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Universal Music attracts the attention of US billionaire

Universal Music attracts the attention of US billionaire

Universal Music Group is in talks to sell a 10% stake in a deal that would value the record label at about $40 billion.
EU bans overflight of its territory by Belarus airlines

EU bans overflight of its territory by Belarus airlines

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has slapped a ban on the overflight of the 27-nation bloc’s airspace and the use of its airports by Belarus airlines, in the wake of Minsk’s decision to divert a Ryanair passenger plane to arrest a dissident journal
EU, UK investigate Facebook over classified ad competition

EU, UK investigate Facebook over classified ad competition

LONDON (AP) — European Union and British regulators opened dual antitrust investigations Friday into whether Facebook distorts competition in the classified advertising market by using data to compete unfairly against rival services.
From the Beatles to Elton John: Oldest DJ's storied career

From the Beatles to Elton John: Oldest DJ's storied career

HONG KONG (AP) — Ray Cordeiro considers himself the luckiest radio DJ in the world.
Most vaccinated California workers must keep masks on

Most vaccinated California workers must keep masks on

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Conflicted California workplace regulators approved controversial rules Thursday night that allow workers to go maskless only if every employee in a room is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Hong Kong vigil organizer arrested on Tiananmen anniversary

Hong Kong vigil organizer arrested on Tiananmen anniversary

HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested an organizer of Hong Kong's annual candlelight vigil commemorating the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown and warned people not to attend the banned event Friday as the city mutes its pro-democracy voices.
Woman recovers wallet lost 46 years ago in California

Woman recovers wallet lost 46 years ago in California

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A woman from Ventura was reunited with a wallet she lost 46 years ago after an employee working on remodeling Southern California's historic Majestic Ventura Theater discovered it inside a crawl space.
Celebrity attorney F. Lee Bailey dead at 87

Celebrity attorney F. Lee Bailey dead at 87

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — F. Lee Bailey, the celebrity attorney who defended O.J. Simpson, Patricia Hearst and the alleged Boston Strangler, but whose legal career halted when he was disbarred in two states, has died, a former colleague said Thursday.
French military suspends joint operation with Mali military

French military suspends joint operation with Mali military

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France issued its strongest threat yet to Mali's coup leader late Thursday, suspending joint military operations with Malian forces until the junta complies with international demands to restore civilian rule.
Federal agency: Nevada flower near mine should be protected

Federal agency: Nevada flower near mine should be protected

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An extremely rare wildflower that grows only in Nevada’s high desert where an Australian mining company wants to dig for lithium should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.