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Lebanon’s Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

/  22.11.2017  /  World 

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday suspended his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a major political crisis.

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Some German Social Democrats question rejection of grand coalition

/  22.11.2017  /  World 

BERLIN (Reuters) – A group of Social Democrat (SPD) deputies is questioning their party’s rejection of a renewed ‘grand coalition’ with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives to resolve Germany’s worst political crisis of modern times, according to Bild newspaper.

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday

/  22.11.2017  /  World 

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, state broadcaster ZBC reported on Wednesday.

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Lebanon’s Hariri says to hold off resignation as PM

/  22.11.2017  /  World 

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday he would hold off presenting his resignation as prime minister in response to a request from President Michel Aoun to allow more dialogue.

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Italy’s Berlusconi takes fight against ban from office to European court

/  22.11.2017  /  World 

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi argued on Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights against his ban from holding public office, hoping for a green light that will allow him to run for prime minister at Italy’s election early next year.

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U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea with 11 crew and passengers

/  22.11.2017  /  World 

TOKYO (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippines Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said.

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return to the country after Mugabe’s resignation

/  22.11.2017  /  World 

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to return to the country on Wednesday and should be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, a senior ruling party official said.

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Indian navy the odd man out in Asia’s ‘Quad’ alliance

/  22.11.2017  /  World 

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Trump administration is pushing security ties between the United States, India, Japan and Australia, but the revival of the Asian “Quad” must overcome lingering mistrust in New Delhi towards its allies that hampers genuine military cooperation.

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    World stocks ride tech boom, bat aside politics to scale new high

    /  22.11.2017  /  Business 

    LONDON (Reuters) – World shares scaled yet another record high on Wednesday, propelled higher by a bullish growth and company earnings outlook, as well as investors’ unflagging enthusiasm for technology stocks.

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    Uniper to cut 2,000 jobs in cost-cutting drive: paper

    /  22.11.2017  /  Business 

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German energy group Uniper is cutting a total of around 2,000 jobs, or 14 percent of its workforce, by the end of next year as part of a cost-cutting program it announced a year ago, its finance chief told daily Rheinische Post.

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    Uber paid hackers to cover up massive data breach

    /  22.11.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday.

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    Microsoft’s Skype pulled from Apple, Android China app stores

    /  22.11.2017  /  Business 

    BEIJING (Reuters) – Skype, Microsoft Corp’s internet phone call and messaging service, has disappeared from app stores in China including that of Apple Inc , indicating the latest setback for a foreign tech service in the country.

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    NAFTA talks hit wall as Mexico, Canada push back on U.S. demands

    /  22.11.2017  /  Business 

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The United States, Mexico and Canada failed to resolve any major differences in a fifth round of talks to rework the NAFTA trade deal, drawing a swift complaint from the Trump administration on Tuesday that the lack of progress could doom the process.

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    ‘Very uncertain’ Yellen still predicts U.S. inflation rebound

    /  22.11.2017  /  Business 

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen stuck by her prediction that U.S. inflation will soon rebound but offered on Tuesday an unusually strong caveat: she is “very uncertain” about this and is open to the possibility that prices could remain low for years to come.

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    Stocks rally on boost from strong global growth, earnings

    /  22.11.2017  /  Business 

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares scaled a fresh decade peak on Wednesday thanks to surging markets in Europe and America, as strong global growth and rising corporate profits lured hordes of investors into equities.

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    Fed close to goals, sees dual risks as it hikes rates: Yellen

    /  22.11.2017  /  Business 

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve is “reasonably close” to its goals and should keep gradually raising U.S. interest rates to avoid the dual pitfalls of letting inflation drift below target for too long, and of driving unemployment down too far, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday.

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      Haitians in U.S. malign Trump decision to send them back home

      /  22.11.2017  /  Politics 

      NEW YORK (Reuters) – Haitian immigrants on Tuesday decried a U.S. decision to end a program that granted 59,000 Haitians temporary visas after the 2010 earthquake, saying they would be sent back to a country that has yet to recover from that disaster and others since.

