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Image copyright Ray Wells Image caption Ann Wojcicki co-founded 23andMe in 2006 The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Anne Wojcicki, founder of genetic testing business 23andMe. If you ever worry that you and your siblings are not achieving enough in life,
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SEVILLE/MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s far-right Vox party won 12 seats in an election in Andalusia on Sunday and could end up as a kingmaker in the region, in the first electoral success for the far-right since the country’s return to democracy in the late 1970s. People wait in line to cast their ballots for the
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany must answer urgent, growing political concerns about the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project given Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian ships and their crew off the coast of Crimea, a senior German conservative said on Sunday. Christian Democratic Union (CDU) candidate for the party chair Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is pictured during
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Fifty wounded Houthi fighters will be evacuated for treatment to Oman’s Muscat in a plane belonging to the United Nations, the Saudi-led coalition said early on Monday. The coalition said the move was a bid to build confidence between the warring parties in Yemen ahead of Sweden negotiations. Reporting by Hesham Hajali;
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ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – The chief of Britain’s foreign intelligence service will warn the Kremlin on Monday not to underestimate the West after a brazen nerve agent attack on a retired double agent in England stoked fears about Russian covert activity abroad. FILE PHOTO: MI6 chief Alex Younger speaks at MI6’s Vauxhall Cross headquarters
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Many delegates from the world’s 20 largest economies arrived at a summit in Argentina this week determined to clinch an agreement to reform the global trade system, pushed to a breaking point by tensions between the United States and China. U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S.
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Image copyright NYPD Image caption John proposed to girlfriend Daniella in New York – but a short while later they lost the engagement ring Be it fate, or a stroke of good luck, Daniella Anthony and John Drennan are soon to be reunited with their precious piece of jewellery. “We are so happy, we can’t
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Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May gives a news conference at the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. G20 Argentina/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Several world leaders are keen to strike trade deals with Britain once the country is out of the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on
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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump sent their warmest greetings to Jews in the United States, in Israel, and around the world in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where
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Conservative MP Boris Johnson speaks at the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) annual party conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland November 24, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne LONDON (Reuters) – Former foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday that British Prime Minister Theresa May should publish the legal advice she was given on her Brexit deal, joining calls by
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