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Europe's Most Innovative Universities - 2018
Reuters ranks the academic institutions producing the most influential scientific research and generating the largest number of patents.

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Sky pulls support for Murdoch bid as Comcast confirms offer

LONDON Sky withdrew its recommendation of Rupert Murdoch's contested bid for the European pay-TV group after rival Comcast submitted a higher, 22 billion-pound cash offer on Wednesday.


EU dangles Brexit carrot if Britain changes mind and stays in customs union

BRUSSELS The European Union could offer Britain a closer relationship after Brexit if Prime Minister Theresa May decides to stay in the bloc's customs union, diplomats said.


Exclusive - U.S. team in refugee camps investigating atrocities against Rohingya

WASHINGTON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh The U.S. government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, documenting accusations of murder, rape, beatings and other possible offences in an investigation that could be used to prosecute Myanmar's military for crimes against humanity, U.S. officials told Reuters.


Life sentence for Danish submarine entrepreneur who murdered Swedish journalist

COPENHAGEN A Danish court sentenced inventor Peter Madsen to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering and dismembering a Swedish journalist aboard his home-built submarine in Copenhagen harbour in August 2017. | Video


Myanmar court to rule if key witness credible in Reuters case

YANGON A judge in Myanmar will rule next week on whether a police captain was credible when he testified that two Reuters reporters were framed, after prosecutors argued on Wednesday that the officer should be declared an unreliable witness.


High probability of a Brexit deal with EU, says Davis

LONDON Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday he believed that there was a high probability that Britain would negotiate a deal to leave the European Union, dismissing fears that the country could crash out of the bloc.


New shingles vaccine shines as currency hits GSK earnings

LONDON Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline reported a 2 percent fall in both sales and earnings in the first quarter on Wednesday as a stronger pound offset a promising start for its new shingles vaccine Shingrix.


Court to rule on whether gravely ill UK child can go to Vatican hospital

LIVERPOOL, England A British court will hear an appeal on Wednesday in the case of a gravely ill, 23-month-old boy whose case has attracted international attention, including from Pope Francis.


Shire willing to back $64 billion Takeda bid, market signals doubts

LONDON/NEW YORK/TOKYO Rare disease specialist Shire said on Wednesday it was willing to recommend a sweetened $64 billion (45.8 billion pounds) offer from Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co to shareholders, in what would be the biggest acquisition of a drug company this year.


Exclusive - Russian civilians helping Assad use military base back home: witnesses

MOLKINO, Russia The Kremlin says it has nothing to do with Russian civilians fighting in Syria but on three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defence ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed. | Video


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Asia Pacific's Most Innovative Universities

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Europe's Most Innovative Universities – 2017

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