News Headlines - 18 July 2016

SoftBank to acquire UK’s Arm Holdings for £24.3bn — FT.com

Japan’s SoftBank has agreed to acquire Arm Holdings, the UK’s pre-eminent technology company, for £24.3bn, in an enormous bet by the Japanese telecoms group that the smartphone chip designer will make it a leader in one of the next big markets, the “internet of things”.

Attack on Nice: French PM Valls booed at commemoration - BBC News

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has been booed as he attended a minute's silence in Nice, where an attacker in a lorry killed 84 people on Thursday.

Several injured in attack on train near Würzburg, southern Germany | DW.COM | 18.07.2016

Bavarian authorities are piecing together the movements of a 17-year-old Afghan refugee who stabbed commuters in Würzburg. A video circulated by IS purports to show the perpetrator, who was shot dead by police.

Russia state-sponsored doping across majority of Olympic sports, claims report - BBC Sport

Russia operated a state-sponsored doping programme for four years across the "vast majority" of summer and winter Olympic sports, claims a new report.
It was "planned and operated" from late 2011 - including the build-up to London 2012 - and continued through the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics until August 2015.

Summer Santa Claus convention brings Christmas cheer to Denmark | DW.COM | 18.07.2016

The World Santa Claus Congress, held annually in the amusement park Dyrehavsbakken (known as Bakken), has been a tradition since 1957, serving as both a professional forum and socializing opportunity for anyone who works as Santa Claus.
The three-day event begins on Monday (18.07.2016), with Santas parading down the streets of Copenhagen, shouting "Ho ho ho" and being jolly. On the other days, parades take place in Bakken.








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