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  • Malaysian prime minister in Netherlands

    5 minutes ago

    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister has arrived in the Netherlands ahead of a meeting with his Dutch counterpart to discuss plans for repatriating remains of Malaysian victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and continuing problems accessing the crash site ...

  • AP Top News at 5:20 a.m. EDT

    18 minutes ago

    (AP) Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire." Netanyahu said Thursday he will not accept any ...

  • Haunting memories 70 years since Warsaw Uprising

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for his life, he was struck with terror at the sight of a dead body in ...

  • Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

    25 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. The companies announced the deal Thursday, but ...

  • Nokia in wireless network deal with Panasonic

    25 minutes ago

    (AP) HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish wireless equipment maker Nokia says it has a preliminary agreement to acquire part of the wireless network business of Japan's Panasonic Corp. No financial value for the deal was given. Nokia said Thursday that the two ...

  • Aussie weightlifter arrested for alleged assault

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Australian team says weightlifter Francois Etoundi has been stripped of his Commonwealth Games accreditation after being arrested over an alleged assault in the athletes' village in Glasgow. Etoundi is due in court in Glasgow later ...

  • Key prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial

    32 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It was strictly business. That's what the former CEO of a dietary supplements company is saying about his relationship with former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, who are on trial on corruption charges. ...

  • Israel PM says military will dismantle Hamas tunnels 'with or without a cease-fire'

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel PM says military will dismantle Hamas tunnels 'with or without a cease-fire'

  • Spain evacuates embassy staff from Libya

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spain's Foreign Ministry says it is temporarily evacuating its ambassador and most embassy staff from Libya because of the worsening security situation in the capital, Tripoli. A ministry statement Thursday said one staff member would remain in ...

  • Eurozone inflation drops further to 0.4 percent

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — Official data show the inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone fell further in July, to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent a month earlier. The preliminary figures published Thursday by the European Union's statistical agency are likely to ...

  • AP Top International News At 5 a.m. EDT

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) Hospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war AP PHOTOS: At least 17 die in Gaza school attack Fast ...

  • Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president. The ...

  • World stocks drift after US Fed stays course

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected. Investors ...

  • Philanthropist calls for saving Corcoran in court

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Washington philanthropist has offered an alternate plan to save the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its art college. Wayne Reynolds outlined the plan in court hearings this week over whether to break up the nearly ...

  • Expat Turks begin voting in presidential elections

    1 hour, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turks living abroad have begun casting votes in Turkey's first direct presidential elections. It is also the first time expatriate Turks are casting votes in their countries of residence. Some 2.8 million expatriate Turks — about ...

  • AP Top Business News At 4:14 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares Adidas issues profit warning on Russia, golf risks Sony surprises with first quarter profit Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging World Cup ...

  • World Cup adds froth to German beer sales

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German beer sales rose by 4.4 percent in the year's first half, gaining froth from the beginning of the country's run to the soccer World Cup title. The Federal Statistical Office said Thursday that German-based breweries sold ...

  • Spain rail strike hits busy vacation period start

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spanish train workers have begun a nationwide strike as one of the country's busiest holiday periods kicks off. Workers for the state train company Renfe and rail infrastructure firm Adif began the strike Thursday to protest staff ...

  • Alcatel loss narrows in 2Q

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Telcommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent SA says its net loss narrowed in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges, while revenue stagnated and restructuring charges mounted. The company, which has racked up billions of euros of losses ...

  • Adidas issues profit warning on Russia, golf risks

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Sports equipment maker Adidas has lowered its full-year profit target, citing risks in the Russian market and weakness at its golf business. Adidas AG, based in Herzogenaurach, Germany, said Thursday it now expects net profit of about ...

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