France's prime minister said Friday he would consider a temporary ban on foreign financing of mosques, urging a "new model" for relations with Islam after a spate of jihadist attacks. Manuel Valls, under fire for perceived security lapses around the attacks, also admitted a "failure" in the fact that one of the jihadists who stormed a church and killed a priest on Tuesday had been released with an electronic tag pending trial.
Chinese regulatory authorities conditionally approved brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev’s giant takeover of SABMiller Friday, clearing one of the last major hurdles for the $103 billion deal to go ahead. The commerce ministry "decided to approve" the sale on condition that SABMiller's own stake in China's biggest brewery was disposed of, its anti-monopoly bureau said in a statement on its website -- a transaction which has already been agreed. The takeover has previously been approved by regulators in the US, European Union and South Africa, where SABMiller has its origins.