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  • MEXICO CITY, June 25- Tropical Storm Dora, located off the western coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean, is expected to become a hurricane on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Sunday. The NHC warned of possible heavy rains along the southwestern coast of Mexico but added that the center of the storm is expected to move parallel...

  • *Results are setback for ruling Democratic Party. ROME, June 25- Italy's centre-right parties were the big winners in mayoral elections on Sunday, partial results showed, in a vote likely to put pressure on the centre-left government ahead of national elections due in less than a year. The candidate backed by the anti-immigrant Northern League and Silvio...

  • *Results are setback for ruling Democratic Party. ROME, June 25- Italy's center-right parties were the big winners in mayoral elections on Sunday, partial results showed, in a vote likely to put pressure on the center-left government ahead of national elections due in less than a year. The candidate backed by the anti-immigrant Northern League and Silvio...

  • SINGAPORE, June 26- Asia bond demand is running at its highest level in eight months and looks set to stay firm this year, boosted by the region's higher returns at a time when stubbornly low inflation in the United States is keeping a lid on Treasury yields. Investors poured $9 billion into Asian government and corporate bonds in May, topping $8.8 billion in April,...

  • TOKYO, June 26- Japan's Takata Corp decided on Monday to file for bankruptcy protection in Japan with liabilities of more than 1 trillion yen, Japanese media reported, as the auto parts supplier has struggled due to its defective air bag inflators at the centre of the auto industry's biggest ever product recall. Chapter 11- style bankruptcy protection...

  • June 25- Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC on Sunday unveiled a more than 1 percent stake in Switzerland's Nestle SA and urged the world's largest packaged foods maker to improve its margins, buy back stock and shed non-core businesses. The stake, worth around 3.28 billion Swiss francs, is one of the largest taken by the hedge fund, which pressed for...

  • NORTH PLATTE, Neb.— Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg paid a visit to Nebraska and Iowa and toured Union Pacific's railyard in central Nebraska. Zuckerberg also attended part of the Heartland Pride Festival in Omaha on Saturday and stopped in several Iowa towns as part of a tour of the area. After touring the railyard, Zuckerberg posted pictures on Facebook and...

  • ROME, June 25- Italy's center-right parties performed strongly in mayoral elections on Sunday, early results showed, in a vote likely to put pressure on the center-left government ahead of national elections due in less than a year. The candidate backed by the anti-immigrant Northern League and Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party will get around 54...

  • ROME, June 25- Italy's centre-right parties performed strongly in mayoral elections on Sunday, early results showed, in a vote likely to put pressure on the centre-left government ahead of national elections due in less than a year. The candidate backed by the anti-immigrant Northern League and Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party will get around 54...

  • *Intesa says Veneto banks crisis would have hit whole industry. MILAN/ ROME, June 25- Italy began winding up two failed regional banks on Sunday in a deal that could cost the state up to 17 billion euros and will leave the lenders' good assets in the hands of the nation's biggest retail bank, Intesa Sanpaolo. The deal, approved by the European Commission, allows Italy to...

  • LOS ANGELES— The Latest on a satellite launch from California:. The rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, carrying 10 satellites for Iridium Communications. A SpaceX rocket has lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in the second half of a weekend double-launch for the company.

  • A VW spokeswoman said workers will get a 4.7 percent wage rise from this month, another 4.7 percent increase from January 2018 and a further 4.1 percent boost from November 2018 plus a 500 euro ( $560) one-off bonus. VW produced 388,687 cars in Slovakia in 2016, including the Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda marques. The company pays its Slovak employees, excluding...

  • TIRANA, June 25- Albania's Socialist Party looked set to win Sunday's parliamentary vote, an exit poll showed, which would give the ruling party a mandate to push judicial reforms vital for membership of the European Union. Both the Socialists of Prime Minister Edi Rama and the rival Democratic Party led by Lulzim Basha are seeking a majority as neither party won...

  • A VW spokeswoman said workers will get a 4.7 percent wage rise from this month, another 4.7 percent increase from January 2018 and a further 4.1 percent boost from November 2018 plus a 500 euro one-off bonus. VW produced 388,687 cars in Slovakia in 2016, including the Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda marques. The company pays its Slovak employees, excluding top...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. Several other government websites were hacked in Ohio, including that of first lady Karen Kasich, Medicaid, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and the Casino Control Commission.

  • TIRANA, June 25- Albania's ruling Socialist Party looked set to win Sunday's parliamentary election with between 45 and 49 percent of votes, an exit poll by Italy's IPR Marketing showed. The opposition Democratic Party is projected to win up to 34 percent of the vote. "The Socialist Party might have won more than 71 seats, but this is still an opinion not a certainty,"...

  • June 25- British lender Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to cut 443 jobs dealing with business loans and many of them will move to India, the bank said. The Edinburgh- based bank said the cuts were part of a restructuring aimed at becoming a smaller bank. "All roles which require customer contact will remain in the UK."

  • June 25- British lender Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to cut 443 jobs dealing with business loans and many of them will move to India, the bank said. The Edinburgh- based bank said the cuts were part of a restructuring aimed at becoming a smaller bank. "All roles which require customer contact will remain in the UK."

  • LONDON— The Latest on the response to deadly tower-block fire in London that killed at least 79 people:. The samples that failed safety tests came from buildings all over England, from London to cities that included Norwich, Doncaster, Manchester and Plymouth. Hundreds of northwest London residents face up to four weeks in temporary accommodations as workers...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dropped 7 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.32. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the drop reflects lower costs for crude oil. Gas in San Francisco was the highest in the contiguous United States at an average of $3.06 a gallon.