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  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean...

  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean...

  • President Donald Trump weighed in on congressional efforts to avoid a government shutdown, telling Democrats on Sunday that Obamacare will die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall. The president's tweets appeared after White House budget director Mick Mulvaney accused Democrats of "...

  • *Restoring public perks could be worth 50- 80 billion riyals. DUBAI, April 23- The decision by Saudi Arabia's King Salman to restore cuts to financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel is being seen as helping the kingdom avoid recession this year while smoothing the path toward economic reforms. On Saturday, Riyadh cancelled that step-- the...

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between...

  • DUBAI, April 23- New Zealand is considering additional security checks on flights from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, its transport minister said on Sunday. Additional security measures would affect passengers flying from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Doha, Qatar, where carriers Emirates and Qatar Airways, respectively, fly direct to...

  • *Macron and Le Pen favorites to qualify for May 7 run-off. PARIS, April 23- France voted on Sunday in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that could define the future of the European Union, and is sure to be seen as a gauge of the anti-establishment anger that has brought upsets in Western politics. Voters will decide whether to back a pro-EU...

  • BRASILIA, April 23- The Brazilian government may increase the corruption fine that engineering conglomerate Odebrecht agreed to pay in a multi-billion dollar leniency deal signed last year, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Sunday. Odebrecht, once Latin America's biggest builder, struck a deal with Brazil, the United States and Switzerland in December...

  • BRASILIA, April 23- The Brazilian government may increase the corruption fine that engineering conglomerate Odebrecht agreed to pay in a multi-billion dollar leniency deal signed last year, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Sunday. Odebrecht, once Latin America's biggest builder, struck a deal with Brazil, the United States and Switzerland in December...

  • BRASILIA, April 23- The Brazilian government may increase the corruption fine that engineering conglomerate Odebrecht agreed to pay in a multi-billion dollar leniency deal signed last year, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Sunday. Odebrecht, once Latin America's biggest builder, struck a deal with Brazil, the United States and Switzerland in December...

  • BRASILIA, April 23- The Brazilian government may increase the corruption fine that engineering conglomerate Odebrecht agreed to pay in a multi-billion dollar leniency deal signed last year, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Sunday. Odebrecht, once Latin America's biggest builder, struck a deal with Brazil, the United States and Switzerland in December...

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between...

  • *Macron and Le Pen favourites to qualify for May 7 run-off. PARIS, April 23- France voted on Sunday in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that could define the future of the European Union, and is sure to be seen as a gauge of the anti-establishment anger that has brought upsets in Western politics. Voters will decide whether to back a pro-EU...

  • Disney's animal documentary "Born in China" earned $5.1 million to open in fourth place, behind holdovers "The Boss Baby," with $12.8 million, and "Beauty and the Beast," with $10 million. Warner Bros.' thriller "Unforgettable," starring Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson, opened at No. 7 with a $4.8 million. The Armenian genocide drama "The Promise," with Oscar Isaac and...

  • BOWLER, Wis.— At 85, Betty Putnam-Schiel has trouble standing, but she gets along well enough in her home on the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans' northern Wisconsin reservation thanks to tribal assistants who do everything from shovel her snow to change her lightbulbs. But maybe not for much longer. According to the National Indian Gambling Commission, 240...

  • PARIS, April 23- Turnout figures for the first round of the French presidential election showed a 69.42 percentage participation rate by around 1700 local time, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday, with the numbers down slightly from the last election.

  • President Donald Trump warned Democrats on Sunday that Obamacare was in trouble and would die without government funding, apparently referring to the possibility of ending federal subsidies to help lower-income people buy health insurance. "Obamacare is in serious trouble. The Dems need big money to keep it going- otherwise it dies far sooner than anyone...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits is about to go to trial against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U.S. market before China had approved it for imports. The lawsuits allege that Syngenta's move wrecked an increasingly important export market for U.S....

  • ZURICH, April 23- Credit Suisse will not decide on how it wants to raise fresh capital until after this week's annual general meeting, SonntagsZeitung reported on Sunday. The Swiss bank is considering a quick-fire share sale or listing 20 to 30 percent of its Swiss business in order to raise between 3 and 6 billion Swiss francs in new capital, the Swiss newspaper...

  • LONDON, April 23- More holidays, a burka ban and an end to hard Brexit- just some of the policies Britain's opposition parties hope will prevent an overwhelming election victory by Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May in June. The early election, which stunned British politicians, could redraw the political landscape after Brexit exposed deep faultlines in...