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EU spearheads multilateralism at ASEM summit

By Georgi Gotev

European leaders sought to build support from Asia on Thursday (18 October) in defence of free trade and the fight against climate change, to counter the growing protectionism of President Donald Trump's America.

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Pull Up a Seat. Two Plays, Dinner and Western History Are Served.

By ERIC GRODE

A downtown theater has cleared the house to make room for Samuel D. Hunter’s pairing “Lewiston/Clarkston.”

DAZN to show FA Cup in Germany

By JΓΆrn Krieger

DAZN will exclusively transmit the FA Cup in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The streaming service acquired the rights to the UK football competition for the next six seasons until 2023/24; financial details were not disclosed. The rights were previously held by Eurosport.

DAZN will start its coverage in the third main round on January 5 and 6, 2019. Traditionally, the major Premier League clubs enter the competition in this round.

The streaming service will show selected matches of the main round as well as all games from the quarter finals onwards. The final will take place at Wembley Stadium on May 18, 2019.

With the FA Cup deal, DAZN can continue to show UK football following the loss of the Premier League rights to Sky Deutschland.

Critic’s Pick: Is Sarah Lucas Right for the #MeToo Moment?

By MARTHA SCHWENDENER

Ms. Lucas, whose career survey is on view at the New Museum, was part of a punk-era correction around class and gender. Now, with disintegrating borders and fluid genders, her art is being tested.

Secure a social Triple A by making the Social Pillar a reality

By Luca Jahier

Nearly one billion people have escaped poverty worldwide since the first #EndPoverty Day, but too many others have been left behind, even in Europe, writes Luca Jahier.

Nine UN Security Council members ask to discuss Myanmar inquiry

By Georgi Gotev

The chair of a United Nations inquiry that accused Myanmar's military of genocide is likely to brief the Security Council this month after Britain, France, the United States and six other members requested the meeting, diplomats said on Tuesday (16 October).

Retro Report: Code Name Jane: The Women Behind a Covert Abortion Network

By CLYDE HABERMAN

In the years before abortion became legal, a clandestine group helped women with unwanted pregnancies get around the law.

German cartel office examines UEFA Champions League deal between Sky and DAZN

By JΓΆrn Krieger

The Federal German cartel office is currently examining the conformity with competition law of the cooperation between Sky Deutschland and Perform Group, operator of sports streaming service DAZN, for the broadcast of the UEFA Champions League in Germany.

In a tender conducted by European sports association UEFA in 2017, Sky Deutschland acquired the broadcasting rights for all matches in the period between 2018 and 2021. Sky and DAZN subsequently divided the rights amongst themselves. The Champions League has thus solely been shown by Sky and DAZN since the beginning of the ongoing season 2018/19.

“The new season marks some changes for television viewers in Germany. Sky and DAZN are two major premium sports content providers in subscription television,” said Andreas Mundt, president of the cartel office. “We are examining when and in what form the cooperation between the two companies was established and whether the cooperation promotes competition in the interest of consumers or restricts it.”

As Germany’s leading pay-TV provider, Sky is potentially subject to particular restrictions under competition law when cooperating with competitors. The agreement between Sky and Perform could contribute to further consolidation of Sky’s market position, according to the anti-trust authority. Moreover, several matches of German and other clubs are now exclusively available online (OTT), and there is no more free-to-air TV broadcasting of Champions League live games in Germany. A restriction of competition by object or effect through the cooperation can also be considered in this respect, according to the cartel office.

As a first step, the cartel office will examine the facts of the case. For this purpose, the competition authority will request information from Sky, DAZN and other market players regarding details of the tender procedure for the broadcasting rights and other aspects.

German cartel office examines UEFA Champions League deal between Sky and DAZN

By JΓΆrn Krieger

The Federal German cartel office is currently examining the conformity with competition law of the cooperation between Sky Deutschland and Perform Group, operator of sports streaming service DAZN, for the broadcast of the UEFA Champions League in Germany.

In a tender conducted by European sports association UEFA in 2017, Sky Deutschland acquired the broadcasting rights for all matches in the period between 2018 and 2021. Sky and DAZN subsequently divided the rights amongst themselves. The Champions League has thus solely been shown by Sky and DAZN since the beginning of the ongoing season 2018/19.

“The new season marks some changes for television viewers in Germany. Sky and DAZN are two major premium sports content providers in subscription television,” said Andreas Mundt, president of the cartel office. “We are examining when and in what form the cooperation between the two companies was established and whether the cooperation promotes competition in the interest of consumers or restricts it.”

As Germany’s leading pay-TV provider, Sky is potentially subject to particular restrictions under competition law when cooperating with competitors. The agreement between Sky and Perform could contribute to further consolidation of Sky’s market position, according to the anti-trust authority. Moreover, several matches of German and other clubs are now exclusively available online (OTT), and there is no more free-to-air TV broadcasting of Champions League live games in Germany. A restriction of competition by object or effect through the cooperation can also be considered in this respect, according to the cartel office.

As a first step, the cartel office will examine the facts of the case. For this purpose, the competition authority will request information from Sky, DAZN and other market players regarding details of the tender procedure for the broadcasting rights and other aspects.

Hungary takes fight against NGOs to EU level

By Georgi Gotev

At a Luxembourg meeting of EU foreign ministers on Tuesday (15 October), Hungary called on the EU to stop funding for NGOs that undermine the sovereignty of neighbouring countries such as Israel and Egypt or states that contribute to illegal migration.

Hailed as a Hero, Executed as a Spy, and Exonerated Decades Later

By CHOE SANG-HUN

Lee Soo-keun escaped to South Korea from the North through a hail of bullets in 1967, only to be hanged as a spy two years later. Almost 50 years later, his name has been cleared.

Retro Report: Code Name Jane: The Women Behind a Covert Abortion Network

By CLYDE HABERMAN

In the years before abortion became legal, a clandestine group helped women with unwanted pregnancies get around the law.

A Kitchen Visionary, Reimagining Dishes and a Woman’s Role

By MELISSA CLARK

Amy Brandwein of Centrolina, in Washington, has reinvented Italian classics and tried to get people thinking differently about women who run restaurants.

Lens: Capturing the Struggle for Racial Equality, Past and Present

By MAURICE BERGER

Sheila Pree Bright chronicles the longstanding and continuing legacy of black activism in her new book, “#1960Now.”

The Leaders Who Unleashed China’s Mass Detention of Muslims

By CHRIS BUCKLEY

A trail of online evidence establishes how President Xi Jinping and other senior officials adopted a tough new policy to assimilate ethnic minorities.

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