UPDATE 1-CBS stations go dark for DirecTV customers amid contract dispute with AT&T

UPDATE 1-CBS stations go dark for DirecTV customers amid contract dispute with AT&TCBS Corp and AT&T Inc failed to renew their contact, resulting in millions of DirecTV subscribers losing access to CBS programming. CBS television stations in over a dozen U.S. cities, including New York and Los Angeles, went dark for DirecTV customers effective 0200 ET (0600 GMT), CBS said in a statement on Saturday. "While we continue to negotiate in good faith and hope that AT&T agrees to fair terms soon, this loss of CBS programming could last a long time," CBS added, as the companies blamed one another for the deal's collapse.



UPDATE 1-UK's Hunt says Iran may be on "dangerous path" after seizing tanker

UPDATE 1-UK's Hunt says Iran may be on "dangerous path" after seizing tankerBritish foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday that he was worried that Iran had taken a "dangerous path" after it seized a British-flagged tanker on Friday in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran's Fars news agency reported that the Stena Impero had been taken to the port of Bander Abbas, which faces the strait, after it said the tanker had been involved in an accident with an Iranian fishing vessel.



Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler

Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill HitlerGermany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, paying tribute to the conspirators who were executed for trying to assassinate the Nazi dictator. Chancellor Angela Merkel is on Saturday attending the annual swearing-in ceremony for some 400 troops before addressing a memorial event being held in the courtyard of the building where plot leader Col. Claus von Stauffenberg was executed. Von Stauffenberg tried to kill Hitler with a briefcase bomb on July 20, 1944, but a table blocked the full force of the blast and Hitler survived.



Carlos Ghosn sues Nissan-Mitsubishi in the Netherlands: paper

Carlos Ghosn sues Nissan-Mitsubishi in the Netherlands: paperCarlos Ghosn has launched a court case in the Netherlands against Japanese carmakers Nissan Motor <7201.T> and Mitsubishi Motors <7211.T>, who ousted him as chairman of their alliance last year on charges of embezzlement, Dutch newspaper NRC reported on Saturday. Ghosn is seeking 15 million euros ($16.8 million) in damages from the carmakers, as grave mistakes were made when he was sacked, NRC reported, citing his lawyer. "In the Netherlands, if you want to fire an executive you have to first tell him what he's being accused of, and you have to provide him with the evidence for the accusations.



UK's Hunt says Iran may be on "dangerous path" after seizing tanker

UK's Hunt says Iran may be on "dangerous path" after seizing tankerBritish foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday that he was worried that Iran had taken a "dangerous path" after it seized a British-flagged tanker on Friday. "Yesterday's action in Gulf shows worrying signs Iran may be choosing a dangerous path of illegal and destabilising behaviour after Gibraltar’s LEGAL detention of oil bound for Syria," Hunt said on Twitter. The British navy seized Iran's Grace 1 tanker in Gibraltar on July 4 on suspicion of smuggling oil to Syria in breach of European Union sanctions.





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