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  • Slovak linked to reporter slaying sentenced in separate case

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A businessman allegedly linked to the slaying of an investigative journalist in Slovakia has been sentenced to 19 years in prison in a separate case of forgery. Marian Kocner was charged with forgery, together with former Economy Minister Pavol Rusko. A court in the town of Pezinok sentenced the two to […]
  • Officials: Chinese industry recovering, more aid coming

    BEIJING (AP) — Small, mostly private companies that are the engine of China’s economy are back to operating at one-third of normal levels after anti-virus controls shut factories, shops and restaurants, regulators said Thursday, and they promised more low-cost loans and other aid. The ruling Communist Part has ordered areas that are at lower disease […]
  • UK opens EU trade talks with threat to walk away

    LONDON (AP) — Britain published its opening demands for trade talks with the European Union on Thursday, delivering a blunt threat to walk away from the table if there is no progress within four months. The two sides appear headed for a rocky first round of negotiations as they try to forge a new relationship […]
  • Campaigners win court challenge to block Heathrow expansion

    LONDON (AP) — Campaigners won a court ruling Thursday to block the plan for a third runway at Heathrow Airport on environmental grounds, setting the stage for a new fight over whether to make Europe’s biggest airport even bigger. The ruling by Britain’s Court of Appeal could stall the 14 billion-pound ($18 billion) plan to […]
  • Tunisia approves government after months of deadlock

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia has a new government at last, after four months of arguing among rival parties in the young North African democracy. After a 15-hour debate, the Tunisian parliament voted 129-77 with one abstention to approve the government of Prime Minister-designate Elyes Fakhfakh early Thursday. A previous effort to form a government […]
  • World shares slump after Trump announcement on virus plans

    Shares fell in Europe and Asia on Thursday after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. was stepping up its efforts to combat the virus outbreak that began in China, as the number of cases surpassed 81,000. Germany’s DAX lost 2.2% to 12,498.88 and the CAC 40 in Paris dropped 2.3% to 5,59.99. In London, the […]
  • Labor union unveils $150M campaign to help defeat Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation’s largest labor unions is unveiling plans to invest $150 million in a nationwide campaign to help defeat President Donald Trump, a sweeping effort focused on eight battleground states and voters of color who typically don’t vote. The investment marks the largest voter engagement and turnout operation in the […]
  • Facebook bans ads with false claims about new virus

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook said Wednesday that it is banning ads that make false claims about products tied to the new coronavirus. The social network said it is removing ads that feature a product and imply a limited supply, seeking create a “sense of urgency” in their mention of coronavirus. Ads that guarantee a […]
  • Arizona’s largest newspaper quits candidate endorsements

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republic, which drew global attention in 2016 for endorsing a Democrat for president for the first time in its history, will stop endorsing candidates for public office, newspaper leaders wrote Wednesday. Executive Editor Greg Burton and Editorial Page Editor Phil Boas explained in a column that research by the Phoenix-based […]
  • Kansas struggles with details of legalizing sports betting

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers who want to legalize betting on sports events and allow online sales of lottery tickets are struggling to agree on the details and facing criticism that they’re being too generous toward companies already managing casinos for the state. The state Senate voted 23-15 on Wednesday to approve a sports […]