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      U.S. FCC chief plans to dump Obama-era ‘net neutrality’ policy

      /  22.11.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to scrap landmark 2015 rules intended to ensure a free and open internet, moving to give broadband service providers sweeping power over what content consumers can access.

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      House ethics panel investigating allegations against U.S. Rep. Conyers

      /  22.11.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Tuesday it was investigating allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.

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      U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

      /  22.11.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters.

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      Trump says AT&T plan to buy Time Warner ‘not a good deal’

      /  22.11.2017  /  Politics 

      (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday stood by his criticism of pay TV and wireless company AT&T’s deal to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc, which the Justice Department has sued to stop.

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      Democrats call for harassment probe of U.S. Representative Conyers

      /  22.11.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Democrats called for an investigation on Tuesday into allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.

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      Any Trump NAFTA withdrawal faces stiff court challenge: legal experts

      /  22.11.2017  /  Politics 

      MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – With NAFTA talks grinding toward stalemate, U.S. President Donald Trump may be tempted to carry out his threat to withdraw from the trade pact, but legal experts say such a decision could be defeated, or delayed significantly by court challenges.

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      Democrats call for harassment probe of U.S. Rep. Conyers

      /  22.11.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Democrats called for an investigation on Tuesday into allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.

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        Day, Spieth ready to resume rivalry at Australian Open

        /  22.11.2017  /  Sports 

        SYDNEY (Reuters) – Jason Day is desperate to add the Australian Open title to his career honor roll and would love nothing better than to do it after going swing-for-swing with Jordan Spieth in the final round this week.

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        Ice hockey: Russia’s Zaripov has doping ban cut after appeal

        /  22.11.2017  /  Sports 

        MOSCOW (Reuters) – The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has cut Russian forward Danis Zaripov’s doping ban to six months from two years after new evidence came to light.

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        Late charge pushes Lakers past Bulls

        /  22.11.2017  /  Sports 

        (The Sports Xchange) – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 11 of his 21 points in the closing minutes as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point, second-half deficit to defeat the Chicago Bulls 103-94 on Tuesday at Staples Center.

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        Soccer – Bono stands firm as Toronto hold Columbus in first leg

        /  22.11.2017  /  Sports 

        (Reuters) – Toronto FC missed the attacking prowess of banned strikers Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco on Tuesday but a solid display from goalkeeper Alex Bono helped secure a 0-0 draw with Columbus in the first leg of their MLS Eastern Conference final in Ohio.

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        2018 favorite Medvedeva has broken foot, may miss GP Final

        /  22.11.2017  /  Sports 

        (Reuters) – Evgenia Medvedeva, widely seen as the favorite for gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, is nursing a broken foot and could miss next month’s Grand Prix Final, the Russian figure skater has said.

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        U.S. Olympic gold medalist Douglas says doctor sexually abused her

        /  22.11.2017  /  Sports 

        (Reuters) – Three-times Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas said on Tuesday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor of misconduct.

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        Tiger ‘pain free’ and ready for return, says Day

        /  22.11.2017  /  Sports 

        SYDNEY (Reuters) – Tiger Woods is waking up “pain free” for the first time in three years ahead of his return to golf at next week’s Hero World Challenge, his fellow former world number one Jason Day said on Wednesday.

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        Australian Open to feature 25-second shot-clocks

        /  21.11.2017  /  Sports 

        LONDON (Reuters) – Players will have an additional five seconds between points at next year’s Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks.

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          Scientists solve the mystery of America’s scuba-diving fly

          /  21.11.2017  /  Science 

          WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A small fly that thrives at an inhospitable California lake east of Yosemite National Park long has perplexed observers who watch as it crawls into the severely salty and alkaline water, snacks on some algae or lays some eggs, then emerges dry as a desert.

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          Drinking age: oldest evidence of wine-making found near Tbilisi

          /  14.11.2017  /  Science 

          WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Oenophiles take note: 5980 BC was a very good year for wine.

