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U.S. Justice Department staff recommends blocking T-Mobile-Sprint deal, sources say

The U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division staff has recommended the agency file a lawsuit to block T-Mobile US Inc’s $26 billion acquisition of smaller rival Sprint Corp, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

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Maine becomes 25th U.S. state caught up in measles outbreak

Medical authorities in Maine on Wednesday confirmed the state’s first measles infection in two years, making it the 25th state to report cases of the disease.

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British Steel falls into liquidation after failing to secure funding

British Steel, the country’s second largest steel producer, has collapsed after failing to secure emergency government funding, jeopardising some 25,000 jobs, Britain’s Official Receiver said on Wednesday.

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UK electoral body says reviewing Brexit Party’s systems after funding criticism

Britain’s Electoral Commission said on Wednesday its representatives had visited Nigel Farage’s The Brexit Party to look at the systems the party has in place after criticism about some of the anti-EU party’s funding.

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U.S. judge hammers Qualcomm in antitrust case, shares sink 13%

Qualcomm Inc used unlawful, anticompetitive practices to license patents for modems used in mobile phones, a judge has ruled in a case brought by the U.S. trade regulator, ordering it to renegotiate major deals and change how it does business.

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Citing Reuters report, health groups push tech firms to police tobacco marketing

More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook Inc, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Inc to take “swift action” to curb advertising of tobacco products on their platforms.

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Maine becomes 25th U.S. state to report measles case

Medical authorities in Maine on Wednesday confirmed the state’s first case of measles in two years, making it the 25th state to report cases of the disease.

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China: U.S. resembles “Don Quixote” in seeing other powers as threats

China told the world’s main disarmament forum on Wednesday that U.S. foreign policy was destabilizing, baffling and redolent of Don Quixote, the Spanish fictional hero whose misplaced determination leads him on a series of doomed endeavors.

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Turkey’s Russia missile deal raises difficult questions: Germany

The German government on Wednesday said Turkey’s decision to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems raised difficult questions for NATO and that it would welcome Ankara reconsidering the decision.

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Prepare for difficult times, China’s Xi urges as trade war simmers

China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said in comments carried by state media on Wednesday, as the U.S.-China trade war took a mounting toll on tech giant Huawei.

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UK has agreed an indemnity for British Steel receiver: PM May

Britain has granted an indemnity to the official receiver handling the collapse of British Steel, the country’s second largest steel producer, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

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British Steel owner Greybull: We worked hard to keep it alive

British Steel’s owner Greybull Capital said on Wednesday it had worked hard to keep Britain’s second largest steel producer alive but that the challenges of Brexit had proven insurmountable.

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British Steel is open to new buyers: UK business minister

British Steel, which was forced into liquidation on Wednesday after failing to secure an emergency government loan, is open to new buyers, business minister Greg Clark said on Wednesday.

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U.S. judge rules Qualcomm practices violate antitrust law

Qualcomm Inc unlawfully suppressed competition in the market for cellphone chips and used its dominant position to impose excessive licensing fees, a U.S. judged ruled, sending the company’s shares down 13 percent in pre-market trade.

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Factbox: It’s all about Brexit: The United Kingdom’s EU election

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is on course to win Thursday’s European parliamentary election in the United Kingdom while pro-European Union parties remain divided.

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French government: Ascoval rescue deal not impacted by British Steel woes

A rescue deal for the Ascoval steel plant in northern France is not impacted by the current woes at British Steel since the Ascoval transaction involves another unit of British Steel not impacted by the liquidation process, said the French government.

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EU patiently follows Britain’s Brexit debate: EU Commission

The European Commission is following the debate in Britain about the country’s planned exit from the European Union “closely and patiently”, the EU executive’s chief spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Explainer: Can anyone force British PM May to resign?

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing widespread pressure to quit but can her lawmakers actually force her from office?

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British Steel goes into liquidation after failing to secure loan

British Steel, the country’s second largest steel producer, has collapsed after failing to secure emergency government funding, jeopardising some 25,000 jobs, Britain’s Official Receiver said on Wednesday.

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Exclusive: Behind Grindr’s doomed hookup in China, a data misstep and scramble to make up

Early last year, Grindr LLC’s Chinese owner gave some Beijing-based engineers access to personal information of millions of Americans such as private messages and HIV status, according to eight former employees, prompting U.S. officials to ask it to sell the dating app for the gay community.

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Google complying with EU order in shopping case, says EU’s Vestager

Google is complying with an EU order to boost competition in online shopping, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday, brushing aside complaints from rivals demanding more regulatory action.

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Trump, House Democrats square off in U.S. court over Deutsche Bank documents

Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization will demand in court on Wednesday that a judge stop Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump’s businesses.

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U.S. military families more negative about housing than landlords claim, survey shows

U.S. military families are expressing far deeper dissatisfaction with their housing conditions than their private landlords claim, according to a granular survey of tenants at more than 100 bases across the country that was recently presented to Congress.

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Daimler says all costs under scrutiny after moderate start to 2019

Daimler’s outgoing chief executive said on Wednesday that all of the luxury carmaker’s costs were under review as he expressed dissatisfaction with the group’s profitability as it invests heavily in electric cars.

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Investors run for safety amid threat of broader U.S.-China spat

Global stocks were slightly lower on Wednesday as investors sought safety in bonds, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc in muted trade amid renewed worries over the U.S.-China spat after reports Washington has another Chinese tech firm in its sights.