European Union antitrust officials have sent a detailed questionnaire to competitors and customers of Facebook Inc. and message service WhatsApp as they probe the proposed $19 billion acquisition of the latter by the California-based tech giant. According to a questionnaire sent to them, and seen by The Wall Street Journal, EU antitrust officials will try get to the heart of the competitive…
U.K.-based cleric Anjem Choudary is frequently described as a hate preacher due to his extreme views. Why does he keep scoring major TV interviews?
Controversial Danish director Lars von Trier is returning to TV for the first time in 20 years. The filmmaker behind Melancholia, Dancer in the Dark and the two-part erotic epic Nymphomaniac will write and direct The House That Jack Built as a high-end TV drama series. Von Trier’s producer Louise Vesth, who has worked with the director since Melancholia in 2011, announced the project during the…
Auditor KPMG has refused to approve bailed-out Banco Espirito Santo’s first-half report and accounts, published on Monday, citing the bank’s failure to provide adequate information on its financial position and also warned of possible further losses. BES’s consolidated report confirmed a loss of nearly 3.6 billion euros first revealed on July 30, largely due to its exposure to its founding…
With a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine about to start, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on the participants to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and separatist forces. Speaking to students at Moscow State Institute of International Relation, Lavrov said the priority of the talks should be reaching agreement on an immediate unconditional…
Some residents of Hong Kong are protesting after China’s central government announced it will screen candidates for the island’s highest office.
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Israel announced the settlement expansion, claiming it was, in part, due to the murder of three Israeli teens in June. The U.S. condemned the move.
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Jay Z watches as the stack of $2 bills he tossed into the air rains down on the rowdy crowd at the Steve Aoki show at Made in America . Too enraptured with Aoki throwing cakes and showering them with champagne, the festival-goers thought little of what the unexpected money signified on Saturday night. All they knew was that is was Jay Z’s music festival, and he could do whatever he wanted to do.
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Russian troop presence in Ukraine has violated a 1994 treaty between the two nations.