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EU advocate says Poland broke law by logging in forest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 3:09am

The European Union's top advocate says Poland has infringed environmental laws with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe's last pristine forests.

Egyptian officials say resumption of Russian flights delayed

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:30am

Cairo airport officials say the resumption of Russian flights to Egypt has been postponed until April, citing delays in reopening offices of the countries' national airlines.

India arrests 6 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:51am

India's federal investigating agency says it has arrested six people in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case.

Global shares mixed after US break, investors eye Fed notes

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:34am

Global shares were mixed Tuesday after a U.S. holiday. Investors were awaiting the release later in the day of minutes from the latest meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Thai protesters win agreement for new reviews of coal plants

Tassanee Vejpongsa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:30am

Thailand's energy minister told protesters Tuesday that the health and environmental impacts of two planned coal-fired power plants in the south will be reassessed impartially, an announcement the group termed a victory.

New CEO denies prior knowledge of sex claims against founder

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:58pm

The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month.

HSBC annual profit rises as Asian growth drives earnings

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:29pm

HSBC said Tuesday that profits rose on strong earnings from Asia, in the latest sign that the London-based global bank's restructuring to focus even more on the region is paying off.

Minnesota's $5 billion case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:34pm

Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades.

New CEO denies prior knowledge of sex claims against founder

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:24pm

The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month.

Underpaid Venezuelans skipping out on work to make ends meet

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:04pm

On many days, Ramon Medina has no choice but to skip work to make ends meet.

Report: California pot growers lagging in getting licenses

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 8:14pm

Nearly two months after recreational marijuana became legal in California, less than 1 percent of the state's known growers have been licensed, according to a report released Monday by a pot industry group.

Asian shares mostly lower after US holiday, await Fed notes

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 8:00pm

Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday after a U.S. holiday and attention turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve.

General Motors confirms new vehicle for Kansas plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:25pm

General Motors says it will build a new vehicle at its plant in Kansas City, Kansas.

Minnesota's $5B case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:11pm

Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades.

UK vows no 'Mad Max style' deregulation after Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:32pm

Britain is trying to reassure the European Union that it doesn't plan to slash regulations and standards in order to boost its economy after Brexit.

New health care bill allows non-ACA plans, targets Medicaid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:16pm

An eastern Idaho lawmaker has introduced legislation allowing health insurance carriers to offer non-Obamacare approved plans, while also imposing new requirements for Medicaid recipients.

Judge grants $300M loan for Puerto Rico power company

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:14pm

A federal judge on Monday approved a $300 million loan for Puerto Rico's power company that officials say will help keep the troubled agency operating until late March.

Banker: "Nightmare" dodging extortion attempts in Latvia

Carlo Piovano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:49pm

Latvia's top banking official, a key member of the European Central Bank, has been accused by local bank Norvik of seeking kickbacks, trying to launder Russian money and retaliating against the bank when it refused to play by the "rules of the game."

'A nightmare': Banker tells tale of Latvian corruption

Carlo Piovano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:49am

Latvia's top banking official explained the "rules of the game" for successful banking in the small European country. His sidekick sat the owner of Norvik bank down, scribbling the sum on a piece of paper: 100,000 euros ($125,000) a month.