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Domino's Q4 same-store sales up, but at a slower pace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:36am

Domino's Pizza notched its 31st consecutive quarter of U.S. same-store sales growth, but at a slower pace than investors hoped.

US embassy urges Russia to allow visit to jailed US investor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:34am

The United States Embassy in Moscow has called on Russian authorities to allow its staff to visit a U.S. investment fund manager who has been jailed pending a fraud investigation.

Ex-grocery store owner sentenced for food stamp scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:31am

The former owner of a small grocery store in New Jersey's largest city is headed to prison for her role in a food stamps for cash scheme that cheated the government out of more than $885,000.

Deadly fire strikes oldest part of Bangladesh capital

Emily Schmall and Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:08am

A fire in Bangladesh killed at least 81 people and gutted a section of Chawkbazar, a section of Dhaka that dates to the Mughal era 400 years ago, in a stark reminder of the lapses in public safety that continue in the South Asian country despite its rapid economic development.

Germany convicts ex-weapons workers for Mexico gun sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:40am

A German court has convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in delivering weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico. It has fined the company 3.7 million euros ($4.2 million), the value of the proceeds.

EU's Juncker: Not optimistic no-deal Brexit can be avoided

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:02am

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says despite constructive talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May he remains downbeat on the prospect of Britain avoiding a chaotic exit from the bloc next month.

Shares in world's top shipping firm sink on US tariffs risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:28am

Shares in the world's biggest shipping company, Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, plunged Thursday after it warned of the commercial damage it would suffer from a U.S. escalation in the trade war with China.

Barclays sets aside millions to deal with Brexit uncertainty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:04am

British bank Barclays says it set aside 150 million pounds ($196 million) to deal with economic uncertainty as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

Airlines need better info before flying over conflict zones

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:14am

More than four years after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down over conflict-ravaged eastern Ukraine, airlines around the world still need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over war zones, a Dutch safety watchdog said Thursday.

Spain: Pro-separatist protesters clash with police

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:59am

Protesters backing Catalonia's secession from Spain clashed with police and blocked major roads and train tracks across the northeastern region on Thursday during a strike called to protest the trial of a dozen separatist leaders.

Iran announces another navy drill in key Strait of Hormuz

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:31am

Iran's navy says it will hold an annual drill in the strategic Strait of Hormuz as pressure mounts on the country months after the United States re-imposed sanctions on Iran, targeting its vital oil sector.

Global stocks mostly rise ahead of US-China tariff war talks

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:14pm

Most global stock markets rose Thursday as U.S. and Chinese officials entered two days of negotiations aimed at ending a bruising tariff battle.

Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in Xinjiang

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:10pm

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. says it will no longer sell or service genetic sequencers in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang following criticism that they were used for surveillance that enabled human rights abuses, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Resumption of high-level US-China trade talks raises hopes

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:08pm

The Trump administration is set Thursday to resume high-level talks with Chinese officials, aiming to ease a trade standoff that's unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook for the world economy.

Saudi crown prince in China on latest stop of Asian tour

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:39pm

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in China on Thursday on the latest stop of a sweep through Asia that seeks to boost relations with the kingdom's neighbors amid frictions with the West.

Auditors: $167 million misspent in Mexico airport project

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:36pm

Mexican federal auditors say they have found $167 million in mismanagement and questionable expenses at a now-cancelled project to build a new Mexico City airport.

Vietnam, site of next Trump-Kim summit, a model for growth

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:14pm

Vietnam, the location of U.S. President Donald Trump's next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has come a long way since America abandoned its war against communist North Vietnam in the 1970s.

Asian stocks change little ahead of more US-China talks

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:04pm

Asian stock markets were little-changed Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariff battle.

2nd Trump-Kim summit crucial moment for Moon's presidency

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:08pm

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has staked his legacy on the stunning diplomatic progress he has forged with North Korea, as well as the behind-the-scenes orchestration of the U.S.-North Korean summits.

Federal judge won't order return of disputed plants for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:55pm

A federal judge has declined to order the release of more than 6,700 pounds plants that an Oregon company says is hemp but the Idaho State Police claims is marijuana.