Belgian deal paves 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.
Migrants stranded in Calais Jungle as demolition ramps up
Dozens of migrants stranded in the Calais "Jungle", some of them children, desperately sought a way out Thursday as diggers begin tearing down the last remaining shelters in the burnt-out camp in northern France. The interior ministry said Wednesday that nearly 5,600 migrants had been taken into shelters around France or accepted into Britain -- out of the 6,400 estimated by authorities to have been living in the camp up until this week. Regional security chief Fabienne Buccio said those left in the camp had come from "Germany, Paris and elsewhere" and that registrations for transfer to other parts of France had closed.
1 dead, 12 hurt in fire at 5-story NYC apartment building
Fire officials say an overnight blaze that tore through a five-story apartment building in Manhattan has left one person dead and 12 civilians and firefighters injured. The fire was reported around 3:30 ...
Twitter cuts 9 percent of workforce as revenue growth slows
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc reported a sharp slowdown in quarterly revenue growth on Thursday and said it would cut 9 percent of its global workforce. Analysts on average had expected 316.3 million monthly active users, according to market research firm FactSet StreetAccount. Twitter has been struggling to sign up new users amid competition from nimbler rivals such as Instagram and Snapchat.
Twitter cuts 9 percent of its workforce worldwideTwitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 percent of its employees worldwide. Twitter Inc., which has struggled amid competition from the likes of Facebook, Snapchat ...
The Latest: Turkish president says forces could enter Sinjar
Twitter debates rages over photo of shiny or painted legsForget the debate about "The Dress." Twitter is abuzz about "The Legs."
British economy grows more than expected after Brexit vote
Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the three months after its vote to leave the European Union despite concern that uncertainty over the country's future would weigh on business. The figures, ...
Ford's 3Q profit falls on recall, truck launch
Ford Motor Co.'s net income fell 56 percent to $957 million in the third quarter as the company struggled with a massive recall and the launch of its new Super Duty pickup. The earnings, of 24 cents per ...
UN preparing for possible chemical attack in Iraq's Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) ? The U.N.'s public health agency said Thursday it has trained 90 Iraqi medics in "mass casualty management," with a special focus on chemical attacks, as part of its preparations for Iraq's operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group.