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EU Probes Apple’s Planned Acquisition of Shazam

Today 11:48 GMT

European Union antitrust authorities on Monday opened a full-blown probe into Apple Inc.’s AAPL -0.95% proposed acquisition of the popular song-recognition app Shazam Entertainment Ltd. on concerns the deal could reduce choice for users of music-streaming services.

Shazam said, “We respect the European Commission’s process and look forward to having the acquisition closed,” adding “we can’t imagine a better home for Shazam.”

Source: Common Domain

Jordan Peterson’s Economics Lessons

Today 10:55 GMT

Mr. Peterson shows how the right set of rules can guide our thinking, clarify our values and encourage us to take prudent action.

That illustrates the economic concept of “signaling,” which stresses the importance of credibly conveying information—in this case, confidence and competence—to others.

Source: Washington Post

Royal baby fever is sweeping Britain, and the photos do not disappoint

Today 11:48 GMT

Royal superfans patiently waited outside St. Mary's for a glimpse of royal baby No. 3, who is fifth in line to the throne.

As well as announcing the birth of the newest royal baby, the independent town crier also took it upon himself to announce the births of both Prince George in 2013 and Princess Charlotte in 2015 — although nobody ever instructed him to. An unsuspecting couple, who were not William and Kate, got quite the shock as they left hospital with their new baby to find the world's media waiting outside.

Source: Common Domain

Italy Rapidly Running Out of Options to Form a New Government

Today 11:48 GMT

President Sergio Mattarella kicked off a fourth round of consultations among Italy’s political parties in an attempt to form a new government, as the likelihood of brokering a deal fades nearly two months after national elections.

On Monday, Mr. Mattarella asked a senior parliamentary figure, Roberto Fico, the speaker of the lower house, to hold talks with party chiefs of the 5 Star Movement and the incumbent Democratic Party to see if they can form a government together.

Source: BBC

Sheeran goes up against himself at Ivors

Today 11:48 GMT

The Ivors, which are judged and presented by other musicians, "celebrate, honour and reward excellence" in British and Irish songwriting and composing.

This nominations for the 63rd awards ceremony see Rag n Bone Man's Human competing with two Ed Sheeran songs in the most performed work category. Following its best album win at the Brits earlier this year, Gang Signs & Prayer is also up for best album at the Ivor Novellos.

Source: Common Domain

Twitter Earnings: The Focus Is Back on the Numbers

Today 11:48 GMT

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“While Twitter ’s platform reaches far fewer users than Facebook and its user data and personal information likely represents a fraction of Facebook’s targeting capabilities, we expect heightened regulatory and legislative focus,” Wedbush analysts wrote Monday. Investors have recently shown a propensity to both reward and punish Twitter’s shares pretty dramatically—such as when, in late March, a short seller’s report raising questions about the company’s data sales business led to a dramatic drop-off.

Source: Common Domain

China ‘Welcomes’ Mnuchin’s Interest in Traveling to Beijing for Trade Talks

Monday 21:52 GMT

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he may be heading to Beijing for trade negotiations, suggesting an easing of U.S.-China tensions that have widened to include big-name companies in both countries.

Mr. Yi passed along Mr. Mnuchin’s message about his interest in going to Beijing, according to people familiar with the matter. U.S. officials say Mr. Mnuchin might be accompanied by other U.S. officials, including U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

Source: BBC

World first penis and scrotum transplant

Today 11:48 GMT

It is the first surgery on a combat veteran injured on duty and the first to transplant a complete section of tissue including the scrotum and surrounding abdominal area.

The Johns Hopkins Genital Transplant Program, which funded the surgery, has initially focused on post-traumatic cases, particularly injured soldiers, as their wounds generally make conventional options impossible. In medical terms, the surgery is called a vascularised composite allotransplantation - which is all to say that the process involves transplanting skin, bone, muscles, tendons and blood vessels.

Source: DW

All that jazz at the Jazzfest Bonn

Today 11:47 GMT

From April 26 until May 12, the ninth Jazzfest Bonn numbers 24 acts, in a "program of high-quality artistry, but also with audience appeal," said Peter Materna when the program was revealed in Bonn last November.

