Finding a purpose: Johnny Depp plays a troubled genius in Minamata

BERLIN (Reuters) – A broken, washed-up genius is roused from drink-sodden seclusion for one last flaring of creative brilliance: actor Johnny Depp hinted that at some level he was... Read more »

Bayer faces fourth U.S. Roundup cancer trial in Monsanto’s hometown

(Reuters) – Bayer AG is set to face a fourth U.S. jury trial over allegations that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, with four cancer patients in the hometown... Read more »

Flying metal from Spanish factory blast may have killed man 2km away: authorities

MADRID (Reuters) – A flying plate of metal may have killed a man some 2km away from the site of a huge chemical plant explosion in northeastern Spain when... Read more »

U.S. Supreme Court leans toward BP unit in Montana Superfund case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared inclined to shield a unit of British oil major BP Plc from claims seeking a more extensive cleanup of... Read more »

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Warren vows to pursue ‘environmental justice’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren vowed on Wednesday to protect minority- and low-income communities from the effects of pollution and climate change, arguing that vulnerable... Read more »

Sailing-Ainslie hopes to rule new America’s Cup wave on board ‘Britannia’

PORTSMOUTH, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Ben Ainslie named his new multi-million dollar America’s Cup yacht “Britannia” on Friday, as he launched the revolutionary foiling AC75 he hopes will bring... Read more »

UPDATE 3-Henkel cuts outlook after weakest quarterly sales in decade

* Q2 sales down 0.4% to 5.121 bln euros vs consensus for 5.25 bln * Q2 EPS 1.43 euros vs consensus for 1.45 euros * FY organic sales growth... Read more »

Brazil’s Braskem reports 76% drop in Q2 profit

SAO PAULO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Braskem suffered a sharp fall in second-quarter net income due to slower demand in Europe and Mexico, and the freezing of funds to... Read more »

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi stocks fall as Almarai disappoints, Kuwait extends gains

* Saudi falls 0.4%, Almarai drops 2.5% after Q2 result * Kuwait rises for a seventh day * Banks weigh on Qatar index * Real estate, banks weigh on... Read more »

Synthomer to buy Omnova in $824 million deal

(Reuters) – Polymer maker Synthomer Plc said on Wednesday it has agreed to buy Omnova Solutions Inc for an enterprise value of $824 million in a bid to strengthen... Read more »