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Dubai airport plans more gates to handle double-decker A380

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:00am

Dubai Airports is boosting the number of specialized facilities to handle Airbus A380 planes at the Middle East's busiest airport as hometown carrier Emirates grows its fleet of the double-decker aircraft.

Norwegian arrested in Germany for biting off man's ear

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:30am

Berlin police say a 43-year-old Norwegian tourist is in custody after biting off part of the ear of a man who tried to break up a fight between him and a dark-skinned German passenger he'd allegedly taunted as being a terrorist.

Iran says some sanctions under nuclear deal still in place

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:30am

The head of Iran's atomic energy agency warned Monday that his country's landmark nuclear deal with five world powers could be jeopardized by alleged foot-dragging on a pledge of sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran's commitment to curb key atomic activities.

Deutsche Bank shares fall sharply after report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:30am

Shares in Deutsche Bank are sharply lower after a report that the German government won't intervene with U.S. officials who are pressing the bank to pay $14 billion to settle an investigation into its sales of mortgage-backed securities.

Japan's leader vows to accelerate economic measures, TPP

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:01am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

Chemtura rises in premarket on $2.5B buyout offer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:00am

Chemtura's stock is up more than 17 percent in premarket trading after the specialty chemicals company agreed to a $2.5 billion acquisition offer from Germany's Lanxess.

Turkish markets hit by Moody's rating downgrade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:30am

Turkey's stock markets and currency have fallen sharply after the country's credit rating was downgraded into junk status by Moody's.

UK CEOs consider pulling up stakes because of Brexit

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:50am

A survey of company CEOs in Britain suggests that a majority is considering moving some business away from the U.K. amid concerns about the country's future outside the European Union.

South Korean farmer injured in Nov. protest dies in hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:40am

Dozens of activists Monday were commemorating a South Korean farmer who died in a hospital almost a year after being knocked unconscious by water cannons during anti-government protests.

German business confidence surges to highest since May 2014

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:10am

A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has increased sharply to its highest reading since May 2014 amid signs that concerns related to Britain's vote to leave the European Union have dissipated.

Iran issues local credit cards for the first time in decades

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:00am

Iranian banks have begun issuing credit cards for the first time in decades, local media reported on Monday.

Global stocks mostly lower ahead of US presidential debate

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:50am

Global shares were mostly lower Monday as market attention turned from central bank policies to the U.S. presidential race ahead of a highly anticipated debate.

China investigating North Korean bank, report says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:20am

Chinese authorities are investigating a North Korean bank suspected of financing its government's imports of goods that might be used by the North's nuclear weapons program, a South Korean newspaper reported Monday.

WHY IT MATTERS: Jobs

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:50am

THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended.

In South Korea, the crowd goes wild for competitive gaming

Jungho Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:00am

South Korea started the e-sports industry in the early 2000s, and it continues to be a world leader in competitive gaming. There are not only professional video game players, but also broadcasting channels and professional leagues for different kinds of games. South Koreans can easily watch professional gamers playing on both television and the internet.

Dallas police and fire pension in crisis, retirees concerned

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 11:40pm

Still recovering from the July sniper attack that left five law enforcement officers dead, the Dallas Police Department is facing a new crisis as its pension fund approaches insolvency and scores of officers, including Chief David Brown, announce unexpected retirements.

Journalist's exile shows concern over Nepal's press freedom

Martha Mendoza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 10:50pm

A prominent local journalist who helped organize a gathering in Nepal of investigative reporters from throughout Asia was notably absent from the event, exiled to avoid possible arrest.

Pemex says fire put out on tanker off Mexico's Gulf coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 8:52pm

A fire on a tanker carrying gasoline and diesel off Mexico's Gulf coast was put out Sunday, a day after the blaze began, the country's state oil company said.

Asian stocks mostly lower ahead of US presidential debate

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 8:40pm

Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as market attention turned from action from central banks to the U.S. presidential race, with a closely watched debate upcoming.