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Survey: CEO pessimism on economy spreads after upbeat 2018

Jamey Keaten and Ivana Bzganovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:49am

A survey of hundreds of corporate leaders shows "a record jump in pessimism" about the world economy, with sentiment doused by trade spats, a global downturn and fading benefits from U.S. President Donald Trump's tax cuts.

Russia: 2 ships catch fire in Black Sea, 10 sailors dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:25am

Two Tanzanian-flagged commercial vessels caught fire in the Black Sea, leaving at least 10 sailors dead, Russian officials said Monday. Seven sailors were missing.

AP FACT CHECK: Shared French-German UN seat? Not in treaty

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:43am

The leaders of France and Germany are preparing to sign a treaty Tuesday that will deepen the alliance between their countries in Europe and internationally. One provision says the governments in both nations will work to get Germany accepted as a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, where it now is one of 10 non-permanent members.

Following accidents, Dutch Uber lifts minimum driver age

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:35am

Ride hailing firm Uber said Monday it is raising the minimum age of its drivers in the Netherlands and taking other measures to increase road safety after a series of fatal accidents involving Uber drivers.

Bus collides with oil tanker in Pakistan, killing 13

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:35am

A Pakistani official says a bus has collided with an oil tanker, killing 13 passengers and leaving another 16 with severe burns.

Board that oversees Idaho education makes budget request

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:27am

The Idaho office that provides support staff to the State Board of Education in overseeing the state's $2.3 billion education system from kindergarten through the doctoral level is requesting lawmakers approve a budget of about $16.5 million.

The Latest: Yemen blast kills 5 foreign demining experts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:23am

The Latest on the conflict in Yemen (all times local):

French watchdog slaps Google with $57M fine under new EU law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:13am

France's data privacy watchdog fined Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday, the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules that took effect last year.

Ireland nominates top banker for key ECB job

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:07am

Ireland on Monday nominated the head of its national central bank, Philip Lane, for a top spot at the European Central Bank in a year that will see key leadership posts change hands at the monetary authority for the 19-country eurozone and its 340 million people.

Small business optimism showing early signs of slippage

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:50am

The fears of a slowing economy that sent stocks falling the past few months may be spreading to small business owners who have been quite optimistic in recent years.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain is scrapping 65 pound ($84) fee for EU citizens to get permanent UK status

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:48am

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain is scrapping 65 pound ($84) fee for EU citizens to get permanent UK status.

British Prime Minister Theresa May rejects calls for Brexit delay, vows to hold more talks with EU on divorce deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:44am

British Prime Minister Theresa May rejects calls for Brexit delay, vows to hold more talks with EU on divorce deal .

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 6:03am

The world economy absorbed more bad news Monday: The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for 2019. And China, the world's second-biggest economy, said it had slowed to its weakest pace since 1990.

The Latest: Zimbabwe charges labor leader with subversion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 6:03am

The Latest on Zimbabwe's ongoing protests and turmoil. (all times local):

Official: Gas explosion kills 3 miners in southwest Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:23am

A Pakistani official says a methane gas explosion in a coalmine in the country's southwest has killed at least three miners.

Interest rates could stay lower for longer in Europe

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:49am

Multiple threats stalking Europe's economy mean the European Central Bank could keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels longer than expected, extending skimpy returns for savers — but supporting indebted companies and governments with low borrowing costs.

Spanish taxi drivers resume protests against app services

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:25am

Hundreds of taxis are holding up traffic in Madrid and Barcelona as drivers continue their protests to demand tighter regulations companies using ride-hailing apps.

Chinese accuse McDonald's of supporting Taiwan independence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:25am

Chinese nationalists are accusing a McDonald's advertisement in Taiwan of supporting independence for the self-ruled island.

Germany bans Iran's Mahan Air amid security concerns

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:16am

Germany has banned Iran's Mahan Air from landing in the country with immediate effect, citing security concerns and the airline's involvement in Syria, officials said Monday.