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A$AP Rocky to perform in Stockholm months after conviction

Dec. 11, 2019 7:51 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A$AP Rocky is back in Sweden. The American rapper is set to perform in Stockholm, where he was convicted of assault in August for a street brawl. The artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, will appear at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe arena Wednesday evening. Concert promoter Live Nation...

Plane carrying 1 of Liverpool's owners skids off runway

Dec. 11, 2019 7:49 AM EST

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — A private jet carrying a member of the American ownership group of English soccer club Liverpool skidded off the runway at an airport on Wednesday. No one was hurt in the incident but Liverpool John Lennon Airport was briefly closed. Mike Gordon, the president of Fenway Sports...

World shares mixed on reports Trump might delay tariff hike

Dec. 11, 2019 7:48 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global markets were mixed Wednesday following reports that President Donald Trump's advisers were preparing for a possible delay in a weekend tariff hike on Chinese goods. Investors also had their eyes on central bank meetings in Europe and the U.S. The German index in Frankfurt rose in...

Turkey doesn't rule out force to halt drilling off Cyprus

Dec. 11, 2019 7:36 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey could use its military forces to halt any exploratory gas drilling in waters off Cyprus that it claims as its own, Turkey's foreign minister warned Wednesday. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the pro-government A Haber news channel that Turkey “has the right to...

China reportedly threatens tiny Faeroe Islands over Huawei

Dec. 11, 2019 7:32 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish media are reporting that the Chinese government threatened to cancel a trade deal with the tiny Faeroe Islands if the country does not agree to use internet networks supplied by Chinese tech company Huawei. Huawei is at the center of a global cybersecurity debate, with the...

French workers need to work until age 64 to get full pension

Dec. 11, 2019 7:06 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the minimum retirement age will remain 62, but workers will have to work until 64 to get a full pension. In a sweeping speech Wednesday, he said the implementation of the pension changes will be delayed. The new pension system will only apply to...

UK authorities give Amazon 5 days for new Deliveroo plan

Dec. 11, 2019 7:06 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British authorities are asking Amazon to address concerns that its plan to buy a stake in food delivery platform Deliveroo could damage competition between businesses that do takeaways and those that deliver groceries. The Competition and Markets Authority gave the online shopping shopping...

France’s prime minister says government is increasing retirement age from 62 to 64 to get a full pension

Dec. 11, 2019 6:53 AM EST
PARIS (AP) — France’s prime minister says government is increasing retirement age from 62 to 64 to get a full pension.

Thunberg accuses leaders of 'creative PR' at climate talks

Dec. 11, 2019 6:52 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Activist Greta Thunberg accused the business and political leaders of misleading the public by holding climate talks that are not achieving real action against what she called the world's “climate emergency.” In a speech peppered with scientific facts about global warming, the...

Swiss Greens fail to enter government despite election gains

Dec. 11, 2019 6:41 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's Green party failed Wednesday in a bid to enter the country's government even after it made significant gains in an election in October. The left-leaning party claimed the right to a seat on the seven-member governing Federal Council after concerns about climate change helped it...