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As Disney swallows Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood
NEW YORK (AP) -- After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood....

Brexit steals some of Britain's Christmas cheer
VILLEVENARD, France (AP) -- Frederic Berthelot has eight hectares (20 acres) of vines on the slopes above this tiny village in France's Champagne region, his vineyard distinguishable from others in the area by the tiny rose bushes planted at the base of each vine....

Workplace romance under spotlight after sex scandals
NEW YORK (AP) -- The minefield that co-workers and companies navigate when it comes to love at work has gotten even more complex following the recent flood of sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood, politics and the media....

Peru's president fights back against calls to resign
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski scrambled for his political survival Thursday as opponents demanded he resign over revelations of decade-old payments from a Brazilian construction company at the center of Latin America's biggest graft scandal....

EU nations bicker over migration policy as summit opens
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union nations bickered openly over migration policy Thursday in an east-west divide centered on several nations that refuse to accept refugee quotas....

The Latest: Tusk distances himself from anti-migrant views
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):...

Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Marco Rubio's potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it's a complication that's likely to be resolved....

In about-face, Ryanair recognizes unions to avert strikes
LONDON (AP) -- Budget carrier Ryanair is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes over the busy Christmas season....

EU leaders set to launch new phase in Brexit talks
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders are set Friday to authorize a new phase in Brexit talks involving future relations and trade with Britain....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's iffy numbers on regulation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump and his administration are ignoring one side of the ledger when they claim big savings from the federal regulations they've been able to roll back over most of this year....

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