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Irish drugmaker Shire facing potential $60bn bidding war

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Ireland's Shire Pharmaceuticals on Thursday faced the prospect of a bidding war after rejecting a $60-billion takeover from Japan's Takeda, as Botox-maker Allergan revealed it was mulling an offer.Shire,...

First genetic adaptation to diving discovered in 'Sea Nomads'

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Researchers have discovered the first evidence that people can genetically adapt to deep diving, as shown by the unusually large spleens in indigenous people of Indonesia known as the "Sea Nomads," a...

Russia says British-made smoke grenades found in Syria

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Russia said Thursday that Syrian government forces found German "chlorine containers" and British "smoke grenades" in the country's Eastern Ghouta, an ex-rebel enclave that was taken over by regime forces...

Dutch state appeals expats Brexit case

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch state Thursday appealed a decision by an Amsterdam court to refer a landmark case over Brexit to Europe's top court, as British expats demand clarification of their rights as EU citizens.In...

European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran nuclear deal

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

About 500 lawmakers from Germany, France and Britain on Thursday urged the US Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal which President Donald Trump has threatened to abandon."It is the US's and Europe's...

Japan's Takeda in unsuccessful $60bn bid for drugmaker Shire

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Japanese drugs giant Takeda said Thursday it had made a $60-billion takeover bid for Irish peer Shire but its offer was rejected."Takeda notes recent press speculation regarding Shire plc and confirms...

Half-brother accuses 'phoney' Meghan Markle of 'forgetting' family

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Meghan Markle's half-brother has accused the royal bride-to-be of forgetting "her roots and her family" and "acting phoney" in a stinging interview with a British newspaper.Thomas Markle, who lives in...

May's immigration policy was seen as Nazi-like: ex-official

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

A former top official has severely criticised British Prime Minister Theresa May's immigration policies when she was interior minister after the threatened deportations of Caribbean immigrants caused...

Queen puts foward son as next head of Commonwealth

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of the Commonwealth, opened the Commonwealth summit for what may be the last time on Thursday voicing hope that her son would be allowed to carry on her role.Queen Elizabeth,...

UK to ban sale of plastic straws to tackle marine waste

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Britain on Thursday announced plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in England, as part of a push to tackle global marine pollution.Prime Minister Theresa May said her government...

Sky adds TV subscribers as bid battle intensifies

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Sky, the pan-European TV giant, said Thursday that it had added 38,000 customers in its third quarter as a takeover battle for the group intensified.Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is hoping to buy...

Prince Harry in 10 key dates

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

With one month to go until Prince Harry's wedding to US actress Meghan Markle, here are 10 key dates in his life so far:1984 - BirthHis Royal Highness Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales was born,...

Capturing hearts and TV ratings: Britain's glittering royal weddings

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Britain has long entranced the world with its spectacular royal weddings, occasions of glittering pageantry and glamour that feed into a fascination with the monarchy.As Prince Harry prepares to marry...

Prince Harry's exes: The ones that got away

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Before he fell for American actress Meghan Markle, Britain's Prince Harry, 33, had several other girlfriends. Here are some of the women who reportedly had a chance of becoming a princess.- First love,...

Intricate etiquette: A guide to the royal wedding

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

In marrying into one of the world's most exclusive families, former US actress Meghan Markle will soon have to learn rituals handed down through the centuries of the British royal family.Guests at her...



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