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  • PARIS— Police in Monaco say robbers have carried out an armed heist at a luxurious Cartier jewelry shop in Monte Carlo and one of the suspects has been captured. The Monegasque police authority said three individuals carrying at least one firearm targeted the shop Saturday afternoon near the famed casino square in the French principality.

  • LAS VEGAS— When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. And unlike the boom years when they competed for card fans after everyman Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker's main event in 2003, poker's appeal in...

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    After mixed signals sparked concern, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend a NATO meeting at the end of March, NBC News reports.

  • LONDON— Tens of thousands protested Saturday under sunny skies in London against plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. The Unite for Europe march, which saw many people carrying bright blue EU flags, came just days before Britain is expected to begin its formal separation from the other 27 nations in the EU. The crowds observed a minute of silence...

  • BERLIN— The European Union's transport commissioner is calling for a continentwide car toll system that would enable motorists to use all European roads without having to stop at borders. Many countries in the 28- nation EU have highway toll systems, but they are separate and work in different ways. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc told Germany's Welt am...

  • BASEL, Switzerland— In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles. Four people were killed in London on Wednesday with this tactic in what was the worst attack on British soil since the transport network bombings on July 7, 2005. Charlie Winter, a senior research fellow at the...

  • LONDON, March 25- Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of more than 300 generic drug approvals and drug applications due to "unreliable" tests conducted by Indian contract research firm Micro Therapeutic Research Labs. The decision, announced by the European Medicines Agency on its website, is the latest blow for India's drug-testing...

  • ATHENS, March 25- Greece has received three binding bids for a majority stake in its second-largest port in Thessaloniki, the country's privatizations agency said on Saturday. Phillipines-based International Container Terminal Services, Dubai- based P&O Steam Navigation Company and German private equity firm Deutsche Invest Equity Partners submitted...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump thought he had a deal. He'd been greeted with a standing ovation— one of his favorite measures of success— when he entered the Roosevelt Room on Thursday to meet with members of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus. Paul Gosar, R- Ariz., said of the president's message to lawmakers.

  • SAO PAULO, March 24- Brazil's meat exports have fallen sharply since a police investigation into alleged bribery of food-sanitation inspectors in the world's top beef and poultry exporter sparked a wave of trade bans, an industry group said on Friday. Restrictions by several key importers of Brazilian meat, ranging from China to Europe, caused a 22 percent drop...

  • FRANKFURT- Federal Board member Wuermeling gives speech at the Aefma Annual General Meeting 2330 GMT. MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the...

  • FRANKFURT- Federal Board member Wuermeling gives speech at the Aefma Annual General Meeting 2330 GMT. MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- The death of the Republican healthcare reform may not prove to be the knife to the heart of the bull market some had feared, but to keep the Trump Trade alive investors should temper expectations for the breadth of expected tax cuts. "The market believes it raises the probability of a tax cut later this year since Trump is showing more strategic...

  • *Republicans pull bill to dismantle Obamacare. NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. shares pared losses to end slightly lower on Friday after Republicans pulled their bill to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system due to a shortage of votes, dealing a blow to U.S. S&P 500 stock index ended a touch lower after falling as much as 0.4 percent earlier, before a House Republican...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google's ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos. PepsiCo, Wal-Mart Stores and Starbucks on Friday confirmed that they have also suspended their advertising on YouTube after the Wall Street Journal found...

  • SAO PAULO, March 24- Brazil's meat exports have fallen sharply since a police investigation into alleged bribery of food-sanitation inspectors in the world's top beef and poultry exporter sparked a wave of trade bans, an industry group said on Friday. Import restrictions by several key importers of Brazilian meat, ranging from China to Europe, caused a 22...

  • CHICAGO, March 24- U.S. soybean futures dropped 1.6 percent on Friday to their lowest level in more than five months on pressure from rising forecasts for already-robust South American harvests, traders said. Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat rose on bargain buying following four straight days of declines. Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures...

  • *OPEC to meet in Kuwait for monitoring meeting. NEW YORK, March 24- Oil rose modestly on Friday in a spate of late-day activity, but fell on the week as concerns persisted over an excess of crude. The official said the expected drop, in line with OPEC's agreement, could help draw down U.S. inventories that stood at a record 533 million barrels last week- stocks that have in...

  • *ONR warns on oversight of Hinkley Point supplier Areva. PARIS/ LONDON, March 24- French utility EDF's oversight of Areva, which will supply Britain's new Hinkley Point nuclear reactors, was brought into question in an internal document by Britain's Office for Nuclear Regulation. In an ONR report about the visit dated Dec. 16, disclosed under a Freedom of...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 24- Gold rose on Friday, notching its second straight week of gains as concern about the ability of U.S. President Donald Trump to push legislation through Congress pressured the dollar, making bullion cheaper for holders of other currencies. Spot gold was up 0.2 at $1,247.66 an ounce by 2:10.