FTC likely to file lawsuit to block Microsoft bid for Activision -Politico

FTC likely to file lawsuit to block Microsoft bid for Activision -Politico

Nov 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is likely to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) $69 billion takeover bid for video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI.O), Politico reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. A lawsuit challenging the deal is not guaranteed, and the FTC’s … Read more

US charges train Montenegro boxer over 22-ton, $1 trillion cocaine seizure

US charges train Montenegro boxer over 22-ton,  trillion cocaine seizure

NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) – A former heavyweight boxer from Montenegro was charged by the US Department of Justice on Monday with trafficking in 22 tons of cocaine worth over $1 billion, most of which was part of one of the largest cocaine seizures in American history. Goran Gogic, 43, was arrested on Sunday … Read more

Uvalde school district suspends entire police force after May shooting

Uvalde school district suspends entire police force after May shooting

Oct 7 (Reuters) – The school district in Uvalde, Texas, suspended its entire police force on Friday, pending the outcome of a probe following the mass shooting in May that killed 19 students and two teachers, the district said in a statement. The district said it suspended all activities of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School … Read more

EXCLUSIVE US Navy jet flew across Baltic hours after Nord Stream burst

EXCLUSIVE US Navy jet flew across Baltic hours after Nord Stream burst

Tracking data shows jet flew near site of Nord Stream 2 hours after first damage US navy confirmed it was an American aircraft Says flight was routine OSLO/PARIS/WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – A US Navy reconnaissance aircraft flew near the site of the ruptured Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea hours after the … Read more

Wall Street skids to two-month lows as FedEx warning stokes slowdown fears

Wall Street skids to two-month lows as FedEx warning stokes slowdown fears

Raindrops hang on a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan in New York City, New York, US, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register FedEx warning sends shudders across the sector All the three major indexes set for sharp weekly losses … Read more

Ukrainian forces bear down on Russian supply lines after breakthrough

Ukrainian forces bear down on Russian supply lines after breakthrough

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Zelenskiy says forces have recaptured towns and villages Blinken visits Kyiv with new US aid package KYIV, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Swiftly advancing Ukrainian troops were bearing down on the main railway supplying Russian forces in the east on Friday, after the collapse of a section … Read more

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant loses power line – IAEA

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant loses power line – IAEA

A view shows the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant during a visit by members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expert mission, in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, in this picture released September 2, 2022. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited … Read more

Fauci, face of US COVID response, to step down from government posts

Fauci, face of US COVID response, to step down from government posts

Aug 22 (Reuters) – Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease official who became the face of America’s COVID-19 pandemic response under Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden, announced on Monday he is stepping down in December after more than five decades of public service. Fauci, whose efforts to fight the pandemic were applauded … Read more

Germany to change constitution to enable $110 billion defense fund

Germany to change constitution to enable 0 billion defense fund

A Leopard tank and a Puma tank are seen at the Munster military base, in Munster, Germany, February 7, 2022. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, May 29 (Reuters) – Germany has agreed to change its constitution to allow for a credit-based special defense fund of 100 billion … Read more