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February 21, 2018 - 7:57 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian authorities have begun replacing road signs on the country's main highway named by the previous government after the ancient warrior king Alexander the Great, in a goodwill gesture toward neighboring Greece. Gajur Kadriu, head of Macedonia's road maintenance...
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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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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2014, file photo, the media attend a press briefing where Thai police display projected pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man who is at the center of a surrogacy scandal during a press conference at the police headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand. The Japanese father of the surrogate babies Mitsutoki Shigeta is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and insurance company Hikari Tsushin and earns millions of dollars a year in dividends. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
February 21, 2018 - 6:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media. Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody of his children by a Thai court on Tuesday, is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and insurance...
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February 21, 2018 - 6:13 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe was celebrating his first birthday since his resignation in near solitude on Wednesday, far from the lavish affair of years gone by. The government that removed him with military assistance in November declared Feb. 21, Mugabe's...
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FILE – In this Feb. 21, 2017 photo Hungarian actress Alexandra Borbely attends a press conference on the film 'On Body and Soul' by Hungarian director Ildiko Enyedi in a movie in Budapest, Hungary. “On Body And Soul” seeks to become the third Hungarian film in a row to win an Academy Award. Ildiko Enyedi is the only female director in the foreign language category and her first feature film in nearly two decades is a surreal love story between two people whose relationship begins in shared dreams but who have trouble connecting in daily life. (Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP,file)
February 21, 2018 - 6:05 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — "On Body And Soul" could be the third Hungarian film in a row to win an Academy Award. Ildiko Enyedi is the only female director in the foreign language category, and her first feature film in nearly two decades is a surreal love story between two people at a slaughterhouse...
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In this Oct. 27, 2010 file photo, a Boeing 737 being delivered to FlyDubai is seen in Seattle. Budget carrier FlyDubai said Wednesday its earnings and profits have increased, with revenue reaching 5.5 billion dirhams ($1.5 billion) in 2017 compared to 5 billion dirhams ($1.37 billion) in 2016. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 21, 2018 - 6:04 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Budget carrier flydubai said Wednesday its earnings and profits have increased, with revenue reaching 5.5 billion dirhams ($1.5 billion) in 2017 compared to 5 billion dirhams ($1.37 billion) in 2016. Profits for the Dubai-based airline reached 37.3 million dirhams...
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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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In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, photo, Australian search and rescue coordinator Rick Allen, second from left, trains foreign rescue officials in the Australian Maritime Safety Authority control room in Canberra, Australia. Officials from Mauritius, Maldives and Sri Lanka visited the authority's headquarters this week as part of a regional training program that began in 2015. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
February 21, 2018 - 2:59 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations. Search and rescue officials from...
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