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WASHINGTON | Russia probe revival expected if Dems win House

WASHINGTON— House Democrats are expected to re-open the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, has said his party would have to “ruthlessly prioritize … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Russia probe revival expected if Dems win House

TIRANA, Albania | Turkey asks Albania to close US-based cleric’s businesses

TIRANA, Albania — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says he expects Albania to close all businesses owned by Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Turkish cleric Ankara blames for an attempted coup two years ago. Cavusoglu, in the Albanian capital of Tirana on Friday, said Ankara has formally asked Tirana “to close all the institutions that hold … Continue reading TIRANA, Albania | Turkey asks Albania to close US-based cleric’s businesses

JOHANNESBURG | South African finance minister criticized after testimony

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa‘s finance minister is under pressure after he acknowledged visiting the home of a business family linked to alleged corruption under former president Jacob Zuma. Opposition parties are criticizing Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, whose appointment to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet this year was widely welcomed as a break from the alleged plundering … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South African finance minister criticized after testimony

NEW YORK | Pass It On: Advice for businesses from Stephen Badger

NEW YORK — In “Pass It On,” AP beat reporters ask executives to share experiences and insights that will resonate with anyone managing a business. Stephen M. Badger, chairman of Mars Incorporated, recently sat down with The Associated Press. The family-owned business is best known for selling M&Ms and Snickers. But it also makes Pedigree … Continue reading NEW YORK | Pass It On: Advice for businesses from Stephen Badger

TORONTO | Canada-US reach free trade deal with Mexico

TORONTO — Canada and the United States reached a deal Sunday night for Canada to stay in a free trade pact with the U.S. and Mexico. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced the deal in a joint statement late Sunday. They say the newly named the United States-Mexico-Canada … Continue reading TORONTO | Canada-US reach free trade deal with Mexico

FRANKFURT, Germany | German business confidence holds up amid trade worries

FRANKFURT, Germany  — Business confidence in Europe’s largest economy fell only slightly in September despite worries about trade disputes that could harm growth. The Ifo institute survey of the outlook among business executives in Germany eased to 103.7 points from 103.9 in August. Ifo institute head Clemens Fuest said Monday that the reading shows the … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | German business confidence holds up amid trade worries

NEW YORK | Twitter finds software privacy bug affecting direct messages

NEW YORK— Twitter says it found a software bug that may have sent some private messages to the wrong people. But the company says the problem specifically involved direct messages or protected tweets sent to businesses and other accounts overseen by software developers. The issue, which started in May 2017, could in some cases have … Continue reading NEW YORK | Twitter finds software privacy bug affecting direct messages

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: More N Carolina counties qualify for federal aid

WILMINGTON, N.C.— The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 8:45 p.m. More North Carolina counties have qualified for federal disaster aid for their homeowners, renters and businesses reeling from Hurricane Florence damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced late Monday that 10 additional counties have been designated for individual assistance, bringing the total … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: More N Carolina counties qualify for federal aid