ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was set to renew his 26-year grip on power on Sunday, offering the multi-ethnic Central Asian state economic and social stability in return for what rights groups call systematic suppression of opposition.
from Alison Frankel:
In the great moral reckoning of the universe, does it make sense for the parents of an exceptional young woman cut down in a mass shooting to be on the hook to Internet ammunitions dealers for nearly a quarter of a million dollars?
Italy has slashed the time it takes to get a divorce to six months from three years in the latest sign of the Catholic Church's waning influence over life and politics here.
from Data Dive:
When people hear that one company is buying another for however-many billions of dollars, most assume it's a done deal. The truth is that regulators and shareholders have been know to ax mergers and acquisitions both large and small. Despite the fame of the names involved, Comcast's $45 billion deal for TimeWarner Cable doesn't even make it into the top 10 of failed mergers.