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(MENAFN - AFP) It may already be too late...

But as Britain prepares to vote on whether to leave the EU, the Little England look has suddenly become fashionable.

Cricket jumpers, brogues, boating blazers and even neo-Morris men popped up on the Paris catwalk Wednesday.

Nor is fashion's new-found anglophilia confined to the upper classes.

Sweatpants, parkas, ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A parasite resistant to the top anti-malaria drug is confined to Southeast Asia and has not yet spread to sub-Saharan Africa as feared, said researchers Wednesday.

Scientists confirmed the containment by conducting the first global study that maps resistance to "artemisinin," currently the leading anti-malaria drug.

An international consortium supported ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Amid economic woes, political crisis and a Zika outbreak, Brazil's health minister on Wednesday announced yet another concern -- a resurgence of swine flu that has killed more than 1,000 people since the start of the year.

With the Rio Olympics just two months away, health officials reported 1,003 deaths so far this year from swine flu -- also known as H1N1 ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A former Deutsche Bank trader has pleaded guilty in New York to manipulating the Libor benchmark interest rate, according to US court documents released Wednesday.

Timothy Parietti, 50, a former Deutsche Bank managing director, pleaded guilty on May 26, to working with other bankers to rig the widely-used Libor benchmark.

Parietti submitted fraudulent ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A top US official warned Wednesday against a rise of "digital protectionism," which she said threatens access to information and ideas and can hurt economic growth.

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, who addressed a gathering of global leaders on the digital economy, expressed concern about measures that restrict content, limit data flows or impose standards ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The European Central Bank on Wednesday offered cash-strapped Greek banks a helping hand, following recent advances Athens has made in implementing the economic reforms demanded by its creditors.

The ECB's governing council announced that Greek banks will once again be allowed to participate in its regular refinancing operations, from which they had been barred ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A Russian state fund said Wednesday it had invested in the company Hyperloop One which is developing a futuristic train project that will propel people and cargo in capsules via low-pressure tubes.

The Russian Direct Investment Fund, which was launched with support of the Kremlin in 2011 with the goal of attracting investment to Russia, made the undisclosed ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) European stocks rose Wednesday and the pound clawed higher on the eve of Britain's Brexit referendum as polls pointed to a razor-close outcome.

London's FTSE 100 index forged ahead, closing up 0.6 percent, as the clock ticked down to the start of balloting to decide Britain's future in the European Union, with fears that an exit vote will wreak havoc in markets.

Bourses ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Prime Minister David Cameron invoked Britain's wartime spirit in a last-ditch bid to win votes on Wednesday on the eve of a knife-edge referendum on European Union membership that has put the continent on alert.

"Winston Churchill didn't give up on European democracy... and we shouldn't walk away," David Cameron told a crowd in Birmingham, his final rally in ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Only pregnant women and people planning a family need fear Zika, disease experts said Wednesday after golfer Rory McIlroy became the latest athlete to withdraw from the Olympics over virus fears.

The mosquito-borne virus, which can also be transmitted via sex, is thought to cause a form of severe brain damage, called microcephaly, in babies.

It has also ...

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