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Amarin has developed a drug called Vascepa which it says is a more effective cholesterol treatment than rival Lovaza

Shares in Irish drug firm Amarin have been hit by a US court ruling favouring generic pharmaceutical groups in the area where it operates.Teva Pharmac(...)

Michael Dell, who founded the company as a college student in 1984, proposed taking it private to stem years of ebbing sales and profit as consumers shun PCs in favour of smartphones and tablets. He plans to boost investments in mobile devices and data-centre machines. Photograph: Getty Images

Dell chief executive Michael Dell won shareholder approval yesterday for a planned $24.9 billion buyout, capping a seven-month standoff with investor(...)

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has named an unchanged side to face New Zealand in Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash in Auckland. Photograph: Getty Images

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has kept faith with the side that comprehensively beat Australia last week by naming an unchanged side to face New Ze(...)

Protesters march in Los Angeles yesterday in  an anti-war rally. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

President Barack Obama and his administration allies are intensifying a public-relations offensive in what even Obama has called a “heavy lift” to win(...)

Ryanair  reported yesterday that it carried a record 9.02 million passengers during August. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Stocks climbed yesterday as European Central Bank president Mario Draghi reiterated that interest rates will stay low for an extended period, while th(...)

Samsung CEO Shin Jong-kyun presents the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch during its launch in Berlin today

Calling Dick Tracy! One of the worst-kept secrets in recent tech history was officially revealed today in Berlin when Samsung unveiled its smartwatch,(...)

People enter a government-run employment office in Madrid today. The number of people registered as jobless in Spain in August marginally declined from a month earlier, falling by just 31 people, leaving 4.7 million people out of work, data from the Labour Ministry shows. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters
Spanish unemployment holds steady
  • Europe
  • September 3, 2013, 10:08

Spanish unemployment was little changed in August, stabilising for the first time during that month since 2000, as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy predic(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff: communications with several unidentified aides probed by US spy agency.  Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s government summoned the US ambassador to respond to new revelations of US surveillance of president Dilma Rousseff and her senior aides, comp(...)

Fang Binxing has stepped down as  president of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Last week saw the retirement of Fang Binxing, the father of the “Great Firewall of China”, as president of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommuni(...)

In June, Vodafone acquired Germany’s Kabel Deutschland and speculation has now shifted as to whether Liberty Global – owner of UPC Ireland – could be among its next targets

About 400,000 Irish shareholders in British telecoms firm Vodafone are set to share in a windfall of $84 billion (€63 billion) following the sale of t(...)

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