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Swiss firm acquires Mars One private project

THE HAGUE: A British-Dutch project aiming to send an unmanned mission to Mars by 2018 has announced that the shareholders of a Swiss financial services company have agreed a takeover bid. "The acquisition is now only pending approval by the board of Mars One Ventures," the company said in a joint statement with InFin Innovative Finance AG, adding approval from the Mars board would come "as soon as possible." "The takeover provides a solid path to funding the next steps of Mars One's mission to establish a permanent…