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  • US FDA approves Amgen drug for small cell lung cancer

    US FDA approves Amgen drug for small cell lung cancer

    (This May 16 story has been officially corrected to change the pricing estimate in paragraph 4) (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday granted accelerated approval to Amgen’s tarlatamab, a targeted immunotherapy for adults in the advanced stages of hard-to-treat small cell lung cancer that has worsened despite chemotherapy. The drug, marketed…

  • TV companies flaunt ad tech and AI to persuade advertisers to spend

    TV companies flaunt ad tech and AI to persuade advertisers to spend

    By Dawn Chmielewski NEW YORK (Reuters) – Television “upfront” advertiser presentations this week in New York City were hardly about TV at all. The annual week-long affair where media executives have traditionally pre-sold TV advertising featured many familiar trappings: pop stars Alicia Keys and Billie Eilish dazzled packed auditoriums with live performances; celebrities Kevin Hart,…

  • Explainer-How dependent is China on US artificial intelligence technology?

    Explainer-How dependent is China on US artificial intelligence technology?

    By Josh Ye HONG KONG (Reuters) – The Biden administration plans to put guardrails on U.S.-developed artificial intelligence (AI) models that power popular chatbots like ChatGPT to safeguard the technology from countries such as China and Russia, Reuters has reported. But China in the past year has built its own domestic generative AI industry and…

  • Hamas says it will not compromise further with Israel to win Gaza ceasefire

    Hamas says it will not compromise further with Israel to win Gaza ceasefire

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi, Steve Holland and Mohammad Salem CAIRO/WASHINGTON/RAFAH, Gaza Strip (Reuters) -Palestinian militant group Hamas said on Wednesday it was unwilling to make more concessions to Israel in negotiations over a ceasefire for Gaza, although talks were still under way in Cairo aimed at pausing Israel’s seven-month-old offensive. Israel continued tank and aerial strikes…

  • Reaction to Israel’s military response to Iran’s attack on Israel

    Reaction to Israel’s military response to Iran’s attack on Israel

    (Reuters) -Israel carried out an attack on Iranian territory on Friday, sources said, days after Iran struck Israel with a barrage of drones and missiles. Here are reactions to the Israeli military response, from official statements and postings on social media: UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES: “It is high time to stop the dangerous cycle of…

  • The losing battle against Greece’s tumbling birthrate

    The losing battle against Greece’s tumbling birthrate

    By Karolina Tagaris ORMENIO, Greece (Reuters) – Army sergeant Christos Giannakidis was planning to have a second child when Greece’s debt crisis exploded last decade, straining his finances and erasing hope of extending the family. One son is expensive enough, he says, especially the cost of ferrying him around his remote corner of northeastern Greece…

  • Forecasters predict ‘extremely active’ 2024 Atlantic hurricane season

    Forecasters predict ‘extremely active’ 2024 Atlantic hurricane season

    By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) – Weather forecasters at Colorado State University (CSU) on Thursday predicted an “extremely active” 2024 Atlantic hurricane season because of warm sea surface temperatures and less wind shear to break up storms in the summer and fall. The widely watched CSU forecast calls for five major hurricanes, or those with…

  • Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years kills 9 people, 50 missing

    Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years kills 9 people, 50 missing

    By Yimou Lee and Fabian Hamacher HUALIEN, Taiwan (Reuters) -Taiwan’s biggest earthquake in at least 25 years killed nine people on Wednesday and injured more than 900, while 50 workers travelling in minibuses to a hotel in a national park were missing.  Some buildings tilted at precarious angles in the mountainous, sparsely populated county of…

  • Twelve drown trying to reach aid off Gaza beach, Palestinian authorities say

    Twelve drown trying to reach aid off Gaza beach, Palestinian authorities say

    GAZA (Reuters) -Twelve people drowned trying to reach aid dropped by plane off a Gaza beach, Palestinian health authorities said on Tuesday, amid growing fears of famine nearly six months into Israel’s military campaign. Video of the airdrop obtained by Reuters showed crowds of people running towards the beach, in Beit Lahia in north Gaza,…

  • Israel approves plan to attack Rafah but keeps truce hopes alive

    Israel approves plan to attack Rafah but keeps truce hopes alive

    By Bassam Masoud, Nidal al-Mughrabi and Samia Nakhoul GAZA STRIP/CAIRO/DUBAI (Reuters) – Israel on Friday approved a potential assault on the Gaza city of Rafah while also keeping ceasefire hopes alive with plans to send another delegation to Qatar for talks on a possible hostage deal with Islamist militant group Hamas. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin…