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LONDON Sky withdrew its recommendation of Rupert Murdoch's contested bid for the European pay-TV group after rival Comcast submitted a higher, 22 billion-pound cash offer on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS The European Union could offer Britain a closer relationship after Brexit if Prime Minister Theresa May decides to stay in the bloc's customs union, diplomats said.
WASHINGTON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh The U.S. government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, documenting accusations of murder, rape, beatings and other possible offences in an investigation that could be used to prosecute Myanmar's military for crimes against humanity, U.S. officials told Reuters.
COPENHAGEN A Danish court sentenced inventor Peter Madsen to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering and dismembering a Swedish journalist aboard his home-built submarine in Copenhagen harbour in August 2017. | Video
YANGON A judge in Myanmar will rule next week on whether a police captain was credible when he testified that two Reuters reporters were framed, after prosecutors argued on Wednesday that the officer should be declared an unreliable witness.
LONDON Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday he believed that there was a high probability that Britain would negotiate a deal to leave the European Union, dismissing fears that the country could crash out of the bloc.
LONDON Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline reported a 2 percent fall in both sales and earnings in the first quarter on Wednesday as a stronger pound offset a promising start for its new shingles vaccine Shingrix.
LIVERPOOL, England A British court will hear an appeal on Wednesday in the case of a gravely ill, 23-month-old boy whose case has attracted international attention, including from Pope Francis.
LONDON/NEW YORK/TOKYO Rare disease specialist Shire said on Wednesday it was willing to recommend a sweetened $64 billion (45.8 billion pounds) offer from Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co to shareholders, in what would be the biggest acquisition of a drug company this year.
MOLKINO, Russia The Kremlin says it has nothing to do with Russian civilians fighting in Syria but on three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defence ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed. | Video
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