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China announces suspension of 25 percent penalty tariff on US-made autos following trade cease-fire with Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:15am

China announces suspension of 25 percent penalty tariff on US-made autos following trade cease-fire with Washington.

Volkswagen on track to break last year's sales record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:50am

Automaker Volkswagen says it is on track for a new annual sales record despite trouble getting vehicles certified for new European emissions tests.

Analysis: In democracies' political chaos, new model emerges

Niko Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:43am

Bickering in the Oval Office. Shouting at the Houses of Parliament. Rioting on the Champs-Elysees.

Hungary looks at Cyprus gas to diversity energy supply

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:24am

Hungary's foreign minister says Cyprus' offshore gas deposits could become an alternative energy source for his country, which is seeking to diversify its natural gas supply beyond Russia in order to bolster its energy security.

The Latest: Romania seeks to encourage British leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:26am

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EU leaders vow to press on with 'no-deal' Brexit plans

Lorne Cook and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:06am

European Union leaders expressed deep doubts Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May can live up to her side of their Brexit agreement and they vowed to step up preparations for a potentially-catastrophic "no-deal" scenario.

Paris police bracing for more violent protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 1:16am

Anticipating a fifth straight weekend of violent protests, Paris' police chief said Friday that armored vehicles and thousands of officers will be deployed again in the French capital.

Indian court rejects probe into Rafale fighter jets deal

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 12:07am

India's top court on Friday rejected petitions by activists seeking a probe into the government purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France.

World markets fall on Brexit troubles, Chinese data

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 12:03am

European and Asian indexes wobbled on Friday after British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get assurances for a Brexit divorce deal at an EU summit in Brussels. China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second largest economy.

13 young miners feared dead in India's remote northeast

Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 12:01am

Thirteen young miners were missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were digging illegally in India's remote northeast, police said Friday.

Israeli troops arrest dozens in West Bank raid

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:39pm

Israeli forces arrested dozens of Hamas activists in the West Bank overnight as the army intensified a crackdown in response to a pair of deadly shootings believed to have been carried out by Hamas militants, officials said Friday.

Trump's search for a new chief of staff has reality TV feel

Catherine Lucey and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:33pm

Serious contenders are hiding from view. Celebrity hangers-on are applying via Twitter. Fresh names circulate practically on the hour. And the man in charge is stoking much of the confusion.

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:24pm

In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump's response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.

Protesters, police scuffle in anti-tax protests in Jordan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:09pm

Hundreds of people have protested in Jordan's capital against the government's planned tax increases and high youth unemployment.

Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations

Michael Liedtke, Matt O'Brien and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:08pm

One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions — and offer huge sums of public money — in hopes of landing a gleaming new corporate campus. The other swept in quietly before making its big move.

CBS settled with Dushku over 'Bull' star's sexual comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:25pm

CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement last year with actress Eliza Dushku after on-set sexual comments from Michael Weatherly, star of the network's show "Bull," made her uncomfortable when she was beginning a run as a recurring character.

After pension ruling, Kentucky GOP in position to try again

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:59pm

Teachers rejoiced and Republicans despaired across Kentucky on Thursday as the state's Supreme Court struck down a law that had made changes to one of the country's worst-funded pension systems.

South Carolina regulators face billion-dollar decisions

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:58pm

South Carolina regulators have a couple of billion-dollar decisions to make on Friday.

Himalayan nation Nepal gets first modern train tracks

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:39pm

The competition between two Asian giants, India and China, for influence over tiny Nepal is yielding a bonanza in the form of the Himalayan mountain nation's first modern railway — and possibly more to come.