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  • President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV. Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump will help restore U.S.- Russia relations, and analysts said he was unlikely to want to dial up anti-Western rhetoric before Trump's...

  • Ghislain Wattrelos joined half a dozen relatives of some of the 239 people aboard Flight 370 on a weeklong visit to Madagascar to ask coastal residents to look out for debris from the missing plane that may have washed up after drifting across the Indian Ocean. "It's been 1,000 days and we still have no clue of what happened— what happened to my family," Wattrelos, a...

  • LONDON— Britain's foreign secretary dismissed as "speculation" suggestions that the U.K. would pay for tariff-free trade with the European Union after it leaves the bloc. Boris Johnson's comments Sunday in an interview with the BBC came after David Davis, the minister in charge of negotiating Britain's exit from the EU, said the government might be willing to...

  • BERLIN— Germany's finance minister is underlining his opposition to a debt cut for Greece and urging Athens to push ahead with reforms before a meeting with his eurozone counterparts. The International Monetary Fund argues that Greece needs better terms on its debt payments for its economy to recover, but top bailout lender Germany has been reluctant to...

  • *Former VP to lead 24- hour climate action broadcast Dec. 5-6. OSLO, Dec 4- U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are likely to fall irrespective of the pro-coal policies of President-elect Donald Trump, who may still surprise the world by embracing global action to limit climate change, former vice president Al Gore said. Gore, a climate activist who will lead a 24- hour...

  • LONDON, Dec 4- It has been a difficult week for investors betting against sterling on worries about the shape of Britain's exit from the European Union. And next week's Supreme Court hearing on parliament's role in proceedings may only make things worse. That was not a commitment to stay inside the single market, but it sounded like the sort of concession that...

  • LONDON, Dec 4- It has been a difficult week for investors betting against sterling on worries about the shape of Britain's exit from the European Union. And next week's Supreme Court hearing on parliament's role in proceedings may only make things worse. That was not a commitment to stay inside the single market, but it sounded like the sort of concession that...

  • LONDON, Dec 4- It has been a difficult week for investors betting against sterling on worries about the shape of Britain's exit from the European Union. And next week's Supreme Court hearing on parliament's role in proceedings may only make things worse. That was not a commitment to stay inside the single market, but it sounded like the sort of concession that...

  • LONDON, Dec 4- It has been a difficult week for investors betting against sterling on worries about the shape of Britain's exit from the European Union. And next week's Supreme Court hearing on parliament's role in proceedings may only make things worse. That was not a commitment to stay inside the single market, but it sounded like the sort of concession that...

  • ROME, Dec 4- Italians started voting on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promising to resign if he loses the ballot. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and are set to close at 11 p.m.. The reform reduces the role of the upper house Senate and claws back powers from regional authorities-- measures that the government says will bring...

  • SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Dec 4- Raytheon Co is making progress on a long-delayed program for new ground control stations for next-generation GPS satellites, although it is lagging a remedial schedule agreed with military officials, the Pentagon's chief arms buyer said. "It's actually making progress," Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall told Reuters during the...

  • SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Dec 3- Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's chief arms buyer, said on Saturday he was hopeful that a proposed three-year block buy of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, expected to generate large savings, would go ahead. Kendall said Pentagon officials had debated postponing or scrapping the block buy, which would cover more than 400 aircraft and...

  • ROME, Dec 4- Italians vote on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform which will decide the political future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has promised to resign if he loses. Financial markets and Europe's politicians fear victory for the opposition' No' camp could trigger political instability and renewed turmoil for Italy's battered banks,...

  • PELLA, Iowa— The Iowa Wal-Mart store where three people died after a pickup truck crashed into the store plans to reopen on Sunday. Wal-Mart company spokesman Charles Crowson told the Des Moines Register that the store in Pella, Iowa, would reopen Sunday morning at 7 a.m.. The crash killed two store employees: 31- year-old Carrie Zugg, of Leighton, and 29- year-old...

  • LONDON, Dec 4- British companies continued to grow modestly in the three months to November and are expected to keep up that pace into 2017, a survey showed on Sunday, chiming with a resilient picture for the British economy so far since June's EU referendum vote. The survey by the Confederation of British Industry's showed private sector growth gathered a...

  • Dec 3- An experimental cancer therapy being developed by Novartis AG eliminated an aggressive form of blood cancer in 82 percent of children and young adults treated with modified immune cells in a mid-stage trial, the company said on Saturday. The trial results were presented at a meeting of the American Society of Hematology in San Diego.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- President-elect Donald Trump drew a rebuke from former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday, after turning his attention to another Indiana company planning a move to Mexico. "Rexnord of Indiana is moving to Mexico and rather viciously firing all of its 300 workers. Trump, who campaigned on promises to keep...

  • ABUJA, Dec 3- Nigeria and Morocco have signed a joint venture to construct a gas pipeline that will connect the two nations as well as some other African countries to Europe, Nigeria's minister of foreign affairs said on Saturday. The agreement was reached during a visit by the Morocco's King Mohammed to the Nigerian capital Abuja, Geoffrey Onyema, the minister,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- U.S. military veterans spoke with tribal leaders on Saturday about their shared interest in blocking a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation, with as many as 3,500 veterans joining protests at the site. The group of veterans, including members already gathered at the site, will also finish building a...

  • The Bismarck Tribune reports that tribal chairman Dave Archambault II says he has spoken with Gov. A North Dakota sheriff says law enforcement will not clear out the large Dakota Access protest encampment in southern North Dakota, reiterating what law enforcement authorities have said for days. Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney said that authorities are...