UniQure NV weighs options including sale -Bloomberg

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(Reuters) – Gene therapy company UniQure NV is exploring options including a sale amid interest from other pharmaceutical companies looking to expand in gene therapy, Bloomberg reported on Sunday citing people with knowledge of the matter. No final decisions have been made, and there is no certainty the deliberations will lead to a transaction, Bloomberg… Read More

Russia Dismisses Accusations of Meddling in EU elections

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 An official from Russia‘s security council described as absurd accusations that Moscow used disinformation to sway voters towards right-wing parties in last month’s European Union elections, Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper reported on Sunday. An EU review into elections to its parliament, published on Friday, said there was evidence both Russian and European online sources had sought to promote… Read More

South Africa youth unemployment a "national crisis – president

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CAPE TOWN, June 16 (Reuters) – Youth unemployment in South Africa has become a “national crisis”, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday at an event commemorating youth activism during the apartheid era. Unemployment in Africa’s most advanced economy has remained stubbornly high since white minority rule ended 25 years ago, and creating jobs is a… Read More

Backing Stewart, junior defence minister Ellwood says Johnson needs to be tested

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Boris Johnson, leadership candidate for Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister, leaves home in London, Britain, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, should be tested in the leadership contest and the person to challenge him is international aid minister Rory Stewart, junior defense minister Tobias… Read More

UPDATE 1-Golf-Woodland continues U.S. Open quest, Woods fades

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(Updates with leaders teeing off) By Steve Keating PEBBLE BEACH, CA., June 15 (Reuters) – Gary Woodland’s quest for a first major continued, while Tiger Woods’s bid for a 16th faded, at the U.S. Open on Saturday. Woodland, who began the third round with a two-shot advantage over Justin Rose, will hope to get his… Read More

Cricket-Finch powers Australia to 334-7 v Sri Lanka

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LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) – Aaron Finch’s brilliant 153 lifted Australia to an imposing total of 334 for seven in their Cricket World Cup match against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Saturday. Captain Finch flayed the Sri Lanka attack all around the ground as the defending champions accelerated smoothly in the second half of… Read More

Russia's Putin Gives China's Xi Ice Cream on His 66th Birthday

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Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated his 66th birthday on Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who Xi considers a close friend and who gave Xi ice cream as a present, Chinese state media reported. The discussion of senior leaders’ private lives is extremely rare in China, and the exact birth dates of most of them are… Read More

Papa John's drops KPMG as its auditor, hires EY

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FILE PHOTO: The Papa John’s store in Westminster, Colorado, U.S. August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (Reuters) – Papa John’s International Inc has appointed Ernst & Young LLP as its auditor for fiscal year ending December 2019 after dropping KPMG LLP, the company said in a regulatory filing on Friday. The pizza chain said it dismissed… Read More