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U.S. judge suspends Blackstone lawsuit against Italy’s RCS over Milan HQ

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MILAN (Reuters) – A New York judge has put on hold a lawsuit by U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group LP against Italian publisher RCS Mediagroup over the disputed sale of real estate assets, pending the outcome of an arbitration in Italy. FILE PHOTO: The ticker and trading information for Blackstone Group is displayed at Read More

U.S. judge suspends Blackstone’s lawsuit against Italian media group: sources

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MILAN (Reuters) – A New York judge has suspended a lawsuit brought by U.S. private equity fund Blackstone against Italian publisher RCS Mediagroup over the disputed sale of real estate assets, two sources close to the matter said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The ticker and trading information for Blackstone Group is displayed at the post Read More

‘Fossil hunter’ flogs baby T. rex for $2.95mn on eBay, angering scientists (PHOTO)

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A 68-million-year-old baby Tyrannosaurus rex fossil is up for sale on eBay for a jaw-dropping $2.95 million. The bones belong to a four-year-old dinosaur whose owner sparked controversy by suddenly flogging them online. The rare fossilized skeleton was uncovered in Montana in 2013 and has been on loan to the University of Kansas Natural History Read More

Russian monster under the bed not going anywhere: It ‘could’ be controlling German MP now

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US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s search for a Russian hand may be fruitlessly over, but the greater hunt for the Kremlin bogeyman is not. Mainstream media are finding new targets, the latest being an opposition MP in Germany. On Friday, the BBC dropped a fresh (-ish) bombshell: a German politician, it claims, could be “absolutely Read More

Man who falsely claimed to be missing boy is a convicted burglar

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A person who falsely claimed to be a missing boy from Illinois is a convicted burglar, the FBI has said. Timmothy Pitzen disappeared in 2011 – and he would have been 14 years old now. His family’s hopes were raised after a young man wandering the streets of Kentucky identified himself as Timmothy to police Read More

Fake news runs wild on WhatsApp as India elections loom

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NEW DELHI—In India, viral fake news is lighting up Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp messaging app as the world’s biggest democracy prepares for national elections in the coming weeks. Efforts by WhatsApp and the government to stop the spread of misinformation are having little effect, according to fact-checking groups and analysts. That is a challenge for Facebook, as well as Read More

Nigeria’s ‘proptech’ boom driven by rising mobile phone use

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LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigerians searching for their dream home to buy or rent are turning to the internet in droves, leading to a surge in the number of property-focused technology firms. A man uses a smartphone to search online through a property company website for a house in Abuja, Nigeria April 1, 2019. Picture taken Read More

Google pulls gay conversion therapy app from Play Store following outcry

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Silhouettes of laptop and mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018.(REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration) Google has pulled a controversial conversion therapy app from its Play Store following an outcry from LGBTQ groups. Google has been coming under pressure from several LGBTQ groups to Read More

Google loses major LGBTQ rights endorsement in Living Hope Ministries app dispute

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Google had its endorsement revoked by a prominent LGBTQ group.(AP) The country’s largest LGBTQ rights group is revoking its endorsement of Google over the company’s refusal to remove an app tied to the practice of conversion therapy. The Mountain View, Calif. company, which previously scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s annual Corporate Read More