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People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 21, 2018 - 7:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares slid Wednesday in Europe after a day of gains in Asia as attention turned to minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX slipped 0.7 percent to 12,402 and the CAC 40 of France lost 0.4 percent to 5,270. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,...
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British opposition Labour party member of parliament (MP) Chuka Umunna poses for photographers in front of a bus bearing the words "Brexit to cost £2,000 million a week" at the start a national campaign tour in central London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The anti-Brexit bus on Wednesday started an eight day tour, intending to make 33 stops in towns and cities across Britain, with speaker events featuring local business leaders, trade unionists, and politicians. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 21, 2018 - 6:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain is due to leave the European Union in just over a year. The country's main political parties agree that the decision can't be reversed. But with the U.K. government divided over the direction Brexit should take, pro-EU campaigners are trying to make the country change course...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 file photo, Gov. of Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics holds a euro note in Riga, Lavia. The Latvian official on the European Central Bank’s top policymaking council, Ilmars Rimsevics, will miss a scheduled meeting Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018, amid an investigation into reported corruption. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov, File)
February 21, 2018 - 6:26 am
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvia's banking chief will miss a meeting of the European Central Bank's top council, of which he is a member, amid an investigation into suspected corruption. The Bank of Latvia's spokesman, Janis Silakalus, said Wednesday that Latvia would be represented at the meeting by...
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February 21, 2018 - 3:40 am
PARIS (AP) — Air France says that half of its long-haul flights departing from Paris will not operate for 24 hours during a strike over pay. The French airline said that Thursday's long-haul flights would be affected during the day-long strike that aims to pressure management to increase employee...
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A worker takes a break outside a store under construction in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
February 21, 2018 - 3:37 am
LONDON (AP) — A closely monitored economic survey of the 19-country eurozone has found business activity cooling in February but still remaining near decade highs. Financial information firm IHS Markit says Wednesday that its main gauge of business activity across manufacturing and services — the...
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The eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. arrives for a meeting with journalists in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Trump Jr. said any talk that his family was profiting from his father's presidency was "nonsense" as he began a visit to India to promote real estate deals that bear his family's name. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
February 21, 2018 - 2:59 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. said Wednesday any talk that his family is profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a highly publicized visit to India to promote real estate deals that bear his family's name. The eldest son of President Donald Trump is in India to...
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February 21, 2018 - 2:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lotte says its holding company's board has accepted the resignation of its co-CEO, who has been convicted of bribery and embezzlement. The Asian retail and chewing gum giant said Wednesday that Shin Dong-bin has left his CEO post at Lotte Holdings but will remain on its...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence for a meeting in Tokyo. Turnbull flies to the United States on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the United States. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 21, 2018 - 2:16 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads to the United States on Wednesday, accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S. President Donald Trump's softening opposition to joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be up for...
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The eldest son of US President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr's Trump Towers ads are seen in major newspapers in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. "Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the American president but of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who is in New Delhi to sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in a Trump-branded development outside of the Indian capital. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 20, 2018 - 8:18 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — "Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the American president but of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who is in...
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February 20, 2018 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Toy makers have gone to the toilet for their latest creations. Mattel, a company best known for its clean-cut Barbie dolls, is set to release a game called Flushin' Frenzy that sends a brown plastic poop flying into the air. Rival Hasbro, whose water-squirting game Toilet Trouble...
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