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  • Walt Disney raises bid for Fox assets to $38 per share

    (Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Wednesday that Walt Disney Co has raised its offer for Fox assets to $38 per share, topping Comcast Corp's $35 a share offer last week.

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  • David Davis obituary

    My brother-in-law, David Davis, who has died aged 70, was a quiet revolutionary. In the early 1970s, working in the state prosecutor’s office in Durban, South Africa, he began to moonlight as a lawyer for the then banned ANC (African National Congress) in support of the drive to establish black trade unions in coal mines. His daytime job meant he had access to government files, which he shared with the ANC at great personal risk. He was fired when his covert work brought him to the attention of...

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  • Walt Disney raises bid for Fox assets to $38 per share

    (Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Wednesday Walt Disney Co raised its offer for Fox assets to $38 per share.

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  • Disney raises bid for Fox assets to $71.3 billion in cash and stock, topping Comcast

    A bidding war for Fox's movie production and other assets has raised the price of a deal nearly $20 billion since December.

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  • EU Parliament committee votes for tougher EU copyright rules to rein in tech giants

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech giants could face more curbs on their market power after a European Parliament committee voted in favour of tougher copyright rules on Wednesday.

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  • EU Parliament committee votes for tougher EU copyright rules to rein in tech giants

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech giants could face more curbs on their market power after a European Parliament committee voted in favor of tougher copyright rules on Wednesday.

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  • Big brands battle it out off the pitch at World Cup

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Soccer fans craving a Kit Kat, Snickers or Bounty snack at Russia's World Cup soccer stadiums need to do a bit of lateral thinking to get their chocolate fix.

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  • Vodafone sets 5G trials in seven of Britain's 10 big cities

    LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone said on Wednesday it will begin testing next-generation 5G mobile networks in seven of Britain's 10 largest cities later in 2018, part of a plan to start limited deployments in dense urban areas in some markets next year.

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  • Fox is about to craft the script for an M&A summer blockbuster rivalry between Comcast and Disney

    Twenty-First Century Fox's board is set to decide on whether to entertain Comcast's $65 billion cash bid for the New York-based media company.

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  • US lobbyist for Russian oligarch visited Julian Assange nine times last year

    It is unclear whether Adam Waldman’s 2017 visits had connection to Oleg Deripaska A longtime US lobbyist for the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska visited Julian Assange nine times at the Ecuadorian embassy in London last year, according to visitor logs seen by the Guardian. Adam Waldman, who has worked as a Washington lobbyist for the metals tycoon since 2009, had more meetings with Assange in 2017 than almost anyone else, the records show. Continue reading...

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  • Netflix addiction is real – we are entertaining ourselves to death

    Entertainment has always been about escapism, but the streaming service has made binge-viewing the opium of the masses The World Health Organization recently classified obsessive video-gaming as an addiction. Not to sound like a compulsive gambler, but I bet it will not be long until “gaming disorder” is joined in the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases by another modern, screen-based malady: “Netflix disorder”. I watch a lot of Netflix and I am starting to worry that it has become an...

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  • Forget Amazon and Apple, smaller companies are the real disruptors, says top media exec

    It's been a year since Amazon bought Whole Foods in a $13.7 billion deal that sent tremors through the grocery industry.

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  • ZTE's Hong Kong shares rise after clarification of U.S. bill impact

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shares of China's ZTE Corp rose as much as 18 percent in Hong Kong on Wednesday as the impact of a U.S. Senate bill that threatens to restore penalties on the company became clearer.

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  • ZTE's Hong Kong shares rise after clarification of U.S. bill impact

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shares of China's ZTE Corp rose as much as 18 percent in Hong Kong on Wednesday as the impact of a U.S. Senate bill that threatens to restore penalties on the company became clearer.

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  • It's 34,361 and rising: how the List tallies Europe's migrant bodycount

    The deaths do not just occur at sea – but in detention blocks, asylum units, factories and even town centres. Here’s how the List is put togetherDownload a PDF of the List hereThe boat capsized in rough seas in March close to Italian territorial waters. A search and rescue operation fished bodies from the sea, dead and alive. Many of the ship’s passengers remained unaccounted for. No one knew quite how many. It’s a grimly familiar tale that sounds like one of the tragedies that occurred on...

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  • Millennials, more face time could save our lives

    In a world gone social media mad, prioritising personal relationships is crucial to our health Another depressing study this week, regarding those of us under 35. A report by the Health Foundation thinktank warns that millennials are on track to become the first generation to have worse health outcomes than their parents once they reach middle age. Uncertainty over employment, relationships and housing – and the long-term stress, anxiety and depression associated with this – could make us more...

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  • The List: the 34,361 men, women and children who perished trying to reach Europe

    Since 1993, one group has kept a tally of all the migrants and refugees who died trying to reach Europe. To mark World Refugee Day, we look at what it tells us about the defining crisis of our timesDownload a PDF of the List hereToday, on World Refugee Day, the Guardian is distributing a list of the 34,361 migrants and refugees known to have died attempting to find a new home within the borders of the European Union. It has been compiled by United for Intercultural Action, a European network of...

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  • Youngest migrants held in US 'tender age' shelters

    Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned.

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