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Think tank: Russia emerges as world's No. 2 arms producer
December 9th, 2018  6:23 PM

A Swedish think tank says Russia has emerged as the world's second-largest arms producer after the U.S. Russia surpassed Britain, which had held the spot since 2002 and remains Western Europe's No. 1 arms maker

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Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests
December 9th, 2018  5:20 PM

Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests
US states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan
December 9th, 2018  2:45 PM

With drought continuing and reservoirs shrinking, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the Colorado River had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018

US states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan
UK leader warns of 'uncharted waters' if Brexit deal nixed
December 9th, 2018  1:44 PM

Britain's Parliament resumes debate on Monday, a day before a crucial vote on whether to accept or reject a Brexit deal

UK leader warns of 'uncharted waters' if Brexit deal nixed
Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex
December 9th, 2018  1:11 PM

Elected officials say the deal to bring a new Amazon headquarters to New York City is a big win for taxpayers, but the math behind billions of dollars in tax breaks and incentives isn't that simple

Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex
The Latest: Macron to meet officials to discuss protests
December 9th, 2018  11:57 AM

An official says that French President Emmanuel Macron plans to bring together national and local officials on Monday to hear their proposals in this "grave moment the nation is traversing."

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German railway workers' union calls strike over pay
December 9th, 2018  10:51 AM

A labor union representing German railway workers is calling on its members to go on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal on pay

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Paris cleans up after latest riot; pressure builds on Macron
December 9th, 2018  10:45 AM

An official in France says that President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation "at the very beginning of the week" after another weekend of violence

Paris cleans up after latest riot; pressure builds on Macron
The Latest: China summons US envoy over exec's detention
December 9th, 2018  10:40 AM

China has summoned the U.S. ambassador to protest the detention of an executive of electronics giant Huawei in Canada at Washington's behest

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China summons U.S. ambassador to protest detention of Huawei executive in Canada at Washington's behest
December 9th, 2018  10:14 AM

China summons U.S. ambassador to protest detention of Huawei executive in Canada at Washington's behest

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Insider Q&A: Zero Motorcycles' CEO on tax credits, rivals
December 9th, 2018  10:00 AM

Sam Paschel, CEO of Zero Motorcycles, talks about tax credits, trends in motorcycle industry

Insider Q&A: Zero Motorcycles' CEO on tax credits, rivals
Kansas faces new fight over taxes after years of turmoil
December 9th, 2018  9:46 AM

Kansas' new Democratic governor has promised not to raise taxes to boost state spending, but Republicans who control the Legislature argue that one is already coming.

Kansas faces new fight over taxes after years of turmoil
Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms
December 9th, 2018  9:24 AM

Negotiators at the U.N. climate summit are resting after the first week of talks ended on a sour note when the U.S. sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking endorsement of a key scientific report on global warming

Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms
GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans
December 9th, 2018  9:16 AM

General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers

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Plant a tree: Milan's ambitious plans to be cleaner, greener
December 9th, 2018  7:40 AM

The color for Italy's fashion capital now is gray _ due to its stone buildings and polluted skies _ but Milan is embarking on a new plan to go green, planting 3 million new trees by 2030

Plant a tree: Milan's ambitious plans to be cleaner, greener
The Latest: Canada ex-adviser says China pressure won't work
December 8th, 2018  10:31 PM

A former foreign policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Chinese pressure on the Canadian government to release a top executive of Huawei won't work

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China: Canada's detention of Huawei exec 'vile in nature'
December 8th, 2018  10:18 PM

China has summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it "unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature" and warning of "grave consequences" if she is not released

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The Latest: France: 135 hurt in protests; 1,000 detained
December 8th, 2018  9:57 PM

France's interior minister says the protest violence in Paris is "under control" despite scattered tensions but is calling it "totally unacceptable."

The Latest: France: 135 hurt in protests; 1,000 detained
Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes
December 8th, 2018  8:58 PM

Armored trucks and tear gas smoke blanketed central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police faced off against thousands of yellow-vested protesters in a movement that has degenerated into new violence by the week

Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes
Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag
December 8th, 2018  4:28 PM

Thousands of people from around the world marched through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's U.N. climate talks, calling Saturday for governments to take tougher action on curbing global warming

Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag

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