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The Latest: UN official: Syria aid should focus on farming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:52am

The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local):

French billionaire detained in Africa corruption probe

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:34am

One of France's most powerful businessmen, Vincent Bollore, was detained for questioning Tuesday in an investigation into alleged corruption during lucrative port deals in Africa.

AP-NORC poll: Privacy debacle prompts social-media changes

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:12am

If you've made changes to how you use social media since Facebook's Cambridge Analytica privacy debacle, you're not alone.

Suspect in Vietnamese kidnapping goes on trial in Berlin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:10am

A Vietnamese man charged with involvement in the kidnapping of a former Vietnamese oil executive in Berlin has gone on trial in the German capital.

Moody’s Seeks to Open Doors to a Better Future

Moody’s Corporation Investor Relations, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:03am

for themselves, their communities and the environment. At the core of Moody's global CSR focus is Reshape Tomorrow, a financial empowerment initiative to help people succeed in growing a small business.

Syrian troops target IS tunnels, trenches in Damascus

Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:00am

Syrian government forces and their allies unleashed airstrikes and intense shelling in a new operation Tuesday targeting underground tunnels used by the Islamic State group in the capital, Damascus, state TV said.

Bangladesh marks 5 years after garment factory collapse

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:58am

A few hundred workers, activists and relatives of victims of a 2013 garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 people and left thousands injured held a rally Tuesday as the country marked the fifth anniversary of the disaster.

Coca-Cola profit jumps as costs fall, new drinks arrive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:54am

Coca-Cola's first-quarter profit jumped as the company introduced new flavors and continues to discard its bottling operations.

Global stocks mostly rise amid upbeat corporate earnings

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:46am

Global stocks mostly rose Tuesday as company earnings reports continued to largely beat expectations, suggesting the economy remains strong despite concerns about trade.

Ikea recalls gas hobs in Europe over carbon monoxide levels

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:09am

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling for repair gas hobs sold across Europe because their carbon monoxide emissions are above the allowed limits.

France's train standoff, through the eyes of striking worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:04am

French train maintenance worker Jonathan Seigneur says President Emmanuel Macron has it all wrong.

From 'Jumanji' to Tarantino, Sony teases varied slate

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:34am

Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman assured theater owners Monday that his studio is dedicated to appealing to a range of audiences — from global franchises such as "Spider-Man" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series to family films, action pics, comedies and even Quentin Tarantino's Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

Boston airport decides against fees for drop-off, pickup

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:18am

A plan to charge drivers a fee for picking up or dropping off passengers at Boston's Logan International Airport has been rejected by the agency overseeing the airport.

O'Hare, Midway airports to offer unlimited free Wi-Fi

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:13am

O'Hare and Midway international airports will now be providing free unlimited Wi-Fi making long layovers a little more bearable.

For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:39am

If you've ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you're in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and doesn't belong on its service — 27 pages worth of them, in fact.

German business confidence falls amid trade tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:04am

A closely watched survey showed a bigger-than-expected drop in German business confidence amid worries about international trade tensions, but Tuesday's report doesn't necessarily signal any serious problems for Europe's biggest economy.

Aimed at China, Trump's tariffs are hitting closer to home

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:59pm

President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home.

Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek

Josh Lederman and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:59pm

It landed with a thud on newsstands at Walmart and rural supermarkets last month: Ninety-seven fawning pages saluting Saudi Arabia, whose ambitious crown prince was soon to arrive in the U.S. on a PR blitz to transform his country's image.

Asian shares advance as US bond yields push dollar higher

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:13pm

Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as a surge in U.S. bond yields pushed the value of the dollar higher against other major currencies.

Former Christie allies to argue for bridge case reversals

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:07pm

The traffic scandal that dragged down former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential aspirations will write another chapter on Tuesday as two former associates facing prison for their roles seek to convince a federal appeals court their convictions should be overturned.