Novartis bets big on gene therapy with $8.7 billion AveXis deal

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis is moving further into gene therapy with a $8.7 billion (£6.17 billion) deal for AveXis that gives the Swiss drugmaker a rare-disease treatment seen reaping billions in sales and bolsters its technology base.


Posted 2018/04/09 07:15:02

Israel accused of deadly Syria airfield bombing

Israel has been blamed for an airstrike on a military airbase in Syria which has reportedly killed more than a dozen people.

Posted 2018/04/09 01:30:00

Deutsche Bank sacks British boss after losses

Deutsche Bank has sacked its British chief executive John Cryan after three years of financial losses.

Posted 2018/04/09 00:31:00

US Masters: Golf is sitting pretty again

Every sport needs its superstars, and the biggest names in golf are back at the top table.

Posted 2018/04/08 23:34:00

Syrian opposition and Russia reach deal in Douma

Opposition forces have reached a deal with Russia that will see the evacuation of rebel fighters from their last bastion near Damascus.

Posted 2018/04/08 17:17:00

Dozens reported killed in suspected Syria gas attack; Damascus denies

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A chemical attack on a rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta has killed dozens of people, medical services reported, and Washington said the reports - if confirmed - would demand an immediate international response.


Posted 2018/04/08 12:46:51

Muenster attacker was lone German with mental health problems - minister

MUENSTER, Germany (Reuters) - The man who drove a camper van into a group of people sitting outside a restaurant in the German city of Muenster on Saturday acted alone and appears to have had mental health problems, the regional interior minister said on Sunday.


Posted 2018/04/08 12:18:55

French train chaos strikes again as standoff with Macron deepens

PARIS (Reuters) - Millions of French commuters and holidaymakers faced another wave of crippling transport stoppages on Sunday, as rail workers protested at President Emmanuel Macron's economic reform plans and some unions warned they could step up strike action.


Posted 2018/04/08 11:10:38

Trudeau attends vigil for ice hockey players

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has joined an emotional vigil to honour the victims of a crash in Canada in which a truck collided with a bus carrying a youth ice hockey team.

Posted 2018/04/08 10:40:00

Christian Sewing to become new CEO of Deutsche Bank - source

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Christian Sewing, currently co-deputy chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank , is to become the new CEO of Germany's biggest lender, replacing John Cryan, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday.


Posted 2018/04/08 10:39:23

Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingya refugees - U.N. official

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar is not ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, said the most senior United Nations official to visit the country this year, after Myanmar was accused of instigating ethnic cleansing and driving nearly 700,000 Muslims to Bangladesh.


Posted 2018/04/08 09:59:29

Canada grieves after junior hockey team bus crash leaves 15 dead

HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (Reuters) - Fifteen people were killed when a bus carrying a Canadian junior ice hockey team collided with a truck in Saskatchewan province, police said on Saturday, in one of the worst disasters to strike Canada's sporting community.


Posted 2018/04/08 09:28:21

Charles takes part in rainforest smoking ceremony

Prince Charles has ventured into Australia's Daintree Rainforest to discover the traditions of its 50,000-year-old indigenous people.

Posted 2018/04/08 09:16:00

One killed in apartment fire at Trump Tower in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One man was killed and six firefighters received minor injuries in an apartment fire on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York on Saturday, in a blaze that was quickly extinguished, fire officials said.


Posted 2018/04/08 04:03:54

Lula turns himself in to Brazil police, ending standoff

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (Reuters) - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turned himself in to police on Saturday, ending a day-long standoff to begin serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption that derails his bid to return to power.


Posted 2018/04/08 02:33:52

Britain aims to resettle poisoned Russian ex-spy in the U.S. - Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is considering offering poisoned Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia new identities and a fresh life in the United States in an attempt to protect them from further murder attempts, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.


Posted 2018/04/07 22:47:56

Two killed as van hits crowded restaurant in Germany

Two people are dead and 20 injured after a van drove into a crowd in the historical centre of Munster, Germany.

Posted 2018/04/07 19:29:00

Voting in Hungary as PM pushes anti-migrant message

Voting is under way in a Hungarian election which could deliver a third consecutive victory for a prime minister who has campaigned hard on an anti-immigrant agenda.

Posted 2018/04/07 17:16:00

Ex-Brazilian president in custody after stand-off

A former Brazilian president has arrived at the prison where he is due to serve a 12-year corruption sentence, having previously refusing to comply with a judge's order to go to jail for his crime.

Posted 2018/04/07 06:44:00

Trump threatens more China tariffs, Beijing ready to hit back

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China warned on Friday it was fully prepared to respond with a "fierce counter strike" of fresh trade measures if the United States follows through on President Donald Trump's threat to slap tariffs on an additional $100 billion of Chinese goods.


Posted 2018/04/06 21:58:35