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ZURICH/MUNICH (Reuters) – An immunotherapy cocktail from Roche helped slow an aggressive type of breast cancer where new treatments have proven elusive, offering positive news for the Swiss drugmaker as it chases medicines produced by its rivals. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen outside their headquarters in Basel January 30,
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KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least 15 people as voting concluded in parliamentary elections overshadowed by the threat of violence and long delays at polling stations. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, which appeared to have been the most
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TUZI, Montenegro (Reuters) – Dozens of environmental activists cycled from Montenegro’s capital to the Albanian border on Saturday to protest over the neighboring nation’s construction of a dam on the Cijevna river that flows through both countries. Debris is seen in the dried-out riverbed of the Cijevna River, in the village Dinosa, near Tuzi, Montenegro,
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The women’s tennis season concludes at the WTA Finals in Singapore next week and, like a majority of tournaments during the 2018 campaign, picking a winner from a wide-open field seems a near impossible task. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – China Open – Women’s Singles – Final – National Tennis Center, Beijing, China
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Six days after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, U.S. President Donald Trump tried to play down the crisis, saying “hopefully that will sort itself out”. U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters about journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance prior to boarding Air Force One for travel to Montana from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland,
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DUBAI/WASHINGTON/GLENDALE Ariz. (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and that it fired two senior officials over his death, an account President Donald Trump said was credible but which drew deep skepticism from U.S. lawmakers. Saudi Arabia’s acknowledgement that Khashoggi died in the
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TOKYO (Reuters) – A European-Japanese spacecraft set off on a treacherous seven-year journey to Mercury to probe the solar system’s smallest and least-explored planet. FILE PHOTO: The spacecraft BepiColombo is seen at the European Space Agency’s (ESA) European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Kooren The BepiColombo mission,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, will visit Moscow next week for talks that may include telling Russian officials that the United States plans to withdraw from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. FIL PHOTO: U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton answers questions from reporters during a news conference in
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp messaging service became the frontline in Brazil’s bitter presidential campaign on Friday, as front-runner Jair Bolsonaro angrily denied accusations he had encouraged widespread misinformation campaigns on the platform. Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate of Brazil’s leftist Workers’ Party (PT), attends a rally in downtown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Proposals made by Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro present a serious threat to the country’s environment that could lead deforestation “to explode,” a group of non-government organizations said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is pictured during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo
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(Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook on Friday told an online news website that Bloomberg should retract a story that claimed Apple’s internal computer systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence agents. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, speaks during a demonstration of the newly released Apple products following
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WASHINGTON/SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday threw his support behind speeding up water projects for agriculture and hydropower in the arid U.S. West, a move aimed to help build support for Republicans in tight congressional races in next month’s midterm elections. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for a
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The indictment on Friday of a Russian woman on charges of attempting to meddle in U.S. elections shows the need for “guardrails” on social media, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said. Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Senator Mark Warner listens to testimony from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May told business leaders during a teleconference on Friday that EU politicians are committed to reaching an agreement this autumn, striking what one source told Reuters was an upbeat tone. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is seen after the ASEM leaders group photo opportunity during a summit in
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MEXICO CITY/CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexico’s government on Friday vowed to meet the challenge of a caravan of Central American migrants heading north that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump, who threatened to shut down the U.S-Mexico border to halt its passage. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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