Exclusive: The WHO is considering adding drugs for obesity to the list of ‘essential’ medicines

LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) – Medicines that fight obesity could be included for the first time on the World Health Organization’s “list of essential medicines”, which is used to guide government purchasing decisions in low- and middle-income countries, it said. UN agency to Reuters. A panel of WHO advisers will review new drug applications next … Read more

Vaccine makers make bird flu shot for humans ‘just in case’; wealthy nations lay down supplies

LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – Some of the world’s leading makers of flu vaccines say they could make hundreds of millions of bird flu shots for humans within months if a new strain of bird flu ever jumps the species divide. A current outbreak of bird flu, known as H5N1 clade, has killed a … Read more

Morning offer: Investors take the support position as banks collapse

A look at the day ahead at Wayne Cole’s European and global markets During the last major banking crises, an analyst was asked by a TV presenter what position he would recommend to investors? “Fetal” was his curt reply. That pretty much sums up the reaction in Asian markets to UBS’s extraordinary government-engineered takeover of … Read more

Black Sea drones show US involvement in conflict against Russia, Kremlin says

March 19 (Reuters) – US drone flights over the Black Sea are a sign of direct US involvement in conflict with Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday. Last week, a US drone crashed into the sea after being intercepted by Russian Su-27 fighter jets in the first known direct military encounter between the … Read more

SVB UK handed out more than £15m in bonuses days after HSBC bailout, Sky News reports

March 18 (Reuters) – The UK arm of Silicon Valley Bank has handed out more than £15m ($18m) in bonuses days after the bailout deal this week by HSBC, Sky News reported on Saturday. Payouts to staff, including senior executives, were signed by HSBC earlier this week, the report said, adding that the bonuses would … Read more

EU countries sign agreement to buy grenades for Ukraine

BRUSSELS, March 17 (Reuters) – Several countries of the European Union will sign an agreement on Monday to work together to buy artillery rounds for Ukraine as part of an effort to reduce the supply of shells Kiev says it urgently needs to counter the Russian onslaught combat, accelerate and increase. invasion. A senior EU … Read more

Credit Suisse shares tumble again, sentiment remains fragile

LONDON/ZURICH, March 17 (Reuters) – Shares in Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) resumed their decline on Friday as investor sentiment remained fragile following a $54 billion bailout the Swiss bank secured this week. A rating downgrade and a US lawsuit on Thursday offset some of the relief that came from the emergency liquidity line offered by the … Read more

British Prince Harry’s libel case against publisher ‘built on sand’, London court said

British prince sues paper over safety story Paper defends article as ‘honest opinion’ Lawsuit is final legal battle by Harry wife Meghan LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) – Prince Harry’s libel claim over an article about his security arrangements is “built on sand”, lawyers for publishing house Associated Newspapers told a London court on Friday, which … Read more

China hopes Russia and Ukraine will hold peace talks, a senior Chinese diplomat says

BEIJING, March 16 (Reuters) – China is concerned about an escalation of the war in Ukraine and hopes that Moscow and Kiev will hold peace talks, senior Chinese diplomat Qin Gang told his Ukrainian counterpart in a telephone conversation on Thursday. China, which has refrained from condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, has urged … Read more