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  • DUBLIN, Nov 21- Ireland wants to begin the recovery of up to 13 billion euros in disputed taxes from Apple Inc and does not want to have to take U.S. tech giant to court over any further delay, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday. The European Commission ordered Apple in August 2016 to pay the taxes it ruled it had received as illegal state aid and said last month...

  • Nov 21- Cytokinetics Inc shares plummeted nearly 40 percent on Tuesday after the drugmaker said it will stop developing one of its treatments for ALS, which afflicts Stephen Hawking, after the drug failed in a key trial. The company said it would focus on its second drug for ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's disease, but at least one analyst said the high rate of dropouts...

  • BEIRUT, Nov 21- France's Total will lose all of its investment if it pulls out of a deal with Iran to develop South Pars, the world's largest gas field, the Iranian oil minister said on Tuesday. The French oil and gas company said in a statement on Tuesday it was committed to Iran and had the "willingness to move forward" with the South Pars project. Total's Chief...

  • *Offer unchanged at 3,660 yen per share. TOKYO/ LONDON, Nov 21- Britain's WPP agreed on Tuesday to accept Bain Capital's offer for its stake in Japan's Asatsu-DK Inc, dropping its threat of litigation after agreeing plans to reinvest in the advertising group at a later date. Led by high-profile businessman Martin Sorrell, WPP clashed with Bain last month when the...

  • But the victory of centrist Emmanuel Macron reversed that trend, and a rare political impasse in Germany has narrowed the gap further. "All the political uncertainty in France in the first half of the year has faded away and the market is focusing on macroeconomic factors," said DZ Bank analyst Sebastian Fellechner. The political calm in France stands in contrast...

  • *Hungarian cbank announces new IRS tool to curb bond yields. BUDAPEST, Nov 21- Hungary's forint hit a seven-month low and long-term bond yields fell after the central bank announced new tools to keep monetary policy loose and encourage mortgage lending. The 1 trillion to 1.5 trillion forint IRS program and roughly 500 billion forint note-buying scheme from the...

  • JERUSALEM, Nov 21- Israeli chip maker Mellanox Technologies saw its shares surge on the Nasdaq on Tuesday after activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP bought a 10.7 percent stake to influence strategy. "Tremendous value can be created through operational improvements or other strategic alternatives," Starboard said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and...

  • *Q1 EPS 92 cents vs. est of 97 cents. EPS $2.95 to $3.02 vs. est of $3.05. The company, which sells the Bolthouse Farms of fresh juices, said severe weather hurt crop production, leading the world's largest soup maker to delay supply of carrot-based products to its customers.

  • Emmanuel Macron had won the French presidency on a promise to relaunch Europe. And Angela Merkel, on track to win a fourth term as German chancellor, looked ready to embrace his bold vision, telling an audience in Bavaria that it was time for Europe to take its fate into its own hands. Following the collapse of German coalition talks, however, the prospects for a...

  • CARACAS, Nov 21- Venezuelan authorities arrested the acting president of its U.S.-based refiner Citgo and five of the subsidiary's top executives on corruption accusations, the chief prosecutor said on Tuesday. Authorities detained Jose Pereira during an event at state oil company PDVSA's headquarters in Caracas, two sources told Reuters earlier on...

  • *FCC will vote on rescinding Obama-era rule on Dec. 14. *Google and Facebook had urged FCC to keep the rules. FCC chief Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump in January, said the commission will vote at a Dec. 14 meeting on rescinding the so-called net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that treated internet...

  • FCC TO VOTE TO PREEMPT STATES, CITIES FROM ADOPTING THEIR OWN NET NEUTRALITY REGULATIONS- CHAIRMAN.

  • FCC PLANS TO VOTE TO RESCIND OBAMA-ERA RULES BARRING BLOCKING, SLOWING DOWN AND "PAID PRIORITIZATION" OF WEB TRAFFIC- CHAIRMAN.

  • U.S FCC TO REQUIRE INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS TO DISCLOSE DETAILS OF INTERNET ACCESS TO CONSUMERS- CHAIRMAN.

  • FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO VOTE TO REPEAL LANDMARK 2015 "NET NEUTRALITY" RULES AT DECEMBER MEETING CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. prosecutors say a member of an Iran- based hacking group tried to extort HBO out of $6 million in digital currency by stealing unaired episodes and scripts of hit shows like "Game of Thrones." An indictment unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan accuses Behzad Mesri of hacking into the cable network's computer system in New York.

  • SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, Nov 21- Saudi Arabian Airlines is on track to return to full-year profitability in 2019, 12 months earlier than planned, and could order wide-body jets next year, its most senior executive said on Tuesday. "This year has been an excellent year for us," the airline's director-general, Saleh bin Nasser al-Jasser, said in an interview...

  • LONDON, Nov 21- Misdeeds by the world's "Big Four" accounting firms should be punished with much bigger fines, Britain's accounting watchdog was advised in a report released on Tuesday. "Fines greater than those that have heretofore been imposed may be appropriate in really serious cases," former judge Christopher Clarke said in the study published by the...

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  • PARIS/ LONDON, Nov 21- The surprise decision to move the European Banking Authority to Paris will boost its chances of attracting London banks after Brexit, French officials said on Tuesday. Frankfurt and Paris are at the forefront of the race among European cities to attract London businesses that need an EU hub to continue serving customers in the bloc after...