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  • WARRI, Nigeria— The force majeure— or freedom from contractual obligations because of extraordinary circumstances— declared by ExxonMobil on Nigeria's largest crude stream could last a month because of extensive damage to its 300,000 barrel-a-day Qua Iboe export terminal, workers of the U.S.-based oil giant told The Associated Press on Friday.

  • Turkish solders at Taksim square as people protest against the military coup in Istanbul on July 16, 2016.

    It is too early to buy Turkish assets, despite the rout, Renaissance Capital said on Friday. Instead, it advocated investors look at Russia.

  • NEW YORK— The administrator of the federal compensation fund for Sept. 11 victims is stepping down after five years. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Thursday that Sheila Birnbaum will leave her post as special master of the fund that disburses compensation awards to first responders, recovery workers and others affected by the Sept. 11, 2001 terror...

  • Two of the region's top carriers have warned that demand for flights is being weighed down by extremist attacks, shocks like Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Turkey's attempted military coup, strikes and severe weather. Germany's biggest carrier, Lufthansa, warned its profits would be lower than expected as "advance bookings, especially on...

  • ALEXANDROUPOLIS, Greece— Greek court sentences 8 Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece during attempted coup to 2 months in prison.

  • People gather in front of Parliament House to listen to official speeches during a rally in reaction to the attempted military coup on July 16, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey.

    Turkey's deputy prime minister has been on an investor charm offensive following last Friday's failed coup — but will it work?

  • Draghi speaks on Troika, Turkey Unrest

    European Central Bank president Mario Draghi says while the unrest in Turkey is likely to affect confidence, it’s very difficult to see a significant impact on the euro zone.

  • Tatour, an Arab citizen of Israel, is one of several hundred people detained in recent years for allegedly spreading incitement. Hoping to further clamp down on what it sees as the driving force behind a 10- month spate of Palestinian attacks, Israel is now preparing a law that aims to rein in content on social media, including Facebook, a platform it says plays a...

  • NEW YORK— Spooked by headlines about Zika, terrorism and mass shootings? Standard travel insurance may cover trip cancellations if a terror attack takes place shortly before your arrival, according to Rachael Taft of SquareMouth.com, a travel insurance comparison site. For example, depending on the policy, insured travelers cancelling trips to Nice, France,...

  • AMMAN, Jordan— A diplomat says the European Union has eased trade rules with Jordan to spur foreign investment in the kingdom and create jobs for Syrian refugees. EU ambassador to Jordan Andrea Matteo Fontana said Wednesday that new rules will allow a wider range of Jordanian products to be sold in Europe without tariffs, by permitting a greater percentage of...

  • NEW YORK— A record terrorism-related forfeiture order benefiting families of some Sept. 11 victims and others was reversed on appeal Wednesday, leaving in doubt what will happen to a $1 billion Manhattan office building at the center of the legal case. The 2nd Circuit decision written by Circuit Judge Richard C. Wesley said the buildings do not qualify as being...

  • Turkish parliament convenes for extraordinary session following the failed coup attempt on July 16, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey.

    Experts warn that the recent round of arrests and suspensions in Turkey are the latest attempts to weaken the rule of law and democracy.

  • ANKARA, Turkey— The Latest on the situation in Turkey after the failed military coup last week:. Turkey's president has declared a three-month state of emergency following a failed coup. State-run television in Greece says security checks have been heightened on the island of Symi following reports in the Turkish news media that fugitives from Turkey's armed...

  • ISTANBUL— Access to the Wikileaks website in Turkey has been blocked after the group announced, following a failed coup by Turkish military units, that it would release a trove of documents on the country's power structure. There was no immediate statement Wednesday from Turkey's Telecommunications Board, a government agency that regulates access to...

  • Could the death penalty be re-established in Turkey?

    On Wednesday, the Turkish parliament is reportedly expected to discuss the prospect of reinstating the death penalty. CNBC’s Hadley Gamble reports.

  • BEIJING— In an apparent attempt to head off large-scale street demonstrations, Chinese state newspapers have criticized scattered protests against KFC restaurants and other U.S. targets sparked by an international tribunal's ruling that denied Beijing's claim to virtually the entire South China Sea. Meanwhile, in Taiwan— one of six sides with territorial...

  • A man watches a television news broadcast at a railway station in Seoul on July 9, 2016, showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch. North Korea on July 9 test-fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile.

    North Korea says its ballistic missile test simulated strikes against South Korean ports and airfields used by the U.S. military.

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of $785 million in bombs to the United Arab Emirates for the U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Washington views the UAE as an important Sunni Arab ally in the fight against Islamic State, a Sunni group that has taken over parts of...

  • A supporter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves a flag against an electronic billboard during a rally in Kizilay Square on July 18, 2016, in Ankara, Turkey.

    Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week.

  • July 19- Wilson Barreto was blinded by a Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia bomb attack in Bogota when he was 19 years old. Now, he is featured in a documentary naked, standing in Bogota's Bolivar Plaza with more than 6,000 other Colombians from all sides of the civil war, which began in the early 1960 s. Also appearing in the documentary is María del Pilar...