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Two in hospital after "chemical incident" at London City airport

London City Airport evacuated on Friday afternoon and more than two dozen people were treated for breathing difficulties after "chemical incident."

London City Airport evacuated on Friday afternoon and more than two dozen people were treated for breathing difficulties after "chemical incident."

Business

Sinochem and ChemChina merger on the cards say sources

Chinese firms Sinochem and ChemChina are reportedly talking about possibly merging to create a more competitive global industry player.

Chinese firms Sinochem and ChemChina are reportedly talking about possibly merging to create a more competitive global industry player.

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Amnesty accuses Sudanese government of war crimes

The leading human rights group has accused the government of Sudan of carrying out at least 30 chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January.

The leading human rights group has accused the government of Sudan of carrying out at least 30 chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January.

Business

Bayer to buy Monsanto in latest agrochemicals consolidation

A huge merger has been announced in the agriculture world as German drugs and crop chemicals company Bayer has won over US seeds firm Monsanto.

A huge merger has been announced in the agriculture world as German drugs and crop chemicals company Bayer has won over US seeds firm Monsanto.

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Gas allegedly used by Syrian government forces in latest Aleppo bombing

Medical sources in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo say that President Assad’s forces may have again used chlorine bombs in a gas attack on a rebel-held residential…

Medical sources in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo say that President Assad’s forces may have again used chlorine bombs in a gas attack on a rebel-held residential…

Business

Bayer raises bid price for Monsanto

Bayer's quest to become the world's largest producer of seeds and pesticides has led it to raise the price it is willing to pay for US firm Monsanto to more than $65 billion.

Bayer's quest to become the world's largest producer of seeds and pesticides has led it to raise the price it is willing to pay for US firm Monsanto to more than $65 billion.

Business

ChemChina Syngenta takeover moves closer with US government approval

ChemChina's takeover of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta has moved a step closer with approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US

ChemChina's takeover of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta has moved a step closer with approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US

Special_reports

Europe in the grip of a weedkiller war

Farmers need to control weeds to ensure good harvests, but are they poisoning us in the process? And are we letting companies put dangerous products that may cause cancer into our food and cosmetics?

Farmers need to control weeds to ensure good harvests, but are they poisoning us in the process? And are we letting companies put dangerous products that may cause cancer into our food and cosmetics?

Special_reports

Toxic chemicals in cosmetics?

Whether they are bought from the chemist or the supermarket, and whether or not they feature the mention “hypoallergenic,” “paraben free” or “dermatologically tested,” many cosmetics contain chemical

Whether they are bought from the chemist or the supermarket, and whether or not they feature the mention “hypoallergenic,” “paraben free” or “dermatologically tested,” many cosmetics contain chemical

Special_reports

The European battle over the herbicide known as glyphosate

Currently in Europe, manufacturers of glyphosate have asked to have their European Internal Market licence renewed. But many are opposed to this herbicide and are attempting to block their way.

Currently in Europe, manufacturers of glyphosate have asked to have their European Internal Market licence renewed. But many are opposed to this herbicide and are attempting to block their way.

Business

Bayer 'confident' Monsanto offer will be accepted

Germany's Bayer has offered to buy US seeds company Monsanto for $62 billion (55 billion euros) in cash trying to gain the top spot in the fast-consolidating farm supplies industry.

Germany's Bayer has offered to buy US seeds company Monsanto for $62 billion (55 billion euros) in cash trying to gain the top spot in the fast-consolidating farm supplies industry.

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Pfizer blocks drugs sales for use in lethal injections in US prisons

Drug companies are saying No to death row. The latest pharmaceuticals giant to restrict sales of drugs used in lethal injections to US prisons is

Drug companies are saying No to death row. The latest pharmaceuticals giant to restrict sales of drugs used in lethal injections to US prisons is

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Death toll from Mexico plant blast rises

Wednesday's explosion at a petrochemical plant in Mexico killed at least 13 people and injured more than 130.

Wednesday's explosion at a petrochemical plant in Mexico killed at least 13 people and injured more than 130.

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European Commission breached EU law over chemical rules

The European Commission broke EU Law when it failed to set out the scientific criteria for defining harmful “endocrine disruptor chemicals”

The European Commission broke EU Law when it failed to set out the scientific criteria for defining harmful “endocrine disruptor chemicals”

Business

Dow Chemical and DuPont agree giant chemical merger

Chemical giants DuPont and Dow Chemical have announced in a combined statement that they have agreed to merge and create a huge combined entity worth

Chemical giants DuPont and Dow Chemical have announced in a combined statement that they have agreed to merge and create a huge combined entity worth

Business

Dow Chemical and Dupont 'in advanced talks' over mega merger

Merger talks are said to be at an advanced stage to create a chemicals giant with a market value of more than 120 billion dollars. The deal between

Merger talks are said to be at an advanced stage to create a chemicals giant with a market value of more than 120 billion dollars. The deal between

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OPCW says has proof chemical weapons used in ISIL attack in Syria

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says its analysis of an August ISIL bombardment proves mustard gas was used. First used 100

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says its analysis of an August ISIL bombardment proves mustard gas was used. First used 100

Science_technology

Electrolysed water the future for agriculture

Electrolysed water is being hailed as the future for farming. The health industry are already using it as a sanitiser and now researchers in Tasmania

Electrolysed water is being hailed as the future for farming. The health industry are already using it as a sanitiser and now researchers in Tasmania

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China:fear and anger in the wake of the Tianjin disaster

Salvage teams pick their way through the remains of a chemical plant in China, after an explosion so immense it was visible from space. Toxic

Salvage teams pick their way through the remains of a chemical plant in China, after an explosion so immense it was visible from space. Toxic

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Conflicting information about evacuations after Tianjin explosion

Chinese police have confirmed the presence of deadly sodium cyanide after explosions in the city of Tianjin last week. The state-run Beijing News

Chinese police have confirmed the presence of deadly sodium cyanide after explosions in the city of Tianjin last week. The state-run Beijing News