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Lebanese official says steps needed after rating downgraded

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:13am

Lebanon's finance minister says a report by Moody's Investors Service that downgraded the country's long-term investment ratings reflects the need for quickly forming a new government and implementing reforms.

Brexit battle looms as UK lawmakers attack May's 'Plan B'

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 5:53am

Prime Minister Theresa May is determined to get a tweaked version of her rejected European Union divorce deal through Parliament. British lawmakers have other ideas — lots of other ideas.

Google opens new office in Berlin with eye on expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 5:46am

American tech giant Google has opened a new office in Berlin that it says will give it the space to expand in the German capital.

Johnson & Johnson puts up strong profit and revenue in 4Q

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 5:17am

Johnson & Johnson is reporting better than expected profit and revenue for the fourth quarter on strong sales of cancer treatments.

Investor sentiment for Germany ticks up, but still depressed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:41am

A survey of financial experts suggests the outlook for Germany, Europe's largest economy, brightened slightly during January because the worst risks were already reflected in earlier months' readings.

EU regulators fine Mastercard more than half a billion euros

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:21am

The European Commission has fined Mastercard 570 million euros ($648 million) for stopping retailers from looking for better card payment terms at banks around Europe.

UK's world-famous Beefeaters on strike over pensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:15am

Workers at the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace — including some of London's famed Beefeaters — are on strike in a dispute over pensions.

The Latest: Chinese economy 'certain' to cool in 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:03am

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

Brazil's nationalist leader to address Davos globalist crowd

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:57am

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will headline the first full day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with a speech to political and business leaders.

Tokyo court rejects Ex-Nissan chair Ghosn's bail request

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 2:53am

A Tokyo court rejected former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail on Tuesday, more than two months after his arrest.

Cambodia leader says China to give $600 million in grant aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 2:32am

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, making a four-day visit to China, said Tuesday that Beijing has agreed to provide his nation with nearly $600 million in grant aid as part of a three-year assistance fund.

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 1:50am

China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing's relations with Ottawa.

Death toll from deadly road accident in Pakistan jumps to 27

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:45am

Pakistani officials have raised the death toll from a collision the previous day between a bus and an oil tanker to 27, saying DNA tests are required to identify most of the victims.

Kenya mourns 6 colleagues who died in extremist hotel attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:42am

Kenyans are gathering at a church to mourn some of the 21 victims of the Islamic extremist attack in Nairobi last week.

Zimbabwe leader: Violence by security forces 'unacceptable'

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:05am

Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday called violence by security forces "unacceptable and a betrayal" and said it will be investigated after a week of economic crisis and crackdown in which activists said a dozen people were killed.

World shares retreat on fears of global, Chinese slowdown

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:39pm

World markets fell Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020 and China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in nearly 30 years.

'The danger is real': Killing of Utah real estate agent sparks safety discussions

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:38pm

The killing of South Jordan real estate agent David Stokoe has prompted discussions about safety in the real estate community and how agents can look out for each other.

Pelosi 'playing chess on 3 boards' with health care

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:30pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare" and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. "Medicare for all" will get hearings.

Trump's shutdown proposal faces uncertain fate in Senate

Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:24pm

President Donald Trump's proposal to reopen the government, sweetened with immigration provisions aimed at mollifying Democrats but which have alienated some conservatives, is headed for Senate action, its prospects uncertain.