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  • *China April official manufacturing PMI 51.2. *China April official services PMI 54.0. BEIJING, April 30- Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed faster than expected in April, an official survey showed on Sunday, as producer price rises lost steam and authorities moved to tackle risks in the property market and credit growth.

  • BEIJING, April 30- Growth in China's services sector slowed slightly in April compared with the previous month but remained robust, an official survey showed on Sunday. The services sector accounted for over half of China's economy last year as rising wages give Chinese consumers the opportunity to shop, travel and eat out more. China's policymakers are...

  • BEIJING, April 30- Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed in April, an official survey showed on Sunday, as producer price rises lost steam and authorities moved to tackle risks in the property market and credit growth. The official Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 51.2 in April, compared with the previous month's reading of 51.8 and above the 50- point...

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. As temperatures rose above 90 degrees Fahrenheit under hazy skies in the nation's capital, tens...

  • LONDON, April 30- British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to protect workers against irresponsible practices over pensions on Sunday, promising new regulations on how schemes are handled during corporate takeovers. The pledge comes after high profile cases such as that of BHS, a retailer which was sold by billionaire Philip Green for one pound to a man who...

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. As temperatures rose above 90 degrees Fahrenheit under hazy skies in the nation's capital, tens...

  • Earlier this year, Le Pen repeatedly said that, if elected, she would seek a radical loosening of the EU's structure and, within six months, call a referendum on the outcome recommending a' Frexit' divorce from the bloc if she did not get partner countries to agree to her terms. In an interview with newspaper Sud Ouest, Le Pen confirmed the more leisurely approach.

  • Earlier this year, Le Pen repeatedly said that, if elected, she would seek a radical loosening of the EU's structure and, within six months, call a referendum on the outcome recommending a' Frexit' divorce from the bloc if she did not get partner countries to agree to her terms. In an interview with newspaper Sud Ouest, Le Pen confirmed the more leisurely approach.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The Latest on a hacker releasing stolen copies of a Netflix series:. The Associated Press could not legally confirm the authenticity of the uploaded files. New episodes of "Orange" are scheduled for official release on June 9.

  • ISTANBUL— Turkey passed two new decrees Saturday— one that expelled more than 4,000 civil servants and another that banned television dating programs. The country's Official Gazette published the decrees Saturday evening. The second decree, among other things, banned radio and television programs for "finding friends and spouses" by adding a clause to the...

  • President Donald Trump is issuing a scathing attack on the national news media at a Pennsylvania rally he organized for the same evening the White House Correspondents' Association hosts its annual dinner. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing the Commerce Department and the U.S. trade representative to conduct a study of U.S. trade...

  • NEWTON FALLS, Ohio— An Ohio family says they learned just 20 minutes before dinner this week that a planned mystery guest would be Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. The Vindicator of Youngstown reports Zuckerberg dined Friday with the Moore family in Newton Falls, about 55 miles southeast of Cleveland. Zuckerberg's project, the Chan...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Ohio— Court documents show that Dole Fresh Foods has recently settled two lawsuits filed by families of people stricken by a listeria outbreak after eating salads packaged in Ohio. One lawsuit said 79- year-old Ellen DiStefano, a Franklin County resident, died last year after eating salad packaged at Dole's Springfield plant about 45 miles west...

  • TEHRAN, April 29- Iran's Oil Minister said on Saturday OPEC and non- OPEC countries had given positive signals for an extension of output cuts, which Tehran would also back. Oil prices fell last week though they closed higher on Friday on growing hope that OPEC might agree to extend production cuts long enough to reduce a global crude glut. "During these last days we...

  • TEHRAN, April 29- Iran's Oil Minister said on Saturday OPEC and non- OPEC countries had given positive signals for an extension of output cuts, which Tehran would also back. "During these last days we received a positive signal from OPEC members and non- OPEC contributors in this agreement for cutting the production for extending this agreement for the second half...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— A record number of cruise passengers are expected to land in Juneau this summer. Cruise Lines International Association Alaska President John Binkley announced at Thursday's Chamber of Commerce luncheon that more than 1 million summer cruise passengers are traveling to Juneau, The Juneau Empire reported. "The next time you're waiting behind...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— The Puerto Rico government is offering to pay its senior creditors around 50 cents on the dollar as part of efforts to address its economic crisis. Other, junior bondholders would get paid only if Puerto Rico outperforms its cash flow estimates, according to the plan. However, as governor I have a series of instruments, and if I understand that...

  • NEW YORK— When it comes to avoiding conflicts of interest in the White House, President Donald Trump has ripped up the playbook in his first 100 days. The Trump Organization, now under the leadership of his sons Don Jr. and Eric Trump, has proceeded with overseas resort projects, thereby handing foreign governments potential leverage to influence the president.

  • DETROIT— The U.S. government is investigating whether General Motors should add about 312,000 vehicles to a 2015 recall for headlights that can suddenly go dark. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 128 owners have complained that low-beam lights can fail. The investigation covers the 2005 and 2009 Buick Lacrosse; the 2006 and 2007...

  • BRUSSELS, April 29- European Union leaders agreed a set of negotiating guidelines for talks on Britain's withdrawal from the bloc, which should be completed in two years. Wednesday, March 29- British Prime Minister Theresa May sent a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk confirming the plan to leave and formally launching the process, nine months...