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Uber to lose its license to operate in London
LONDON (AP) -- London's transport authority said Friday it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security....

Solar boom or bust? Companies seek tariffs on solar imports
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where rooftop and other installations have surged 10-fold since 2011....

China: Trump bank ban statement 'not consistent' with facts
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that Beijing told its banks to stop dealing with North Korea is "not consistent with the facts," a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Friday, but he gave no indication what steps China might be taking....

Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances....

Trump lashes out at GOP opponents of health care bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is lashing out at a Republican senator who opposes the last-ditch effort to overturn the Obama-era health care law....

China criticizes S&P credit rating cut as 'wrong decision'
BEIJING (AP) -- China's Finance Ministry on Friday criticized the cut in the Standard & Poor's rating agency's credit rating on Chinese government borrowing as a "wrong decision" and said it ignores the country's economic strength....

France renews half of senators' seats, a test for Macron
PARIS (AP) -- On Sunday, France will elect nearly half its Senate, in a vote that is expected to illustrate the slide in President Emmanuel Macron's popularity since his election earlier this year....

The Latest: S&P cuts Hong Kong rating after cutting China's
BEIJING (AP) -- The Latest on Standard & Poor's cutting credit ratings for China (all times local):...

UK leader to try to break Brexit logjam in Italy speech
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May will try Friday to revive foundering Brexit talks - and unify her fractious government - by proposing a two-year transition after Britain's departure from the European Union in 2019 during which the U.K. would continue to pay into the bloc's coffers....

After Equifax, public shaming but GOP wary of new rules
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans....

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