Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Thursday Japan’s Fair Trade Commission had approved its $62 billion acquisition of Shire Plc, bringing the Japanese firm closer to sealing a deal that will make it a global top 10 drugmaker.
Takeda gets Japan's approval for $62 billion Shire purchase
Japanese officials on Thursday ordered a company that falsified data on the quality of its earthquake shock absorbers to replace its products in hundreds of buildings, including a major tourist site and venues for the 2020 Olympics.
Japan orders quake shock absorber maker to replace parts after fake data
State oil giant Saudi Aramco signed an agreement on Thursday to invest in a refinery-petrochemical project in eastern China, part of its strategy to expand in downstream operations globally.
Saudi Aramco to invest in refinery-petrochemical project in east China
Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli in a letter to his Pakistani counterpart Shehryar Afridi called for immediate joint operation to secure the release of kidnapped Iranian border guards.
Iran calls for immediate joint operation with Pakistan to release border guards
A bomber has killed two Afghan civilians and wounded at least three foreign troops in an attack near the largest US military base near the Afghan capital, Kabul, local officials say.
NATO convoy attacked near US base outside Afghan capital
Tesla Inc. signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for an 860,000 square meter plot of land to build its first overseas Gigafactory, the electric carmaker said in a Chinese social media post on Wednesday.
Tesla secures Shanghai site for $2 billion China Gigafactory
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said on Wednesday it has bought Barcelona-based network data analysis firm Zhilabs, as the South Korean giant gears up to launch products for connected devices and 5G mobile services that require fast data crunching.
Samsung Electronics buys network analysis firm Zhilabs in 5G push
Chinese search engine Baidu Inc. become the first Chinese company to join an artificial intelligence (AI) ethics group led by top US tech firms, amid wider political clashes over AI competition between China and the US.
Search engine Baidu becomes first China firm to join US AI ethics group
Taliban militants in Afghanistan have killed and wounded dozens of Afghan police forces, including a provincial police chief, in heavy fighting in the northern and central parts of the country, just ahead of parliamentary polls that the militants have vowed to disrupt.
Taliban attacks kill, wound dozens of Afghan forces
China's Foreign Ministry has slammed a claim by the United States that one of its warships was harassed by China in the South China Sea, insisting that Beijing holds “indisputable sovereignty” over its islands and surrounding waters there.
Beijing blasts US harassment claim in South China Sea, vows 'indisputable sovereignty' over area

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