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J&J latest to suspend ads from YouTube over offensive videos


U.S. healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson became the latest company to suspend all digital advertising on Google's YouTube, over concerns that its ads may have appeared on channels that broadcast offensive videos. | Video

British police name London attacker as Khalid Masood, 52 11:56am EDT

LONDON British police named the man who killed three people near parliament before being shot dead as Khalid Masood, saying he had a string of criminal convictions but none for terrorism-related offences.

Kremlin says Kiev tarnishing Eurovision with ban on Russian entry 11:38am EDT

MOSCOW The Kremlin accused Ukraine on Thursday of damaging the prestige of the Eurovision song contest, which Kiev is hosting this year, with its decision to bar the Russian participant from entering the country.

Disney extends CEO Iger's contract by a year to July 2019 11:36am EDT

Walt Disney Co said on Thursday it extended Chief Executive Bob Iger's term by a year to July 2, 2019 and said he would serve as a consultant for three years after that.

Maduro's awkward TV shows raise hackles amid Venezuela crisis 10:40am EDT

CARACAS A single mom tells Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, on live television that she cannot afford to adequately feed her four kids, and he quickly changes the subject to joke about her foreign-sounding name, Joandry Smith.

Italy watchdog to decide on Vivendi stakebuilding in Mediaset by April: source 10:04am EDT

MILAN Italy's communications authority (AGCOM) will make a decision with regards to Vivendi's stakebuilding in Italian broadcaster Mediaset by the end of April, a source at the regulator told Reuters on Thursday.

Mediaset CEO says failed sale of pay-TV hit 2016 accounts by 100 million euros 10:03am EDT

MILAN Mediaset's Chief Executive Pier Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday the failed sale of the group's pay-TV unit Premium to France's Vivendi hit 2016 full year accounts by 100 million euros ($108 million).

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek provides a few answers of his own 9:01am EDT

NEW YORK Alex Trebek may be an American icon, but he hails from a little nickel-mining town in northern Ontario.

Anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats move into second place in polls 8:45am EDT

STOCKHOLM The anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats have overtaken the center-right Moderates and are the second most popular party in the Nordic country, polls showed this week.

Soros-funded charities targeted by Trump-inspired crackdown in East Europe 6:48am EDT

BUDAPEST When his government lost a lawsuit in the European Court of Human Rights last week over its detention and expulsion of two migrants from Bangladesh, Hungary's rightwing prime minister blamed the usual suspect: a billionaire in New York.

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