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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy most of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc’s assets for $71.3 billion on the condition that it sell 22 regional sports networks, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A screen shows the logo and a ticker symbol for The Walt Disney Company
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democrats searched for meaning on Wednesday in the shocking upset of U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley, a member of the Democratic House leadership, by a 28-year-old liberal organizer in a New York primary ahead of November’s midterm elections. FILE PHOTO: Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Chairman of the House Democratic Conference, along with
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The reddish cigar-shaped object called ‘Oumuamua spotted last year tumbling through space is a comet, scientists said on Wednesday, solving the mystery over how to classify the first interstellar object found passing through our solar system. This artist’s impression shows the first interstellar asteroid, `Oumuamua as it passes through the solar system
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LONDON (Reuters) – As Britain basks in a heatwave, animals at London Zoo were treated on Wednesday to sugar-free ice lollies in a bid to help them keep cool. With temperatures hitting 30 degrees Celsius (86F), squirrel monkeys and gorillas, including the zoo’s silverback ‘Kambuka’, munched on frozen mixtures including chickpeas, sunflower seeds, walnuts and
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YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Sweden thumped Mexico 3-0 on Wednesday, overcoming their opponents after a scoreless first half in a result that means both teams advance to the World Cup last 16 at the expense of defending champions Germany. Soccer Football – World Cup – Group F – Mexico vs Sweden – Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Seven-times Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has been seeded 25th at the tournament this year despite a world ranking of 183. FILE PHOTO – Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 2, 2018 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her third round match against Germany’s Julia Goerges
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CARRBROOK, England (Reuters) – More than 30 homes have been evacuated near Greater Manchester in northern England as firefighters battle a blaze which has been spreading for days in hot weather across the hills of Saddleworth Moor. Greater Manchester Police said on Wednesday it had evacuated 34 homes in the village of Carrbrook to the
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MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s largest private media company, Mediaset, has opposed an attempt by its hostile shareholder, French media group Vivendi, to exercise its voting rights through a trust company. FILE PHOTO: The Mediaset tower is seen in Cologno Monzese neighbourhood Milan, Italy, in this April 7, 2016 photo. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini//File Photo Mediaset and Vivendi
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BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis kicked off talks in China on Wednesday that he and his Chinese counterpart described as “open and honest,” seeking to strike a positive tone despite Sino-U.S. tensions over trade and the South China Sea. China’s Defense Minister Wei Fenghe, left, and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis review
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley, a high-ranking Democrat seen as a possible future leader of the chamber, lost his re-election bid on Tuesday in an upset that highlighted the ideological battles at play in this year’s midterm elections. FILE PHOTO – Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Chairman of the House Democratic Conference, speaks
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than a dozen states sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over its separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying President Donald Trump’s order last week ending the breakups was illusory. Undocumented immigrant families are released from detention at a bus depot in McAllen, Texas, June 22,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries and rejecting the argument that it represented unconstitutional religious discrimination. The 5-4 ruling, with the conservative justices in the majority and the liberal justices dissenting, ended a
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