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UK government to take more time to consider Fox-Sky deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:41am

Britain's culture secretary needs more time to consider Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover bid for the Sky pay television and broadband network.

Chief Justice Roberts says criticism won't stop judges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:41am

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs.

Global shares track US higher ahead of Draghi comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:41am

Global stock markets tracked Wall Street higher ahead of comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi which will be dissected by traders in terms of what they mean for the future of the bank's monetary stimulus.

US applications for unemployment benefits fell 15,000, to 233,000 last week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:41am

US applications for unemployment benefits fell 15,000, to 233,000 last week.

The Latest: ECB seen in no rush to taper stimulus program

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:31am

The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local):

Sen. McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after clot is removed

Donna Cassata, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:31am

Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Vietnam prisoner of war and political maverick in Congress for more than three decades, has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor.

ECB's Draghi expected to remain cagey on stimulus exit plans

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:20am

The European Central Bank has left its interest rate benchmarks and policy statement unchanged, underlining its reluctance to roil markets with premature signals about an exit from its stimulus efforts.

Turkey's premier: 'Pointless' to revive failed Cyprus talks

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:20am

Turkey's prime minister on Thursday appeared to shut the door on reviving efforts to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus anytime soon after high-level talks earlier this month failed to produce a hoped-for breakthrough deal.

UK Brexit negotiator encouraged by progress of talks with EU

Raf Casert and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:11am

The European Union and Britain tiptoed forward during their first full negotiation session on their divorce, but made it clear Thursday that the status and authority of the EU's European Court of Justice in any future deal could be a major stumbling block.

British foreign secretary in Japan for security, trade talks

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:11am

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson mingled with robots on Thursday before meeting with Japanese officials.

The Latest: Arizona's other senator says McCain's optimistic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:01am

The Latest on Sen. John McCain being diagnosed with a brain tumor (all times local):

Spanish banker's death was suicide, officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:26am

Judicial authorities in Spain say that autopsy results show the Spanish banker involved in graft scandals who was found dead this week with a bullet to his chest deliberately shot himself.

UK's chief Brexit negotiator says week of talks with EU has given "us a lot to be positive about"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:10am

UK's chief Brexit negotiator says week of talks with EU has given "us a lot to be positive about"

UK's chief Brexit negotiator says he is "encouraged by progress" on key issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:02am

UK's chief Brexit negotiator says he is "encouraged by progress" on key issues.

Malaysia bans 'Despacito' on state radio, TV due to lyrics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:00am

Malaysia has banned "Despacito" on state radio and television, though it might be hard to slow the song's record-breaking popularity.

EU's chief Brexit negotiator says UK must clarify position on divorce bill, citizens' rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:00am

EU's chief Brexit negotiator says UK must clarify position on divorce bill, citizens' rights.

GOP senators in last-ditch try to rescue health care bill

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:40am

Republican senators are hunkering down in a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.

Less than 1 aircraft carrier? The cost of N. Korea's nukes

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:26am

When North Korea decided to go nuclear, it committed to a huge investment in a program that would bring severe sanctions and eat up precious resources that could have been spent boosting the nation's quality of life.

Warm weather helps British retail sales bounce back in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:10am

Official figures show that retail sales in Britain bounced back during June, with the warm weather bolstering clothing sales in particular.

Trump cutting hundreds of planned regulations

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:51am

The Trump administration has withdrawn or delayed 860 proposed regulations in its first five months, the beginnings of a regulatory overhaul meant to bolster economic growth.