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Ukraine, IMF reach $5.5 billion agreement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 7:42am

Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund have reached agreement on a new $5.5 billion program to boost the country's growth and economic reforms.

French strikes going strong on Day 4; government huddles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 5:20am

France's prime minister is holding special meetings Sunday about the government's divisive redesign of the national retirement system, amid warnings that strike-related transport troubles will get even worse in the coming days.

Ukraine faces new challenges in peace talks with Russia

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 3:51am

When new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sits down Monday for peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face meeting, the stakes couldn't be higher.

Germany: Merkel party criticizes ally's call for concessions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 3:46am

The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says she would have liked a clear signal from its junior governing partner that it intends to stay in Merkel's coalition, and is deeply skeptical about its calls for new concessions.

Iran says new budget bucks US oil embargo, uses Russian loan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 12:11am

Iran's president said on Sunday his country will depend less on oil revenue next year, in a new budget that is designed to resist crippling U.S. trade embargoes.

China's trade with US sinks in November amid tariff war

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 11:42pm

China's trade with the United States sank again in November as negotiators worked on the first stage of a possible deal to end a tariff war.

Students keep driving protests demanding change in Chile

Eva Vergara, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:00pm

Nearly two months ago, Catalina Santana jumped a turnstile in the Santiago metro and helped launch a movement that changed the course of Chilean history.

Hospital identifies man who survived Pearl Harbor shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 3:36pm

A hospital has identified the man who was wounded in Wednesday's shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

Florida man faces prison for defying 'red flag' gun law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 3:08pm

A Florida man faces up to five years in prison for refusing to surrender his weapons to authorities under the state's “red flag" law.

New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 1:21pm

Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens after politicians and activists objected to nearly $3 billion in incentives.

Protests erupt as Russia seeks closer ties with Belarus

Yuras Karmanau and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 11:40am

The leaders of Russia and Belarus spent more than five hours Saturday in sensitive talks on deepening ties between the two allies — a meeting that triggered a protest in the Belarusian capital among those who fear Russia's intentions.

Reddit bans accounts, suspects possible UK vote interference

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:01am

The prospect of Russian interference in Britain's election flared anew Saturday after the social media platform Reddit concluded that people from Russia leaked confidential British government documents on Brexit trade talks just days before the general U.K. vote.

Protests subside, but economic aftershocks rattle Haitians

Evens Sanon and Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 9:34am

The flaming barricades are mostly gone, protesters have largely dissipated and traffic is once again clogging the streets of Haiti’s capital, but hundreds of thousands of people are now suffering deep economic aftershocks after more than two months of demonstrations.

Q&A: Does a manufacturing slump threaten the US economy?

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 8:52am

Defying fears and predictions, the U.S. economy is still shrugging off President Donald Trump’s trade conflicts.

Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 7:27am

The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do.

French protest retirement changes, travel disruptions abound

Nadine Achoui-Lesage and Mstyslav Chernov, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 6:00am

Paris police skirmished Saturday with yellow vest activists who joined a wave of protests against the government's overhaul of France's retirement system, as highway blockades and train stoppages by other protesters disrupted weekend travel around the country.

Venice tide barriers pass another test but skeptics remain

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 2:31am

Floated along by barge , one of the 10-ton barriers designed to relieve Venice’s perennial flooding looks like a giant plaything: an oversized hinged yellow Lego.

Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:49pm

Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon’s reputation as a haven for free speech in a troubled region.

PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 9:30pm

Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday it has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to the deadly, devastating Northern California wildfires of 2017-2018 that were blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence.