A South Korean court on Wednesday ruled in favour of the proposed merger of two Samsung Group subsidiaries, rejecting a US hedge fund's request for a court order to stop the move. US hedge fund Elliott had filed a lawsuit asking for a court injunction to stop Cheil Industries acquiring Samsung C&T Corp through an all-stock deal, a move by Samsung's founding Lee family to boost control over the conglomerate ahead of a generational power transfer.
The State Department released nearly 2,000 emails from Hillary Clinton's time as top US diplomat late Tuesday, following orders from a federal judge. The large tranche of emails were made public shortly before 9:00 pm (0100 GMT Wednesday) on the State Department's Freedom of Information Act website. At first glance, the 3,000-some pages of exchanges contain schedules, communications with staffers, cables about China and concern over late Libyan strongman Muamer Kadhafi's 2009 US stay.