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Lithuanian presidential hopefuls vow to tackle inequality

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Lithuanians started voting in a tightly contested presidential election on Sunday to replace outgoing Dalia Grybauskaite, the Baltic nation’s “Iron Lady” who was one of the European Union’s most outspoken critics of Russia. FILE PHOTO: Lithuanian presidential Read more ›

Out of fashion? H&M tests new store to get back in vogue

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Step into one of the more than 4,300 H&M (HMb.ST) budget fashion stores around the world and you often know what to expect: clothes racks crammed with tops, trousers and skirts in a spartan and sometimes cluttered Read more ›

AstraZeneca CEO warns of medicine shortages after Brexit: Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain could see widespread medicine shortages if there is no deal to prevent friction at the border with the European Union after Brexit, the AstraZeneca chief executive told the Sunday Times. A sign is seen at an Read more ›

AstraZeneca plots China robot offensive to counter price cuts

WUXI, China/LONDON (Reuters) – With smart cancer diagnostics, one-stop-shop diabetes kits and AI systems to improve ambulance pick-ups for patients with chest pain, AstraZeneca (AZN.L) aims to move from simply supplying drugs to become a broad healthcare provider in China. Read more ›

Nike stores closed in South Africa amid outcry over racist web post

(Contains offensive language in paragraph 3.) A man reacts as he finds a Nike store closed in Johannesburg, South Africa, August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Some Nike (NKE.N) stores were closed in South Africa Read more ›

Bank Hotel is Latest Luxury Boutique Hotel Open in Stockholm, Sweden – Robb Report

Sleek Scandi minimalism this is not: Located inside a historic bank building built in 1910 to look like a grand Renaissance palace, Stockholm’s new Bank Hotel is instead a surprising mix of aristocratic-inspired opulence, traditional stateliness, and bold, modern design. Read more ›

China’s Geely in deal to let Malaysia’s Proton tap new-energy, other vehicle tech in global push

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese automaker Geely has agreed to extend its existing partnership with Proton Holdings Berhad (DRBM.KL) to upgrade the Malaysia carmaker’s line-up of cars and power Proton go beyond Malaysia, part of an ongoing effort to help Proton Read more ›