The Latest: Save the Children: cluster bombs used in Aleppo
New Jersey Transit's longest delay: Modern safety technology
Six years after New Jersey Transit won federal approval to install modern safety technology on its commuter rail lines, the project has languished and trains still operate with speed controls developed ...
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.
Lions' den or nest of doves? May's first EU encounter was businesslikeFor 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.
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.
Germany reports scary clown incidents, fights hoaxesBERLIN (AP) ? A man in northern Germany has reported being attacked by someone in a clown costume wielding a baseball bat, while a woman said she was accosted by a man in a clown mask with a chain saw, police said Friday.
Turkey's Syrian operations aimed at destroying terrorists, PM saysISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's activities in Syria are aimed at destroying terrorist organizations and securing its border, and it discusses all of its operations with coalition partners, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday. Yildirim's comment, to a group of reporters, were shown live by state-run broadcaster TRT. This week Turkish air strikes pounded a group of Kurdish fighters allied to a U.S.-backed militia in northern Syria, highlighting the conflicting agendas of NATO members Ankara and Washington in a complex battlefield. ...
McCourt's moving swiftly to make Marseille a contender again