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  • LONDON, April 23- Shares in Prothena, a biotech company backed by British investor Neil Woodford, plunged 70 percent on Monday after its main drug for treating a rare disease called AL amyloidosis failed in a crucial clinical trial. With some $480 million in the bank, that would amount to around $12 a share. The Nasdaq-listed stock, which closed at $36.84 on Friday,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 19- Rare disease drug maker Shire Plc said on Thursday it had rejected a $63 billion cash-and-stock acquisition offer by Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, while Allergan Plc reversed course on pursuing a rival bid. Later on Thursday, Allergan Chief Executive Brent Saunders decided to drop his pursuit of London- listed Shire after...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 19- London- listed rare disease drug maker Shire Plc said on Thursday it had rejected a $63 billion cash-and-stock acquisition offer by Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co, even as their talks continued, while Allergan Plc dropped its rival bid. Later on Thursday, Allergan CEO Brent Saunders decided to drop his pursuit of Shire after...

  • Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018.

    Ireland's data protection watchdog told CNBC it has raised a number of questions with Facebook about its reintroduction of facial recognition technology in Europe.

  • BRUSSELS— The European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send a subordinate in his place. In a letter to Zuckerberg on Wednesday, the EU assembly's president, Antonio Tajani, said political group leaders "stressed the absolute need of your...

  • *Japan's Takeda to decide on takeover bid by April 25. LONDON, April 18- Shire, the $47 billion rare disease drugmaker being stalked by Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical, faces fresh criticism over its executive pay policy from a leading investor advisory group as a crunch week approaches. Ornskov's total remuneration last year fell to $5.3 million, from $10.6...

  • 6. Kill Creek by Scott Thomas, narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark. 7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, narrated by Julia Whelan.

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dropped Microsoft Corp's privacy fight with the Justice Department over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas after Congress passed legislation that resolved the dispute. Microsoft and the Justice Department had been locked in a dispute over how U.S....

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, April 17- Russia's Rusal may be forced to divest most of its portfolio of overseas operations if the aluminium giant cannot restructure them to evade U.S. sanctions and ensure a flow of raw materials. U.S. sanctions imposed against key allies of Russian President Putin have already started to cripple United Company Rusal's extensive string of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed Microsoft Corp's privacy fight with the Justice Department over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas after Congress passed legislation that resolved the dispute. Microsoft and the Justice Department had been locked in a dispute over how U.S....

  • SINGAPORE, April 11- Some major airlines were re-routing flights on Wednesday after Europe's air traffic control agency warned aircraft flying in the eastern Mediterranean to exercise caution due to possible air strikes into Syria. Lebanon's Middle East Airlines, one of the few to fly directly over Syria, is rerouting those flights temporarily, a Beirut...

  • SINGAPORE, April 11- Some major airlines were re-routing flights on Wednesday after Europe's air traffic control agency warned aircraft flying in the eastern Mediterranean to exercise caution due to possible air strikes into Syria. A spokeswoman for Air France said the airline had changed some flights paths following the warning, including for Beirut and...

  • SINGAPORE, April 11- Some major airlines were re-routing flights on Wednesday after Europe's air traffic control agency warned aircraft flying in the eastern Mediterranean to exercise caution due to possible air strikes on Syria. A spokeswoman for Air France said the airline had changed some flights paths following the warning, including for Beirut and Tel...

  • SINGAPORE, April 11- Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol on Tuesday warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours. Trump on Tuesday canceled a planned trip to Latin America later this week to focus instead on responding to the Syria incident, the White...

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- Microsoft Corp on Tuesday backed the Justice Department's request that the U.S. Supreme Court dismiss a case pitting the two against each other over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas after Congress passed a law that resolved the dispute. In a filing with the Supreme Court, Microsoft said...

  • *To request a meeting with FDA. The FDA's decision knocked nearly $2 billion off the company's value and spells extra cost for the Dublin- based drugmaker, which has two major drugs already in the market but for whom the ALKS 5461 depression treatment was seen as a driver of future revenue. The drugmaker is working to develop several treatments for other disorders...

  • The FDA's decision knocked nearly $2 billion off the company's value and spells extra cost for the Dublin- based drugmaker, which has two major drugs already in the market but for whom the ALKS 5461 depression treatment was seen as a driver of future revenue. The company strongly disagreed with the FDA's decision and said it would ask for a meeting with the...

  • March 31- The U.S. government's Supreme Court battle with Microsoft Corp over whether technology companies can be forced to hand over data stored overseas could be nearing its end, after federal prosecutors asked that the case be dismissed. President Donald Trump on March 22 signed a provision into law making it clear that U.S. judges can issue warrants for such...

  • Tough issues remain unsettled before Brexit next year: CEO

    "This is cruel and unusual punishment to make somebody like Theresa May go through this process," says Richard Fenning of Control Risks.

  • March 28- A U.S. judge has ordered Facebook Inc to let her review documents it has refused to give the Internal Revenue Service as that agency probes whether the social media company used an Irish unit to slash billions of dollars from its tax bill. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said she may review up to 15 of the 153 disputed documents, which...