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          Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognize human faces

          /  08.11.2017  /  Science 

          LONDON (Reuters) – Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases.

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          Exploring Egypt’s Great Pyramid from the inside, virtually

          /  08.11.2017  /  Science 

          PARIS (Reuters) – A team of scientists who last week announced the discovery of a large void inside the Great Pyramid of Giza have created a virtual-reality tour that allows users to ‘teleport’ themselves inside the structure and explore its architecture.

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          Going ape: new orangutan species identified in Sumatra

          /  02.11.2017  /  Science 

          WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have identified a new species of great ape on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, finding that a small population of orangutans inhabiting its Batang Toru forest merits recognition as the third species of these shaggy reddish tree dwellers.

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          Cosmic-ray imaging finds hidden structure in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

          /  02.11.2017  /  Science 

          WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists using an imaging method based on cosmic rays have detected a large and enigmatic internal structure in the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing, the massive Great Pyramid of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo.

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          Raccoon-sized dinosaur with ‘bandit mask’ amazes scientists

          /  27.10.2017  /  Science 

          WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A raccoon-sized, feather-clad dinosaur that roamed China 130 million years ago shared a distinctive trait with the furry modern mammal that topples trash cans in North America: a stripe across their eyes resembling a bandit mask.

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          Fossil footprints reveal existence of big early dinosaur predator

          /  27.10.2017  /  Science 

          WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A trail of fossilized three-toed footprints that measure nearly two feet (57 cm) long shows that a huge meat-eating dinosaur stalked southern Africa 200 million years ago at a time when most carnivorous dinosaurs were modest-sized beasts.

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            Samsung Electronics to set up AI research center

            /  22.11.2017  /  Technology 

            SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it would create an artificial intelligence (AI) research center and strengthen an executive role to look for new business areas for all its three major business groups.

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            Amazon tells Australian retailers to prepare for orders from Thursday: sources

            /  22.11.2017  /  Technology 

            SYDNEY (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has told its Australian sellers to be ready to take orders on Nov. 23, according to a retailer, the first time the global retail juggernaut has given a start date for doing business in the world No. 12 economy.

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            Microsoft’s Skype pulled from Apple, Android China app stores

            /  22.11.2017  /  Technology 

            BEIJING (Reuters) – Skype, Microsoft Corp’s internet phone call and messaging service, has disappeared from app stores in China including that of Apple Inc , indicating the latest setback for a foreign tech service in the country.

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            Amazon tells Australian retailers to prepare for orders from Thursday

            /  22.11.2017  /  Technology 

            SYDNEY (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has told its Australian sellers to be ready to take orders on Nov. 23, according to a retailer, the first time the global retail juggernaut has given a start date for sales in a country.

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            Apple scientists disclose self-driving car research

            /  22.11.2017  /  Technology 

            (Reuters) – Research by Apple Inc computer scientists on how self-driving cars can better spot cyclists and pedestrians while using fewer sensors has been posted online, in what appears to be the company’s first publicly disclosed paper on autonomous vehicles.

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            Amazon tells Australian retailers to get ready to take orders from Thursday

            /  22.11.2017  /  Technology 

            SYDNEY (Reuters) – Global retail juggernaut Amazon.com Inc has told its Australian sellers to prepare to begin shipping product on Nov. 23, a retailer told Reuters on Wednesday, the first time it has given a start date for the country.

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            U.S. government warns businesses about cyber bug in Intel chips

            /  22.11.2017  /  Technology 

            (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Tuesday urged businesses to act on an Intel Corp alert about security flaws in widely used computer chips as industry researchers scrambled to understand the impact of the newly disclosed vulnerability.

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            U.S. FCC chief plans to dump Obama-era ‘net neutrality’ policy

            /  22.11.2017  /  Technology 

            WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to scrap landmark 2015 rules intended to ensure a free and open internet, moving to give broadband service providers sweeping power over what content consumers can access.

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              David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of ‘The Partridge Family,’ dies at 67

              /  22.11.2017  /  Entertainment 

              (Reuters) – David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the “The Partridge Family” television show, died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said.

