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Jaguar to create 1,700 new jobs in UK

09/10/2013 3:21am
Jaguar Land Rover has announced a substantial new investment in Britain and the creation of 1,700 jobs.

France to float UN council resolution on Syria

09/10/2013 3:56am
France will float a resolution in the U.N. Security Council aimed at forcing Syria to make public its chemical weapons program, place it under international control and dismantle it, the French foreign minister said Tuesday.

Syria urges UN nuke agency to asses strike risk

09/10/2013 4:59am
Syria has joined Russia in asking the U.N. atomic agency to assess the hazards posed by a possible military strike on its nuclear facilities.

Edi Rama officially named Albanian's new premier

09/10/2013 6:21am
President Bujar Nishani has named Edi Rama as Albania's prime minister, giving him the mandate to create a new Cabinet after a landslide victory by Rama's Socialist Party-led leftist coalition in June elections.

Correction: Britain-Lava Lamps story

09/10/2013 6:21am
In a Sept. 2 story about the 50th anniversary of lava lamps, The Associated Press erroneously reported that exclusive U.S. rights to manufacture the lamps are held by Haggerty Enterprises Inc.

Nokia, Mercedes-Benz in smart map deal

09/10/2013 6:27am
Nokia Corp. says it will cooperate with Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz car division to create and develop digital smart maps.

Norway's center-right to start government talks

09/10/2013 6:43am
Erna Solberg, poised to become oil-rich Norway's new prime minister after a landslide victory in the country's parliamentary elections, faces tough negotiations with three other center-right parties to form a government.

Nokia, Mercedes-Benz in smart map deal

09/10/2013 8:20am
Nokia Corp. says it will cooperate with Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz car division to create and develop digital smart maps.

Swiss agree to raise legal prostitution age to 18

09/10/2013 8:31am
Lawmakers in Switzerland, where prostitution is legal, have agreed to make it a criminal act to pay for sex with anyone who is under 18 years old.

Planned EU finance tax hits legal barrier

09/10/2013 8:45am
The European governments' legal advisory service in Brussels has issued a damning internal memo that throws a planned financial transaction tax in jeopardy.

German police seize neo-Nazi model airplane bomb

09/10/2013 8:48am
Police in Germany have seized a "functional" bomb and several model airplanes that neo-Nazis allegedly wanted to use in an attack against left-wing activists, officials said Tuesday.

Carmakers upbeat at Frankfurt as market steadies

09/10/2013 10:12am
The world's auto manufacturers are moving on from turbulent times _ without help from Europe's lagging car markets.

Strike against French pension reform fizzles

09/10/2013 10:44am
A nationwide strike in France against the government's plan to plug a 20 billion-euro hole in the country's pension system has elicited the equivalent of a Gallic shrug.

Tesco finds buyer for 150 of its US stores

09/10/2013 10:53am
Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by sales, has agreed to sell 150 of its lossmaking Fresh & Easy stores in the United States to a U.S. investment firm.

Pope visits refugees in Rome Jesuit center

09/10/2013 12:03pm
Pope Francis urged members of religious orders on Tuesday to use empty convents and other structures to house refugees fleeing war and hardship, not as hotels.

Poles admit destroying WWII Jewish hideout

09/10/2013 2:13pm
A Polish couple who destroyed a World War II Jewish hideout located in an apartment they were renting from the city of Warsaw have pleaded guilty to ruining a historic site, an official said Tuesday.

UK politician charged with sex offenses

09/10/2013 3:55pm
Prosecutors say they are charging a senior British Conservative Party politician with sex offenses.