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  • KABUL, Jan 21- Gunmen dressed in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel battled Afghan Special Forces for 13 hours in an overnight siege that left at least five people dead, officials and witnesses said on Sunday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which saw more than 150 guests flee, with some shimmying down tied-together...

  • KABUL, Jan 21- Afghan Special Forces ended an overnight siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday, killing the last gunman from a group of three attackers who stormed the hotel, taking hostages and battling security forces for hours. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said at least five other people had been killed and six wounded, a lower...

  • KABUL, Jan 21- Afghan Special Forces moved through Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel floor by floor on Sunday fighting the surviving gunmen who attacked the hotel a day earlier, seizing hostages and staging an overnight siege. Najib Danish, an interior ministry spokesman, said at least five people had been killed and six wounded in the raid, which came days after a...

  • KABUL, Jan 20- Gunmen attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and residents and staff fled. Several people had been killed and at least six wounded in the raid, which came days after a U.S. embassy warning of possible attacks on hotels in...

  • KABUL, Jan 20- Gunmen attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and residents and staff fled. Several people had been killed and at least six wounded in the raid, which came days after a U.S. embassy warning of possible attacks on hotels in...

  • KABUL, Jan 20- A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building caught fire and residents and staff fled. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the latest in a long series of attacks in Kabul underlined...

  • KABUL, Jan 20- A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, seizing hostages and exchanging fire with security forces as the building caught fire and residents and staff fled. According to one witness, who did not want to be quoted by name, the attackers took some hotel staff and guests hostage...

  • KABUL, Jan 20- A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul and were exchanging fire with security forces on Saturday as residents and staff fled. On Thursday, the U.S. embassy in Kabul issued a warning to U.S. citizens, saying "We are aware of reports that extremist groups may be planning an attack against hotels in...

  • HELSINKI— A "Game of Thrones"- themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a local hotel chain and the U.S. producers of the hit TV series. Lapland Hotels said Friday they chose "Game of Thrones" to be the theme for this season's Snow Village, an annual ice-and-snow construction project covering...

  • STOCKHOLM, Jan 18- Scandinavian airline SAS is in talks with Airbus about buying A320neo jets for its short-haul fleet and expects to agree a deal this spring after ending negotiations with rival planemaker Boeing, its finance chief said. Goran Jansson also told Reuters in an interview that SAS was in talks with Japanese investors about a so-called Japanese...

  • Stocks are closing slightly lower on Wall Street, pulling the market below the record highs it set the day before. Boeing lost 3.1 percent while Kinder Morgan fell 2.9 percent. La Quinta rose 3.8 percent after Wyndham Worldwide agreed to buy its hotel franchise and management business.

  • Before the deal is closed, La Quinta Holdings Inc., based in Irving, Texas, will spin off real estate assets into a publicly traded real estate investment trust called CorePoint Lodging. La Quinta shareholders will receive $8.40 per share. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., based in Parsippany, New Jersey, will also repay about $750 million in debt held by La Quinta.

  • La Quinta hotels.

    Wyndham Worldwide said on Thursday it would acquire La Quinta's hotel franchise and management businesses for $1.95 billion in cash.

  • Jan 16- Papa John's International Inc said on Tuesday Chief Financial Officer Lance Tucker would leave the pizza chain operator in March to take up the same position at restaurant chain operator Jack in the Box Inc.. Tucker's exit marks the second high profile departure at Papa John's in less than a month after founder John Schnatter stepped down as chief...

  • General view of the Trump Ocean Club building in Panama City.

    An attempt to oust President Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct.

  • "We have a responsibility to use our scale for good to make changes that will have a meaningful impact across the globe," said Francesca DeBiase, McDonald's chief supply chain and sustainability officer. The world's biggest restaurant chain will aim to get 100 percent of its packaging from renewable, recycled or certified sources by 2025, with a preference for...

  • Trump Hotels is contesting its firing, and its staff ran off a team of Marriott executives invited last month to visit the property during a search for a new hotel operator, according to two people familiar with the matter. After the owners' association accused Trump Hotels of mismanagement and financial misconduct in a $15 million arbitration claim, the...

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