The US Federal Trade Commission says it will sue to block Microsoft’s $75bn acquisition of video game maker Activision Blizzard, and KLM’s chief executive has encouraged passengers to take the train rather than fly on some short-haul journeys. Plus, the FT’s John Paul Rathbone unpacks a military milestone in the Ukraine war.

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FTC sues to block Microsoft’s $75bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard

KLM chief encourages passengers to take the train to cut emissions

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