International News

French far-left leader, party targeted in anti-corruption raids

Anti-corruption investigators raided the home and party headquarters of French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon on Tuesday, part of a long-running investigation into the alleged misuse of European Parliament funds to pay party employees.

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Ukrainian Su-27 air force plane crashes during exercise: military

A Ukrainian Su-27 air force fighter with two pilots crashed during a training exercise on Tuesday, a statement by the general staff said.

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U.S. Senate leader says needs facts in Khashoggi case before acting

U.S. lawmakers need to find out what happened in the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi before taking any steps against Saudi Arabia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell told Bloomberg News on Tuesday, calling U.S.-Saudi relations "not great."

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UK parliament speaker John Bercow will stand down next summer: local media

The speaker of the British parliament's lower house, John Bercow, will stand down from his position next summer, local media reported on Tuesday.

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Pompeo meets Saudi king on Khashoggi case, Turks study 'toxic materials'

Saudi Arabia's crown prince agreed on Tuesday there must be a thorough investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the United States said, after media reports that Riyadh will acknowledge his death in a botched interrogation.

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Stand together, Britain's May calls for unity on Brexit

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May told her ministers on Tuesday they would secure a Brexit deal if they stood together, calling for a show of unity to silence those pressing her to rethink her strategy for leaving the European Union.

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Spanish bishops create commission to combat child sex abuse

Spain's bishops have set up a commission on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, in preparation for meeting next year called by Pope Francis to cope with a spreading sexual abuse crisis.

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EU's Tusk bemoans lack of a 'Great' to cut Gordian Brexit Knot

European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday bemoaned the lack of leaders great enough to overcome a deadlock on the Irish border in Brexit talks, which he compared to the Gordian Knot unraveled by Alexander the Great.

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German CSU leader Seehofer wants Merkel coalition to work

Chancellor Angela Merkel's leading critic in her coalition government said on Tuesday he wanted the ruling alliance to work, batting away calls for his own resignation after a dismal result for his party in Bavaria's regional election.

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Merkel says Brexit talks are like 'squaring the circle': sources

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that efforts to negotiate a deal on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union were like "squaring the circle", two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Politics

Reuters: Health News

Top Stories

AP Top News at 11:20 a.m. EDT
  1. In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey's notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night....
  2. Ex-FBI deputy director 'disappointed' in Comey comments

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer for fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe says his client is "very upset and disappointed" with some comments by his former boss James Comey....
  3. AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans largely fear the country's relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea....
  4. First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

    HAVANA (AP) -- Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all....
  5. Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest chapter in years-long, wide-ranging scandal at the banking giant. However, it appears that none of the $1 billion will go directly to the victims of Wells Fargo's abuses....
  6. 'This is my real life': Where Trump's travel ban hits home

    NEW YORK (AP) -- At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life....
  7. Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- President Donald Trump's lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president....
  8. Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 2 Palestinians

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protest on Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, some burning tires or flying kites with flaming rags dangling from their tails. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said....
  9. EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma's attorney general he frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver....
  10. As Prince's health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction - yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday....

Technology

Uber IPO proposals value company at $120 billion - WSJ

Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] could be valued at $120 billion, when it finally goes public next year according to proposals made by U.S. banks bidding to run the offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

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TomTom shares slide 13 percent after Volvo contract loss

Shares in navigation firm TomTom slid 13 percent on Tuesday on news it had lost a contract with carmaker Volvo, renewing worries that Google's entry into in-dashboard software may hurt the Dutch firm.

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Renault-Brilliance plans electric vans to buck China slowdown

Renault and Chinese partner Brilliance plan to launch three electric delivery vans in two years, seeking to capitalize on robust growth in China's commercial vehicle market and city center driving curbs on combustion engines.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications at 65

(In this Oct. 15 story, corrects date of book "“The Road Ahead" to 1995.)

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TomTom CEO: user experience, not price, behind customer defections

TomTom CEO Harold Goddijn said on Tuesday that user experience, not price, appeared to be the main reason why several of the company's former customers have chosen Google Android-based systems for their built-in dashboard navigation systems.

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Huawei launches new flagship phones in bid to keep No. 2 spot

Huawei [HWT.UL] unveiled new flagship smartphones with novel smart camera and video features on Tuesday, as it seeks to sustain momentum among price-conscious consumers.

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VW targets online sales, over-the-air updates in new contract with European dealers

Volkswagen will overhaul its dealership and sales organization by April 2020 to enable online sales and over-the-air software updates for its new electric cars, the German automaker said on Tuesday.

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Qualcomm, FTC ask judge to delay ruling to pursue settlement

Qualcomm Inc and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Monday asked a federal judge to delay a preliminary ruling in an antitrust case U.S. regulators brought against the mobile chip company in order to pursue settlement talks.

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Musk says new autopilot chip to be available in six months

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said a new chip that improves autopilot features would be available in about six months in all of the company's new production electric cars.

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Dutch battery company to build 1.6 billion euro plant in China

Lithium Werks BV, a startup founded by Dutch entrepreneur Kees Koolen, said on Tuesday it had signed a 1.6 billion euro ($1.85 billion) deal to build a new storage battery plant in China.

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