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France to end imam, teacher deals to counter New! 2020-02-18 16:27:35MULHOUSE, France (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday announced measures intended to counter Islamic extremism in France by giving the g

West Virginia primary: 18 running for president, 12 New! 2020-02-18 15:49:12CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Voters in West Virginia’s May 12 primary will need some extra time to study the candidates before going to the ballot b

Europe resists mounting US pressure on Huawei 5G New! 2020-02-18 14:20:48LONDON (AP) - The Trump administration is stepping up pressure on European allies to ban Chinese tech firm Huawei from supplying next-generation mobil

UN envoy warns `dire' military situation risks Yemen New! 2020-02-18 13:23:28UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. special envoy for Yemen warned Tuesday the “increasingly dire” military situation in the Arab world's poor

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials New! 2020-02-18 12:56:18Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Feb. 16 Sign OWI bill, then do more for safe roads Here’s something you don’t see often: The Legislature

Coronavirus quarantine on Diamond Princess ship in Japan New! 2020-02-18 11:49:00The World Health Organization on Tuesday said keeping passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan seemed preferable to having everyone dis

Julian Assange on the mend ahead of imminent New! 2020-02-18 11:17:10Julian Assange, the jailed founder and publisher of WikiLeaks, has seen his health improve ahead of his upcoming extradition trial, the website's top

White House sanctions Russia's largest oil trading company New! 2020-02-18 10:53:41The U.S. is imposing additional sanctions on a subsidiary of a Russian-controlled oil company for its role in aiding Venezuelan President Nicolas Madu

Panel to parse foreign policy and presidential election New! 2020-02-18 09:15:20DETROIT (AP) - Former presidential advisers and administration officials are expected to gather in Detroit next week to discuss the foreign policy cha

Russia to ban entry of Chinese nationals to New! 2020-02-18 08:54:52BERLIN (AP) — Russia will temporarily ban Chinese nationals from entering the country due to the virus outbreak centered in China that has infec

Spain looks to adopt digital tax that has New! 2020-02-18 08:46:15LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Spain’s government approved Tuesday the introduction of new taxes on digital business and stock market transactions, fol

Election commission: Afghan president Ghani wins 2nd term New! 2020-02-18 08:15:43KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Ashraf Ghani won a second term as president of Afghanistan, the country's independent election commission announced Tuesday

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COVID-19 cases increase on cruise ship as China New! 2020-02-18 06:26:59Japanese health authorities say they have confirmed 88 more cases of COVID-19 on a quarantined cruise ship near Tokyo, bringing the total to 542 &mdas

What Canada can learn from this Michigan city's 2020-02-18 04:00:00Hundreds of U.S. law enforcement agencies have partnered with Amazon's Ring doorbell camera company, despite persistent questions about privacy and d

Boy Scouts of America file for bankruptcy due 2020-02-18 03:30:24The Scouts could be forced to sell off some of their vast property holdings, including campgrounds and hiking trails, to raise money for a compensatio

Apple warns coronavirus in China will cut iPhone 2020-02-17 18:08:00Apple Inc. says it will not meet its revenue guidance for the March quarter due to the coronavirus outbreak affecting production and demand in China.

Jeff Bezos to spend $10B of his money 2020-02-17 15:57:10Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion US of his own fortune to help fight climate change.

Astronauts' cravings about to be satisfied with supply 2020-02-17 12:38:23A cargo ship is rocketing toward the International Space Station, carrying candy and cheese to satisfy the astronauts' cravings.

U.K. grapples with severe floods as storm death 2020-02-17 11:33:29Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks worth of rain in some places. A woman

GM to shut operations in Australia, New Zealand, 2020-02-17 09:51:46General Motors has decided to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequate

Canadians on coronavirus-hit cruise ship await repatriation as 2020-02-17 05:44:32Canadian passengers of a cruise ship that has been quarantined in Japan due to a coronavirus outbreak on board are still waiting to be repatriate

Why the Democrats might be on track for 2020-02-17 04:00:00Unless Bernie Sanders separates himself from a divided field, the Democrats could be headed for a contested convention in July.

