Afternoon Headlines for Monday, June 1, 2015

AFP

“Chipmaker Intel to buy Altera for $16.7 billion”

“Chipmaker Intel announced Monday it will acquire Altera for $16.7 billion, accelerating a wave of consolidation in the semiconductor industry.”

Reuters

“Supreme Court backs Muslim woman denied job over head scarf”

“The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who sued for discrimination after being denied a sales job at age 17 at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons.”

Reuters

“Merkel, Hollande, Tsipras call was ‘constructive’: Germany”

“A phone call on Sunday between German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took place in a ‘constructive’ atmosphere, the German government said on Monday.”

Washington Post

“Lindsey Graham launches presidential campaign”

“Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) announced Monday in his home town of Central, S.C., that he will run for president in 2016, adding to a crowded Republican field one of the party’s most aggressive national security voices in a campaign that has focused often on foreign policy.”

Reuters

“U.N. finds growing signs of Russian involvement in Ukraine war”

“A separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine is revealing increasing evidence, but not yet conclusive legal proof, of Russian state involvement, senior United Nations human rights officials said on Monday.”

AFP

“American freed in Yemen as Oman hosts ‘secret’ U.S. talks”

“An American, among several believed to be held by Iran-backed Huthis in war-ravaged Yemen, was on Monday freed and flown to neighboring Oman, which is hosting talks between the U.S. and the rebels.”

New York Times

Supreme Court overturns conviction in online threats case”

“The Supreme Court on Monday made it harder to prosecute people for threats made on Facebook and other social media, reversing the conviction of a Pennsylvania man who directed brutally violent language against his estranged wife.”

AFP

“South Sudan expels U.N. relief coordinator”

“South Sudan has decided to expel United Nations resident relief coordinator and the deputy envoy to the country Toby Lanzer, a U.N. spokesman said Monday.”

Washington Post

“Moscow blasts EU for leaking ‘blacklist’ of banned Europeans”

“Russia’s latest blacklisting of 89 Europeans was never going to be a positive development in relations, but the sniping over how it was handled may prove to be as diplomatically destructive as the action itself.”

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