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Disney to Buy Fox Film, TV Businesses for $52 Billion

Walt Disney Co on Thursday agreed to buy film, TV and international assets from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion as Disney seeks greater scale to tackle growing competition from Netflix and Amazon.com. Under the terms of the all-stock deal, Disney acquires significant assets from Fox, including …

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US to Highlight What it Calls ‘Iran’s Ongoing Destabilizing Activities’

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations says Ambassador Nikki Haley will use a news conference Thursday to “outline Iran’s ongoing destabilizing activities in the Middle East” and elsewhere in the world. Haley will be discussing a U.N. report on the implementation of the nuclear agreement Iran struck with the …

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Canadian government says defence contractors can now sell weapons to Ukraine – National

Canada said on Wednesday that defense contractors would be allowed to sell weapons such as automatic firearms and electric stun guns to Ukraine, a move the government in Kiev has long pressed for. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is touting the addition of Ukraine to what is known as the automatic …

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Anti-pipeline Group Goes Back to Work Against Keystone XL

SEWARD, NEBRASKA —  Nebraska’s main anti-pipeline group is trying to rally opposition to the TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL project’s recently approved route through the state, tracking down landowners it says were not given a voice in the regulatory process. If it succeeds, Bold Nebraska could throw up new roadblocks to …

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Mexico’s Proposed Security Law Draws Strong Criticism

MEXICO CITY —  Mexican Senate committees on Wednesday approved a controversial security bill that human rights groups say risks granting excessive power to the armed forces in their already checkered role in combating organized crime in the country. The bill, which enjoys some cross-party support between conservatives and centrists, will …

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