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    Climate talks host urges rich nations to break stalemate

    The host of this year's UN climate summit on Wednesday urged governments to start compromising to break a deadlock over how to help poorer countries tackle global warming.To break the ice, Azerbaijan will host the negotiating teams for an informal two-day retreat starting July 26.

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    Nvidia, Pfizer lead $80 million funding for Israeli medical AI tech firm CytoReason

    Israel's CytoReason, which uses AI to develop disease models, said on Wednesday it had raised $80 million in a private funding round. Nvidia, Pfizer, Thermo Fisher and venture capital investor OurCrowd participated in the round, CytoReason said. The company said it aims to expand the application of its models into additional indications and grow its proprietary molecular and clinical data.

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    Mercedes-Benz unit partners with Starbucks for fast-charging stations in US

    The first phase of the program will have 400 kW EV chargers at Starbucks stores along Interstate 5, a west coast travel corridor spanning from Canada to Mexico, according to Mercedes-Benz High-Power Charging. The Mercedes unit opened its first charging site in 2023, as part of an initial $1 billion investment. Since its launch, the charging network has opened a dozen locations across Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.

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    India's LTIMindtree posts Q1 revenue beat, snaps three straight quarters of slowing growth

    India's LTIMindtree, reported a bigger-than-expected rise in first-quarter revenue, snapping three straight quarters of slowing growth, aided by growth in its manufacturing and technology, media & communications (TMT) segments. Revenue rose 5.1% to 91.43 billion rupees ($1.09 bil