Monday , September 25 2017

International News

SoftBank willing to merge with T-mobile, accept Sprint price

epa06213916 (FILE) - A view of a T-Mobile signage in New York, New York, USA, 03 October 2012 (top) and a Sprint logo outside one of the cellular phone company's stores in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 11 October 2012. US broadcaster CNBC reported 19 September 2017 T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp may be in merger talks. Earlier in February 2017, Reuters reported Japanese SoftBank was willing to cease control of Sprint in an effort to achieve a merger between the two major carriers, however the move was opposed by US authorities at that time.  EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE / ERIK LESSER

Bloomberg SoftBank Group Corp., the majority owner of Sprint Corp., is willing to accept a stock-for-stock merger with T-Mobile US that values Sprint at or near its current market price, according to people familiar with the matter. While the two sides haven’t agreed on an exact value, SoftBank doesn’t expect ...

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May tells France ‘UK to be close ally after Brexit’

epa06219959 A EU Flag flown by a protester next to the Houses of Parliament in Central London, Britain, 22 September 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a speech in Florence, Italy on 22 September outlining the British governments plans for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.  EPA-EFE/WILL OLIVER

Bloomberg ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ UK Prime Minister Theresa May continued a charm offensive to ease European worries about Brexit by writing an opinion column in France to say Britain will be reasonable about the conditions of its departure and wants to remain the nation’s closest ally after it exits. “My message to ...

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London’s million-pound homes push more buyers into mortgages

epa03562968 View of high-rise buildings at Canary Wharf, part of London's financial district, in London, Britain, 31 January 2013. Britain's main high street banks face millions of pounds in compensation to small businesses, after they mis-sold complex insurance products, the Financial Services Authority said.  EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Bloomberg More home buyers are resorting to mortgages to purchase London’s most expensive houses and apartments as rising prices drag them into higher tax brackets. Seventy-four percent of homes costing 1 million pounds ($1.4 million) or more in the UK capital were bought with a mortgage in the three months ...

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Insta-famous cookie shop sued for ‘bad dough’

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Bloomberg Instagram’s most beloved cookie dough confectioner is facing a proposed class action alleging the not-baked goods cause food-borne illness. Cookie Dō, which boasts over 180,000 followers on the social media destination, sells cookie dough made from pasteurized egg product and heat-treated flour. “That means NO chance of food-borne illness ...

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Singapore seen as top spot to launch global cyber attacks

epa06204112 A general view of the skyline of the financial district of Singapore and part of the illuminated Marina Bay Street Circuit race track, Singapore, 14 September 2017. The Singapore Formula One Grand Prix will take place on 17 September 2017.  EPA-EFE/LYNN BO BO

Bloomberg Singapore has overtaken nations including the US, Russia and China as the country launching the most cyber attacks globally, according to Israeli data security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. The company, whose software tracks an average of eight to 10 million live cyber attacks daily, said Singapore rose ...

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