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  • LONDON— There is still time to save lives— that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle. U.N. spokeswoman Orla Fagan, who is heading to Nepal, said preventing the spread of disease is one of the most important tasks facing aid workers who are arriving. They will use military...

  • Rooftop restaurant provides rare bright spot in Gaza Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 2:10 AM ET

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— When nightfall descends upon Gaza, the glittering lights of the Level Up restaurant seem to be the only bright spot in this darkened city. The tables are crowded and hard to come by, and it is one of the few places in Gaza to rebound and relax. It has been impacted by the rule of the Hamas militant group, experienced the horrors of war, yet somehow...

  • West Bancorp posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 10:04 AM ET

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa _ West Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $5.1 million. West Bancorp shares have climbed 14 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: West Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • April 22- Generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said it could "promptly" divest some operations to obtain regulatory clearance for its proposed $40 billion takeover of smaller rival Mylan NV. Mylan, which has said a merger with Teva would be bad fit, plans to make a new offer for Perrigo Co Plc in the near term, CNBC reported on Wednesday.

  • April 22- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Wednesday it could "promptly" divest some operations if necessary to obtain regulatory clearance for its proposed takeover of smaller rival Mylan NV. Meanwhile, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania- based Mylan is pursuing its own $29 billion unsolicited bid for Perrigo Co Plc, which the maker of over-the-counter...

  • Teva's turnaround CEO sets sights on $40 bln mega-deal Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, April 22- Israeli turnaround specialist Erez Vigodman, the chief executive of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, is looking to pull off the ultimate transformation, with the biggest deal in Israel's corporate history. His unsolicited $40 billion offer for smaller generic drug rival Mylan Inc is Vigodman's attempt to turn Teva into a global drug...

  • FACTBOX-Teva Pharmaceutical's history of key acquisitions Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    April 22- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has offered to buy rival generic drugmaker Mylan for $40 billion in what would be the largest acquisition in Israel's history, equivalent to nearly 15 percent of GDP. *In March 2015 it said it would buy U.S. neurology drug company Auspex Pharmaceuticals for an equity value of $3.5 billion, a move to boost its portfolio of...

  • April 21- Some of the top investors at Mylan NV, including Paulson& Co, are encouraging its board of directors to consider a takeover proposal from rival Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. Teva unveiled an unsolicited $40 billion takeover proposal on Tuesday for the Canonsburg, Pennsylvania- based company.

  • Finalists: The Boston Globe for its stories, videos, photos and graphics exposing a poorly regulated, profit-driven housing system that subjected thousands of college students in Boston to unsafe, and even deadly, conditions; and The Wall Street Journal for "Deadly Medicine," a stellar reporting project that documented the significant cancer risk to women of a...

  • Check Point beats Street 1Q forecasts Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 5:18 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, Israel _ Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $160.9 million. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 91 cents per share. Thirteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $370.3 million.

  • NYMEX-Crude gains above $56 on Middle East tension Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 20- U.S. crude futures rose around 1 percent on Monday to above $56 a barrel on the back of continued turmoil in Yemen and worries over lower U.S. oil output. *NYMEX crude for May delivery, which expires on Tuesday, was up 55 cents at $56.29 a barrel by 0000 GMT, after settling down 97 cents at $55.74 on Friday. *It reached a 2015 peak of $57.42 on Thursday, sparked...

  • JERUSALEM, April 19- The mayor of Haifa ordered on Sunday the closure of plants run by Israel's largest refining and petrochemicals group, Oil Refineries, following a report showing high cancer rates in the port city. Oil Refineries said its operating licence and that of a number of its subsidiaries had been cancelled in Israel's third largest city, which is...

  • Bible stories and thrillers make Morocco filming choice Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:16 AM ET

    But while the arched doorways, balconies and furnishings all say Roman-era Israel, the real-life setting is southern Morocco. Viewers in America and elsewhere in the world may not know it but they have seen a lot of Morocco in the past year. "Morocco has also been Somalia numerous times, including in the 2001 film" Blackhawk Down, "and more recently in the 2013" Captain...

  • JERUSALEM— An Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish news website has cut Kim Kardashian— one of the world's most photographed women— from a photo taken of her in Jerusalem this week. The original photo of Kardashian, her husband, Kanye West, and Jerusalem's Mayor Nir Barkat was altered to put Kardashian behind a restaurant receipt. Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the Kikar...

  • MOSCOW— Russia said Tuesday that it would be at least six months before it could deliver the S-300 air defense missile system to Iran, but the Kremlin confirmed that a barter deal to supply Russian goods in exchange for Iranian oil was already being implemented. On Tuesday, Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, confirmed statements by a Russian diplomat that Russia...

  • Obama warns Congress on Iran deal Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program announced by negotiators in Switzerland during a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington April 2, 2015.

    The agreed framework for a nuclear deal with Iran would make the world a safer place if implemented, President Barack Obama said.

  • Israel's stock market is walloping its neighbors Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    Inside the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

    The most recent leg up for the Israeli markets, and leg down for regional competitors, came after Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory.

  • CNBC update: Iran nuclear talks still underway   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:35 AM ET
    CNBC update: Iran nuclear talks still underway

    Iran's deputy foreign minister says he hopes a joint statement could be issued soon in regard to nuclear talks; Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomes U.S. House Speaker Boehner to Israel, and Lufthansa and Germanwings CEOs visit the crash site, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Obama must fix Israeli relations: Bill Richardson Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    Bill Richardson

    The former UN ambassador says Israel is "our anchor in the Mideast."

  • LONDON, March 26- Conflict in Yemen risks spilling out into the busy sea lanes that pass it and potentially disrupt the narrow Bab el-Mandeb passage through which nearly 4 million barrels of oil are shipped daily to Europe, the United States and Asia. Oil prices rose as much as 6 percent on Thursday after neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air...