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Global stocks advance ahead of US economic data

Jul. 29, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stock markets were higher Thursday on expectations of positive economic data from the U.S. Analysts expect the advance data to show the world's largest economy growing at an 8.5% annual pace in the second quarter. That...

Volkswagen earnings beat pre-pandemic levels on luxury makes

Jul. 29, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's auto industry showed more strong results Thursday as Volkswagen's earnings and profit margins beat pre-pandemic levels and the company raised its profit outlook for the year despite an ongoing shortage of key electronic parts that is plaguing the industry...

Winning without Federer: Bencic reaches Olympic tennis final

Jul. 29, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Belinda Bencic and Swiss tennis are doing just fine without Roger Federer at the Olympics. The 12th-ranked Bencic beat Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the gold-medal match at the Tokyo Games. And that...

AstraZeneca to seek US approval of COVID vaccine in 2nd half

Jul. 29, 2021 05:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca said Thursday that it intends to seek U.S. authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine in the second half of this year, offering a new timetable for the much-delayed application. The Anglo-Swedish drugmaker announced the schedule as it released...

Airbus raises outlook as industry steadies amid pandemic

Jul. 29, 2021 05:21 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European plane maker Airbus posted 1.87 billion euros ($2.2 billion) net profit for the second quarter and raised its outlook for plane deliveries as the airlines sector steadied itself amid the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Container vessel that blocked Suez Canal reaches Rotterdam

Jul. 29, 2021 04:41 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The huge container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier this year finally reached the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Thursday to begin unloading its cargo. As dawn broke over the sprawling port, the Ever Given...

Italy wins rematch with US in men's Olympic water polo

Jul. 29, 2021 04:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Francesco Di Fulvio and Italy won the 2019 world championship in men's water polo, establishing themselves as gold medal contenders for the Olympics. Then the coronavirus pandemic arrived. A year after the Games were supposed to occur, Di Fulvio sees a...

Austrian-born, American-raised, Straka leads Olympic golf

Jul. 29, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Golf is among the hardest sports to predict, and the Olympics is no exception. How else to explain Sepp Straka? Austrian-born and American-groomed, he had missed the cut in six of his last seven starts on the PGA Tour. Straka...

Nokia profit substantially up on new operating model, 5G

Jul. 29, 2021 04:32 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Wireless network maker and 5G technology provider Nokia reported substantially improved second-quarter profit Thursday, citing the help of its new operating model and booming sales of 5G equipment. The company, based in Espoo, Finland, reported net...

Berlin-bound train partly derails in Poland; 8 injured

Jul. 29, 2021 04:24 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Berlin-bound train hit a truck at a railroad crossing Thursday in northwestern Poland, and eight people were slightly injured when the train partly derailed, authorities said. Two cars of the DB Regio train traveling from Szczecin, Poland, to...