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Nov 6, 2015

British PM says bomb likely caused Russian airliner crash

LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David
Cameron said on Thursday it was increasingly likely a bomb
brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt with the loss of 224
lives, and U.S. President Barack Obama said Washington was
taking that possibility “very seriously”.

But Moscow, which launched air strikes against Islamist
fighters including Islamic State in Syria more than a month ago,
said it was premature to reach conclusions that the flight was
attacked.

Nov 6, 2015

Bomb likely caused Russian plane crash: Britain

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday it was increasingly likely a bomb brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt with the loss of 224 lives, and U.S. President Barack Obama said Washington was taking that possibility “very seriously”.

But Moscow, which launched air strikes against Islamist fighters including Islamic State in Syria more than a month ago, said it was premature to reach conclusions that the flight was attacked.

Nov 6, 2015

Cameron says bomb likely caused Russian airliner crash

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday it was increasingly likely a bomb brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt with the loss of 224 lives, and U.S. President Barack Obama said Washington was taking that possibility “very seriously”.

But Moscow, which launched air strikes against Islamist fighters including Islamic State in Syria more than a month ago, said it was premature to reach conclusions that the flight was attacked.

Nov 5, 2015

Britain says Islamic State likely brought down Russian plane

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Thursday there was a significant possibility that Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate was behind a suspected bomb attack on a Russian airliner that killed 224 people in the Sinai Peninsula.

Asked if he thought Islamic State militants were responsible for the disaster, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: “ISIL-Sinai have claimed responsibility for bringing down the Russian aircraft, they did that straight away after the crash.

Oct 29, 2015

China slowdown leads to revenue miss for Smith & Nephew

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Smith & Nephew Plc,
Europe’s biggest maker of artificial hips and knees, was hit by
the slowdown in China in the third-quarter, revenue falling
short of market expectations and sparking in a sharp drop in its
share price on Thursday.

Smith & Nephew said underlying revenue rose 4 percent to
$1.1 billion helped by demand for knee implants and a strong
U.S. performance, but growth slowed in China and the number came
in 2 percent lower than consensus of $1.126 billion.

Oct 29, 2015

BT edges forecasts after Champions League drives TV take up

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Britain’s BT, riding high
after receiving the go-ahead to buy mobile operator EE, just
beat market expectations for quarterly sales on Thursday, helped
by demand for its TV offer now showing Champions League soccer.

The market-leading broadband group said it had added a
record 106,000 TV customers in the quarter, during which it
started showing Europe’s premier soccer competition.

Oct 28, 2015

Videogame maker says study shows its game helps manage ADHD symptoms

LONDON (Reuters) – Children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) show signs of improvement after playing a videogame for 30 minutes a day rather than taking a pill, the U.S. company developing the treatment said on Wednesday.

Diagnoses for ADHD have risen in recent decades, and some 9.5 percent of children aged 3-17 in the United States had the condition in 2012, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Oct 28, 2015

EE merger wins provisional CMA clearance

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Wednesday provisionally cleared BT’s (BT.L: Quote, Profile, Research) deal to buy mobile operator EE (ORAN.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) (DTEGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) in a 12.5 billion pound tie-up that will create the country’s leading player in broadband, fixed line and mobile.

The Competition and Markets Authority said it had decided that the merger, which will bring together BT’s more than 10 million retail customers and EE’s 24.5 million direct mobile subscribers, “was not expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition in any market in the UK”.

Oct 28, 2015

EE merger wins provisional British regulator clearance

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Britain on Wednesday
provisionally cleared BT’s deal to buy mobile operator EE
in a 12.5 billion pound ($19 billion)
tie-up that will create the country’s leading player in
broadband, fixed line and mobile.

The Competition and Markets Authority said it had decided
that the merger, which will bring together BT’s more than 10
million retail customers and EE’s 24.5 million direct mobile
subscribers, “was not expected to result in a substantial
lessening of competition in any market in the UK”.

Oct 27, 2015

Shire to resubmit dry-eye disease drug to FDA with new study data

LONDON (Reuters) – London-listed pharma firm Shire said its dry-eye disease drug lifitegrast significantly improved patient symptoms in a new study, supporting a re-submission of the potentially block-busting medicine to U.S. regulators early next year.

Shares in Shire jumped more than 6 percent after it announced the positive results of the study on Tuesday. They were trading up 5 percent at 4,838 pence at 1305 GMT.