The Health Products Regulatory Authority has said that up to 980 women in Ireland may have received breast implants, manufactured by a Brazilian company, whose products have been suspended due to concerns over potential contamination.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged European leaders to act responsibly and humanely toward refugees arriving at their borders and invited leaders to a meeting on migration at the end of this month.
US-based Monsanto has sweetened its offer to buy Switzerland's Syngenta, valuing the company at around $47 billion as it tries to lure the Swiss firm to the negotiating table, a person familiar with the matter has said.
China's Lenovo Group will lay off 10% of white-collar staff after sales of Motorola handsets fell by a third, raising doubts over the personal computer giant's bet that a money-losing brand it bought for nearly $3 billion will help it become a global smartphone leader.
Facebook has rolled out new features that enable businesses to privately communicate with customers through messages as part of the social networking company's push to make its Messenger app a stand-alone platform.