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By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. policy of trying to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons "is probably a lost cause" and the best that could be hoped for is a cap on the country's nuclear capability, the Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper said on Tuesday. President Barack Obama has repeatedly stated that the United States will never accept North Korean as a nuclear-armed state.
Iraqi special forces have moved more than 1,000 people from villages near the front lines of the battle to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul and surrounding areas, where the U.N. says militants ...
German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer on Wednesday said it had slightly increased its forecast for the whole year, driven by strong sales of prescription drugs. Based on its performance, Bayer said it would target a "high single-digit percentage increase in adjusted profits per share" for the whole year rather than the "mid-to-high" increase it had in its sights previously. Growth was driven by the Leverkusen-based firm's prescription drugs division, which boosted its underlying profit 16.5 percent to 1.1 billion euros on stronger sales.