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Dubai airport plans more gates to handle double-decker A380

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 7:20am

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.

Lands' End CEO leaves company after less than 2 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 7:20am

The CEO of Lands' End, recruited from the New York fashion house Dolce & Gabbana in a bit of a culture clash, has stepped down after less than two years.

Deutsche Bank shares fall sharply after report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 7:20am

Shares in Deutsche Bank are down sharply 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.

Python wrapped around armrest halts Japanese 'bullet' train

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 7:10am

A passenger spotted a python curled around the armrest of another passenger's seat on a Japanese high-speed Shinkansen "bullet" train, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop.

Some elephants learning to avoid dangerous areas: Expert

Khaled Kazziha, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:21am

Some African elephant herds are adapting to the danger of poaching by moving out of risky areas, according to one conservation group.

Global stocks drop ahead of first US presidential debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:20am

Stock markets around the world fell sharply Monday as investors turned their attention to the U.S. presidential race and the first televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Oil prices rose amid some speculation that the OPEC oil cartel will discuss a possible production freeze.

Turkish markets hit by Moody's rating downgrade

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:20am

Turkish financial markets took a battering Monday after ratings agency Moody's downgraded the country's credit grade to junk status to account for a series of shocks to the economy that included a string of bombings and an attempted coup.

Italy warns Swiss over Swiss-first employment referendum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:01am

Italian officials warned Monday that Switzerland could face consequences after voters in the border canton of Ticino approved a referendum calling on authorities to grant preference to Swiss workers over foreigners in employment.

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.

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.

Spain: Protesters jeer ex-IMF boss as bank card trial starts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:00am

Protesters shouted insults at Rodrigo Rato, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, as he and 64 others entered court for a trial over the alleged misuse of corporate credit cards at a Spanish bank.

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.

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.


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.