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  • French President Francois Hollande casts his ballot as he votes in the first round of the 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Tulle, France, April 23, 2017.

    The blow to France's mainstream left Socialist Party is just the latest in recent European elections.

  • Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 25 cents per share, meeting the average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research. Analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $6.98 billion in revenue. North America was the lone bright spot, as revenue declined from the previous quarter in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

  • LONDON, April 20- OPEC and some of the most important hedge funds active in commodities reached an understanding on oil market rebalancing during informal briefings held in the second half of 2016.. OPEC committed to implement credible production cuts and reduce global crude stocks while hedge funds responded by establishing bullish long positions in both...

  • MANILA, April 20- The Philippine environment minister said she has been given the green light by President Rodrigo Duterte to work with communist rebel fighters to help rehabilitate and develop the country's mining areas. The decades-long conflict between the New People's Army rebels and the Philippine government has killed more than 40,000 people.

  • LONDON, April 20- OPEC and some of the most important hedge funds active in commodities reached an understanding on oil market rebalancing during informal briefings held in the second half of 2016.. OPEC committed to implement credible production cuts and reduce global crude stocks while hedge funds responded by establishing bullish long positions in both...

  • LONDON, April 20- OPEC and some of the most important hedge funds active in commodities reached an understanding on oil market rebalancing during informal briefings held in the second half of 2016.. OPEC committed to implement credible production cuts and reduce global crude stocks while hedge funds responded by establishing bullish long positions in both...

  • Eight of those states, plus the District of Columbia have legalized pot for all adults over 21.. But the United States' marijuana experiment isn't over. In 1996, California voters blew a hole in the anti-marijuana wall by saying sick people could use weed.

  • AMSTERDAM _ Core Laboratories NV on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $17.7 million. For the current quarter ending in July, Core Laboratories expects its per-share earnings to range from 48 cents to 52 cents. Core Laboratories shares have fallen slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Industrial paints and chemicals company AkzoNobel said Wednesday it plans to spin off its Specialty Chemicals unit within 12 months to boost growth and reward its shareholders. In a move aimed at keeping shareholders happy and loyal, AkzoNobel said it will boost its dividend by 50 percent and return the "vast majority of net proceeds"...

  • *New law in Denmark forced end to Uber service there. COPENHAGEN, April 18- Uber Technologies sees opportunities to expand in the Europe Union, despite withdrawing its ride-hailing service from Denmark and facing the possibility of an EU court ruling that could mean tougher rules for the firm, an Uber executive said. "I am typically rather excited about some of the...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— A tribunal brought together by a rights group that aims to highlight what it claims are abuses by U.S. seed company Monsanto Co. has delivered an advisory opinion alleging that the company "engaged in practices which have negatively impacted" people's rights to a healthy environment, food and good health. In its findings, the Monsanto...

  • A defiant Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the West's "crusader mentality" on Monday.

  • AMSTERDAM— Dutch prosecutors have arrested eight people suspected of involvement in robbing or extorting money from tourists by forcing them to pay extreme prices for journeys from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport into the popular Dutch city. Prosecutors said Friday that one Swedish tourist was made to pay 595 euros for a ride into the city, which should cost...

  • Some of its recent activities in renewable energy include winning a contract, as part of a consortium, to build a wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands and bidding for an offshore wind license in the United States. In the Netherlands, where it is by far the largest listed company, it is lobbying the government to raise its long-term offshore wind target to give...

  • LONDON, April 13- Oil prices edged higher on Thursday after the International Energy Agency said the market was nearing balance, while data showing higher U.S. production kept gains in check. The market has been oversupplied for three years, prompting members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and some non- OPEC producers to agree to cut...

  • The market has been oversupplied for three years and members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries as well as some non- OPEC producers have agreed to slash output to rein in the glut. Latest OPEC data showed members had cut March output beyond what they had promised. OPEC meets on May 25 to consider whether to extend the supply cut beyond June.

  • Some of its recent activities in renewable energy include winning a contract, as part of a consortium, to build a wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands and bidding for an offshore wind license in the United States. In the Netherlands, where it is by far the largest listed company, it is lobbying the government to raise its long-term offshore wind target to give...

  • LONDON, April 13- Oil traded flat on Thursday after weekly data indicated a continued rise in U.S. production, while an International Energy Agency report said the market was close to balance. U.S. production estimates in a weekly Energy Information Administration report suggested domestic output continued to climb, potentially undermining an OPEC- led...

  • *Shareholder Elliott Advisors threaten legal action. AMSTERDAM, April 12- A rebel shareholder in Akzo Nobel threatened the Dutch paint maker with legal action on Wednesday after the company said it would reject any proposal for a vote on dismissing its chairman at a shareholders' meeting. Fund manager Elliott Advisors is one of a group of shareholders who want...

  • FRANKFURT, April 12- Adyen, one of Europe's biggest fintech companies, saw revenue last year rise 99 percent to $727 million and expects it to double again in 2017 to around $1.5 billion, Roeland Prins, the company's chief commercial officer, said on Wednesday. The Amsterdam- based company handles cross-border payments for ecommerce giants Airbnb, Booking.com,...