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FILE- In this July 3, 2018, file photo, a shopper carries bags in San Francisco. On Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Conference Board releases its August index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 28, 2018 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' consumer confidence rose in August to the highest level in nearly 18 years as their assessment of current conditions improved further and their expectations about the future rebounded. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index rose to 133.4 in August, up...
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August 28, 2018 - 6:38 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' biggest lender, the Bank of Cyprus, says it had sold 2.7 billion euros ($3.1 billion) worth of bad loans to New York-based Apollo Global Management, the largest such deal in the east Mediterranean island-nation's history. Speaking to The Associated Press, CEO John...
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August 27, 2018 - 8:05 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Security officials in Tajikistan said on Monday that two people have been killed and one injured after men stormed the border from Afghanistan. Tajik Border Guards said in a statement that they are looking for a group of 10 to 12 armed men who crossed the Panj River separating the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Davenport, Iowa. Arizona Sen. McCain, the war hero who became the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 election, has died. He was 81. His office says McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He had battled brain cancer. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
August 25, 2018 - 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Presidents and lawmakers from both parties are honoring Sen. John McCain's decades of service to his country in the hours after his death Saturday. President Donald Trump, who criticized McCain for...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the 2018 Ohio Republican Party State Dinner, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 25, 2018 - 2:24 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman said Saturday that the U.S. decision to cut more than $200 million in aid is meant to force the Palestinians to abandon their claim to Jerusalem. Nabil Abu Rdeneh told The Associated Press the move is part of continuing...
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Flower are placed on the tomb of former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco inside the basilica at the the Valley of the Fallen monument near El Escorial, outside Madrid, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Spain's center-left government has approved legal amendments that it says will ensure the remains of former dictator Gen. Francisco Franco can soon be dug up and removed from a controversial mausoleum. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
August 25, 2018 - 7:48 am
MADRID (AP) — Relatives of the late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco say the family will take charge of his remains after Spain's current government has them exhumed. Franco's grandson Francis Franco told Spanish newspaper La Razon in a report published Saturday: "Of course we will take charge of...
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August 25, 2018 - 6:36 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities have banned a protest vigil marking the forced disappearances of hundreds of people in the country's southeast decades ago. The Saturday Mothers, an activist group, was set to hold its 700th meeting in Istanbul on Saturday. The group has gathered since 1995 to...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2018, file photo, refugee school girls fly kites during the "Kites of Dignity" event at the UNRWA Rimal Girls Preparatory school in Gaza City. The Trump administration has decided to cut more than $200 million in bilateral to the Palestinians, following a review of the funding for projects in the West Bank and Gaza, according to U.S. officials and congressional aides. (AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)
August 25, 2018 - 1:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has decided to cut more than $200 million in bilateral aid to the Palestinians, following a review of the funding for projects in the West Bank and Gaza. The department notified Congress of the decision Friday in a brief, three-paragraph notice sent first...
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A man and a woman look down to the construction site of the Hochmoselbruecke, a bridge over the river Mosel near the village Zeltingen-Rachtig, Germany, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 12:00 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Workers have laid the final section of a massive new bridge across the Mosel River in western Germany that has drawn criticism from conservationists. German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer on Friday described the 1.7-kilometer (1 mile) bridge over the Mosel valley as a "masterpiece...
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August 23, 2018 - 3:26 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The SITE Intelligence Group says the leader of al-Qaida is urging unity among Muslims in a new 5-minute video speech. Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Muslims everywhere — including fighters and preachers — to unite in Islamic jihad, or holy war, in the video released Thursday, according to...
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