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  • ATHENS, Greece— The publisher and editor in chief of a Greek newspaper have been detained over an article that alleges mishandling of European Union funds meant to improve conditions in migrant hotspots across the country. The journalists were detained following a complaint by Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, whose ministry is handling the EU funding.

  • LONDON— British regulators say Comcast has beat 21st Century Fox in a rare auction that allowed both sides to bid for European broadcaster Sky. The regulator, the Takeover Panel, set up the auction to reduce uncertainty for Sky. Comcast wants to grow its operations in Europe.

  • Sept 22- Twenty-First Century Fox:. *COMCAST CHAIRMAN AND CEO BRIAN L. ROBERTS: "THIS IS A GREAT DAY FOR COMCAST. *COMCAST CEO: "WE NOW ENCOURAGE SKY SHAREHOLDERS TO ACCEPT OUR OFFER, WHICH WE LOOK FORWARD TO COMPLETING BEFORE THE END OF OCTOBER 2018.

  • LONDON— British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for Sky, offering 29.6 billion pounds.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for Sky after offering around 30 billion pounds for the British broadcaster in a rare auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group. U.S. cable giant Comcast bid 17.28 pounds a share for control of London- listed Sky during the auction, bettering an 15.67 pounds a share...

  • MILAN/ ROME, Sept 22- Italy's prime ministerial spokesman has warned that the anti-establishment 5- Star Movement in the coalition government will sack Treasury officials in a "mega-vendetta" unless they find the resources needed for welfare spending. Spokesman Rocco Casalino's comments in a leaked audio clip posted on La Repubblica's website that then...

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Britain said on Saturday it would not "capitulate" to EU demands in Brexit talks and again urged its partners to engage with its proposals, as French and German ministers suggested the next move in the negotiations should come from London. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday demanded new proposals and respect from European Union leaders,...

  • BERLIN, Sept 22- The German Environment Agency said on Saturday it was doubtful about the environmental benefits of introducing incentives for drivers of older diesel vehicles to trade them in for newer models. That would be a very small amount compared with the overall pollution, which is at between 73 and 78 micrograms in cities like Stuttgart or Munich, the...

  • WARSAW, Poland— Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes. Poland's economy is booming and wages have been rising in the private sector. They say an overhaul of Poland's educational system has brought chaos and made their jobs more...

  • Tajik Ambassador to Uzbekistan Imom Sodiq Ashourboyzoda said this week that his country has decided to indefinitely postpone building the railroad linking it with Turkmenistan via Afghanistan. The ex-Soviet nations of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan all border Afghanistan to the north. The stretch of the railroad linking Turkmenistan and...

  • Over the past decade 47 dogs have died across the U.S. during grooming, or within days of showing signs of ill health after grooming, at the nation's leading pet retailer, a New Jersey news organization reports, though what the numbers mean is uncertain. PetSmart, which has more than 1,600 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, would not disclose the number of...

  • MILAN, Sept 22- Italy's prime ministerial spokesman has warned that the anti-establishment 5- Star Movement in the coalition government will sack Treasury officials in a "mega-vendetta" unless they find the resources needed for welfare spending. Spokesman Rocco Casalino's comments in a leaked audio clip posted on La Repubblica's website that then went...

  • BERLIN, Sept 22- The German Environment Agency is doubtful about the environmental benefits of introducing incentives for drivers of older diesel vehicles to trade them in for newer models, a German newspaper reported on Saturday. That would be a very small amount compared with the overall pollution, which is at between 73 and 78 micrograms in cities like...

  • China's purchase of the weapons from Rosoboronexport, Russia's main arms exporter, violated a 2017 law intended to punish the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin for interfering in U.S. elections and other activities. The action triggers a visa ban on China's Equipment Development Department and director Li Shangfu, forbids conducting...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— A New Hampshire woman who was hoping to land a sales job at Party City was turned down after a manager realized she has autism, according to a federal lawsuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire. The woman, Ashley Waxman, was allegedly denied a job at a Party City in Nashua, New...

  • NEW YORK— The Washington Post. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. On the rest, the jury's still out.

  • MILAN, Sept 22- Italy's prime ministerial spokesman has warned that the anti-establishment 5- Star Movement will sack Treasury officials in a "mega-vendetta" if they fail to find the resources needed for welfare spending. Spokesman Rocco Casalino's comments, made in a leaked audio with an unidentified journalist, come as Italy's populist government draws up...

  • *OPEC, allies meeting in Algiers as Iran sanctions bite. ALGIERS, Sept 22- OPEC and its allies reduced oil output in August as a drop in Iranian supply due to U.S. sanctions derailed their attempts to raise production to agreed levels, delegates said on Saturday as the energy producers prepared to hold talks in Algiers. On Friday, a source familiar with the...

  • The Columbus Dispatch reports Wexner said he "won't support this nonsense in the Republican Party." Wexner proclaimed last year he'd "just had it" after Republican President Donald Trump said there was blame on "both sides" for deadly violence at an August 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,...

  • In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, thousands of people in the Carolinas are still waiting to return to their homes. Those who have are assessing the damage. Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates insured wind and storm surge losses for Florence between $1.7 billion and $4.6 billion.