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Guatemala court blocks anti-corruption agreement

Jun. 25, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan court has tossed out an agreement that made it easier to prosecute bribery involving the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht — a ruling that favors a former cabinet official accused of corruption. The decision announced late Friday adds to a...

Ukrainians cheer nation's EU candidacy amid wartime woes

Jun. 24, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The European Union's decision to make Ukraine a candidate for EU membership offered war-weary Ukrainians a morale boost and hope of a more secure future Friday as the country's military ordered its fighters to retreat from a key city in the eastern Donbas region. ...

Cyprus signs deal for Airbus attack helicopters

Jun. 24, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus signed a deal with Airbus Helicopters on Friday to purchase six light attack helicopters with an option for another six as it seeks to shed Soviet-era armaments and procure military equipment compatible with other European Union member states. No...

Ex-Venezuela mayor pleads guilty for $3.8 million in bribes

Jun. 23, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A onetime ally of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez pleaded guilty in Miami on Thursday for taking $3.8 million in bribes in exchange for steering lucrative oil contracts from foreign-owned joint ventures to officials in Venezuela's socialist government and military. ...

NHL, players union, alumni association team up for NFT deal

Jun. 23, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

The NHL, NHL Players’ Association and NHL Alumni Association are teaming up to get hockey into the NFT marketplace. The organizations announced a multiyear deal Thursday making Sweet their official digital collectibles partner. While not confirming exact terms, NHL executive VP of...

Australian leader to visit France to fix damaged relations

Jun. 23, 2022 07:38 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Thursday he will meet President Emmanuel Macron in France next week to reset a bilateral relationship that was damaged when the previous Australian government canceled a submarine contract. Albanese said...

Facebook and US sign deal to end discriminatory housing ads

Jun. 21, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook will change its algorithms to prevent discriminatory housing advertising and its parent company will subject itself to court oversight to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday. In a release, U.S. government officials said it...

Marshall recruiting local businesses to bid on contracts

Jun. 20, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is working to build connections with local businesses under a pilot project approved by the West Virginia Legislature. House Bill 4418 creates a small business supplier certification assistance program to help small businesses bid on...

Judge: Va. facility can sell some dogs, must stop breeding

Jun. 19, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is allowing a company that runs a central Virginia research dog-breeding facility to resume selling some dogs for biomedical research purposes, but he ordered Envigo RMS to cease breeding new puppies. U.S. District Judge Norman Moon’s...

Spirit Air engages with JetBlue ahead of shareholder vote

Jun. 14, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Spirit Airlines, the target of a budget airline bidding war, said Tuesday that its board has been in talks with JetBlue about last week's buyout offer while remaining engaged with Frontier Airlines, with which Spirit has already reached a merger agreement. Spirit...