After "Martin Albrecht — Scriabin Code" — with the music of the visionary Russian composer Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) as the point of departure — pianist Michael Wollny's trio takes the stage in Wollny's fourth appearance at the Jazzfest.

Source: BBC

Spotify tests explicit song blocker

Today 11:48 GMT

Spotify, the UK's biggest music streaming service, has started testing a way of filtering out songs which have explicit lyrics.

In a statement it said: "We are always testing new products and experiences at Spotify, but have no further news to share on a product launch at this time."

Source: The Guradian

Let's put Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl to bed

Today 11:48 GMT

With all the leaps we have made in pop, could we now look back on Katy Perry’s 2008 hit as the swan song of a bygone era that fetishised and trivialised female sexuality?

“I think we’ve probably still got a long way to go in terms of representation,” says Hackman. “But I haven’t become defined by my sexuality, and I hope that’s a sign of progress.”

Source: Washington Post

Emergency engine inspections lead to cancellations, scores of delays for travelers on Southwest Airlines

Monday 21:52 GMT

Scores of Southwest Airlines travelers are facing delays or cancellations Sunday due to emergency inspections following the midair explosion of an engine on one of the airline’s Boeing 737s last week.

Southwest did not immediately say what proportion of the delays was tied to the engine inspections or whether another problem was contributing to the widespread disruptions. Meanwhile, the flight-tracking website FlightAware showed that more than 500 Southwest flights, or about 13 percent, had been delayed Sunday.

Source: Common Domain

PayPal earnings: Expansion plans focus on debit cards, global services

Monday 22:47 GMT

When PayPal reports quarterly earnings Wednesday, it will be worth paying attention to the company’s comments on initial reception to the new products for “unbanked” customers, as well as the business opportunities that PayPal sees as a result of its new initiatives.

PayPal Holdings Inc. has “no aspirations to be a bank,” Chief Operating Officer Bill Ready says, but the company sees room to offer banklike products to customers who don’t have a nearby branch.

Source: Common Domain

Netflix to issue $1.5 billion of junk bonds to finance its massive spending plans

Today 11:48 GMT

Netflix Inc. is once again tapping the corporate bond market with plans to issue $1.5 billion of high-yield, or “junk,” bonds to help finance its huge spending plans for 2018.

See: These are the 2 things Netflix investors still need to worry about, analysts say. On the equity side, shares were up 0.4%, but have gained 71% in 2018 so far, while the S&P SPX, +0.44%  has gained 0.03% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.19%  has fallen 1.1%.

Source: NBC News

Southwest cancels dozens flights for engine inspections in wake of deadly midair explosion

Today 11:48 GMT

Southwest Airlines has canceled dozens of flights over jet engine inspections ordered after a midair explosion horrifically killed a passenger last week.

ET on Monday, travel-tracking website FlightAware showed that Southwest had canceled 128 flights, or 3 percent of its total, but it was unclear how many of those cancellations were specifically because of engine inspections. A spokesperson for FlightAware told NBC News that Southwest typically averages a few dozen cancellations on a normal day — making 128 above the average.

Source: Global News

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: Fox News

North Korea announces end to missile testing as Trump cites 'big progress'

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: New York Times

‘Viva Verdi,’ Say Fans With Very Verdian Names

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Make this one-pan Spanish Eggs and Potatoes, and you’ll learn how to fry

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Kalidou Koulibaly’s late header seals victory for Napoli over Juventus

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: New York Times

Review: Anna Netrebko Emerges as a Powerful New Tosca at the Met

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: NBC News

‘One Tree Hill’ fans will instantly recognize this charming house — it's for sale!

Monday 13:38 GMT
Source: DW

Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam found guilty of attempted murder in separate Brussels trial

Today 07:01 GMT
Source: CBS News

Verdict delivered against sole surviving Paris attacks suspect

Today 07:01 GMT
Source: Fox News

Kim Wall tied up with stocking, 'impaled' in submarine for killer’s sexual gratification, officials say

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Gina Haspel's CIA appointment will delight torturers around the globe

Today 06:07 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Acid attack partner intended 'really serious harm', court told

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: Global News

Canadian man killed in Peru after being accused of murdering Indigenous healer: authorities

Monday 23:49 GMT
Source: NBC News

Only surviving Paris attacks suspect gets 20 years in separate case

Today 11:48 GMT

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