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European eyewear giant in merger of Luxottica and Essilor

PARIS (AP) — A new European eyewear giant is set to emerge as Italian frames maker Luxottica — maker of brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley — joins with French lens...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 02:39

Egypt court rules against handing islands to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has ruled against the government's decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia — a landmark verdict likely to deepen tensions...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 02:23

In landmark move, Egyptian court rules against government agreement to hand over 2 Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO (AP) — In landmark move, Egyptian court rules against government agreement to hand over 2 Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 02:14

Global shares mostly lower amid worries over Brexit, Italy

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about Britain's exit from the European Union and a downgrade of Italy's credit rating. Takata's shares fell in Tokyo...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 02:13

Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 02:12

Afghan government says IS militants kidnap 14 clerics

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that Islamic state militants stormed a religious school in eastern Nangarhar province, kidnapping 14 clerics who were teaching at the school and...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 02:11

UN agency chiefs urge access for aid to civilians in Syria

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The heads of major U.N. organizations are calling for access to children and families cut off from humanitarian aid in Syria, saying the world "must not...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 02:05

Wilders lashes out at Dutch premier Rutte ahead of elections

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch firebrand populist Geert Wilders is accusing Prime Minister Mark Rutte of behaving like a "dictator" by ruling out a coalition with Wilders' Party for...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 02:04

Belfast power-sharing faces Monday deadline for destruction

DUBLIN (AP) — The Northern Ireland Assembly faces likely dissolution for an election that could make revival of a Catholic-Protestant government more difficult. The British government has a Monday deadline...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 02:01

German vice chancellor rejects Trump's German car remarks

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's vice chancellor, responding to an interview with President-elect Donald Trump, has rejected threats by Trump to put tariffs of up to 35 percent on German automakers...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:58

Uganda confirms Avian flu in wild terns, domestic birds

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government says tests have confirmed that avian flu is responsible for the mass deaths of wild birds on the shores of Lake Victoria. The Ministry...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:52

Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his fast approaching...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:47

Activists relate to King's shift from dreamer to radical

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For Abdul Aliy-Muhammad, the Martin Luther King Jr. he learned about as a child was a man of love, peace and racial harmony, a gifted orator. It...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:41

Pence looks like he will be Trump's inside man in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Mike Pence landed in Congress after the 2000 election, he was a conservative agitator who often bucked President George W. Bush's agenda. Seventeen years later, he's...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:40

Kyrgyzstan ministry says cargo plane crash kills 37

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — A cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, the Emergency Situations Ministry said...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:40

AP Interview: Lynch defends push for police accountability

BALTIMORE (AP) — As a younger lawyer, Loretta Lynch prosecuted New York police officers who sodomized a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom. As attorney general, she's broadened her focus...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:38

Obama prepares for a busy retirement, more freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Barack Obama, there's a presidential library to build, hundreds of millions of dollars to raise, causes to champion and a book to write. And don't forget...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:37

Supreme Court considers suit over 2001 detention of Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahmer Abbasi speaks softly as he describes the strip searches, the extra shoves, the curses that he endured in a federal jail in Brooklyn following the Sept...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:35

Women have many motivations for DC inauguration protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call them rebels with a cause. Or two. Or three. Or 10. When throngs of women from around the nation converge on Washington for a march on...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:33

Americans will get the Trump they elected as president

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 10 weeks, dozens of tweets and one rollicking news conference, Donald Trump's transition into the White House has left little doubt that the man Americans elected...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:30

Free speech clash: Justices considering offensive trademarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. The...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:28

Revelers, rally-goers to clog DC for Trump's inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demonstration the day after, but how many will...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:23

Bomb blasts at Nigeria's Maiduguri University kill 5

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say two bombs have exploded at Nigeria's northeastern University of Maiduguri, killing five people. One student said the first blast ripped through the mosque where...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:19

South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung scion in graft scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a departure from the leniency South Korean big businesses typically receive, prosecutors on Monday requested the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:15

Muted reaction in Russia to Trump's talk of nuclear arms cut

MOSCOW (AP) — Suggestions by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that sanctions against Russia could be lifted in exchange for a nuclear arms cut have attracted a frosty reception in Moscow...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:11

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