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The Latest: Pakistan PM faces criticism over Saudi visit

Oct. 22, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A Pakistani rights group is objecting to Prime Minister Imran Khan's decision to intend a Saudi investment conference in the wake of the killing...

Italy stands firm against EU in budget dispute

Oct. 22, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy on Monday refused to back down on its plans to ramp up public spending, keeping alive a dispute with the European Union, which is worried the budget would increase the country's high debts. Premier Giuseppe Conte defended the budget in a news conference in Rome following the noon...

Malta academic in Trump probe often vanishes after scandals

Oct. 22, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Maltese academic who allegedly dropped the first hint that Russians would interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has gone missing — and an Associated Press investigation shows that this isn't the first time. Joseph Mifsud has emerged as one of the more enigmatic players...

Ronaldo keeps his focus, Juventus struggling to do the same

Oct. 22, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Despite his off-the-field turmoil, Cristiano Ronaldo is still scoring goals. His teammates, however, let Juventus down. Ronaldo has scored five goals in nine matches, and two in three matches since being accused of rape last month. On Saturday, Ronaldo gave Juventus the lead in the 18th minute...

Malta academic in Trump probe has history of vanishing acts

Oct. 22, 2018 7:47 AM EDT

SWIEQI, Malta (AP) — It was her last day of class and Leida Ruvina was getting suspicious. The Albanian student had just finished the first module in what was purported to be a doctoral program co-administered by Slovenia's Euro-Mediterranean University, but the place didn't look like much of a university....

World stocks push past growth worries in China, Italy

Oct. 22, 2018 7:21 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets rose on Monday, brushing off potential concerns about slower growth in China and a downgrade in Italy's credit rating over its plans to ramp up public spending. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.6 percent to 11,624 and France's CAC-40 was 0.4 percent higher at 5,102....

FCA sells auto parts unit to Japanese firm; $7 billion deal

Oct. 22, 2018 3:11 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the sale of its auto components division to Japanese automotive component supplier Calsoni Kansei Corporation in a deal valued at 6.2 billion euros ($7 billion). FCA said Monday that the Magneti Marelli sale would create the world's seventh-largest...

USA's Hubbell and Donohue win Skate America ice dance

Oct. 21, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue had always thought about incorporating some elements of "Romeo and Juliet" into their ice dance routine. At the suggestion of their coach, they decided to build their whole routine around it for the new season. Turned out to be a winning decision....

Scottish leader pulls out of media event featuring Bannon

Oct. 21, 2018 5:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pulled out of an Edinburgh conference because former White House strategist Steve Bannon is scheduled to speak at the event. In a tweet Saturday, Sturgeon said she believes "passionately in free speech" but declares she "would not be part of any...

Texas could be Ferrari's last stand in 2018

Oct. 20, 2018 8:30 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene watched his red cars slip and splash around a wet Circuit of the Americas while Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton cut the quickest laps of the U.S. Grand Prix practice session. A few minutes later, Arrivabene sized up the task in front of Ferrari and driver...