The proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile presents the Obama administration with a major anti-trust dilemma. Federal regulators will consider several factors to determine whether to allow the two telecom competitors to merge:
Public universities in Brazil will reserve half their seats to provide racial, income, and ethnic diversity – a law that goes the furthest in the Americas in attempting race-based equality. It will most greatly affect the large Afro-Brazilian population.
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court upheld its earlier ruling that one third of the country's parliament was elected illegally. Following that ruling the country's military dismissed the government. Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi aims to reconvene the lower chamber of parliament in defiance of the court.