said he did this because Vermonters rely on Internet access without […]

County Donegal, Ireland crash kills one, injures two


Wednesday, June 12, 2013 A two-vehicle road traffic accident in County Donegal in Ireland has left one person dead and injured two others. The accident occurred when a camper van collided with an oncoming car on the N15 road between the towns of Ballybofey and Donegal at approximately 1540 BST (1440 UTC) on Monday. The […]

Wikinews interviews 2020 Melbourne Lord Mayor Candidate Wayne Tseng


This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Thursday, October 22, 2020 2020 Melbourne Lord Mayor candidate Wayne Tseng answered some questions about his campaign for the upcoming election from Wikinews. The Lord Mayor election in the Australian city is […]

NASA says Martian soil could sustain life


Thursday, June 26, 2008 The scientists behind the Mars Phoenix Lander project announced that the soil on Mars was more alkaline than expected and could sustain life. Scientists at NASA or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration claimed that they were “flabbergasted” by their discovery on the possibility that life could grow on Martian soil. […]