LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she was confident the London hospital caring for a critically ill baby would consider any offers of help after his case attracted the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump and the pope. The case of 10-month-old Charlie Gard, who has a form of mitochondrial disease –
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The S&P and the Dow futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors awaited minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last meeting for clues on interest rate hikes. * However, futures pointed to a lower open for the Nasdaq following Tuesday’s Independence Day holiday, due to weakness in the technology sector. * The Fed, which lifted
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By Alexander Cornwell and Daren Butler | DUBAI/ISTANBUL DUBAI/ISTANBUL The United States has lifted the in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on U.S.-bound flights from Dubai and Istanbul, Emirates [EMIRA.UL] and Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) said on Wednesday. The announcements come three days after restrictions were lifted on Etihad Airways’ hub Abu Dhabi
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STOCKHOLM Leif Johansson, chairman of Sweden’s Ericsson , plans to quit before the company’s annual meeting in 2018 as the struggling mobile equipment firm tries to restore profitability. Cheaper Chinese rivals have ousted Ericsson as the biggest player in the mobile equipment market while its attempt to boost revenues by broadening its client base to
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Manny Pacquiao has backed a call asking the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) to review the controversial points decision that saw Australia’s Jeff Horn capture the Filipino great’s welterweight world title in Brisbane on Sunday. Horn improved his unbeaten record to 17-0-1 after the judges scored the bout 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113 in the 29-year-old’s favor
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DUBAI Qatar faces further isolation and possible expulsion from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) if its response to a list of demands made nearly two weeks ago is not satisfactory, state-backed Gulf media said on Wednesday. The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab emirates, Egypt and Bahrain are due to meet in Cairo
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LONDON Formula One is teaming up with marketing agency Lagardere Sports to build strategic partnerships in China from 2018 onwards and raise the sport’s profile in a region it sees as having huge potential for growth. The sport’s new owners, Liberty Media, see China, along with the United States, as ripe for expansion and there
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By Jessica DiNapoli | NEW YORK NEW YORK Federal prosecutors on Monday asked a U.S. judge for a gag order muzzling former drug company executive Martin Shkreli, on trial for securities fraud charges, arguing that his statements to media could taint the jury and disrupt the case, court papers show. Shkreli’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman, asked
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LONDON Move over blow-up dolls, the sex robots are here. Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way into the global sex market, bringing with it a revolution in robotic “sextech” designed to offer sexual gratification with a near-human touch. In a report on the growing market in sex robots, the Foundation for Responsible Robotics said
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LONDON Overall prices in British shops fell in June at the slowest annual pace since November 2013, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said on Wednesday, adding it expects rising inflation pressure soon to prompt outright price increases. Overall shop prices declined 0.3 percent year-on-year in June, compared with a 0.4 percent drop in May. The
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By Dave McKinney and Karen Pierog | CHICAGO CHICAGO In an action-packed Fourth of July holiday session, the Illinois Senate quickly overrode Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of fiscal 2018 spending and tax hike bills aimed at ending an unprecedented budget impasse that threatens to push the state’s credit rating to junk. In his veto message,
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