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Roche sets sights on Novartis, Biogen as SMA trial hits target

November 11, 2019

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann ZURICH (HeadlineNews) – Roche’s bid to rival Biogen and Novartis in treating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) got a lift on Monday when the Swiss drugmaker said its drug risdiplam improved motor function of patients […]

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Factbox: China’s love of e-commerce powers Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

November 11, 2019

SHANGHAI (HeadlineNews) – China’s dominant e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding raked in $23 billion worth of sales in the first nine hours of its annual Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza on Monday, setting records as the event celebrates its 11th year. The logo of Alibaba Group is seen during Alibaba Group’s 11.11 Singles’ Day global shopping […]

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Factbox: China’s love of e-commerce powers Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

November 11, 2019

SHANGHAI (HeadlineNews) – China’s dominant e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding raked in $23 billion worth of sales in the first nine hours of its annual Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza on Monday, setting records as the event celebrates its 11th year. The logo of Alibaba Group is seen during Alibaba Group’s 11.11 Singles’ Day global shopping […]

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Japan imperial couple rides through Tokyo in grand enthronement parade

November 10, 2019

TOKYO (HeadlineNews) – Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako rode through central Tokyo on Sunday in a motorcade to mark this year’s imperial succession as well-wishers waved national flags and held up mobile phones for snapshots of the smiling royal couple. Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako wave to well-wishers during their royal parade to […]

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UK’s Labour gains versus Conservatives: poll

November 9, 2019

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn waves as he unveils the Labour party campaign bus in Liverpool, Britain November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo LONDON (HeadlineNews) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party narrowed the margin by which it trails Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party by 4 percentage points, according to a poll […]

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EU heavyweight states push for joint supervisor against money laundering

November 9, 2019

BRUSSELS (HeadlineNews) – The European Union’s largest states are pushing for the establishment of a new supervisory authority that would take over from states the oversight of money laundering at financial firms, after a series of scandals at the bloc’s banks. In a joint statement, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Latvia said the […]

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GE unit orders 25 Airbus jets including 12 Rolls-powered A330neo: sources

November 8, 2019

PARIS (HeadlineNews) – Leasing giant GECAS, the aircraft leasing subsidiary of General Electric (GE.N), has ordered 25 Airbus (AIR.PA) aircraft including a rare purchase of jets powered by GE’s rival engine maker Rolls-Royce, two people familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: The logo of U.S. conglomerate General Electric is seen on the company building […]

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Year’s most destructive California wildfire declared extinguished after two weeks

November 8, 2019

(HeadlineNews) – California’s biggest, most ruinous wildfire this year, a wind-driven blaze that scorched 120 square miles (310 square kilometers) of Sonoma County wine country and consumed scores of homes, was declared fully contained and extinguished on Thursday, two weeks after erupting. FILE PHOTO: Two firefighters watch from the top of a hill as the […]

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Facebook will widen access to encryption feature, test safety measures

November 5, 2019

LISBON (HeadlineNews) – Facebook will outline on Wednesday an expanded test of encryption on its Messenger platform, moving ahead with a controversial plan for enhanced security that regulators and government officials warn will aid criminals. FILE PHOTO: Stickers bearing the Facebook logo are pictured at Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., […]

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Trump is sued for defamation by woman who claims he raped her in 1990s

November 4, 2019

NEW YORK (HeadlineNews) – A woman who accuses Donald Trump of raping her more than 23 years ago in a New York department store sued the U.S. president on Monday over statements he made in June denying that the attack occurred and criticizing her for coming forward. E. Jean Carroll, a longtime Elle magazine advice […]

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