Comcast offers $31 billion for Sky, going head-to-head with Fox
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. cable company Comcast Corp made a 22 billion pound ($31 billion) offer for pay-TV group Sky
on Wednesday, beating an already agreed takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch's Fox by 16 percent.
Oil heads up to $74 a barrel, but U.S. bonds, crude supply cast a pall
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil edged higher on Wednesday, nearing three-year highs reached the previous day, as rising U.S. fuel inventories and production weighed on an otherwise bullish market.
Afghan media safety in the spotlight as gunmen kill journalist
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Gunmen killed an Afghan journalist on his way to work in the southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, officials said, an attack that highlights the risks faced by media workers in Afghanistan.
Spanish police make record cocaine bust in Algeciras port
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police have made a record cocaine seizure, finding nearly 9 tonnes of the drug hidden among boxes of bananas in a shipping container at the southern port of Algeciras, the customs office said on Wednesday.
Airbus, Dassault agree partnership for new fighter jet project
BERLIN (Reuters) - Airbus
and Dassault Aviation have signed an initial agreement for cooperation on Europe's Future Air Combat System (FCAS), the two companies said on Wednesday.
Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial goes to the jury
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania jury of seven men and five women was due to begin deliberations on Wednesday to decide whether to convict comedian and actor Bill Cosby of sexual assault, attempting to reach a verdict where a previous jury was hopelessly deadlocked.
Texas to execute man convicted of killing two at birthday party
AUSTIN, Texas, April 25 (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute on Wednesday a man convicted of opening fire at a children's birthday party in 2008, believing a rival gang member was present and fatally shooting a woman and her five-year-old granddaughter in a spray of bullets.
Plan by Bavarian conservatives to display crosses triggers row
BERLIN (Reuters) - A plan to make it obligatory to display crosses in Bavaria's government buildings has drawn a furious reaction from opposition politicians and one prominent cleric accused the regional government of hypocrisy ahead of an election.
Eurofighter urges U.S. not use nuclear certification to 'leverage' German jets bid
BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of Eurofighter on Wednesday said he did not expect the United States to slow certification of the European fighter's ability to carry nuclear weapons as a way to influence a competition to replace Germany's aging 90 Tornado jets.
Pope calls for 'transparent dialogue' for peace at Korea summit
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for "transparent dialogue" between the two Koreas on Wednesday, urging leaders at the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade to act with courage to foster regional and world peace.
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