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November 29, 2018 - 10:19 am
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday that its plants in Italy would return to full employment with a 5 billion-euro ($5.7 billion) investment in new cars and engine technology, including a fully electric version of the 500 city car and a plug-in hybrid Alfa Romeo compact utility...
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Anna Johnson, Associated Press news director for the western United States, poses for a portrait at the AP's office in Phoenix on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. The global news cooperative announced Thursday, Nov. 29, that Johnson will become the news director for Europe and Africa, selecting a veteran leader of journalists with experience reporting from around the world to lead its coverage of two continents. Johnson will start her new role on in December. (AP Photo/Matt York)
November 29, 2018 - 9:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The Associated Press has named Anna Johnson as its next news director for Europe and Africa, selecting a veteran leader of journalists with experience reporting from around the world to lead its coverage of two continents. Johnson is currently the cooperative's news director for the...
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Clouds of smoke over Europe's largest lignite power plant in Betchatow, central Poland, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. A group of Greenpeace environment activists have climbed its 180-meter smokestack to spur participants in next week's global climate summit in Poland into taking decisions on limiting the use of coal.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 29, 2018 - 9:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environment minister says putting a price on carbon dioxide is "the right answer" to cut the country's emissions of greenhouse gases. Svenja Schulze told The Associated Press on Thursday that she is committed to discussing the idea further with her Cabinet colleagues,...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, post trucks leaves the Amazon Logistic Center in Rheinberg, Germany. Germany's antitrust agency said Thursday Nov. 29, 2018, it has begun an investigation into online retailer Amazon over complaints that it's abusing its dominant position to the detriment of other sellers using its platform. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, FILE)
November 29, 2018 - 7:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's antitrust agency said Thursday it has begun an investigation of online retailer Amazon over complaints it's abusing its position to the detriment of sellers who use its "marketplace" platform. The Federal Cartel Office, or Bundeskartellamt, said Amazon's "double role as the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, former Nissan Motor chariman Carlos Ghosn attend a media conference outside Paris, France. Japanese prosecutors said Thursday they will detain former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn for as long as needed to finish their investigation into suspicions of financial irregularities, as meanwhile the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance reaffirmed its partnership. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
November 29, 2018 - 7:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors said Thursday they will detain former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn for as long as is needed to finish their investigation into suspicions of financial irregularities, as the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance reaffirmed its partnership. Shin Kukimoto, deputy chief...
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November 29, 2018 - 5:44 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro has been arrested for allegedly receiving bribes. Gov. Luiz Fernando Pezao was taken into custody by federal police at the governor's palace early Thursday. A statement by police said operation "Wolf's Mouth" was focused on alleged...
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Prime Minister Theresa May gives evidence before the Liaison Committee on matters relating to Brexit at Portcullis House in London, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. The governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney says most British businesses aren't ready for a no-deal departure from the European Union as lawmakers from all parties are criticising the agreement Prime Minister May negotiated with the EU, increasing the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit. (PA via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 5:41 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May refused Thursday to rule out Britain leaving the European Union without a deal, after the Bank of England warned that such a scenario could plunge the country into its deepest recession in decades. Parliament is due to vote Dec. 11 on the divorce...
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National Transportation Safety Committee investigator Nurcahyo Utomo holds a model of an airplane during a press conference on the committee's preliminary findings on their investigation on the crash of Lion Air flight 610, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Black box data collected from their crashed Boeing 737 MAX 8 show Lion Air pilots struggled to maintain control as the aircraft's automatic safety system repeatedly pushed the plane's nose down, according to a preliminary investigation into last month's disaster. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
November 29, 2018 - 4:12 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Investigators of the Oct. 28 crash of a Lion Air flight into the Java Sea say the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft was deemed airworthy when it made its final takeoff from Jakarta. The officials summoned reporters Thursday to clarify comments made at a news conference the day...
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Kim Sung-joo, bottom center, a victim of Japan's forced labor, speaks upon her arrival at the Supreme Court in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. South Korea's top court ordered a Japanese company to compensate 10 Koreans for forced labor during Tokyo's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 29, 2018 - 3:16 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's top court on Thursday ordered a Japanese company to financially compensate 10 Koreans for forced labor during Tokyo's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula, in the second such ruling in a month that again drew quick, vehement protests from Japan. The...
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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the pace of interest rate increases might slow.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 29, 2018 - 12:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the pace of U.S. interest rate increases might slow. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.4 percent to 22,278.70 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 added 0.6 percent...
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