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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.

UK government to rule on Murdoch takeover deal

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:44am

Britain's culture secretary will rule Thursday on whether Twenty-First Century Fox can take full control of the Sky pay television and broadband network in an 11.7 billion pound ($15.2 billion) deal critics say would give Rupert Murdoch too much power in U.K. media.

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.

H&M sales buoyed by further expansion, cost controls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 2:43am

Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB says second quarter sales increased by 10 percent to 59.5 billion kronor ($7 billion) mainly because of its continued expansion and tight control on costs.

Little progress evident as GOP hunts health bill votes

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 2:36am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is exploring options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill, even as he confronts an expanding chorus of GOP detractors.

The Latest: McConnell looking to salvage health care plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 2:10am

The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local):

Activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier freed in China

Gerry Shih and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 2:04am

After a month behind bars, three Chinese investigators who went undercover at a factory that made Ivanka Trump shoes walked freely out of the local police station Wednesday. But they still face an uncertain future and the threat of a trial.

The Latest: Erdogan wants to address rally in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 1:56am

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

South Korea to buy American gas, build new factories in US

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 1:55am

South Korean companies announced Thursday plans to import more American shale gas and build new factories in the U.S. as the two countries' leaders prepare to hold summit talks in Washington where trade is expected to be a key issue.

Western Digital says JV partner Toshiba's complaints harmful

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 1:55am

Western Digital Corp. lashed back against its joint venture partner Toshiba on Thursday in a deepening feud over the Japanese company's plan to sell its computer memory business.

The Latest: SKorea to buy shale gas, build new US factories

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 1:27am

The Latest on the U.S. visit of South Korea's president (all times local):