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  • PARIS— France's presidential candidates are pushing their rival worldviews, as far-right Marine Le Pen calls the euro currency "dead" and centrist Emmanuel Macron visits a Holocaust memorial and calls for political unity. With a week left before the May 7 runoff, Le Pen paid a surprise visit Sunday to a woodchip factory accused of polluting the Mediterranean...

  • "We are not going to let other countries take advantage of us anymore," he said Saturday in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. But even as he returned to friendly political turf in Pennsylvania, Trump seems caught between his role as an outsider candidate and that of a now-elected negotiator. Even with his return to Pennsylvania,...

  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 30- Titans of U.S. industry and Wall Street gather in Beverly Hills this week to discuss how to navigate- and profit from- hot topics such as U.S. tax reform, the upcoming French election and Chinese economic growth. And many did not predict a UK vote to leave the European Union. The four-day meeting this year at the Beverly Hilton hotel will...

  • *China April official manufacturing PMI 51.2. *China April official services PMI 54.0. Zhou Hao, an economist at Commerzbank in Singapore, said recent sharp declines in iron ore and onshore steel prices point to some of the pressures the country's manufacturers are facing.

  • *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...