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  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:13

    Soros says Hungarian government lying in attacks against him

    BUDAPEST - U.S. financier George Soros on Monday denounced a Hungarian government campaign against him as “distortions and lies” designed to create a false external enemy.

  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:08

    German coalition talks collapse is 'bad news for Europe': Dutch minister

    BRUSSELS - The collapse of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s talks to form a three-way coalition government is “bad news for Europe” given the leading role of the European Union’s biggest member state, the Dutch foreign minister said on Monday.

  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:06

    Pinera wins first round of Chile election, faces runoff

    SANTIAGO - Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera will face center-left Senator Alejandro Guillier in a runoff for Chile’s presidency next month, after a first round vote on Sunday that Pinera won, but with fewer votes than expected.

  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:59

    Brazil economic activity index up more than expected in September

    SAO PAULO - Economic activity in Brazil expanded at more quickly than expected in September, central bank data showed on Monday, rebounding from the prior month’s contraction and reinforcing the outlook for a gradual recovery.

  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:53

    Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

    BERLIN - Efforts to form a three-way coalition government have failed, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, pitching Germany into its worse political crisis for decades, raising the prospect of fresh elections and casting doubt over her future.

  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:48

    French government will fend off hostile takeovers: PM

    PARIS - The French government will defend its national corporate champions against any takeover deemed to be hostile, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Monday.

  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:45

    Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

    BAGHDAD - Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that a referendum held on Kurdish independence was unconstitutional and that the results of the vote were void, a court spokesman said.

  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:43

    EU's preference is ambitious trade deal with UK: EU's Barnier

    BRUSSELS - The European Union wants to negotiate an ambitious trading partnership with Britain after Brexit, but will only do so once divorce issues are settled and on the basis of fair competition, including on tax, food safety and environment standards.

  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:41

    U.S. marine accused of drunk driving after Japanese man dies in crash

    TOKYO - A Japanese man was killed in a truck collision involving a 21-year-old U.S. marine who was well over the legal alcohol limit for driving, police said of a case that was likely to stoke resentment over the U.S. military presence on the southern island of Okinawa.