Oil pipeline protesters brace for confrontation with police
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) ? Protesters trying to stop construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline are bracing for a confrontation with police Thursday after the demonstrators refused to leave private land in the pipeline's path.
Twitter slashes staff with revenue under pressure
Twitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 percent of its employees worldwide. The social media site has failed to keep pace with rivals Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram ...
World stock markets cautious amid company earnings
Global stock markets were steady on Thursday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings reports and economic data. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX stock index was flat at 10,710 and France's ...
British pound wins GDP boost but European equities sag
European court rejects German far-right party's complaintBERLIN (AP) ? A European court has dismissed a German far-right party's claim that it has been stigmatized to the point that it faces a de facto ban.
Altria beats 3Q profit forecasts
Altria Group (MO) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $1.09 billion. The Richmond, Virginia-based company said it had profit of 56 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and ...
Belgian deal clears way for EU-Canada free trade pact
BRUSSELS (AP) ? A landmark free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada could be signed within days after the Belgian government overcame an impasse with its regional authorities on Thursday.
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Italy counts the cost as thousands flee twin quakes
Italy was counting the cost Thursday after twin earthquake in the centre of the country forced thousands to flee their homes in terror but "miraculously" did not cause any fatalities. The national civil protection agency described the damage as "very significant" but said they were not aware of anyone trapped under rubble. More than 100 aftershocks rattled the area through the night after the initial two were felt in Rome, some 175km (110 miles) away from the epicentres.