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Egypt raises fuel prices for second time in less than a year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:12am

Egypt has raised the prices of fuel by up to 55 percent, the second such increase since the local currency was floated seven months ago.

UAE energy chief downplays gas shortfall amid Qatar standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:56am

The United Arab Emirates' energy minister says his country has sufficient resources to ward off any energy shortfall stemming from Gulf countries' standoff with key gas supplier Qatar.

UK government delays Murdoch takeover of Sky

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:43am

Britain's government stalled Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover bid of the Sky pay television and broadband network Thursday after media regulators expressed concern about the influence of Rupert Murdoch and his family.

Russia to extend Western food ban for further 18 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:43am

The Russian prime minister has proposed to extend a ban on Western food imports for another 18 months in response to the EU's decision to extend economic sanctions against Moscow.

2 arrested in Maryland after $21,000 in alcohol goes missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:40am

Two Maryland men have been charged with taking more than $21,000 worth of alcohol from trucks parked at a county facility.

The Latest: UK sees public interest concern in Sky takeover

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:30am

The Latest on the U.K.'s examination of Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover bid for network Sky (all times local):

Blue Apron prices IPO at low end of expected range

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:16am

Meal-kit delivery company Blue Apron priced the shares it's selling in its initial public offering at the low end of its expected range, a sign that it might be having trouble attracting investors.

The Latest: Germany to refuse Erdogan rally during G-20

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:10am

The Latest on the lead-up to the G-20 summit in Hamburg (all times local):

Global shares mixed as Asia rally sputters in Europe

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 4:04am

Global shares are mixed after a rally in Asia sputtered out in early European trading.

Widows of Nigerian activists launch civil case against Shell

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:54am

The widows of four activists executed 22 years ago in Nigeria are launching a civil action in the Netherlands, alleging complicity by oil giant Shell in their husbands' deaths, human rights organization Amnesty International said Thursday.

Greece plotting return to markets with or without ECB

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:50am

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said Thursday that his country will return to markets with or without the support of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program.

Cyberattack: Shipping giant's terminals slowly recovering

Jan M. Olsen and Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:44am

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, one of the global companies hardest hit by a malicious software that froze computers around the globe, said Thursday that most of its terminals are now operational, though some remain crippled.

Striking garbage collectors protest in Athens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:40am

About 1,000 garbage collectors are marching through central Athens demanding an end to short-term labor contracts.

Trump trashes media, cheers wins at $10 million fundraiser

Julie Bykowicz and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:36am

Republican donors paid $35,000 apiece to hear familiar a message from President Donald Trump: The media, particularly CNN, keep trying to take him down, and yet Republicans just keep on winning elections. He noted with pride that his party had won four special elections this year.

Congress seizes lead on Trump's promise to rebuild military

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:33am

President Donald Trump made rebuilding the U.S. armed forces a signature promise during the presidential campaign, but it's the GOP-controlled Congress that's leading the way by adding tens of billions of dollars to the annual defense policy bill to pay for active-duty troops, combat aircraft, and ships that he didn't request.

If GOP can't repeal Obamacare, how can they overhaul taxes?

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:13am

Senate Republicans' struggle to pass a health care bill is jeopardizing another one of President Donald Trump's top priorities: overhauling America's tax system.

Eurozone economic sentiment running at near decade highs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:04am

The European Union says economic sentiment across the 19-country eurozone has risen to near-decade highs as the recovery gathers steam across sectors and nations.

Analysis: For GOP Congress, an imperative on health care

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:00am

Congressional Republicans are stymied over health care. But after seven years of promising to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's law, they risk political disaster if they don't deliver.

South Korean leader looks for common ground with Trump

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 2:53am

South Korea's new leader vowed to stand firmly with President Donald Trump against North Korea, playing down his past advocacy of a softer approach toward the nuclear-armed nation as he made his first visit as president to Washington.