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January 9, 2019 1:31 PM Israeli high-tech firms raised record $6.47 billion in 2018

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli private high-tech companies raised a record $6.47 billion in 2018, up 17 percent from 2017, the Israel Venture Capital Research Center and ZAG law firm said on Wednesday. In the fourth quarter high-tech firms raised a record $1.82 billion, up 8 percent from the third quarter, the IVC-Zag report showed. “Most of the capital 174

January 9, 2019 11:05 AM Former Insys CEO to plead guilty in opioid kickback case

BOSTON (Reuters) - The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc (INSY.O) is expected on Wednesday to plead guilty to participating in a scheme to pay doctors bribes in exchange for prescribing an addictive opioid medication. Michael Babich, who resigned as the Arizona-based drugmaker’s CEO in 2015, is scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston 126

January 8, 2019 6:32 PM Departures Resume at London's Heathrow Airport After Reports of Drone Sighting

(LONDON) — London’s Heathrow Airport briefly halted departing flights on Tuesday after a reported drone sighting — a development that came just three weeks after multiple reports of drone sightings caused travel chaos at nearby Gatwick Airport. The suspension of takeoffs from Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest airports, was announced shortly before 126

January 8, 2019 5:44 PM Paris' first all-nude restaurant closing due to lack of customers

A little over a year after it opened, Paris' first nudist restaurant, O'Naturel, is set to close its doors in February due to a lack of business. O'Naturel opened in November 2017 in the city of lights' 12 arrondissement, a testament to the rising popularity of naturism in France. But unfortunately it didn't prove as popular as expected, as the owners 234

January 8, 2019 1:40 PM Padraig Harrington chosen as Europe captain for 2020 Ryder Cup

Padraig Harrington was named European Ryder Cup captain on Tuesday, pledging to do all he can to continue the high level of success the team has enjoyed through his playing career. Harrington, 47, a three-time major winner who played on six European teams, takes over for Thomas Bjorn, who oversaw a rousing success in France in September when Europe defeated 122

January 8, 2019 1:02 PM India forms panel to deepen digital payments, led by Infosys' Nilekani

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India’s central bank on Tuesday said it has constituted a panel with Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani as its head in a bid to deepen digital payments in Asia’s third-biggest economy. The five-member panel, which includes a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), will identify ways to widen financial inclusion via the use of digital 158

January 8, 2019 10:59 AM Ryanair's Spanish cabin crew unions call off Tuesday strike

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Unions representing Ryanair (RYA.I) cabin crew in Spain called off plans to strike on Tuesday to allow time for further talks, the SITCPLA and USO unions said in a statement. The unions, which are due to meet representatives of Ryanair on Tuesday morning, have not canceled plans for one-day strikes on Thursday and Sunday, the SITCPLA 100

January 8, 2019 9:46 AM BMW says sold 2.49 million BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles in 2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) on Tuesday said it achieved record sales of 2.49 million BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles last year. “BMW Group achieved record sales in 2018. 2.49 million vehicles mean the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium automotive company for the 15th year running,” Chief Executive Harald Krueger said. Daimler 87

January 8, 2019 9:12 AM Japanese billionaire's Twitter post becomes historic after offering people cash

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa speaks after SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk announced him as the person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) A Japanese billionaire has become the author of the most retweeted post ever on Twitter after 140

January 8, 2019 4:35 AM Ex-Real Madrid man Pepe joins Porto after Besiktas contract was terminated

The 35-year-old, who won Euro 2016 with Portugal, has signed a two-and-a-half year contract. Pepe first signed for Porto in 2004 -- the summer after they won the Champions League with Jose Mourinho as manager -- and won six trophies in three seasons before joining Real Madrid in 2007. Pepe established himself as one of Europe's top central defenders 97