Olympic protest ban is a corporate power play 2020-02-17 04:00:00By banning protests on the field of play and at official ceremonies, the International Olympic Committee has unintentionally created the perfect envir

Wales bears the brunt as deadly storm Dennis 2020-02-16 17:12:20Rivers across Britain burst their banks and a number of severe flood warnings remained in place as authorities strove to get people to safety and to p


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Coronavirus threatens Apple supply chain, sales; shares drop New! 2020-02-18 08:57:47Shares of Apple Inc fell 2 % on Tuesday and dragged the stocks of its suppliers across the globe lower, after the iPhone maker warned of lower sales i

Apple virus warning shakes stocks, euro near three-year New! 2020-02-18 08:53:16World stocks markets were knocked off record highs on Tuesday as two of the world’s mega companies and Europe's largest economy, Germany, repor

Coronavirus dents bookings for Holiday Inn owner IHG New! 2020-02-18 08:40:32InterContinental Hotels (IHG) warned on Tuesday that fewer travellers are booking its rooms in China because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Exclusive: JPMorgan shakes up investment bank in leadership New! 2020-02-18 08:37:16JPMorgan is reshuffling senior management at the top of its investment bank, naming two new global co-heads and shifting some of its most senior deal

Factbox: JPMorgan names new global leaders at investment New! 2020-02-18 08:33:34JPMorgan has shifted some of its top dealmakers to a newly-created executive committee of global chairs of investment banking to deepen ties with maj

Breen to return as DuPont CEO New! 2020-02-18 08:25:01DuPont has brought back management veteran Edward Breen as its chief executive officer, in a move that the industrial materials maker is hoping will

Exclusive: Samsung wins 5-nanometer modem chip contract from New! 2020-02-18 08:23:43Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's semiconductor manufacturing division has won a contract to make new Qualcomm Inc 5G chips using its most advanced chip

Exclusive: Tesla in talks to use CATL's cobalt-free New! 2020-02-18 08:23:08Tesla is in advanced stages of talks to use batteries from CATL that contain no cobalt - one of the most expensive metals in electric vehicle (EV) b

20 years after dot-com peak, tech dominance keeps New! 2020-02-18 08:21:04As Wall Street approaches the 20th anniversary of the piercing of the dot-com bubble, today's decade-old rally led by a few small players shows some

Apple's surprise sales warning pressures futures New! 2020-02-18 08:00:23U.S. stock index futures dropped on Tuesday as investors returned from a long weekend to a sales warning from Apple Inc that highlighted the impact of

Amazon's Bezos pledges $10 billion to climate change New! 2020-02-18 07:51:29Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will commit $10 billion to fund scientists, activists, nonprofits and other groups fighting to protect the

Walmart sees slowing online sales growth after lackluster New! 2020-02-18 07:43:43Walmart Inc forecast slowing online growth for the year on Tuesday after reporting weak results for the holiday quarter that suggested it was leaking

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GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia 2020-02-16 22:45:43The move comes as the US car giant retreats from more markets as it focuses on more profitable countries

Japan's economy shrinks at fastest rate since 2014 2020-02-16 20:56:26The world's third largest economy was hit by a sales tax rise, a destructive typhoon and weak global demand.

Crossing Divides: The 'youngsters' gaining respect at work 2020-02-16 19:04:39A demand for social media skills is bringing younger people into the workplace, but this can create friction.

Coronavirus: Bicester Village 'having a tough time' 2020-02-16 19:03:59Spending by visitors from China in the UK stood at £714m in September 2019.

Heathrow Airport apologises for IT failure disruption 2020-02-16 18:00:15The airport says the "technical issues" have been resolved and "systems are returning to normal".

Tesla: German court halts work on new 'Gigafactory' 2020-02-16 14:28:14Environmentalists win a temporary injunction against forest clearance for a new "Gigafactory".

Grant Shapps: Government 'not involved' in China-HS2 talks 2020-02-16 06:58:21The transport secretary's remarks follow reports that China offered to build the line in five years.

Flood defences in England get 1% of infrastructure 2020-02-15 19:54:08Nearly £5bn is due to be spent on flood defences in England up until 2026, government figures show.

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook boss urges tighter regulation 2020-02-15 18:28:51Mark Zuckerberg says social media firms should not decide what counts as legitimate free speech.

Washington increases tariffs on aircraft after EU subsidy 2020-02-15 09:44:07Most other tariffs on EU exports to the US, including salmon and blended Scotch whisky, are being retained.

Will Vodafone hang up on its business in 2020-02-14 20:01:37A ruling by the Supreme Court could signal the end of the road for the UK telecoms giant in the country.

Pregnant actresses: 'We're not treated like people' 2020-02-14 17:37:27The way some actresses are treated is straight out of "the dark ages", says the Equality Commission.