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British actor John Cleese receives career award at Sarajevo Film Festival

August 17, 2017 (Reuters) – British actor and comedian John Cleese received the honorary lifetime achievement award at the Sarajevo Film Festival on Wednesday in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Cleese, best known as a member of the famous comedy team Monty Python’s Flying Circus, received a standing ovation from fans at the open-air venue where he gave an acceptance speech. “I accept it not as a film person, but more as a comedian because I think at this time in world history, we’ve never needed comedians more,” Cleese…

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APT Europe network Russian Tech Top News 

Russia-linked hackers targeted hotel guests across Europe: security firm

August 11, 2017 By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A cyber-spying group with suspected links to Russian military intelligence was probably behind a campaign targeting hotel guests in eight mostly European countries last month, researchers at security firm FireEye said on Friday. The espionage group, dubbed APT 28, sought to steal password credentials from Western government and business travelers using hotel wi-fi networks, in order then to infect their organizational networks back home, FireEye said in a report ( The wave of attacks during the first week of July targeted…

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bank Business Europe Olivia Oran Tech Top News 

Goldman plans to expand online bank to Europe: treasurer

August 1, 2017 By Olivia Oran (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc plans to open an online deposits business in Europe, the bank’s treasurer Robin Vince said on Tuesday. On Goldman’s fixed income earnings call, Vince said Goldman had added $5 billion of online deposits since it acquired General Electric Co’s online deposits business in 2016. Goldman has also added 60,000 new customers since then, with a focus on U.S. savers. Goldman has around $125.5 billion in deposits, still a small fraction of deposits at banks with large branch networks…

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Business Europe Germany Sueddeutsche Zeitung Transport Ministry 

Germany summons Daimler to address diesel allegations

July 13, 2017 BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Volkswagen investigation committee has summoned German carmaker Daimler for an extraordinary meeting on Thursday to address allegations it sold cars with excessive emissions, the Transport Ministry said. German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, citing a search warrant issued by a Stuttgart court, reported on Wednesday that Daimler had been accused of selling over a million cars with excessive emissions in Europe and the United States. (Reporting by Markus Wacket; Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Madeline Chambers) Powered by WPeMatico

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BP Business Europe Germany reporting 

BP’s gasoline buying lifts European benchmark to record volumes

June 30, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – An unprecedented gasoline buying spree by BP in June lifted trading volumes on Europe’s benchmark Argus index to the highest on record, the price reporting agency said on Friday. Trading volumes of Argus Eurobob oxy gasoline barges totaled 449,000 tonnes in June, beating the previous record in March 2016 of 446,000 tonnes, Argus said. BP bought 313,000 tonnes of the volume in June, the oil company’s largest purchase in a single month. It was unclear why London-based BP, one of the world’s biggest oil…

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Cyber attacks have long-lasting business impact: Lloyd’s of London

June 27, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – Businesses in Europe underestimate the “slow-burn” effects of cyber attacks and need to prepare more fully for a loss of customers, a fall in share price and other potential consequences, Lloyd’s of London said in a report on Wednesday. The risk of cyber attacks is rising and slow-burn effects are additional to short-term costs such as notifying customers, paying ransoms or public relations expenses, the report, written with consultants KPMG and law firm DAC Beachcroft, said. “There is a lack of understanding as to…

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Asia Bengaluru Editing Chief Investment Office Europe Money Top News 

Deutsche Bank’s wealth management arm to hire 100 client managers

June 12, 2017 (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank AG’s wealth management division said on Monday it plans to hire about 100 client managers worldwide this year, as part of its efforts to win more super-rich customers, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. The bank said it would invest 65 million euros ($73 million) in digital technology to develop new features such as customized Chief Investment Office news and portfolio health checks. Deutsche Bank’s wealth management arm has seen soft growth and several staff departures over the last couple of years. In October,…

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Actelion Pharmaceutical Business Europe Friday Johnson Johnson Minerva Neurosciences 

Johnson & Johnson expects to complete Actelion purchase on June 16

June 9, 2017 ZURICH (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson said the approval of its proposed acquisition of Swiss biotech firm Actelion by the European Commission on Friday meant all regulatory approvals required to complete the $30 billion deal had now been received. The U.S. company said it expected settlement of the all-cash public tender offer by its Swiss subsidiary, Janssen Holding, on June 16. EU antitrust regulators on Friday approved Johnson & Johnson’s planned purchase of Actelion subject to conditions intended to ensure clinical development of insomnia drugs were unaffected….

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Entertainment Europe Paris security suicide Top News 

Tight security in Paris as Ariana Grande resumes Europe tour

June 7, 2017 (Reuters) – French fans of Ariana Grande flooded to a Paris concert hall on Wednesday as the U.S. pop star resumed her European tour following a suicide bombing at the end of her show in the English city of Manchester that killed 22 people. There was a heavy police presence outside Paris’ AccorHotels Arena, with roads surrounding the venue blocked off to traffic hours before the event started. Security staff searched all bags and police with sniffer dogs patrolled the venue. Paris police said security measures were…

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Fresh safety concerns hang over global airlines conference

June 5, 2017 By Tim Hepher and Victoria Bryan CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) – A deadly attack in London and debate over travel restrictions in the United States put safety concerns high on the agenda as global airline executives gathered on Sunday for the industry’s largest meeting of the year. Alexandre de Juniac, director general of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), said the weekend’s violence in London could discourage potential visitors as similar attacks did in Europe last year. “In previous events, in Brussels or in Paris, the traffic has…

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