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Changing tack, French militants turn off power to press govt

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:25am

Opening another front in their battle against the French government, union militants said they cut power to thousands of Parisians on Tuesday, plunging homes into darkness and closing down train services to one of the capital's two main airports.

Facebook to add 1,000 UK jobs, including tech, content roles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:52am

Facebook said Tuesday it plans to hire 1,000 more staff in Britain, mainly for its technology and harmful content teams.

Britain's EU Journey #2: When De Gaulle said 'non' twice

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:29am

Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.

Experts defuse World War II bomb in German city of Cologne

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:24am

Explosives experts on Tuesday successfully defused an unexploded American bomb from World War II in the western German city of Cologne, authorities said.

The Latest: Thunberg says 'My generation will not give up'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:50am

The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):

IMF downgrade of growth outlook ups pressure on India's Modi

Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:28am

A decision by the International Monetary Fund to downgrade its economic growth forecast for India is adding to pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his policies.

Thunberg slams Davos elites on climate as Trump takes stage

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:05am

Four young climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, told the elites gathered at the World Economic Forum they are not doing enough to deal with the climate emergency and warned them that time was running out.

Thai court acquits opposition party of sedition charge

Busaba Sivasomboon and Grant Peck, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:15pm

Thailand's Constitutional Court on Tuesday acquitted the country's third-largest political party of seeking to overthrow the constitutional monarchy in another legal case highlighting political divisions in the Southeast Asian nation.

Feds allow use of opioid funds to stem meth, cocaine surge

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:35pm

Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine.

Trump tells business leaders of 'spectacular' US economy

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:20pm

President Donald Trump reverted to his role as salesman Tuesday, telling a gathering of the world's top businessmen in the Swiss Alps that he's led a “spectacular” turnaround of the U.S. economy and encouraged them to invest in America.

Major doctors' group calls for US to assure coverage for all

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:02pm

With health care an election-year priority, a major doctors’ organization on Monday called for sweeping government action to guarantee coverage for all, reduce costs and improve the basic well-being of Americans.

Trump heads to Switzerland with Senate trial to reconvene

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:43am

When President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial is called to order in the Senate this week, he won’t be watching from inside the chamber or on television from the White House.

Boris Johnson's Brexit bill hits last-minute hiccup

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:53am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans hit a hurdle Monday when Parliament’s upper chamber told the government to give European Union citizens living in the U.K. physical proof of their right to remain after the country leaves the bloc.

Climate not considered a top 10 risk by CEOs - survey

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:34am

Climate issues are set to be one of the main talking points at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week, but a survey of CEOs released Monday shows that they are not even ranked among the top ten threats to business growth.

Signs point up for small manufacturers, home remodelers

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:14am

Recent economic indicators point to an easier time ahead for small manufacturers and companies in the home remodeling industry.

EU to revamp anti-smuggler mission for UN Libya arms embargo

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:47am

European Union countries have agreed to “refocus” the mission of the bloc’s anti-migrant smuggler naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea so that it concentrates on upholding the U.N. arms embargo against Libya, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Monday.

Libyan oil fields remain shut, testing peace summit

Rami Musa and Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:57am

Libya’s major oil fields and production facilities remained closed on Monday, its national oil company said, in a sign that the country's east-based forces are not backing down after an international summit to end the Libyan civil war.

BBC chief Tony Hall to step down amid mounting challenges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:53am

BBC Director-General Tony Hall announced Monday that he will step down from the helm of the U.K. broadcaster in six months after seven years in the job.

IMF: Low rates and reduced trade tension to aid world growth

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:06am

Low interest rates and reduced trade tensions will likely buoy the global economy over the next two years and help nurture steady if modest growth.