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Japan's Takeda clinches £45.3 billion Shire deal as pharma M&A rolls on

Japan's Takeda clinches £45.3 billion Shire deal as pharma M&A rolls on The drug maker will be paying almost 49 pounds in cash and stock for each share of the Ireland based company , Shire , as per the closing shire price of Takeda on 23 April (the day before the preliminary deal was announced). The combination merges Shire's portfolio of treatments for rare diseases with Takeda's for cancer, gastroenterology and neuroscience. Takeda Oncology is based in Cambrid... [Full Article...]

Abe offended by Israeli chef's serving of dessert in shoe

Abe offended by Israeli chef's serving of dessert in shoe Celebrity chef Moshe Segev served chocolate pralines in a man's shoe-a brogue-and was so proud of his creation that he shared numerous images of the dessert on Instagram over the past week. How will you fill to have dinner in shoes? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrive to attend a meeting between Israeli and Japanese businessmen at the p... [Full Article...]

Facebook bans foreign spending on Ireland abortion vote ads

Facebook bans foreign spending on Ireland abortion vote ads The social media company has made the decision amid growing concern that individuals and organisations based outside of the country are trying to sway the result of the referendum and influence undecided voters through ad campaigns. We will also be using machine learning to help us with this effort to identify ads that should no longer be running. "We are an open platform for people to express i... [Full Article...]

New York AG Resigns Hours After Explosive Assault Allegations

New York AG Resigns Hours After Explosive Assault Allegations New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's shocking defense against allegations of sexual abuse- Hey, I was just into kinky role-play-wasn't enough to save his job after four women can forward with stories about rough, unwanted sex. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Sen. Once in Albany, Schneiderman was so disliked by his colleagues that Democrats and Republicans alike conspired to redraw his distric... [Full Article...]

J. Cole Bringing Tour to Bryce Jordan Center

J. Cole Bringing Tour to Bryce Jordan Center Amex cardholders (Tuesday through Friday) and Spotify subscribers (Friday) can take advantage of pre-sale opportunities. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, May 12 at 12 p.m. The tour stops at Target Center on Wednesday, Sept. 19. J. Cole is a Grammy-nominated and award-winning rapper, known for his songs "Crooked Smile", "Apparently", "Power Trip" and many others. [Full Article...]

Armenia Opposition Leader Pashinyan Elected New PM

Armenia Opposition Leader Pashinyan Elected New PM Russian Federation has strong strategic interests in Armenia , including a military base, and had been watching the country's political turmoil closely. His candidacy was supported by 59 parliamentarians, and 42 others were against it. President Sarkissian congratulated Mr. Pashinyan on becoming the country's new prime minister. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Backs 'Tough on Terrorists' Nominee Gina Haspel

Donald Trump Backs 'Tough on Terrorists' Nominee Gina Haspel Last month, 109 retired generals and admirals expressed "profound concern" in a letter to members of the Senate about Haspel's nomination. Republicans have only a 51-to-49 majority in the Senate , and with Sen. By Saturday, however, she made a decision to stay the course and testify this week. Both Short and Sanders declined to comment to the Post about Haspel's offer to withdraw. [Full Article...]

Don Blankenship Reminds Voters That Trump Got It Wrong On Roy Moore

Don Blankenship Reminds Voters That Trump Got It Wrong On Roy Moore Democrats are hoping strong candidates emerge in House races that could be key to determining their chances at retaking the lower chamber in 2018. Morrisey, the attorney general, is also now accusing Blankenship of violating election laws, for failing to file a financial disclosure. [Full Article...]

In 'Tully,' a rare close-up of postnatal motherhood

In 'Tully,' a rare close-up of postnatal motherhood In any case, Jonah's school insists that he needs a personal aide, which the school won't pay for and neither Marlo nor husband Drew ( Ron Livingston ) can afford. She adds that Reitman would just position her on set where he wanted her, and "I was just [Marlo]". "I like having that moment at the end of the day (of shooting) when you change in your trailer, get in your auto, go home and you're you... [Full Article...]

Egypt says no hidden rooms in King Tut's tomb after all

Egypt says no hidden rooms in King Tut's tomb after all The ministry says previous scans by Japanese and American scientists had proved inconclusive. Dr Francesco Porcelli, the lead researcher of the new project, has now concluded "with a very high degree of confidence" that no such chamber or corridor exists. [Full Article...]

