New Internet rules set up industry’s next battle

BARCELONA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – New rules that aim to protect the openness of the Internet will allow telecom and cable groups to prioritize and earn potentially vast income from some types of data, setting up likely clashes with regulators in the … Continue reading


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Ferragamo CEO sees higher 2015 sales after ‘excellent’ February

MILAN (Reuters) – Italian luxury group Salvatore Ferragamo (SFER.MI) expects its sales to grow this year after the Chinese New Year contributed to an “excellent” performance in February, Chief Executive Michele Norsa said on Sunday. Ferragamo reported at the end … Continue reading


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Nokia CEO sees ‘business as usual'; no change to outlook

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Nokia, the world’s third-largest mobile equipment maker, has seen nothing in its business that would lead it to change its financial outlook, its chief executive said on Sunday. “Nothing specific has happened in the past couple of … Continue reading


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Spanish PM hits back at Greek accusation of anti-Athens ‘axis’

ATHENS/MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s centre-right Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hit back on Sunday against accusations from Greece’s leftist premier that Spain and Portugal had led a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Spain … Continue reading


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Three arrested at Hong Kong anti-China protest, scuffles with police

HONG KONG (Reuters) – At least three people were arrested as a group of about 400 people in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of ongoing tensions caused by China’s influence in the city. Protesters in Yuen … Continue reading


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Islamic State releases 19 Christians, more than 200 still captive: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State released 19 Assyrian Christian captives in Syria on Sunday after processing them through a sharia court, a monitoring group which tracks the conflict said. More than 200 Assyrians remain in Islamic State hands, said the … Continue reading


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Egypt parliamentary poll looks set for delay after court ruling

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s parliamentary poll looks set to be delayed after a court ruled part of an election law was unconstitutional and the main election committee said it was working on a new timetable for the long-awaited vote. President … Continue reading


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John Kerry Stands by Claim Americans Face ‘Less’ Daily Threat

Secretary of State John Kerry said today he stands by his statement that Americans are facing fewer daily threats, even though he’s received heavy criticism for his remarks. In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on “This Week,” … Continue reading


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Republicans Blocking DHS Funding Are ‘Delusional,’ Rep. Peter King Says

House Homeland Security Committee member Rep. Peter King today called some members of his Republican caucus “self-righteous and delusional” for opposing a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security. “I said the other night, when I was at … Continue reading


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John Kerry Doesn’t Want Benjamin Netanyahu Visit to Become ‘Some Great Political Football’

Two days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to speak to a joint session of Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry said the prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. but worries it injects far too … Continue reading


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Homeland Security funding drama darkens U.S. fiscal outlook

By Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency late on Friday night, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain – fractious Republicans and House Speaker John … Continue reading


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Netanyahu flies to U.S., ties fraying over his planned Iran speech

By Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Defying U.S. President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Washington on Sunday to warn Congress about the risks of a possible nuclear deal with Iran in a speech … Continue reading


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