Donald Trump, Fipronil, Premier League: Your Friday Briefing – Donald Trump Sucks

Donald Trump, Fipronil, Premier League: Your Friday Briefing – Donald Trump Sucks

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The tainted egg scare continues to spread across Europe, although no illnesses have been reported yet.

The Romanian authorities said they seized a ton of eggs possibly contaminated by fipronil, a pesticide, which had originated in Germany. The Danish and British food safety authorities also warned of possibly tainted imported eggs.

In the Netherlands, the police arrested two suspects in an inquiry over the illegal use of the pesticide at poultry farms.

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There was a surprise Turkish victory at the world track and field championships in London. Ramil Guliyev won the 200 meters. Here is the remaining schedule. Watch for Keni Harrison, a world-record holder, at the 100-meter hurdles. She may finally win a title.

In Britain, the Premier League opens its new season today. Our Europe soccer correspondent observes that the power base of English soccer is shifting south, largely thanks to London’s affluence. And our reporter found that the Football Association’s ban on betting doesn’t appear to apply to some club owners.

In other soccer news, Iran barred two members of its national team for life after they played against an Israeli team.

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• In a major breakthrough, researchers have created gene-edited piglets free of viruses that might cause disease in humans.

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