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World stocks mixed as NKorea's restraint eases concerns

Hong Kong Financial Markets

HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mixed Friday as investors eyed the diplomatic rhetoric over North Korea, developments in global trade disputes and prepared for a long weekend in the U.S. and Britain. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX rose 0.8 percent to 12,961 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.4...


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The Latest: Complaints vs Google, Facebook under new EU law

AP Explains-European Data Privacy-1

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the European Union’s new data privacy law (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it’s filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users’ consent under new EU...


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Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

Britain Europe Data Privacy

LONDON (AP) — Lars Andersen’s business handles some of the most sensitive data there is — the names and phone numbers of children. The owner of London-based My Nametags, which makes personalized nametags to iron into children’s clothing, says protecting that information is fundamental to his...


Business

Putin says sanctions cause the global economy to suffer

Russia France

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the global economy has suffered from politically driven sanctions. Speaking Friday at a business forum in St. Petersburg, Putin pointed at “not just erosion but the dismantling of a system of multilateral cooperation that took...


Business

The Latest: Weinstein arraigned on rape, other sex charges

Sexual Misconduct-Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Harvey Weinstein has been arraigned on rape, criminal sex act and other sex charges stemming from encounters with two women. The former powerhouse movie producer stared grimly as...


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United is sued for denying sick man's request to land plane

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. A passenger stricken with acute pancreatitis on a United Continental flight to Rome sued the airline over the crew’s refusal to land the plane so he could obtain treatment. Lewis Christman and his wife Roseanne filed a complaint against the airline alleging he suffered such...


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Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, sex assault charges; will post $1 million bail and

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, sex assault charges; will post $1 million bail and wear electronic monitor.


Business

Markets Right Now: US stocks open slightly lower

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening modestly lower on Wall Street as energy companies sink along with the price of crude oil. Chevron lost 2.3 percent early Friday and Exxon Mobil gave up 1.9 percent. That came as the price...


Government

Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says 'talking to them now'

North Korea Summit Analysis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday warmly welcomed North Korea’s promising response to his abrupt withdrawal from the potentially historic Singapore summit and said “we’re talking to them now” about putting it back on track. “Everybody plays games,” said Trump, who often boasts...


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The Latest: Trump says US now 'talking to' NK about summit

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 9:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says the United States is “talking to” North Korea after he canceled a planned summit with leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon). He told reporters Friday that “everybody plays...


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