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Russia says UK led ‘staged’ Syria gas attack

STRINGER | AFP | Getty Images A picture taken on April 8, 2018, shows Syrian Army soldiers gathering in an area on the eastern outskirts of Douma, as they continue their fierce offensive to retake the last opposition holdout in Eastern Ghouta. The Russian military said that an alleged chemical …

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Trump, Syria, US banks, earnings

In Asia, shares were mostly higher as geopolitical concerns eased. President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he had never said an attack on Syria would be imminent. “Could be soon or not soon at all,” Trump said. As a result, investors are likely to focus and react to upcoming earnings. …

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BA-owner IAG says considering making offer for Norwegian

Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images A Boeing Co. 747 passenger aircraft, operated by British Airways, a unit of International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (IAG), takes off over a row of passenger aircraft operated by British Airways at Heathrow airport in London, U.K. “IAG confirms that no such discussions …

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German billionaire missing in Swiss Alps for five days

ROLAND WEIHRAUCH | AFP | Getty Images Picture taken on July 7, 2016 shows Karl-Erivan Haub, billionaire chief of Germany’s sprawling Tengelmann retail group, during a press conference in Muelheim an der Ruhr, western Germany. Haub has gone missing while skiing in the Swiss Alps, the Tengelmann company said on …

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DSM Q1 2018 Results

Dutch speciality chemicals group DSM on Thursday pre-announced better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter and raised its 2018 outlook on upbeat sales, with an additional boost from high prices in vitamins. The company had been scheduled to publish the figures on May 8. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization …

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Netflix to pull all movies from Cannes film festival

Netflix Inc said on Wednesday it was totally pulling out of the Cannes Film Festival next month after organizers banned the streaming platform’s films from competition for its refusal to release them in cinemas. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told Hollywood trade publication Variety in an interview it was …

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