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Nelson Peltz demands financial data from Pepsi

Activist investor attacks drinks company after it rejected his call to split in two<p>Activist investor Nelson Peltz, who has been pushing PepsiCo to separate its beverage and snacks businesses, has demanded answers on operational issues and its corporate strategy.<p>Mr Peltz's Trian Fund Management, …

#BanBossy May Have Beyonce, But #BeBossy Has Nicki Minaj

Sheryl Sandberg has done it again: She’s managed to rattle people by her sheer choice of words, and the logical fallacy that one woman’s experience equals all women’s experiences.<p>I’ve spent some time looking at the #BanBossy campaign and am very impressed that Sandberg corralled Beyonce — whose …

Gaza rockets, Israeli air strikes persist despite truce call

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - A small armed faction in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel on Thursday, drawing retaliatory air strikes and pushing cross-border violence into a third day despite a truce called by the more powerful Palestinian group Islamic Jihad.<p>Members of the Palestinian security …

UK to fast-track some drugs under early access scheme

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to accelerate access to ground-breaking drugs for serious conditions under a new early-access plan that the government hopes will benefit both patients and pharmaceutical companies.<p>The initiative, which has similarities with a U.S. scheme that has speeded the …

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 review – What Hitler dismissed as 'filth'

Before entering politics Adolf Hitler was a painter. Twice rejected for a place at Vienna's Akademie der bildenden Künste (Academy of Fine Arts), he had strident views on the nature of art and its role in society – ones he did not abandon even in the midst of the Nuremberg rallies.<p>"It is not the …

Investigators focus on foul play behind missing Malaysia plane-sources

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - An investigation into a missing Malaysian jetliner, now into its second week, is focusing more on the possibility of foul play as evidence suggests it was deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course, sources familiar with the Malaysian probe said.<p>Two sources told …

Bin Laden relative admitted al Qaeda link, FBI agent says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Suleiman Abu Ghaith admitted that months before al Qaeda’s 2001 hijacked jet attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, he promised Osama bin Laden he would be a spokesman for the group, an FBI agent testified on Thursday in a U.S. court.<p>A man identified as Suleiman …

West prepares sanctions as Russia presses on with Crimea takeover

SEVASTOPOL/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Dozens of Russians linked to Russia’s gradual takeover of Crimea could face U.S. and EU travel bans and asset freezes on Monday, after six hours of crisis talks between Washington and Moscow ended with both sides still far apart.<p>Moscow shipped more troops and …