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July 19, 2016 - 6:33am
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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has slapped its biggest ever cartel fine, worth $3.24 billion, on five of Europe's top truck producers for colluding to keep prices artificially high at the expense of consumers.

EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said EU-based MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF "colluded on the pricing and on passing on the costs for meeting environmental standards to customers."

MAN escaped a 1.2 billion euro ($1...

July 19, 2016 - 6:26am
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NICE, France (AP) — The Latest on the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice, France, that killed 84 people (all times local):

6:05 p.m.

French President Francois Hollande is defending his government's military actions against Islamic extremists — even while acknowledging they are part of the reason extremists have repeatedly attacked his country.

Seeking to explain why France is so often targeted, most recently with a truck rampage...

July 19, 2016 - 6:20am
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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say airstrikes on Islamic State-held villages in northern Syria have killed at least 56 civilians.

The say residents blame the U.S.-led coalition for Tuesday's strikes on two villages, Tokhar and Hoshariyeh, controlled by IS.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 56 civilians were killed, including 11 children.

Another activist group, the Local Coordination Committees,...

July 19, 2016 - 6:09am
1 week 3 days ago

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The U.N. children's agency warns that some 49,000 children will die of malnutrition in areas once cut off by northeastern Nigeria's Islamic extremist uprising if they don't get treatment.

UNICEF is calling for charities and donors to respond quickly to avert a tragedy in Borno state, where nearly a quarter of a million children are severely malnourished.

Most of the children are in areas that had been inaccessible before a...

July 19, 2016 - 6:06am
1 week 3 days ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday extolled the country's ability to bring its nuclear program back on track as limits on the landmark 15-year accord between Tehran and world powers ease in the coming years.

Mohammad Javad Zarif said a document, submitted by Iran to the International Atomic Energy Agency and outlining plans to expand Iran's uranium enrichment program, is a "matter of pride."

He said it was created by Iran's "...

July 19, 2016 - 6:01am
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TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The U.S. ambassador in Albania has warned that Washington will take action against politicians who do not vote a judicial reform agreement, considered key to convincing the European Union to launch membership negotiations with the Balkan country.

Donald Lu said Tuesday that the actions would be "grave and long-term ones." He did not elaborate.

He accused Lulzim Basha, leader of the opposition Democratic Party, of continually...

July 19, 2016 - 5:51am
1 week 3 days ago

LONDON (AP) — Authorities say two commercial airline pilots have been arrested at Glasgow Airport on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol, shortly before they were due to take off on a trans-Atlantic flight.

Canadian airline Air Transat says the two crew members were arrested before a Glasgow to Toronto flight on Monday.

Police Scotland says the men, aged 37 and 39, are due to appear in court Tuesday, charged with being "impaired through...

July 19, 2016 - 5:48am
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's state radio has recently broadcast strings of indecipherable numbers in a possible resumption of a Cold War-era method of sending coded messages to spies operating in South Korea.

Seoul's Unification Ministry said Tuesday that a female announcer at the radio station read numbers for 2 minutes on June 24 and 14 minutes on Friday. It says the broadcast included phrases such as "No. 35 on Page 459" and "No. 55 on Page 913."...

July 19, 2016 - 5:41am
1 week 3 days ago

TOKYO (AP) — For Nintendo, "Pokemon Go" just keeps on giving.

Shares in the Japanese game maker closed up 14 percent at 31,700 yen ($300) on the Tokyo Stock exchange Tuesday and have more than doubled in value since the wildly popular augmented-reality game was launched on July 6.

Nintendo accounted for nearly one in four shares that changed hands on the TSE's main board. The sharp rise has doubled the Kyoto-based company's market capitalization to 4...

July 19, 2016 - 5:37am
1 week 3 days ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say two policemen have been killed in northern Turkey in an attack targeting officers manning a security road block.

Gov. Yucel Yavuz said the attack occurred Tuesday in the town of Macka, near the Black Sea. Five other police officers and a civilian were also wounded in the attack.

The private Dogan news agency said the assailants fired shots and hurled hand grenades at the officers.


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