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Twenty-First Century Fox in talks with Blackstone to buy Tribune

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 21:21
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc is in talks with Blackstone Group LP about submitting an offer to buy Tribune Media Co , one of the largest U.S. television station operators, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Fox, Blackstone may launch joint bid for Tribune Media: report

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:11

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and private equity firm Blackstone Group are in talks to form a joint bid to buy Tribune Media Co., according to a report by the Financial Times late Sunday. Their effort would compete with a bid by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. , which is reportedly offering Tribune more than $30 a share. Tribune Media owns a number of TV stations around the country as well as the WGN America cable network. Fox shares the same ownership as MarketWatch's parent company, News Corp.

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White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:10
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's decision to invite Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation was needed to counter North Korea, even as the administration faced human rights criticism for its overture to Manila.

Venezuela's Maduro sees local elections later in 2017

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 18:53
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday he expected delayed state polls to be held this year, although opponents have demanded a broader general election to replace him in protests that have sparked 29 deaths.

Iran's leader rebuffs Rouhani's detente policy ahead of vote

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 15:59
LONDON (Reuters) - Iranians should not thank Hassan Rouhani's policy of detente with the West for any reduction in the threat of war, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, stepping up his criticisms of the president as elections approach.

France kills more than 20 militants on Mali, Burkina border

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 15:24
DAKAR (Reuters) - France has killed more than 20 militants hiding in a forest near the border between the West African countries of Mali and Burkina Faso this weekend, its regional force said in a statement.

UPS air maintenance workers threaten strike ahead of shareholders meeting

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 14:47
(Reuters) - A union representing 1,200 U.S. air maintenance workers at United Parcel Service Inc  turned up pressure on the company on Sunday to settle a three-year contract dispute, saying it would seek clearance to strike.

Iraqi commander says to complete capture of Mosul in May

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 14:36
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi commander expects to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul in May despite resistance from militants in the densely populated Old City district.

Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 14:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, countering the view of U.S. intelligence officials who have said Moscow orchestrated the hacks.

Trump could target 'carried interest' tax loophole: official

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 14:28
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's push to overhaul tax laws might soon target a loophole used by some financial managers to lower their tax rates, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on Sunday.

U.S.-led fight on ISIS have killed 352 civilians: Pentagon

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 13:32
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least 352 civilians have been killed in U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since the operation began in 2014, the U.S. military said in a statement on Sunday.

Pope calls for end to violence, respect for human rights, in Venezuela

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 07:12
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Sunday for the respect of human rights and an end to violence in Venezuela, where nearly 30 people were killed in unrest this month.

UK PM May braces for difficult Brexit talks after EU adopts tough stance

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 05:21
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday divorce talks with the European Union would be difficult, responding to the tough stance taken by EU leaders over the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

U.S.-backed militias claim big advance against IS in Syria's Tabqa

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 05:00
BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said on Sunday they had made a big advance in Tabqa, a strategically vital town controlling Syria's largest dam, in their campaign to drive Islamic State from its stronghold of Raqqa, 40km (25 miles) downstream.

U.S. Marines back in Helmand as Afghanistan 'stalemate' continues

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 03:54
CAMP SHORAB, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps has returned to Helmand, the restive province in southern Afghanistan where it fought years of bloody battles with the Taliban, to help train Afghan forces struggling to contain the insurgency.

Five killed in Texas tornadoes; rains, winds lash US midsection: media

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 02:02
(Reuters) - Tornadoes killed five people east of Dallas in Texas, local media reported on Saturday, as heavy rains and damaging winds struck a broad swath of the U.S. heartland.

Merkel's conservatives widen lead to 7 points 5 months before German vote

Top Reuters News - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 01:44
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats have opened a seven-point lead over the centre-left Social Democrats five months ahead of the Sept. 24 election, according to a poll on Sunday in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

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