Western Europe

Fiat Chrysler says Peugeot talks progressing despite GM lawsuit

November 21, 2019

FILE PHOTO: The logos of car manufacturers Fiat and Peugeot are seen in front of dealerships of the companies in Saint-Nazaire, France, November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo FRANKFURT/PARIS (HeadlineNews) – Fiat Chrysler (FCA) said on Thursday talks with Peugeot owner PSA Group to create a $50 billion carmaking group were going well, despite FCA […]

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Switching allegiances? Brexit stirs election doubts around England

November 18, 2019

CREWE, England (HeadlineNews) – Jules Wilde has never voted for Britain’s Conservatives and would hate to do so at the Dec. 12 election, yet for the first time in his life, the 62-year-old carer is considering backing the governing party because of Brexit. Laura Smith, the Labour Party candidate for Crewe and Nantwich, talks to […]

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Airbus-backed tournament unveils first electric racing aircraft

November 17, 2019

(HeadlineNews) – An Airbus-backed air racing tournament unveiled an electric-powered sports aircraft on Sunday, billed as the world’s first, as the European planemaker seeks to boost its green aerospace technology. Several companies, including U.S. ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N), are working on electric-powered flying cars, amid increasing concerns about the environmental impact of fossil-fuel […]

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UK’s Labour vows to nationalize some of BT in free broadband plan

November 15, 2019

LONDON (HeadlineNews) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party said it will nationalize telecoms provider BT’s fixed line network to provide free full-fiber broadband for all if it wins the Dec. 12 election. FILE PHOTO: The British Telecom Tower is seen in central London May 11, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo The news, the latest proposal by Labour […]

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UK’s Labour vows to nationalize some of BT in free broadband plan

November 15, 2019

LONDON (HeadlineNews) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party said it would nationalize parts of telecoms provider BT’s network if it won power in the Dec. 12 election to provide free full-fiber broadband for all. FILE PHOTO: The British Telecom Tower is seen in central London May 11, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo The news sent BT shares […]

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Oil rises amid optimism over OPEC supply cuts, hopes on U.S.-China trade

November 15, 2019

TOKYO (HeadlineNews) – Oil prices gained on Friday after OPEC’s forecast for oil demand next year fueled hopes that the producer group and allies will maintain supply cuts when they meet to discuss policy on output next month. FILE PHOTO: Oil pump jacks at sunset near Midland, Texas, U.S., August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jessica Lutz/File Photo […]

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As swine fever fries China vaccine sales, Boehringer rewrites prescription for recovery

November 14, 2019

BEIJING (HeadlineNews) – Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim, the global No. 2 in animal health, is having to rebuild itself in China after a deadly pig disease decimated sales of unrelated mainstay vaccines, bringing write-offs and leaving it facing a three-year slog to recovery. FILE PHOTO: The logo of German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim is seen at […]

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French police disperse protesters blocking major Spain-France road link

November 12, 2019

Members of Catalan protest group Democratic Tsunami clash with French police officers at the AP-7 highway on the French side of the Spanish-French border November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante LA JONQUERA, Spain (HeadlineNews) – French riot police were dispersing on Tuesday morning hundreds of Catalan pro-independence demonstrators who had been blocking a major road link […]

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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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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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