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Oxford Industries, Scholastic fall, Activision rises

Mar. 24, 2023 16:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Stifel Financial Corp., down $1.42 to $56.75. The financial services company warned investors about weak investment banking revenue during the first quarter. Nelnet...

Amid massive demonstrations, Macron delays Charles' visit

Mar. 24, 2023 15:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ongoing unrest across France and calls for a new round of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron's pension plan persuaded officials to postpone a planned state visit next week by Britain's King Charles III. While a clear disappointment to the royal palace,...

King Charles' state visit deflated as France leg canceled

Mar. 24, 2023 14:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III’s international debut was deflated Friday when his trip to France was postponed indefinitely because of protests that threatened to mar events at high profile venues such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Palace of Versailles. While Charles will still...

Protesters greet Netanyahu as he meets UK leader in London

Mar. 24, 2023 13:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak held talks with Benjamin Netanyahu in London on Friday as protesters shouting “Shame!” in Hebrew demonstrated against the Israeli leader’s right-wing policies and his plans to overhaul the country’s judiciary. Netanyahu had...

UK watchdog softens position on Microsoft Activision deal

Mar. 24, 2023 10:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British antitrust regulators scrutinizing Microsoft's blockbuster purchase of videogame maker Activision Blizzard on Friday dropped concerns that the deal would hurt the console gaming market, narrowing the scope of their investigation. The Competition and Markets...

Ukraine using Soviet-era choppers to pummel Russia from afar

Mar. 24, 2023 10:16 AM EDT

DONETSK REGION, Ukraine (AP) — Skimming the treetops, three Soviet-era attack helicopters bank and swoop down on a field after an early-morning mission to the front lines in the fight against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Each day, they might fly three or four sorties, says the...

French president's office says state visit by Britain's King Charles III is postponed amid mass strikes and protests

Mar. 24, 2023 06:39 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French president's office says state visit by Britain's King Charles III is postponed amid mass strikes and protests.

Feet for a king: Westminster Abbey to offer barefoot tours

Mar. 24, 2023 06:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — People who visit London's Westminster Abbey after the coronation of King Charles III will be allowed to stand on the exact spot where he was crowned, but they will need to make sure they don't have holes in their socks for the shoeless tour, designed to protect the abbey's medieval...

No red carpet? French unrest impacts King Charles III's trip

Mar. 23, 2023 18:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Unrest in France is tarnishing the sheen of King Charles III's first overseas trip as U.K. monarch, with striking workers literally refusing to roll out a red carpet amid pension reform protests and calls for the visit to be canceled altogether. Charles is scheduled to...

Man United sale: Jim Ratcliffe says he's submitted 2nd bid

Mar. 23, 2023 16:52 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The proposed sale of Manchester United gathered pace Thursday when British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe said he had submitted a second bid for the iconic soccer team. American merchant bank Raine had given bidders more time to fine-tune proposals by...