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Global stocks subdued as investors eye earnings, data

Apr. 18, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets were subdued Thursday as investors digested corporate earnings reports and mixed economic data, with some traders in Europe preparing for a long weekend. London's FTSE 100 fell 0.1% to 7,460 and Frankfurt's DAX rose 0.5% to 12,208. France's CAC 40 gained 0.3% to 5,576. A survey...

Hundreds evacuated in Frankfurt so WWII bomb can be defused

Apr. 14, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Some 600 people have been evacuated from their homes in the old city of Frankfurt so specialists could remove a World War II-era bomb that was discovered in the Main River. The German news agency dpa reported the bomb was defused, as planned, underwater on Sunday, which led to a loud...

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Apr. 13, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes boys playing soccer in the historic Kasbah of Algiers, Algeria; a horse-drawn...

Global stocks rise after China reports stronger exports

Apr. 12, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock prices rose Friday after China reported unexpectedly strong exports and an increase in sales to the U.S. despite its tariff war with Washington. Market benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Hong Kong all advanced and Wall Street was on track to open higher. China reported...

German authorities raid homes, offices in tax fraud probe

Apr. 11, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have searched over a dozen offices and homes across the country as part of their investigation into a massive tax fraud going back more than a decade, officials said Thursday. The scheme involved so-called cum-ex transactions in which participants would lend each other...

Global stocks retain momentum from upbeat economic data

Apr. 2, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose on Tuesday for a third day of gains, powered by encouraging economic data and in spite of ongoing uncertainty over Britain's departure from the European Union. European shares edged up, with Britain's FTSE 100 leading the way, gaining more than 0.9% to 7,382....

3 bodies found in plane crash that killed Russian tycoon

Apr. 1, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Monday recovered the bodies of three people, including one of Russia's richest women, who were killed in a small plane crash near Frankfurt a day earlier. Russian airline S7 Group said co-owner Natalia Fileva was aboard the single-engine, six-seat Epic LT aircraft that...

The Latest: Wealthy Russian dies in plane crash in Germany

Mar. 31, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash in central Germany (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Russian airline operator S7 Group says that co-owner Natalia Fileva, one of Russia's richest women, has died in the crash of a small plane in Germany.  The airline's press service said in an...

One of Russia's richest women dies in plane crash in Germany

Mar. 31, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — One of Russia's richest women, S7 Group co-owner Natalia Fileva, died Sunday in a plane crash in Germany, the airline operator said. Fileva, 55, was aboard a single-engine, six-seat Epic LT aircraft that crashed and burned in a field as it approached the small airport at...

German air traffic control fixes software glitch

Mar. 28, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's air traffic control agency says it has resolved a software problem that has forced it to reduce flight capacity over part of the country for the past week. The Deutsche Flugsicherung agency said that the control center in Langen, just outside Frankfurt, returned to full normal...