Lions' den or nest of doves? May's first EU encounter was businesslike
For Theresa May, her first meeting with all the other European Union leaders since she became British prime minister ended up being described by most merely as businesslike. Each side had at times characterised the other in less than diplomatic terms since Britain's vote to leave the bloc in June - the Britons portrayed as intransigent, the EU as overly angry over Brexit.
Medical evacuations from Aleppo fail to materialize
BEIRUT (AP) ? The Syrian government on Friday opened a new corridor for rebels and civilians who want to leave the besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, but the U.N. said planned medical evacuations haven't begun as planned because of a lack of security assurances from the warring sides.
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Soyuz capsule docks with International Space StationMOSCOW (AP) ? A Soyuz space capsule has successfully delivered astronauts from Russia and the United States to the International Space Station after a two-day voyage.
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BAT offers to buy U.S. tobacco firm Reynolds in $47 billion deal
By Paul Sandle and Martinne Geller LONDON (Reuters) - British American Tobacco has offered to buy out U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc in a $47 billion takeover that would create the world's biggest listed tobacco company with brands including Newport, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall. The cash-and-stock deal would mark the return of BAT to the lucrative and highly regulated U.S. market after a 12-year absence, making it the only tobacco giant with a leading presence in American and international markets. A Reynolds takeover by BAT, which already owns 42 percent of the U.S. group, has long been seen as part of an inevitable wave of global consolidation in a mature industry.
Hostility, geniality mix as Trump, Clinton meet at event
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Sharply at odds over the Republican's assertions that he may not concede if he loses on Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton chose cutting jabs over lighthearted teasing as they came face-to-face at a fundraiser. Yet both showed flashes of willingness to see beyond their bitter election battle, the archbishop who sat between them said Friday.
German group: migrants die amid Libya 'coast guard' attackBERLIN (AP) ? A German aid group says that four bodies have been recovered after a rubber boat full of migrants off Libya partially collapsed when it was attacked by people aboard a speedboat labeled as belonging to Libya's coast guard.
$47 billion offer to create world's biggest tobacco company
LONDON (AP) ? British American Tobacco is offering to buy Reynolds American Inc. in a $47 billion deal that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company and attempt to make up for a decline in smoking in the U.S. and Europe.