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FILE - This March 18, 2012 file photo shows a view of empty Kuwait Airways check-in counters at Kuwait Airport. A German court has ruled that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. The Frankfurt state court noted in its verdict Thursday Nov . 16, 2017 that Kuwait Airways is not allowed to close contracts with Israelis under Kuwaiti law because of the Middle Eastern country's boycott of Israel. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari, file)
November 16, 2017 - 11:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. The Frankfurt state court noted in its decision that Kuwait Airways is not allowed to have contracts with...
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November 16, 2017 - 11:22 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A European court has ordered Greece to pay damages to relatives of a Vodafone telecoms executive who was found dead on the eve of the government's discovery of a major illegal wiretapping operation that had targeted the country's political and military leadership. In a...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:43 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For over a decade, Charles Crenshaw has been paying his ex-wife tens of thousands of dollars annually in alimony. The now-retired engineer is hoping to renegotiate the agreement for lower payments, but he's waiting first to see what comes of a tax reform proposal in Congress...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — Industrial conglomerate Siemens has announced plans to cut about 6,900 jobs worldwide at its power, gas and drives divisions, half of them in Germany. Munich-based Siemens said Thursday that it plans to cut the jobs "over a period of several years." The company had said when it...
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In this Monday, May 22, 2017, photo, people walk out of a Best Buy store after purchasing an LED TV, in Hialeah, Fla. Best Buy Co. Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
November 16, 2017 - 10:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co. on Thursday reported a boost in third-quarter profit and sales, but its results and outlook fell short of Wall Street expectations. The consumer electronics retailer's shares fell $3.62, or 6.3 percent, to $53.68 in morning trading. Best Buy has been working to better...
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In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, a forklift is parked in front of one of the houses under construction in a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo releases its November index of builder sentiment. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 16, 2017 - 10:01 am
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic this month, reflecting a recent rebound in sales of newly built homes. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday rose two points to 70 this month. That's the highest reading since March. Readings...
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Singer Bono, from the band U2, performs on stage in Trafalgar Square ahead of the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards, in London, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
November 16, 2017 - 9:53 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A mayor in northeastern Lithuania has invited U2 frontman Bono to visit the shopping mall in Lithuania that he allegedly owns part of due to low-tax Malta investments whose documents were recently leaked. Utena mayor Alvydas Katinas says he has written to the Irish rocker...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, the Hasbro board game "The Game of Life" rests on a shelf in a toy store in North Attleboro, Mass. A trial begins Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in federal court in Los Angeles over who invented the game and who owns the rights to it. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 16, 2017 - 8:51 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Who will win The Game of Life? Testimony is scheduled to begin Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles in a lawsuit over who owns the rights to one of the most popular board games of all time. The widow of a toy inventor says her husband, Bill Markham, has been denied his...
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Speaker of the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, top, gestures while speaking to lawmaker Leonid Levin, right, and Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy, back to a camera, during a session at the parliament's lower house in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Wednesday's move by the parliament's lower house is a rapid quid pro quo response after the Russian state-funded TV channel RT registered with the U.S. Justice Department as a foreign agent after pressure from the U.S. government. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
November 16, 2017 - 8:47 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Justice Ministry said Thursday it has warned several U.S. government-funded news outlets that they could be designated as foreign agents under a new bill which has yet to be fully approved. The bill, endorsed by Russia's lower house Wednesday, comes in response to the U.S...
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