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Davos bolsters security as protesters march toward venue

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:53am

Hundreds of disgruntled protesters against the elite World Economic Forum are marching through the Alpine snows toward its annual gathering in Davos, as officials on Monday detailed extra security measures like vehicle checks and webcam shutdowns with U.S. President Donald Trump and other notables set to arrive.

EU sets up $998 million budget for humanitarian aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:13am

The European Union has set up a 900 million euro ($998 million) budget to help countries hit by humanitarian crises, with Africa getting the largest share of the money.

James Dean revival spurs debate on raising the digital dead

Andrew Dalton and Matt Kemp, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:09am

The men bringing James Dean back to life for a forthcoming film are aiming not just to give his digital likeness a role, but a whole new career.

Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:46am

Google’s chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also “negative consequences.”

Phew! Easing of strike brings relief for Paris commuters

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:49am

Paris commuters who were careworn after six weeks of misery-inducing transport strikes found their smiles again Monday as some subway workers ended their walkouts against a contested overhaul of France's pension system.

Britain's EU Journey: When Churchill urged European unity

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:16am

Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.

UK looks to fast-growing Africa for trade ties after Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:13am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Harry touted the U.K. as an ideal business partner for Africa on Monday as their country prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world.

Rising inequality eroding trust in capitalism - survey

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 2:14am

Rising income inequality is undermining confidence in capitalism around the world, according to a survey conducted by public relations firm Edelman ahead of the gathering of the elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

France's Macron makes big push for more foreign investment

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 1:53am

French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 180 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles in a bid to promote France’s economic attractiveness despite over six weeks of crippling strikes over his government's planned pension changes.

AP FACT CHECK: Distortion in Trump's impeachment defense

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 10:42pm

In his first formal response to impeachment charges, President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of a key witness who described an exchange of favors in the Ukraine matter.

Huawei exec's extradition hearing begins in Canada

Jim Morris and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 10:05pm

The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar and added to tensions between China and the United States.

World shares mixed ahead of central bank decisions

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 9:12pm

Stock markets were trading in narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited central bank decisions and earnings reports due out in coming weeks. U.S. stock markets will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Malaysia sends back trash, says won't be world's waste bin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 8:21pm

Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the environment minster warning on Monday that those who want to make the country a rubbish bin of the world can “dream on.”

4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Kansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 1:30pm

A small earthquake was reported in southern Kansas on Sunday.

Merkel: Participants at Libya summit agreed much-violated arms embargo should be respected and more strongly controlled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 11:34am

Merkel: Participants at Libya summit agreed much-violated arms embargo should be respected and more strongly controlled.

German leader Angela Merkel says summit in Berlin made 'important contribution' to efforts toward peace in Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 11:33am

German leader Angela Merkel says summit in Berlin made 'important contribution' to efforts toward peace in Libya.

Thousands camp in Guatemala as Mexico blocks migrant path

Sonia Perez D and Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 11:21am

The bridge spanning the Suchiate River between Mexico and Guatemala was open again for business Sunday, but few migrants crossed after a failed attempt by thousands of Central Americans to barge through the previous day.

Trump thanks farmers for backing him through China trade war

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 10:26am

President Donald Trump thanked farmers Sunday for supporting him through a trade war with China as he promoted a new North American trade agreement and a separate one with China that he said will massively benefit farmers.

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 10:15am

Gun companies are gathering for their annual conference and trade show this week in Las Vegas at a pivotal moment for the industry amid slumping sales, a public increasingly agitating for restrictions on access to firearms and escalating tensions over gun control efforts.