Lavish wedding is ex-Nissan chief's new problem

Lavish wedding is ex-Nissan chief's new problem

Renault says it's investigating how former chief Carlos Ghosn paid for a lavish wedding reception at France's Palace of Versailles. It's the first time the French half of the Renault-Nissan alliance has flagged any financial irregularities by its for
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Italian, U.S. police launch coordinated mafia crackdown

Italian and U.S. police have launched a coordinated crackdown against major crime families who were looking to rebuild their Mafia powerbase in Sicily, Italian investigators said on Wednesday.
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Baghdad's Green Zone reopens to new generations of Iraqis

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Since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the fortified area located in the Karkh district in central Baghdad has been largely off limits to ordinary Iraqis due to security concerns but over the years restrictions have loosened.
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Housing starts fall further in June

Housing starts fall further in June

Homebuilding fell for a second straight month in June as building permits tumbled to a two-year low.
Amazon appeases German watchdog, but EU opens new probe

Amazon appeases German watchdog, but EU opens new probe

Amazon has reached a deal with Germany's anti-trust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, acting to appease regulators as the European Union announced its own investigation of the e-commerce giant.
Nissan, Volvo and FCA lead European sales decline

Nissan, Volvo and FCA lead European sales decline

European car sales dropped 7.9% in June, led by bigger declines for Nissan, Volvo and Fiat Chrysler, according to industry data published on Wednesday.
Hong Kong's police face a crisis of their own

Hong Kong's police face a crisis of their own

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A delicious solution to Cyprus' lionfish problem

A delicious solution to Cyprus' lionfish problem

An EU-funded project has placed Cyprus on the frontline in dealing with an invasion of marauding lionfish which have munched their way through the eastern Mediterranean in the past five years.
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Plans for gun megastore in Christchurch cause backlash

Plans for gun megastore in Christchurch cause backlash

New Zealand shop Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51 people and injured dozens, aroused community concerns on Wednesday with plans for a mega store in the South Island city.
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Sudan's military council, opposition coalition reach political accord

Sudan's military council, opposition coalition reach political accord

Sudan's ruling military council and an opposition alliance signed a political accord on Wednesday as part of a power-sharing deal aimed at leading the country nation to democracy.
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Markets: ASM raises tech hopes; Wall St awaits Netflix

Markets: ASM raises tech hopes; Wall St awaits Netflix

Tech stocks outperformed lacklustre European share markets on Wednesday after ASML beat forecasts with its Q2 results and Ericsson said it's on track to its 2020 targets. As David Pollard reports, tech was also set to dominate sentiment on Wall Stre
Why Hong Kong turmoil is bad news for watchmakers

Why Hong Kong turmoil is bad news for watchmakers

Swatch Group earnings are sharply down, and the watchmaker's troubles may be connected to the political turmoil in Hong Kong - the biggest export market for Swiss timepieces.
As Lagarde quits, race to lead IMF starts

As Lagarde quits, race to lead IMF starts

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation from the global crisis lender on Tuesday. As she heads for the ECB, the race to succeed her at the IMF has already begun.
U.S. slaps sanctions on Myanmar's army chief

U.S. slaps sanctions on Myanmar's army chief

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United St
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Grieving father set to slam Boeing in Congress

Grieving father set to slam Boeing in Congress

Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would never play with again.
A factory goes from Viet Cong to Team USA

A factory goes from Viet Cong to Team USA

X40 was the code name for a factory in Hanoi that used to make military uniforms for the North Vietnamese army. Now it makes a very different kind of uniform.
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Former Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Former Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died on Tuesday (July 16) at age 99, the court said in a statement.
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Facebook gets a DC grilling on Libra, antitrust

Facebook gets a DC grilling on Libra, antitrust

Facebook got a lashing by Senate lawmakers from both sides of the aisle on Tuesday over plans for its cryptocurrency and from House lawmakers investigating big tech’s monopoly in the digital space. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
House condemns Trump over 'racist comments'

House condemns Trump over 'racist comments'

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North Korea says it may resume nuclear testing

North Korea says it may resume nuclear testing

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Stocks dip on bank earnings worries

Stocks dip on bank earnings worries

Wall Street stocks edged lower Tuesday as bank earnings added to concerns about lower interest rates dampening profits. As Fred Katayama reports, U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on trade also weighed on investor sentiment.
Don't trust Facebook - Tomasulo

Don't trust Facebook - Tomasulo

As Facebook came under fire before a Senate hearing Tuesday, Vespula Capital's Jeff Tomasulo tells Reuters' Fred Katayama he wonders how anyone could trust Facebook and its new currency.
House moves to condemn Trump for 'go back' slur

House moves to condemn Trump for 'go back' slur

A resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen was headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, with Trump pressuring his fellow Republicans to oppose it.
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Doctors reveal how they separated two-year-old conjoined twins

The doctors who performed surgery on two-year-old twins joined at the head describe how they separated their skulls, brains and blood vessels.
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