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Asia Pacific's
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Reuters ranks the academic institutions producing the most influential scientific research and generating the largest number of patents.

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'No-deal' Brexit would hit trucks, airlines and pet owners - government papers

LONDON Leaving the European Union without a proper divorce deal could ground airlines, stop hauliers from lugging goods to the world's biggest trading bloc and even make headaches for pet owners who want to take their dogs on holiday, according to government documents.


Exclusive - U.S. government report accuses Myanmar military of Rohingya atrocities

WASHINGTON A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar’s military waged a planned, coordinated campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the Southeast Asian nation’s Rohingya Muslim minority.


EU lawmakers move to tighten rules on London-based investment banks

BRUSSELS A committee of European Union lawmakers on Monday backed new rules to prevent large London-based investment banks from carrying out key activities in the EU after Brexit, unless they set up fully-fledged branches in the bloc.


Mattis dismisses Iran's revenge threat as tensions climb after attack

WASHINGTON/LONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Iran's threats of revenge after Saturday's deadly attack at a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was "ludicrous" for Tehran to allege U.S. involvement. | Video


May to meet Iran's Rouhani, lobby for detained aid worker's release

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will lobby for the release of detained British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe during a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani when both attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.


Michael Kors set to snap up Italy's Versace - sources

LONDON U.S. fashion group Michael Kors has agreed to take control of Versace in a deal that could value one of Italy's most prized designers at $2 billion (1.52 billion pounds), sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. | Video


As U.S. sanctions near, Europe fails to protect Iran deal

UNITED NATIONS/BRUSSELS At a meeting in Washington after Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, a senior U.S. official told European diplomats that their efforts to save the deal by protecting EU investment in the Islamic republic were pointless.


After chaotic day, Rosenstein stays in job but will meet with Trump

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump and U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, will meet on Thursday to discuss whether Rosenstein will stay in his job. | Video


Sky's shares jump after Comcast wins auction with big bet

LONDON Sky shares jumped 9 percent on Monday to within touching distance of what Comcast will pay to buy Europe's biggest pay-TV group after seeing off competition from Twenty-First Century Fox . | Video


Myanmar army chief says 'no right to interfere' as U.N. weighs Rohingya crisis

YANGON Myanmar's army chief on Monday warned against foreign interference as world leaders gather at the United Nations to find ways to hold the country's powerful generals accountable for atrocities against Rohingya Muslims last year.


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The library of the university KU Leuven Katholieke Universiteit Leuven is pictured in Leuven, Belgium, June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Europe's Most Innovative Universities – 2018

Reuters ranks the academic institutions producing the most influential scientific research and generating the largest number of patents.  Full article