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UN-Security-Council-091614.jpg The United Nations Security Council has long been a bastion for men selected to represent their countries on what is considered to be the Organization's most powerful body. But now, women ambassadors are occupying more than one third of the Council's 15 seats, making history with record representation of the gender. "It's a little strange that it's taken us this long," according to Ambassador Syl

Airbus-Defence-Space-091614.jpg French aerospace giant Airbus Group Tuesday announced portfolio optimization in its Defence and Space unit, under which certain businesses in non-core segments will be divested as they do not fit its strategic goals. Airbus has identified activities in Space, such as Launchers and satellites, Military Aircraft, Missiles and related Systems and Services as its future core businesses.

Thomas-Cook-Group-Plc-091614.jpg Tour operator Thomas Cook Group Plc Tuesday said it expects operational performance in fiscal 2014 to show a material improvement over last year, despite recent downturn in consumer confidence in Germany. The shares fell more than 6 percent in the morning trade in London.

Publicis-Groupe-Maurice-Levy-091614.jpg French advertising firm Publicis Groupe SA (PGPEF.PK, PUBGY.PK) Tuesday said the terms of office of its chief executive officer Maurice Lévy would end at the General Assembly meeting convened to approve the consolidated financial statements for fiscal year 2016, even as it said its Chief Operating Officer Jean-Yves Naouri would no longer be on the Management Board.

Biotechnology-091614.jpg ZS Pharma Inc.'s (ZSPH) two week, pivotal phase III trial of its investigational treatment for hyperkalemia, ZS-9, has demonstrated that once-daily dosing of the compound prevented the recurrence of hyperkalemia in patients with heart failure taking a stable dose of renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitor therapy.

orange-091614.jpg French telecom major Orange SA, previously known as France Telecom, said Monday it will launch a friendly voluntary tender offer to acquire Spanish broadband provider Jazztel Plc for 13 euros per share or about 3.4 billion euros or $4.3 billion in cash.The proposed deal will create the second largest fixed-line broadband operator and one of the major players in the mobile segment in Spain.

YukiyaAmano-091514.jpg Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Monday that nuclear programs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran remain matters of serious concern. The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog made the remarks at the opening of the...

Wallstreet2-111212_15Sep14.jpg Stocks largely turned in a lackluster performance during trading on Monday, as traders looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement later this week. Technology stocks saw significant weakness, however, resulting in a sharp drop by the tech-heavy Nasdaq.

OBAMA3-090310_15Sep14.jpg While most Americans support President Barack Obama's decision to take action against the terrorist group ISIS, the results of a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll found that the vast majority lack confidence that the U.S. will achieve its goals.

Jeanne-Brown-091514.jpg In a race that could potentially play a big role in determining which party controls the Senate, the results of a CNN/ORC International poll showed incumbent New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., running neck-and-neck with Republican challenger Scott Brown.

wallstreet1-103112_15Sep14.jpg With traders looking ahead to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement later this week, stocks are largely showing a lack of direction during trading on Monday. Technology stocks are seeing significant weakness, however, resulting in a sharp drop by the tech-heavy Nasdaq.

ZF-TRW-091514.jpg Auto parts supplier TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. agreed Monday to be acquired by Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen AG for $105.60 per share in an all-cash deal valued at about $13.5 billion, including debt. The deal has the unanimously approval of TRW's Board of Directors and ZF's Supervisory Board and Management Board.

MSFT-Mojang-091514.jpg Software giant Microsoft Corp. said Monday that it has agreed to acquire Swedish videogame maker Mojang AB for $2.5 billion. The acquisition of Mojang, maker of the popular 'Minecraft' videogame, is the first multi-billion dollar acquisition by Microsoft after new CEO Satya Nadella took charge in February 2014.

wallstreet2-103112_15Sep14.jpg Stocks have moved to the downside in early trading on Monday, adding to the losses posted last week. The major averages have all slid into negative territory, although the tech-heavy Nasdaq is underperforming its counterparts.

Apple-091514.jpg Technology giant Apple, Inc. announced Monday that pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus breached the four million mark in the first 24 hours. The bulk of the deliveries will begin on Friday and will be made throughout September, but record demand for the new devices will push some deliveries into October.