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AB InBev cheers SABMiller takeover in ‘Megabrew’ deal

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Belgian-Brazilian brewer AB InBev savoured its status as the global leader in the beer industry after investors approved Wednesday its buyout of British rival SABMiller. Shareholders in SABMiller — currently the producer of Foster’s, Grolsch and Peroni lagers — overwhelmingly approved $103-billion (92-billion-euro) takeover …

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Moscow slams US, UK for ‘unacceptable’ UN statements on Syria

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Moscow on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of “barbarism” and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo. “We note the overall unacceptable tone and rhetoric of the representatives of the United …

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Glaxo becomes seventh female-led FTSE 100 firm

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday promoted its consumer healthcare head Emma Walmsley to chief executive, a move which will make her the most powerful woman on the FTSE 100. The 47-year-old, who succeeds outgoing boss Andrew Witty, will become the seventh female chief …

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20,000 refugee supporters march through London

London, United Kingdom |  Around 20,000 pro-refugee demonstrators took to the streets on London on Saturday, according to police, to call on Prime Minister Theresa May to do more to tackle the migrant crisis. Protesters marched down the affluent Park Lane and the central thoroughfare Piccadilly carrying an array of …

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London Fashion Week puts on brave face after Brexit

London, United Kingdom | AFP | London Fashion Week opens on Friday with shows by Burberry, J.W. Anderson and Topshop UNIQUE, with the industry putting on a brave face amid concerns over the impact of Brexit. Many designers wanted to stay in the European Union, and there are fears about …

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Church of England welcomes first openly gay bishop

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  A British bishop has become the first in the Church of England — the mother church of the worldwide Anglican faith — to announce he is homosexual, in an interview published Saturday. Nicholas Chamberlain, the Bishop of Grantham in central England, told the Guardian …

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Pilots charged for drinking before flight

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Two American pilots were charged on Monday with being under the influence of alcohol at a Scottish airport as they prepared to fly a passenger plane to the United States. Paul Brady Grebenc, 35, and Carlos Roberto Licona, 45, were released on bail and …

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