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In Romania, French defense minister pledges support

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s defense minister held an official meeting in the capital Bucharest Thursday with his French counterpart, who pledged to stand by Romania through “difficult times” as...
Jan. 27, 2022

Kellyanne Conway memoir 'Here's the Deal' coming out May 24

NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has a memoir out May 24: “Here's the Deal” is billed by her publisher as a look beyond the headlines...
Jan. 27, 2022

How to score points in the credit game

Credit scoring can feel like a frustrating game — falls can be sudden and swift, and climbing is a slow slog. In reality, “all scoring models and lenders are aiming...
Jan. 27, 2022

Ukrainian serviceman kills 4 fellow soldiers, 1 civilian

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A member of Ukraine's National Guard on Thursday opened fire on his fellow soldiers, killing five people and wounding five more, Ukraine's Interior Ministry said. The...
Jan. 27, 2022

Thailand deploys more assets as oil slick threatens beaches

BANGKOK (AP) — An aircraft from a company specializing in recoveries from oil spills arrived Thursday from Singapore to join an urgent effort to clean up an oil slick before...
Jan. 27, 2022

US response on Ukraine offers little optimism, Russia says

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. rejection of Russia’s main demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine leaves little ground for optimism, the Kremlin spokesman said Thursday, while adding that dialogue...
Jan. 27, 2022

Deutsche Bank sees biggest annual profit in a decade

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank said Thursday it reaped its best annual profit in a decade in 2021 and had put most of the costs of its wrenching, years-long...
Jan. 27, 2022

Poland starts building wall on border with Belarus

KUZNICA, Poland (AP) — Poland has started building a $394 million high wall on its eastern border intended to block migrants pushed by Belarus in what the European Union calls...
Jan. 27, 2022

Beijing's Olympic bubble makes a slightly surreal experience

BEIJING (AP) — For journalists covering the Beijing Winter Olympics, China’s strict pandemic measures are creating a surreal and somewhat frustrating experience. China requires electronic confirmation of the health status...
Jan. 27, 2022

World remembers Holocaust as antisemitism rises in pandemic

BRUSSELS (AP) — Holocaust survivors and politicians warned about the resurgence of antisemitism and Holocaust denial as the world remembered Nazi atrocities and commemorated the 77th anniversary of the liberation...
Jan. 27, 2022

Tata group regains control of debt-laden Air India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tata Sons, India’s oldest and largest conglomerate, has regained ownership of Air India, the country’s debt-laden national carrier. Tata pioneered commercial aviation in India when it...
Jan. 27, 2022

EU launches WTO action against China over Lithuania dispute

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday stepped up its dispute with China as it took an economic spat over exports from member state Lithuania to the world trade's...
Jan. 27, 2022

European force "deeply regrets" Mali telling Danes to leave

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A European counterterrorism operation in Mali is telling the Malian transitional government that the presence of Danish troops on its soil is legal and is calling...
Jan. 27, 2022

Israel, Cyprus, Greece electricity cable link gets EU money

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union has earmarked 657 million euros ($736 million) for the construction of a a 2,000-megawatt undersea electricity cable that will link the power grids...
Jan. 27, 2022

Report: 5,000-plus deaths under Ethiopia's Tigray blockade

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Nearly 1,500 people died of malnutrition in just part of Ethiopia’s blockaded Tigray region over a four-month period last year, including more than 350 young children,...
Jan. 27, 2022

Autopsy says violence caused death of detained Palestinian

JERUSALEM (AP) — An autopsy has found that a 78-year-old Palestinian man who was pronounced dead shortly after being detained by Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank died of...
Jan. 27, 2022

Global stocks sink after Fed says US rates will rise 'soon'

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets and Wall Street futures sank Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated it will raise interest rates soon to cool inflation. London and Frankfurt opened...
Jan. 27, 2022

Renault, Nissan to invest $26B in future electric vehicles

TOKYO (AP) — The French-Japanese auto alliance of Renault and Nissan plans to invest 23 billion euros ($26 billion) in electric vehicle technology over the next five years, the companies...
Jan. 27, 2022

Abraaj founder fined staggering $135M by Dubai regulator

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A regulatory body in Dubai said Thursday it is imposing a staggering fine of $135.5 million on the Pakistani-born founder of Abraaj Group, the...
Jan. 27, 2022

S. Korea expert defends use of rapid tests as omicron surges

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s top infectious disease expert defended the move to expand the use of rapid testing despite accuracy concerns, as the country broke its daily...
Jan. 27, 2022

German prosecutors charge Russian man with espionage

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Thursday they have charged a Russian man who worked at a German university with espionage for allegedly passing information on European rockets to Russian...
Jan. 27, 2022

China spends billions on Olympics with longer-term goal

GENEVA (AP) — The finance model for the Winter Olympics calls for the host country to spend several billion dollars, the IOC to earn a couple billion, and sports bodies...
Jan. 27, 2022

EU honors camp survivor as world remembers Holocaust

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers will observe a minute's silence Thursday and welcome a centenarian Holocaust survivor as the world remembers Nazi atrocities and commemorates the 77th anniversary of...
Jan. 27, 2022

Australia's Woodside Petroleum pulls out of Myanmar projects

BANGKOK (AP) — Australia’s Woodside Petroleum is withdrawing from projects in strife-torn Myanmar, following a similar decision last week by Total and Chevron. Woodside put all its Myanmar activities under...
Jan. 27, 2022

Dubai regulator issues massive fine on Abraaj founder

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A regulatory body in Dubai said Thursday it is fining the Pakistani-born founder of Abraaj Group, the now defunct Mideast private-equity firm accused of...
Jan. 27, 2022

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