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Vivendi agrees purchase of Mediaset’s pay-TV business

Vivendi agrees purchase of Mediaset’s pay-TV business

Published 08/04/2016

MILAN/PARIS French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA) agreed on Friday to buy the pay-TV operation of Italian broadcaster Mediaset (MS.MI), completing a major step in billionaire [more…]

Slapping row pushes Portuguese minister to resign

Slapping row pushes Portuguese minister to resign

Published 08/04/2016

LISBON Portuguese Culture Minister Joao Soares resigned on Friday, a day after threatening to slap critics who had called him incompetent and rude.

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UK watchdog asks banks to check for ties to Panama Papers

UK watchdog asks banks to check for ties to Panama Papers

Published 08/04/2016

LONDON Britain's Financial Conduct Authority has asked 20 banks and other financial firms to check if they have any ties to Panama law firm Mossack [more…]

Russia’s Putin: Friend named in Panama Papers not corrupt

Russia’s Putin: Friend named in Panama Papers not corrupt

Published 07/04/2016

ST PETERSBURG, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin said a friend of his named in the "Panama Papers" leaks had done nothing wrong and spent the [more…]

Swiss police raid UEFA as Panama Papers scandal spreads

Swiss police raid UEFA as Panama Papers scandal spreads

Published 07/04/2016

ZURICH/REYKJAVIK, Swiss police raided the European soccer body UEFA on Wednesday to seize information about a contract disclosed in the Panama Papers that was signed [more…]

Rare Shakespeare First Folio found on Scottish island

Rare Shakespeare First Folio found on Scottish island

Published 07/04/2016

ISLE OF BUTE, Scotland A nearly 400-year-old copy of a first edition of William Shakespeare's collected plays has been found in a vast aristocratic house [more…]

Disney expands search for new CEO, COO Staggs leaving

Disney expands search for new CEO, COO Staggs leaving

Published 05/04/2016

LOS ANGELES Tom Staggs, the veteran Walt Disney Co executive who had been widely seen as the media company's next CEO, will step down on [more…]

Asian shares firm after solid U.S. jobs data, dollar soft

Asian shares firm after solid U.S. jobs data, dollar soft

Published 04/04/2016

TOKYO Asian share prices held firm on Monday after solid U.S. payroll data underpinned investor risk sentiment while last week's dovish comments from Federal Reserve [more…]

Migrants sent back from Greece arrive in Turkey under EU deal

Migrants sent back from Greece arrive in Turkey under EU deal

Published 04/04/2016

DIKILI, Turkey/LESBOS, Greece Migrants sent back from the Greek island of Lesbos began arriving in Turkey on Monday under a disputed European Union scheme aimed [more…]

Tax authorities begin probes into some people named in Panama Papers leak

Tax authorities begin probes into some people named in Panama Papers leak

Published 04/04/2016

SYDNEY/PANAMA CITY Tax authorities in Australia and New Zealand are probing local clients of a Panama-based law firm at the center of a massive data [more…]