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Twitter reacts to Carmelo Anthony’s reported $27.9 million buyout

“The news broke on Thursday that a three-team deal involving the Thunder, the Hawks and the 76ers will send Anthony from OKC to Atlanta where the Hawks plan to waive him and pay him the $27.9 million on the last year of his contract, according to USA TODAY Sports” writes Alysha Tsuji Is for usatoday.com. And here’s a wild tweet comparing how much Anthony and LeBron James have made in their NBA careers up to this year (James’ total here does not include his new four-year, $154 million deal with…

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Comcast drops pursuit of Fox after forcing Disney to pay billions more

“Comcast, the cable provider that attempted to snatch Twenty-First Century Fox’s movie and television assets from would-be buyer Walt Disney Co., has abandoned the bidding war it started” writes Evan Agostini Invision for washingtonexaminer.com. Disney made an all-stock offer of $52.4 billion for Fox’s assets last year, which Comcast topped with a $65 billion all-cash bid when the U.S. government lost a court battle to block a separate content deal between AT&T and Time Warner.Disney responded with a cash-and-stock proposal of $71 billion, landing a deal that would widen its…

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Strike three: Comcast can add Fox to list of huge acquisitions it’s failed to close

“Comcast on Thursday formally withdrew its bid for Fox to focus on buying smaller U.K. media company Sky, as CNBC first reported earlier this week” writes Alex Sherman for cnbc.com. In 2004, Comcast made an unsolicited $54 billion to acquire Disney, the very company it’s been dueling with to acquire the Fox assets.Then in 2014, Comcast reached a $45 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable.Charter today is an $80 billion company. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Alisson passes medical and set to sign six-year Liverpool deal

“A deal was put on ice earlier this summer and at this stage the World Cup winner is remaining with the Ligue 1 side” writes Ed Malyon for independent.co.uk. As well as a bumper deal for 25 year old, Liverpool will fork out a world-record fee of £66m to sign the goalkeeper from Roma and fill a huge position of need. Follow the Independent Sport on Instagram here, for all of the best images, videos and stories from around the sporting world. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Disney is spending $71.3 billion to arm itself for a war with Netflix

“It’s official: Disney has won a bidding war with Comcast, resulting in a $71.3 billion media-industry-rocking deal to acquire a collection of assets from 21st Century Fox” writes Nathan Mcalone for businessinsider.com. Disney’s already declared that it is going to war with Netflix by launching its own streaming service. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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The ‘ultimate deal’? For Israel, maybe. We Palestinians will never accept it

“Simply put, any peace deal must be firmly rooted in international law and justice, while preserving dignity, freedom and human rights” writes Hanan Ashrawi for theguardian.com. President Donald Trump and his administration have been promising to announce what has been called, ironically, the “ultimate deal” for Israel and Palestine.The “ultimate deal” suffers from multiple fatal flaws and misconceptions that several successive US administrations have repeatedly failed to recognise. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Comcast drops pursuit for Fox assets, to focus on Sky offer

“Comcast does not intend to pursue further the acquisition of the Twenty-First Century Fox assets and instead will focus on our recommended offer for Sky,” the company said on Thursday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Shares of Walt Disney Co , which has agreed a deal to buy the Fox assets, were up marginally.(Reuters) – Comcast Corp said it dropped its pursuit of a group of media assets owned by Twenty-First Century Fox Inc on Thursday and will focus on its offer for European pay-TV group Sky Plc Shares…

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Britain seeking finest solutions to expand trade ties with Iran

“Following the U.S. withdrawal from the deal in May, Iran has said it would stop complying with the nuclear deal unless it continues to receive the economic benefits of the 2015 agreement” reports tehrantimes.com. That deal saw most international sanctions on Tehran lifted in exchange for strict but temporary restrictions on Iran’s nuclear work.The British official named banking issues as the main challenge on the way of boosting Iran-Europe trade which should be coped with as soon as possible.The move is the first concrete sign that Europe could deliver on…

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