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08 April, 2017, 00:08
While the United Kingdom mulls possible action, the European Commission approved the deal "unconditionally".
Britain's Ofcom is still investigating whether the deal would serve the public, and is due to issue its report by May 16.
The European Commission has cleared 21st Century Fox's acquisition of Sky, concluding that the move raised no anti-trust concerns.
Fox released a statement following the decision: "21st Century Fox welcomes today's decision by the European Commission clearing unconditionally its proposed transaction to acquire the outstanding shares of Sky that it does not already own".
European Commission competition authorities have cleared 21st Century Fox to buy the 61% of broadcaster Sky that it does not yet own.
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Tottenham kept their Premier League title hopes alive as three late goals saw them snatch a 3-1 victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday.
Murdoch-controlled Fox already owns 39 percent of Sky, a broadcasting and broadband company with operations throughout Europe, including Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Murdoch first tried to gain full control of Sky in 2011 but was forced to abandon the attempt as controversy raged over the hacking of the telephones of celebrities and crime victims by his tabloid the News of the World, which was subsequently shut down. The two companies compete "only to a limited extent" in acquiring television content and providing pay-TV channels.
The Commission, which polices the EU's anti-trust cases, said its finding was based exclusively on an assessment of the market impact of the deal, not on the issue of plurality in media ownership which is the focus of the British probe.
This time round, James Murdoch, now the chief executive of Fox and chairman of Sky, has said he does not expect to make any "meaningful concessions" to get the deal through.
Xabi Alonso had a chance in the 51st minute to level the score but his shot went over the bar from the edge of the box. Despite being on the back foot, Aubameyang missed another great chance when he struck Adler in the face.
Flynn only revealed those payments in an amended filing - which he never sent during his short time in the White House. Multiple congressional committees and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are looking into Russia's involvement.
This makes sense as e-commerce in the US has slowed down and Amazon is facing tough competition from Alibaba BABA and eBay EBAY. Our phone seem to do anything these days, and Amazon joins the list of companies vying for your digital signature.
The remains of Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, 22, were recovered from the scene of the bombing, Russian authorities said on Tuesday. Petersburg home of Dzhalilov and reviewed surveillance footage that shows him leaving his home with a bag and a backpack.
Abella made this announcement in a statement issued on Wednesday, a day after Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael D. The 69-year-old Sueno said he "wholeheartedly" accepted the decision, but he also maintained his innocence.
He was charged with trying to recruit Americans and gathering "economic intelligence" while working at the bank's NY branch. He has since advocated for warmer ties between the US and Russian Federation . "They will be investigated and prosecuted".
But the Baltimore Police Department and Mayor Catherine Pugh feel a delay would undermine public trust in the process. He says a consent decree makes sure change happens no matter who is running the city or department.
Going back to 2000, according to Customs and Border Patrol data, apprehensions have increased every February and every March. Mr Kelly said the United States was receiving "a huge amount of co-operation from the Mexicans".
The Masters 2017: 5 best moments in history
And he has no regrets over how last year's tournament played out. "I was proud of the way we fought that day too". And, most of all, have some fun playing on the course that he dreamed of playing on as a Dallas golf kid.
Why wait? Second time's the charm at recent Masters
He said English golf was enjoying something of a golden age at the moment with a record 11 players in the Augusta field. Since the tournament started, only three players won as rookies, including the first champion Horton Smith in 1934.
Messi back for Barcelona
Barcelona is closing in on La Liga leaders Real Madrid as they attained an emphatic 3-0 victory over fellow title rivals Sevilla. The Spanish side enters the match now enduring its worst moment of the season, winless in their last five matches.
Google, Amazon eye Toshiba's chip unit
The U.S. government has guaranteed $8.3 billion in loans to the company to finance the construction of four reactors. Toshiba will begin negotiating with individual candidates next month, the Nikkei said.
Comcast Giving Cellphone Service Another Try
Anyone who subscribes to a Comcast internet service below X1 can get an " unlimited " plan for $65 a month per line. The service will feature the popular phones such as Apple's iPhone, Samsung's Galaxy devices and LG phones.
Simon Gotch Has Officially Been Released From WWE
WWE made a big announcement on Wednesday when it was revealed that former NXT Tag Team Champion Simon Gotch had been released . Poor booking choices and the nearly extinct division on Smackdown Live hurt any potential the two had as a team in the WWE .
Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi has died
Kakehashi shared the Technical Grammy Award with Dave Smith in 2013 for contributions to electronic music technology. More recently, Kanye West's 2008 album 808s and Heartbreak paid tribute to the machine.
Flyers' Neuvirth carted off ice after collapsing in crease
It was a scary scene in Philadelphia as Michal Neuvirth collapsed untouched in goal at the 7:37 mark of the first period. But that just seemed a sideshow for the night's other incidents, including the scary collapse of goalie Michal Neuvirth.
Free Easter egg hunt to be held in Shoreham
You can sign up and tree climb to collect eggs hanging from the branches or try your hand at the egg drop on the zipline. The annual Easter Egg hunt , hosted by the Highland News Leader and participating merchants, is slated for 2 p.m.
Uber suspends self-driving program in two states
With that being said , Uber's self-driving vehicle programme has faced a substantial amount of controversy. The California DMV reports include figures on how frequently the drivers must take control of the cars.