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              ‘Forbidden Planet’ robot sets price record for movie prop sold at auction

              /  22.11.2017  /  Entertainment 

              (Reuters) – “Robby the Robot,” the seven-foot tall creature featured in the 1956 science fiction film “Forbidden Planet,” sold at auction for $5.375 million, a record for a movie prop, a New York auction house said on Tuesday.

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              Family, legacy celebrated in animated Mexican tale ‘Coco’

              /  22.11.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?

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              Disney-Pixar animation executive Lasseter takes leave after ‘missteps’: memo

              /  22.11.2017  /  Entertainment 

              (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter, who heads animation at both Disney and Pixar, told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called “missteps” including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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              Gay romance ‘Call Me By Your Name’ leads indie Spirit nominations

              /  22.11.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Call Me By Your Name,” a coming-of-age drama of two young men falling in love, led the Independent Spirit Awards nominations on Tuesday.

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              U.S. TV networks fire Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

              /  21.11.2017  /  Entertainment 

              (Reuters) – CBS News and other networks said on Tuesday they had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women.

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              CBS News fires Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

              /  21.11.2017  /  Entertainment 

              (Reuters) – CBS News said on Tuesday it had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women.

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              Kendall Jenner ousts Gisele Bundchen as world’s top-earning model

              /  21.11.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Kendall Jenner topped a list on Tuesday of the world’s highest paid models, edging Gisele Bundchen out of the No. 1 spot for the first time in 15 years in a ranking that reflected the growing power of social media influencers.

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                Brexit gets real for drugmakers as regulator moves to Amsterdam

                /  21.11.2017  /  Health 

                LONDON (Reuters) – Drugmakers are racing to implement Brexit contingency plans to prepare for a jolt to their regulatory system as the European Medicines Agency is uprooted from London to Amsterdam.

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                Under pressure in diabetes, Novo Nordisk steps up focus on obesity drugs

                /  21.11.2017  /  Health 

                MÅLØV, Denmark (Reuters) – Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is stepping up its efforts to treat obesity, seeking to tap into a potentially huge market as its established diabetes drugs come under price pressure, particularly in the United States.

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                Amsterdam to host EU drug agency in lucky-dip thriller

                /  20.11.2017  /  Health 

                BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Amsterdam won the right to host the EU’s EMA drug agency when it leaves London after Brexit after the Dutch city tied with Milan in a vote on Monday that was then decided by the drawing of lots, diplomatic sources said.

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                Milan, Amsterdam face off to host EU drug agency: sources

                /  20.11.2017  /  Health 

                BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Milan and Amsterdam will run off later on Monday for the right to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) when the EU drugs body must leave London after Brexit, diplomats said after a vote.

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                Roche stock up $12 billion on cancer, hemophilia trials; rivals hit

                /  20.11.2017  /  Health 

                ZURICH (Reuters) – Roche shares were lifted on Monday by two trial wins for its new cancer and hemophilia drugs, potential blockbusters that the Swiss drugmaker is counting on to offset shrinking revenue from older medicines.

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                Roche gets $12 billion stock boost from positive cancer, hemophilia results

                /  20.11.2017  /  Health 

                ZURICH (Reuters) – Roche shares were lifted on Monday by two trial wins for its new cancer and hemophilia drugs, potential blockbusters that the Swiss drugmaker is counting on to offset shrinking revenue from older medicines.

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                Roche shares climb after trial wins in cancer, hemophilia

                /  20.11.2017  /  Health 

                ZURICH (Reuters) – Roche announced two trial wins for its cancer and hemophilia drugs on Monday, boosting its shares and weighing on the stocks of its main rivals.

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                Roche announces trial successes in cancer, haemophilia

                /  20.11.2017  /  Health 

                ZURICH (Reuters) – Roche announced a double dose of trial wins on Monday, saying its immunotherapy Tecentriq mixed with other drugs made advances against lung cancer, while data suggested its haemophilia agent Hemlibra could be used by more patients.

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