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Macron wants to make France gateway to Europe for tech firms

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PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says his innovation policies aim to make France the gateway to Europe for tech companies. Speaking in English in front of CEOs and other leaders of the tech industry, Macron said “France is changing like crazy so that we can say that France is back and...


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Deutsche Bank to slash thousands of jobs to control costs

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank is slashing thousands of jobs as Germany’s largest lender refocuses its global investment banking business on Europe and seeks to return to steady profitability. The bank said Thursday it would cut its workforce from 97,000 to “well below” 90,000 in order to...


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North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts Migrants block northern Greek highway in 2nd day of protests Report: Airstrikes on Syria pro-government positions kill 12 Israel defense chief plans 2,500 new West Bank settler homes China calls US withdrawal of drills invite...


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China calls US withdrawal of drills invite 'unconstructive'

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BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry on Thursday criticized as “unconstructive” Washington’s withdrawal of an invitation for it to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer. A statement on the ministry’s website said the move would do nothing to change China’s...


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Investigators: Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

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BUNNIK, Netherlands (AP) — Detailed analysis of video and photos has unequivocally established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit, an international team of investigators said Thursday....


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North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

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PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign journalists. The explosions at the nuclear test site deep in the mountains of the North’s...


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London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her body

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LONDON (AP) — A London couple delusionally obsessed with a boy-band star were found guilty Thursday of murdering their French nanny and burning her body on a bonfire in their backyard. A jury at the Central Criminal Court convicted 35-year-old Sabrina Kouider and 40-year-old Ouissem Medouni after...


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Report: Airstrikes on Syria pro-government positions kill 12

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes overnight in eastern Syria killed at least 12 pro-government fighters, all reportedly foreign nationals, a war-monitoring group said Thursday. The Syrian government-run media blamed the strikes on the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group. In Damascus, the...


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Migrants block northern Greek highway in 2nd day of protests

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Some 250 asylum-seekers have blocked a busy northern Greek highway, in a second day of protests against overcrowding and poor conditions in the nearby camp they are housed in. The peaceful protest by mostly Kurdish migrants at Diavata, on Thessaloniki’s western outskirts,...


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China says no reason found for US staffer's sonic condition

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BEIJING (AP) — No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee’s report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled the experiences of illness-stricken American diplomats in Cuba. “China is already...


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