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UK government does not intend to block Comcast-Sky deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:58am

Britain's government says it does not intend to refer U.S. media conglomerate Comcast's 22 billion pound ($30.7 billion) takeover offer for London-based Sky to competition authorities, saying the proposed merger doesn't raise concerns on public interest grounds.

Britain's government says it does not intend to block Comcast's bid for Sky

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:46am

Britain's government says it does not intend to block Comcast's bid for Sky.

Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:40am

Debate is raging in homes, pubs and streets across Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion.

The Latest: LatAm bloc decries Venezuela vote, urges action

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:40am

The Latest on Venezuela's presidential election (all times local):

French stars Bardot, Marceau campaign for animal welfare

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:39am

Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading French campaigns for mandatory cameras in slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens.

General Electric cuts $11B deal with Wabtec

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:18am

General Electric's train engine division will tie up with railroad equipment maker Wabtec in deal worth about $11 billion as GE CEO John Flannery continues to break off parts of the conglomerate.

Stocks are higher as US, China put trade war on hold

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:16am

Global stock markets rose on Monday as the United States and China put a trade war on hold, clearing some uncertainty for investors.

China says it can't guarantee no more trade tension with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:06am

China's government said Monday it cannot guarantee that renewed trade tension with Washington can be avoided after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared a temporary truce in a spiraling dispute that prompted worries of a chilling of global commerce.

Economic talks between US and China lead to trade war truce

Martin Crutsinger and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 5:36am

The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing.

A crisis intensifies: Addiction lands more women behind bars

Sharon Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 5:00am

On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts — and their future together. They aren't allowed to see each other face-to-face, so the inmate and the fifth-grader connect by video.

From airlines to pizza parlors, EU businesses adopt data law

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:56am

Lisa Meyer's hair salon is a cozy place where her mother serves homemade macaroons, children climb on chairs and customers chat above the whirr of hairdryers.

Fifth Third spends $4.7 billion for Chicago's MB Financial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:52am

Fifth Third Bancorp is buying Chicago's MB Financial for about $4.7 billion, mostly in stock.

Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' trade in dog meat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:52am

International stars of acting, music and sports have urged Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a "brutal" trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:29am

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:34am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming.

Europe wary as Italy moves toward populist government

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:29am

Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the president convened the leaders of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League in what could be a final consultations, 11 weeks after elections left the country with a hung parliament.

UK committee says dirty Russian money threatens security

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:36am

The British Parliament's foreign affairs committee has slammed the government for "turning a blind eye" to the role London's financial center plays in laundering the proceeds of Russian corruption, saying it helps the Kremlin finance its aggressive foreign policy.

Sentence next for Detroit-area body parts broker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:42am

Prosecutors are seeking a 14-year prison sentence for a Detroit-area man convicted of dealing diseased body parts for medical training.

Sentence next for Detroit-area body parts broker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:42am

Prosecutors are seeking a 14-year prison sentence for a Detroit-area man convicted of dealing diseased body parts for medical training.

Asian markets higher as US, China put trade war on hold

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:17pm

Asian stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of negotiations between the United States and China that put a trade war on hold, clearing uncertainty.