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[Zimbabwe] Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

But Tedros said in a statement that he had listened to those expressing concerns and heard the “different issues” raised. “Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs (no
Reuters
added Oct 26, 2017 17:47
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[Zimbabwe] W.H.O. Removes Robert Mugabe as ‘Good-Will Ambassador’

After days of scathing criticism around the globe for naming Zimbabwe’s leader, Robert Mugabe, a “good-will ambassador” for health, the leader of the World Health Organization said on Sunday that he had rescinded the title.
New York Times
added Oct 26, 2017 17:46
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[UK] Ex-Cameron aide in tobacco firm lobbying row

she promoted a new product from the Marlboro manufacturer, Philip Morris, at this year’s Tory party conference. Labour has questioned whether Kate Marley, who quit as Cameron’s special adviser last year, breached parliamentary rules barring ministers and
The Observer (uk)
added Oct 23, 2017 14:12
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[Zimbabwe] WHO ‘rethinking’ naming Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

Decision will be re-evaluated after appointment of Zimbabwean despot provokes global anger
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 22, 2017 23:53
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] WHO poised to row-back on Mugabe appointment after outrage

Tedros, who has returned to Geneva, said in a tweet on Saturday evening that he was “rethinking the approach in light of WHO values” and that a statement was forthcoming. Several former and current WHO staff said privately they were appalled at the “poor
Reuters
added Oct 22, 2017 23:43
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[Nevada] Democratic Committee Will Ban Funds From Donors That ‘Conflict’

The Democratic National Committee voted to ban donations from certain corporate political action committees -- including those tied to tobacco companies, gun makers and payday lenders -- that “conflict” with the party’s platform. DNC members approved the
Bloomberg News
added Oct 22, 2017 23:45
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[Florida] Two Jacksonville lawyers ordered to forfeit $9.2 million over frivolous tobacco claims

The scathing, 148-page order issued Wednesday and signed by four district judges said Wilner and Farah filed claims in 2008 on behalf of hundreds of people who had not authorized them to do so and people who had never smoked. More than 500 of the people
Florida Times-Union
added Oct 21, 2017 23:28
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[UK, Uruguay] And now, a headline you NEVER thought you'd read: Despot Robert Mugabe is appointed a 'GOODWILL ambassador' by the World Health Organisation - after life expectancy in Zimbabwe plummets under him

The appointment additionally drew condemnation from 24 international health organisations including Cancer Research UK, the World Heart Federation and Action Against Smoking. They said they were ‘shocked and deeply concerned’ by the decision, citing Muga
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 21, 2017 23:13
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[Uruguay, Zimbabwe] Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

Britain said Mugabe’s appointment was “surprising and disappointing” and added that it risked overshadowing the WHO’s global work. The United States, which has imposed sanctions on Mugabe for alleged human rights violations, said it was “disappointed.”
Reuters
added Oct 21, 2017 22:58
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[Florida] Takeaways from Tallahassee — When lawyers break bad

“As (the judges) said in their decision, ‘frivolous litigation diverts the time and attention of [the courts] away from meritorious lawsuits,’ ” Large said in a statement. “This irresponsible behavior by plaintiffs lawyers has a cost, delaying justice f
Florida Politics
added Oct 21, 2017 21:23
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