Archive October 2012

Disney to buy “Star Wars” producer for $4.05 billion

Published 31/10/2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co agreed to buy filmmaker George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd and its "Star Wars" franchise for $4.05 billion in cash [more…]

New Savile allegations add to pressure on BBC

New Savile allegations add to pressure on BBC

Published 31/10/2012

LONDON (Reuters) - Fresh allegations emerged on Wednesday of sexual misconduct by late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, further damaging the corporation's reputation and increasing pressure [more…]

Disney’s $4 billion Lucasfilm deal began with lightsabers in Orlando

Published 31/10/2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's $4 billion deal to buy George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd, Disney's third major entertainment acquisition in seven years, started [more…]

EU will lose Turkey if it hasn’t joined by 2023: Erdogan

EU will lose Turkey if it hasn’t joined by 2023: Erdogan

Published 30/10/2012

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union will lose Turkey if it doesn't grant it membership by 2023, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. [more…]

Weather Channel leads cable news ratings with Sandy coverage

Published 30/10/2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Viewers looking for an update as Hurricane Sandy approached the U.S. East Coast made The Weather Channel the most-watched cable news [more…]

EU considers sending 200 troops to train Mali army

EU considers sending 200 troops to train Mali army

Published 30/10/2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is considering sending about 200 troops to train Mali's army to retake the Islamist-held north, but is not willing [more…]

Euro zone sentiment eases less than expected in October

Published 30/10/2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone economic sentiment fell less than expected in October, data showed on Tuesday, thanks to small improvements in optimism among consumers [more…]

German joblessness rises as euro zone crisis bites

Published 30/10/2012

BERLIN (Reuters) - German joblessness rose for a seventh month in a row in October, highlighting the vulnerability of Europe's biggest economy to the euro [more…]

ECB’s Draghi backs Schaeuble’s “currency commissioner” -Spiegel

ECB’s Draghi backs Schaeuble’s “currency commissioner” -Spiegel

Published 28/10/2012

BERLIN (Reuters) - European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi backed a proposal by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble to radically expand the powers of the [more…]

Gore’s Current TV hires bankers to assess future: source

Published 27/10/2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Current TV, the liberal cable news channel started by former Vice President Al Gore, has hired JP Morgan and The Raine [more…]