LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's attorney general's office said it was investigating former President Alejandro Toledo for allegedly taking millions of dollars in bribes from the Brazilian company Camargo Correa in exchange for a highway construction contract.
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ONAHAMA, Japan (AP) — More than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed tanks that could spill should another major …
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is tendering his resignation effective Friday.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Three new upstate New York casinos have so far failed to generate the big payoffs they projected, meaning less money shared with towns, cities and counties.
Ikea is relaunching a recall of 17.3 million chests and dressers, which are prone to tipping if not properly anchored. Other recalled consumer products include carabiners used for linking harnesses and ropes when rock climbing.
U.S. stocks set more records in quiet post-holiday trading Friday as technology companies again did much of the heavy lifting. Energy companies rose with the price of oil.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. diplomats are demanding that Venezuela give them immediate access to jailed oil executives who hold American passports.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The top executive of ENI said Friday that the Italian oil and gas company will drill two exploratory wells off Cyprus over the next two months, expressing confidence that significant reserves can be found for possible export to Europe.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's lawmakers on Friday approved a law that will phase out Sunday shopping by the year 2020 despite criticism that it may eliminate thousands of jobs.
BERLIN (AP) — A labor union says workers at a half dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany have walked off the job, the latest in a string of walkouts in a long-running wage dispute with the American online retailer at one of its busiest times.
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were uneven Friday with investors finding little guidance after Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Worries over Brexit cast a pall over trading in Britain, despite recent encouraging economic indicators.
BEIJING (AP) — Dozens of upset parents gathered Friday outside a kindergarten in Beijing run by a U.S.-listed company demanding answers after reports alleged some children had been abused and molested. The case has drawn widespread attention in China and triggered outrage over potential laps…
TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Materials Corp., a maker of components used in autos, aircraft and electricity generation, has become the latest among major Japanese companies to report faked quality data.
BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey shows German business confidence hit another record high in November, as firms' optimism about the future offset their slightly more pessimistic feelings about their current situation.
BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is stepping up her lobbying efforts to broaden Brexit negotiations with the European Union to future relations and trade, as the talks bog down on preliminary issues.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fund set up to raise money for a homeless man who helped a woman when her car ran out of gas in Philadelphia has collected more than $275,000.
PARIS (AP) — Banking giant Citigroup, fast food KFC and elevator-maker Otis are planning to expand activities in France thanks in part to what they call the "Macron effect" — a surge in investor optimism driven by the French president's pro-business promises.
ESSEN, Germany (AP) — Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's new parliamentary speaker is meeting resistance to his suggestion that lawmakers refrain from tweeting or snapping photos during sessions.
BERLIN (AP) — A court is expected to rule Thursday in a case that has exposed a rift within Germany's secretive Albrecht family, owners of the discount supermarket chain Aldi.
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's executive body will contribute 1.3 billion Swiss francs (1.1 billion euros) to the European Union to help lower economic inequalities faced by some EU members, notably in eastern Europe.
LONDON (AP) — A leaked Irish government document says European officials see Britain's performance in Brexit negotiations as confused and chaotic.
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri assured regional bankers on Thursday that Lebanon's stability was his top concern, one day after walking back his shock resignation that threw the country into turmoil.
BRUSSELS (AP) — If Angela Merkel has shown the European Union one thing over the past dozen years, it is never to underestimate her political skills.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were generally slightly lower Thursday after Fed minutes indicated it is likely to raise interest rates next month. Chinese stocks finished sharply lower.
LONDON (AP) — A closely watched survey is indicating that the 19-country eurozone is set for its best quarterly performance since early 2011.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DirecTV will pay $9.5 million to settle allegations that its California facilities unlawfully dumped hazardous waste.
When Uber paid a $100,000 ransom so that hackers who broke into its data warehouse would destroy the personal information they stole, it allowed the ride-sharing company to keep a massive breach of 57 million user and driver accounts secret for nearly a year.
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is telling owners of some small Jeeps not to use the front passenger seat until a problem with the air bag is repaired.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials generally believe that it'll soon be time for another increase in the Fed's key interest rate. However, a few felt any further rate hikes should be delayed until they see inflation moving higher, minutes of their last meeting revealed.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Five high-ranking officials arrested in Venezuela amid an anti-corruption sweep of its state-owned oil company's U.S.-based subsidiary carry American passports.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday that the country's 45-cent increase in the daily minimum wage is worrisome because it still isn't enough to meet the basic needs of a single worker or a family.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a bid by the Trump administration to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.
FORT BENTON, Mont. (AP) — An activist who was trying to call attention to climate change has been found guilty of criminal charges for closing a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States.
WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal nuclear regulators say a security officer in charge of maintaining weapons at a Connecticut nuclear power plant didn't follow proper procedures and falsified records to cover the shortfall.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The owner of Vermont's Jay Peak ski resort has reached a tentative settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a fraud case.
BANGKOK (AP) — A United Nations report says the world's least developed countries need access to electricity if they are to break out of poverty.
ROME (AP) — Facebook is apologizing to the family of the "boss of bosses" of Italy's Mafia for having removed messages of condolences that flowed in after his death last week.
NEW YORK (AP) — With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, U.S. stocks are little changed Wednesday morning after they finished at all-time highs the day before. The price of oil is rising on reports OPEC might extend its cuts in production, and energy companies are also up. Technology compa…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rate on benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages slipped this week to 3.92 percent from 3.95 percent last week. But the 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage, popular among homeowners seeking to refinance, blipped up to 3.32 percent from 3.31 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks, pushing total applications down to a low 239,000, further evidence of the strength of the labor market.
WASHINGTON (AP) — US durable goods orders dropped 1.2 percent in October, dragged by volatile aircraft sector.
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