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Egypt announces $2.49 billion package to cope with inflation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:33am

Egypt on Monday announced a $2.49 billion package of income tax discounts, bonuses for state employees, increased pension payments and cash subsidies for lower and middle income Egyptians to cope with soaring inflation.

Get ready for busy travel season; airlines could set record

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:27am

If you're planning a big vacation trip this summer, move over. You're going to have lots of company.

Montenegro official prevented from traveling through Moscow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:05am

Montenegro on Monday strongly protested "inappropriate" conduct by Russian authorities against a senior ruling party leader who was prevented from changing planes at a Moscow airport.

World shares muted as investors await raft of economic data

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:05am

World stock markets were listless Monday as investors look to a raft of economic data this week and as holidays in several key markets crimped trading volume.

As Melania Trump puts focus on high-end luxury, market grows

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:52am

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump opened a window onto the luxury world over the weekend when she wore a $51,000 designer jacket to a lunch on the sidelines of a global summit in Sicily.

Discrimination suits proceed against Fox, minus Roger Ailes

Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:52am

The sudden death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes won't slow the march of litigation swirling around the network, legal observers and lawyers involved in the suits said.

Mexico says operations resume at key US commercial crossing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:50am

The Mexican government says it has resumed import operations at one of the busiest commercial crossings on the U.S.-Mexico border, just over a week after it was damaged by winds and rain.

French leader Macron accuses 2 Russian media _ Russia Today and Sputnik _ of being "propaganda" outlets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:45am

French leader Macron accuses 2 Russian media — Russia Today and Sputnik — of being "propaganda" outlets.

Standing Rock film festival centers around pipeline protest

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:24am

A film festival on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation aims to bolster the anti-pipeline movement that blossomed there last year while also fostering connections between the Native American community and the film industry.

Heavy snow and cold means diseases for wheat growers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:14am

Oregon wheat farmers, like their counterparts in Washington and Idaho, are using additional fungicide treatments to stave off stripe rust this year.

Senators' demands underscore McConnell's health care problem

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:05am

For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted, Rand and Susan?

EU expands sanctions against Congo to 16 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:05am

The European Union has extended it sanctions over the deteriorating situation in Congo, imposing travel bans and asset freezes on nine more senior security officials.

New York students can apply for free college tuition June 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:05am

New York college students can apply for the state's free tuition plan beginning June 7.

Albanians NGO files lawsuit against park hydropower project

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:53am

Albanian residents and a non-governmental organization have filed a lawsuit against the government for giving a permit to build a hydropower station in a protected valley.

Eurozone's top banker: stimulus needed despite higher growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:50am

The head of the European Central Bank says while the economy of the 19-nation eurozone is improving, it still needs substantial stimulus.

BA travel problems enter 3rd day as most services resume

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:43am

Travelers on British Airways faced a third day of delays and cancellations Monday, though most long-haul services were resumed, after a colossal IT failure over the weekend caused chaos for thousands of passengers.

As Americans take on more debt, some pockets of concern

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:20am

After a stint of frugality, Americans have returned to their borrowing ways. But are they getting into the kinds of debt trouble that lead to recessions?

Vermont nude beach fans against parking lot, boardwalk

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:14am

For decades, the tiny, out-of-site beach at the south end of Vermont's fjord-like Lake Willoughby has been known as much for its nudity as its views of the clear, cold lake. Now, regulars fear its charm could be the area's undoing.

EU approves Areva-EDF nuclear reactor combination

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:00am

The European Union has approved the takeover of the reactor business of Areva by nuclear giant EDF in an all-French transaction, arguing it will not affect healthy competition in the sector.

Poland investigates irregular property restitution cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 6:20am

A special Polish government commission is investigating irregularities in the restitution to private owners of Warsaw properties that were seized under communism.