A helicopter crashed off the western coast of Norway on Friday, police said, with media reporting that 13 to 17 people were on board. "Emergency services en route to a zone near Turoy after reports of a helicopter crash," Norwegian police wrote on Twitter, referring to an island off the western town of Bergen. First reports indicated the helicopter was transporting workers to an offshore oil field in the North Sea.
By Matthias Blamont PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi , which reported higher quarterly profit on Friday boosted by its Genzyme division, is confident Medivation shareholders will back its proposed takeover of the U.S. cancer drug company. The French drugmaker went public on Thursday with a $9.3 billion offer to buy Medivation after it stonewalled its takeover approach, setting up what could be a lengthy battle. "We are confident that Medivation shareholders will ultimately share our strong belief that our offer ... would provide significant and immediate cash value," Sanofi Chief Executive Olivier Brandicourt said on a conference call.