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French court rejects Uber's challenge to legal restrictions
Issued: May 22, 2015
PARIS — France's highest court has rejected ride-sharing company Uber's bid to have much of a recent law banning its services declared...
Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects
Issued: May 22, 2015
TOKYO — Toyota President Akio Toyoda vowed to help get to the bottom of the problems with Takata air bags, the recalls for which have ballooned to...
ECB tells governments: Don't wait to fix Europe's economy
Issued: May 22, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says governments that share the euro currency shouldn't wait for better times to push...
South Korea court frees Korean Air "nut rage" executive
Issued: May 22, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage"...
Merkel warns 'whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks
Issued: May 22, 2015
RIGA, Latvia — With Greece facing a potential default in two weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday sought to add urgency to the talks...
China's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home
Issued: May 22, 2015
BEIJING — All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway,...
IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra
Issued: May 22, 2015
BAGHDAD — Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province less than a week after capturing the provincial...
France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets
Issued: May 22, 2015
PARIS — France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms...
China stocks hit 7-year high, Europe muted ahead of Fed
Issued: May 22, 2015
HONG KONG — Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high as investors pinned their hopes on further economic stimulus while most other world markets were...
Merkel, Hollande and Tsipras talk about Greek bailout woes
Issued: May 21, 2015
RIGA, Latvia — French President Francois Hollande said he will huddle with his German and Greek counterparts Thursday to pave the way for a special...
Ex-Haiti prime minister submits papers to run for president
Issued: May 21, 2015
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe submitted papers to run for president shortly before the election office's deadline,...
ECB committed to see stimulus program through, account shows
Issued: May 21, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany — Accounts of the European Central Bank's last meeting show it is committed to completing its 1.1 trillion-euro ($1.2 trillion)...
Islamic State in control of Palmyra ruins, activists say
Issued: May 21, 2015
DAMASCUS, Syria — Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the central...
Rights group: Qatar making little progress on labor reforms
Issued: May 21, 2015
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar is failing to deliver on reforms for its migrant workers a year after the wealthy Gulf nation announced plans to...
Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program
Issued: May 21, 2015
MOSCOW — Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse — with...
Eurozone employers hiring at fastest rate in 4 years
Issued: May 21, 2015
LONDON — The sharp fall in the euro over the past year appears to be paying dividends by helping the eurozone deal with one of its major economic...
Rising inequality holding back economic growth, report warns
Issued: May 21, 2015
PARIS — The widening gap between haves and have-nots in much of the developed world not only raises concerns about the fraying social fabric —...
World stocks uneven after Chinese, eurozone data
Issued: May 21, 2015
TOKYO — World stock markets were lackluster Thursday after China's economy showed new signs of weakness and the eurozone saw an uptick in hiring. ...
Cannes film pays homage to late designer Oscar de la Renta
Issued: May 21, 2015
CANNES, France — The spirit of Oscar de la Renta lives on every day at the Cannes Film Festival. ...
Exxon Mobil says oil discovery off Guyana is 'significant'
Issued: May 20, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Exxon Mobil Corp. confirmed Wednesday that it has made what it calls a "significant" oil discovery off Guyana in waters...
Yemeni rebel leader says they back UN peace talks in Geneva
Issued: May 20, 2015
SANAA, Yemen — The United Nations set the date for peace talks on Yemen for next week in Geneva, while the Saudi-led coalition on Wednesday bombed...
Bin Laden papers include loving notes, terrorist application
Issued: May 20, 2015
WASHINGTON — During his years in hiding, Osama bin Laden urged followers to concentrate on attacking Americans and wrote bittersweet letters to one of...
US secrecy in trade, terror pacts riles EU watchdog
Issued: May 20, 2015
BRUSSELS — U.S. restrictions on access to documents and insistence on secrecy are undermining trust in trans-Atlantic trade talks and anti-terror data...
IS group seizes part of ancient town of Palmyra in Syria
Issued: May 20, 2015
BEIRUT — Islamic State militants seized parts of the ancient town of Palmyra in central Syria on Wednesday after fierce clashes with government...
Experts inspect cruise ship freed from reef off Bermuda
Issued: May 20, 2015
Nearly 3,500 passengers and crew were allowed to disembark Wednesday in Bermuda after their cruise ship became grounded on a reef close to the British...


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