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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, talks with LVMH luxury group CEO Bernard Arnault at the VivaTech gadget show in Paris, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Macron took on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants Wednesday at a Paris meeting to discuss personal data protection and taxes as France pushes for tougher European regulations. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)
May 24, 2018 - 9:00 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron called on tech leaders Thursday to invest in France, saying his innovation policies aim to make the country the gateway to Europe. Speaking partly in English in front of CEOs and other leaders of the tech industry, Macron said "it's because France is...
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May 24, 2018 - 8:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers scrutinizing Britain's exit from the European Union say progress in trade talks with the bloc is "highly unsatisfactory," and that the country may have to stay in the tariff-free EU customs union for years after Brexit. The Exiting the European Union Committee says in a...
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May 24, 2018 - 8:30 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer who was part of the team that prosecuted Bill Cosby is taking a job with a Philadelphia-based law firm. But Stewart Ryan will continue to serve as a special prosecutor with the Montgomery County District Attorney's office until the comedian's sentencing is complete...
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European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference on Gazprom at EU headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
May 24, 2018 - 8:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday imposed obligations on Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom to improve the flow of gas at competitive prices in eastern EU nations, but did not fine the company. EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Gazprom will have to ease its hold...
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A sign for a pedestrians stand in front of the Deutsche Bank towers, on the day of the annual meeting of the bank, in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, May 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
May 24, 2018 - 8:15 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank is slashing thousands of jobs as Germany's largest lender refocuses its global investment banking business on Europe and seeks to return to steady profitability. The bank said Thursday it would cut its workforce from 97,000 to "well below" 90,000 in order to...
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A woman stands with a parasol in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, May 24, 2018. Shares are mixed in Asia after U.S. stocks reversed early losses and finished higher after the Federal Reserve signaled it is not in a hurry to raise interest rates. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index slipped 1.2 percent as the yen gained against the U.S. dollar. Shares also fell in Shanghai, Australia and South Korea but rose in Hong Kong and Indonesia. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 24, 2018 - 7:20 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets were subdued Thursday as carmakers' shares fell after the Trump administration said it was investigating imposing new tariffs on imports of autos and auto parts. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was flat at 12,975 and the CAC 40 in France rose 0.4 percent to 5,589...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2012 photo, cars for export park at a port in Kawasaki, west of Tokyo. China and Japan both condemned Thursday, May 24, 2018 the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
May 24, 2018 - 6:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local): 6:50 a.m. European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen says that any U.S. plan to unilaterally raise tariffs on auto imports "obviously would be against" rules of the World...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting with China's Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (Jason Lee/Pool Photo vi AP)
May 24, 2018 - 6:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday that China welcomes German companies during a visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel that gives Beijing an opportunity to try to recruit an ally in its trade feud with U.S. President Donald Trump. Both China and Germany are embroiled in disputes with...
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In this Jan. 14, 2015 photo, Chinese customs officials inspect cars being loaded for export at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China said Thursday, May 24, 2018, that it will "firmly defend" its rights and interests against what it calls the Trump administration's abuse of national security provisions in trade. The Commerce Ministry's response came after the Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on automobile imports on national security grounds. (Chinatopix via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 6:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — China, Japan and the European Union condemned Thursday the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. President Donald Trump invoked a provision authorizing the...
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May 24, 2018 - 6:24 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian aluminum maker Rusal says its CEO and seven board members have quit, a move that comes as the company struggles to survive U.S. sanctions. U.S. has hit Rusal and its major shareholder, billionaire Oleg Deripaska, with sanctions cutting the company off from international...
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