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Full coverage: Amazon is buying Whole Foods

Completion of the transaction is subject to approval by Whole Foods Market's shareholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The shares were trading just under that level in early trading, while Amazon's shares were up 0.9 percent at US$997.41. Instinet analyst Anthony DiClemente said in a note quoted by CNBC that Amazon is going to disrupt grocery business. [Full Article...]

US accuses Chinese company of transferring NKorean money

Mingzheng International Trading Limited (Mingzheng), which is based in Shenyang in China, is alleged to have been established to launder the US dollars for " sanctioned North Korean entities". Earlier in June, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution extending the sanctions, travel ban and asset freezes against North Korea in connection with the country's repeated missile tests. [Full Article...]

Reliance Jio free services not predatory: CCI

Reliance Jio free services not predatory: CCI This has severely hit the industry's revenue, net income and return on capital employed, Airtel pointed out. Airtel in its presentation to the IMG said, "To prevent abuse of below cost termination charges, it is recommended that the present IUC should be corrected and fixed at the full cost incurred by the terminating operator". [Full Article...]

Tennessee "hero" says Georgia fugitives surrendered to him

The two men had been on the run since early on Tuesday, when authorities said they got through a door that should have been locked on the prison bus. ( Georgia Department of Corrections via AP). Police spotted the auto in Shelbyville, Tennessee, and a chase began. The two inmates then fled in the stolen Honda Civic and drove about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north to Madison, where they ransacke... [Full Article...]

UK's May holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

The meeting is taking place to see if an alliance can be created to push through the Conservative Party's agenda after a disastrous snap election left her short of a majority in Parliament. "She said: "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who is going to get us out of it", said one Conservative lawmaker who attended Monday's meeting. [Full Article...]

Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate Firing him would breathe new life into accusations that Trump was trying to interfere in the probe. In general, it is impermissible to ask prospective government hires about their political leanings, including whether they've made donations. [Full Article...]

Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali killed in Grenfell Tower fire

Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali killed in Grenfell Tower fire Distraught mother Genet Shawo has refused to "fear the worst" after confirming her five-year-old son Isaac had not been seen since her family fled the 18th floor. The charity called for a "thorough investigation" into building regulations, adding: "Mohammed came to this country for safety and the United Kingdom failed to protect him". [Full Article...]

Grief turns to anger in neighborhood near tower fire

In the aftermath of the heavy fire incident, the government led by Prime Minister Theresa May is receiving flak for not paying heed to the fire safety warnings that were issued. Whole families are said to be among the missing, including Bassem Choukeir, his wife Nadia, her mother Sariyya and the couple's three daughters Mirna, Fatmeh and Zaynab. [Full Article...]

UK's May pledges $6.4 million for fire survivors

And as NPR's Frank Langfitt in London , police are hoping that the death toll will not reach the triple digits. But multiple residents told CNN they did not hear fire alarms when the blaze broke out and many survivors said the fire spread quickly with little warning. [Full Article...]

Markets Right Now: Grocer stocks plunge on Whole Foods deal

Shortly after the announcement was made, Whole Foods stock ( WFM ) was trading at $32.77 per share in pre-market trading, down slightly from Thursday's closing price of $33.06. Furthermore, with the development of Amazon Go , the company's "checkout-free" grocery store concept, Whole Foods shoppers might see an elimination of checkout lines and the convenience of never having to pull out thei... [Full Article...]

Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

The New York Times sued the FBI on Friday, seeking a court's help in getting the agency to turn over documents created by fired FBI Director James Comey after his conversations with President Donald Trump . On Thursday Trump derided a " witch hunt " against him, led by some "very bad" people . The White House recently began referring all questions on Trump and Russian Federation t... [Full Article...]

Facebook says using AI to fight terrorism on its platform

British Prime Minister Thereasa May, in particular, has called for regulating "cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist and terrorism planning". Facebook and its peers in the tech industry have been pressured by lawmakers in recent months to do more to combat terrorists on their platforms. [Full Article...]

UK PM May's lead over Labour shrinks

UK PM May's lead over Labour shrinks In London, he opened up a 17-point lead against her, an Evening Standard poll showed yesterday. Newly elected county councillors Allan Davies and Pat Reid also shared the stage with Mr Corbyn. He won the Labour leadership against the odds and could do the same in the country, they reasoned. Ms Long-Bailey, seen as a rising star in the party, said Labour's first industrial mission will be to ... [Full Article...]

Trump investigated for obstruction of justice

The probe is being led by special counsel Robert Mueller , who was appointed by Rosenstein . Terming Comey's allegations untrue, Trump later said he was willing to testify under oath but Mueller's reported investigation into the president's actions means that Trump will have to live with the ghost of another probe reaching to the White House . [Full Article...]

Sinn Fein says will oppose any deal that undermines peace deal

But instead an extended hold-up looked likely amid reports that the Treasury needed time to consider costs - with the party said to want £1billion in tax breaks for Northern Ireland. During the appearance, Ms O'Neill said: 'We made very clear to the prime minister that any deal between herself and the DUP can not undermine the Good Friday agreement . [Full Article...]

US President Donald Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe

President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, U.S. media reports say . The Washington Post released another report featuring sources close to former FBI director Robert Mueller's special prosecution of the Russian investigation, saying that the investigation has expanded into Trump's son-in-law and senior advis... [Full Article...]

Trump calls House health care bill 'mean'

Trump calls House health care bill 'mean' Indeed, if they don't release the bill until after the CBO's report , and hold to their plan to take a vote on the legislation before their July Fourth recess, the public will have nearly no time to absorb it, let alone convey their sentiments to their lawmakers. [Full Article...]

British PM May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze

The crowds were later joined by thousands of peaceful protesters in a carnival-like atmosphere, although a few young men tried unsuccessfully to break through the police cordon outside the tower. Twenty-four people are still in the hospital, 12 of them in critical condition. "They have been left with nothing - no bank cards, no money, no means of caring for their children or relatives. [Full Article...]

Brexit talks will reportedly begin on Monday despite Britain's political chaos

Brexit talks will reportedly begin on Monday despite Britain's political chaos Barnier will welcome Davis in the Berlaymont building, the headquarter of the European Commission , along with Sabine Weyand, the EU's deputy negotiator, the UK's Brexit secretary Olly Robbins and other officials at 11:00 am. The Prime Minister has met the five main Northern Irish parties for talks focused on restoring the devolved assembly in the province. Some fear the viability of Norther... [Full Article...]

Michelle Carter found guilty of texting her boyfriend to kill himself

Michelle Carter found guilty of texting her boyfriend to kill himself Moniz's guilty verdict Michelle Carter has already begun raising First Amendment questions about the government's imprisoning people exclusively for words that lead to someone's death . Roy". For about a month, she tried to convince him to get help, and he only insisted that he wished to die . Carter's lawyer Joseph Cataldo had argued that Roy was already suicidal before meeting Carter a... [Full Article...]

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