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DOJ leans against approving T-Mobile’s takeover of Sprint: Bloomberg

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FILE PHOTO: A sign for a T-Mobile store is seen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice is leaning against approving T-Mobile US Inc’s proposed takeover of Sprint Corp as the remedies proposed by the companies do not resolve antitrust concerns, Bloomberg reported on Read More

T-Mobile’s deal for Sprint gets big boost from FCC chief

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc’s $26 billion acquisition of rival Sprint Corp won the support of the head of the Federal Communications Commission on Monday, in a big step toward the deal’s approval. A sign for a T-Mobile store is seen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton FCC Chairman Ajit Read More

U.S. Supreme Court sides with Native American elk hunter

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FILE PHOTO: A bull elk with velvet still on it’s antlers grazes near Madison in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, June 19, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Native American elk hunter, citing an 1868 treaty between his tribe and the U.S. government as it Read More

FCC, Sprint, T-Mobile to announce agreement on deal: source

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A sign for a T-Mobile store is seen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc on Monday will announce a series of changes to their $26 billion deal, while U.S. regulators are expected to announce agreement on the conditions necessary to approve the merger, sources said. Read More

Dozens killed as knife-wielding ‘ISIS convicts’ take hostages, start riot in Tajikistan prison

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Convicted Islamic State militants started a riot at a high-security prison in Tajikistan, in which several guards and dozens of inmates were killed. Local authorities have ramped up security in the vicinity. The riot broke out late Sunday at a heavily-guarded prison facility in Vahdat, Tajikistan, just 15km east of the capital, Dushanbe, according to Read More

‘No proof of crime’: Austrian prosecutor won’t launch probe over leaked video scandal

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Austrian prosecutors have examined the scandalous videotape which cost vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache his job and said they couldn’t find any grounds to launch an investigation over its content. “There’s no specific proof of a crime being committed coming from this ,” Oesterreich 1 radio revealed, citing the statement from the prosecutors. The Justice Ministry’s Read More

Net neutrality supporter sentenced for death threats to FCC Chairman Pai

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A California man was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for threatening to kill the family of U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai over the regulator’s successful effort to repeal net neutrality rules. The Justice Department said Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk, California, sent the email Read More

Greenpeace to receive $3 million in settlement with Russia

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Greenpeace will receive 2.7 million euros ($3 million) from Russia under a settlement reached between the Dutch state and Moscow, the environmental group said on Friday. The agreement should end years of legal battles following the seizure by Russian authorities of a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace vessel, the Arctic Sunrise, in 2013 and the Read More

7 things to know before the bell

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Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. The race to driverless cars: SoftBank (SFTBF) and Toyota (TM) are forming a joint venture that will use driverless-car technology to offer new services, such as mobile convenience stores and delivery vehicles in which food is prepared en route. SoftBank will own just over half of Monet, the Read More

Exclusive: FBI targets Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, GE, Philips in Brazil graft case – sources

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The FBI is investigating corporate giants Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, General Electric and Philips for allegedly paying kickbacks as part of a scheme involving Medical equipment sales in Brazil, two Brazilian investigators have told Reuters. A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Read More