Krunal blitz gets Mumbai Indians over the line

Krunal blitz gets Mumbai Indians over the line This has been a recurring trend for the Indians throughout the season, and they should have observed that not solving this issue means no victories for them. It seems that the local team did bat well and also presented a handsome score in front of the guest team. Needing 36 from the final three overs, Krunal and Rohit combined for 20 runs from the six deliveries, sending them into 19th over requ... [Full Article...]

Honduras Regrets US Move to End Temporary Protected Status

Honduras Regrets US Move to End Temporary Protected Status The Immigrant Legal Resource Center had estimated that deporting all Salvadoran, Haitian, and Honduran TPS holders would cost taxpayers $3.1 billion dollars and ending TPS for these countries would also result in a $6.9 billion reduction to Social Security and Medicare contributions over a decade. [Full Article...]

Deve Gowda gets emotional after PM Modi's humble praise

Deve Gowda gets emotional after PM Modi's humble praise The curtains will be down for their acting with the people's anti-climax reply on May 12 , he said. Already, BJP leaders have deftly tried to create a rift in the Congress vote bank by suggesting that while BJP seeks to give leadership to a tribal, Congress Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is opposed to Dalit leadership in opposing Congress Dalit leaders like Mallikarjun Kharge and Karnataka Prade... [Full Article...]

Iowa Passes Strictest Abortion Law In The United States

Iowa Passes Strictest Abortion Law In The United States The Republican-controlled state legislature passed the legislation , known as the " fetal heartbeat " bill, earlier this week , part of a wave of GOP-backed abortion restrictions introduced at the state level in recent years. Extra security was called in at the Iowa Capitol as Reynolds invited supporters of the legislation into her office as she signed the bill into law, reports the Des Moi... [Full Article...]

Nearly 90% of Tickets Sold for the World Cup in Russian Federation

Nearly 90% of Tickets Sold for the World Cup in Russian Federation Last year, the Nigeria Football Federation signed an agreement with its players pledging to avoid the bonus and pay rows that have blighted past World Cup campaigns. "And the most important thing - they must show hard-nosed, uncompromising football, one which the fans love". The first World Cup staged in eastern Europe will be the most expensive ever and comes in the heat of flaring tensions... [Full Article...]

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano eruption forces 1500 to evacuate

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano eruption forces 1500 to evacuate The state's governor, David Ige, declared a local state of emergency. The Civil Defense Agency urged those under mandatory evacuation orders to stay away, as fire authorities were detecting "extremely high levels of risky sulfur dioxide gas" in the zone. [Full Article...]

5 things to know about day 3 of severe weather

5 things to know about day 3 of severe weather It won't be exactly the same as Wednesday night , but severe storms are possible again this evening in Wyandotte County, according to the National Weather Service . A slight risk for severe weather includes the Kansas City metro. The entire storm system likely will weaken Friday , with severe threats more isolated. [Full Article...]

Sridevi Twitter Handle Goes Active, Boney Kapoor Shares Pictures Of National Award

Sridevi Twitter Handle Goes Active, Boney Kapoor Shares Pictures Of National Award Sridevi's daughters looked lovely and enthrall as they wore traditional outfit, Janhvi wore a saree from her mom's wardrobe while Khushi too looked elegant in lehenga draped saree as they looked handsome attending the award function. Sridevi was conferred Best Actress Award posthumously. At the venue, when Sridevi's name was being announced, Boney Kapoor broke down as he was sitting ... [Full Article...]

Daily Beast Lets Kathy Griffin Brag About Bullying WHCA Attendees

Daily Beast Lets Kathy Griffin Brag About Bullying WHCA Attendees Griffin responded: "I'm a shy flower, now". "Calm down, girl, you weren't there!" Meyers didn't think anyone truly believed the head was real, but when Griffin began to tell a story about the day the photo was released, beginning with, "First of all, Matt Lauer ." she quickly stopped. [Full Article...]

Local members react to Boy Scout organization name change

Local members react to Boy Scout organization name change In an effort to be more inclusive, the Boy Scouts of America are dropping the "Boy" from the name of their lead program, the Boy Scouts. Meanwhile, Girl Scouts of the United States of America officials tell the Associated Press that the BSA's open-door policy is bound to affect its own membership numbers, and has left the relationship between the two groups "chilly". [Full Article...]


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