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WASHINGTON | White House: Trump meets with German auto executives

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump met Tuesday with executives from three big German automakers amid U.S.-European trade tensions focused on car exports and the threat of tariffs. Executives from BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen were invited to participate in a series of meetings with Trump’s top economic advisers to discuss investment opportunities in the United States, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House: Trump meets with German auto executives

BOSTON | Nigerian ISP says error caused disruption in Google services

BOSTON — A Nigerian internet service provider says a configuration error it made during a network upgrade caused a disruption of key Google services that routed traffic to China and Russia. Before MainOne tweeted the explanation Tuesday, there was speculation the data hijacking may have been intentional. The type of traffic misdirection employed can be … Continue reading BOSTON | Nigerian ISP says error caused disruption in Google services

VATICAN CITY | More bones unearthed at Vatican embassy as coroner weighs in

VATICAN CITY— More bones were found on the grounds of the Vatican embassy in Italy, adding grisly new evidence to the growing mystery over who was buried on Holy See territory and why. As police returned to the compound Tuesday, coroner Giovanni Arcudi said preliminary examinations of bones found last week indicated they belonged to … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | More bones unearthed at Vatican embassy as coroner weighs in

NEW YORK | Amazon mum on reports it will split new headquarters

NEW YORK— Online leader Amazon Inc. has refused comment on reports that it plans to split its new headquarters between two locations. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported late Monday that the company would locate the new facilities in Queens in New York City and in the Crystal City area of Arlington, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Amazon mum on reports it will split new headquarters

NAIROBI, Kenya | Keino says charges against him dropped, has been released

NAIROBI, Kenya — Running great Kip Keino said Friday that charges against him in a Kenyan Olympic corruption case have been dropped and he has been released. The honorary IOC member tells The Associated Press that he still needs to appear in court on Tuesday — with speculation that he may now be a witness … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Keino says charges against him dropped, has been released

WASHINGTON | UN Ambassador Haley resigning; she gives no reason

WASHINGTON — U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year, she and President Donald Trump announced Tuesday. She gave no reason for her departure after two years, though there has been speculation she will return to government or politics at some point. “No, I’m not running in 2020” for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | UN Ambassador Haley resigning; she gives no reason

FRANKFURT, Germany | Daimler: CEO Zetsche to be succeeded by development head

FRANKFURT, Germany  — Automaker Daimler says that CEO Dieter Zetsche will be succeeded next year by Mercedes-Benz development and research head Ola Kallenius. The company said Wednesday in a statement that Zetsche would be proposed to become head of the board of directors in 2021. Zetsche’s contract was to expire next year. Kallenius had figured … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Daimler: CEO Zetsche to be succeeded by development head

LONDON | Boris Johnson’s Brexit ‘suicide vest’ comment sparks furor

LONDON  — Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has compared Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for Brexit to putting the country’s constitution in a “suicide vest” and handing the detonator to the European Union. The attack, and Johnson’s choice of language, widened the divide in the governing Conservative Party over Brexit. Johnson, a strong supporter … Continue reading LONDON | Boris Johnson’s Brexit ‘suicide vest’ comment sparks furor