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Berlin to get single travel app for public, private services

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:18am

Berlin is unveiling a new app that will let people use public transport, rental bikes, car-sharing and taxis seamlessly to travel through the German capital.

German market watchdog bans short-selling of Wirecard shares

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:15am

Germany's financial market regulator has issued a two-month ban on short-selling shares in Wirecard AG, whose stock has swung sharply in recent months.

China accuses Washington of trying to block development

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:50am

China's government accused Washington on Monday of trying to block its industrial development after Vice President Mike Pence said tech giant Huawei and other telecom equipment suppliers are a security threat.

UK's Hunt says Brexit talks in 'crucial final period'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:28am

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Brexit talks are entering a "crucial final period" but that an agreement can be sealed before Britain leaves the European Union on March 29.

Iranian president: US sanctions are 'economic war' on Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:23am

Iran's president on Monday described U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran as an economic war being waged on his country and stressed that "economic war is more difficult than military war."

For sake of pupils' pupils, China to ban homework on apps

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 1:40am

An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students' eyesight.

China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 1:05am

Chinese police have investigated 380 online lenders and frozen $1.5 billion in assets following an avalanche of scandals in the huge but lightly regulated industry, the government announced Monday.

World stocks mostly rise ahead of more China-US trade talks

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:48pm

World stocks mostly rose on Monday ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:39pm

President Donald Trump is going after the "horror show" known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction.

New Zealand plans new tax for giants like Google, Facebook

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:19pm

New Zealand's government announced plans on Monday for a new tax targeting online giants like Google and Facebook that earn plenty of money in the country but pay little tax.

Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talks

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:34pm

Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.

Warren highlights her work on economic crisis in Vegas stop

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:54pm

Democrat Elizabeth Warren used her first visit to Nevada as a presidential candidate to describe a squeeze on working families and a political system that she says fails to protect homeowners, including the residents of Las Vegas who were pummeled by the mortgage crisis a decade ago.

Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:50pm

Indonesia's presidential candidates debated some of the most pressing issues facing the world's third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires — and unicorns.

'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook

Mae Anderson and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:49pm

British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules to keep Facebook and other tech firms from acting like "digital gangsters" and intentionally violating data privacy and competition laws.

China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:16pm

Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China's leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children.

More than 1,500 attend vigil for Aurora shooting victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:54pm

More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five slain co-workers Sunday, two days after they were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant by a longtime employee who was fired moments earlier.

Ex-Idaho transportation worker files lawsuit over firing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:30pm

A former Idaho Transportation Department employee alleges in a lawsuit that he was fired after notifying a federal agency about possible nuclear violations.

USS Tulsa commissioned as the US Navy's newest warship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:24am

A vessel that bears the name of Oklahoma's second-largest city has been commissioned as the newest warship in the U.S. Navy's fleet.

Insider Q&A: Grailed CEO talks about popular men's fashion

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:02am

If you don't know fashion labels Supreme or Off-White, you've probably also never heard of Grailed, an eBay-like marketplace where those brands are bought and sold.

Brazil mining company evacuates people due to dam risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:13am

Brazilian mining giant Vale says it has evacuated nearly 200 people after inspectors reported signs that a nearby dam holding mining waste could collapse.