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World airports taking precautions after China…

Airports around the world have begun taken precautions to deal with an anticipated influx of Chinese tourists taking Lunar New Year holidays, just as the outbreak of a pneumonia-like virus in China has prompted officials there to take drastic measures to prevent its spread

The Latest: Merkel says climate may become…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that climate protection may become a matter of survival for Europe and the entire planet

Britain's EU Journey: When Thatcher turned all…

Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum

Police bust ring accused of smuggling 10,000…

French and Dutch police have arrested 23 people accused of involvement in a criminal network that smuggled thousands of migrants from France to Britain

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High hopes: US, EU and UK all aim for trade deals…

The United States, the European Union and what will soon be post-Brexit Britain, have all raised the prospect of negotiating and concluding trade deals between themselves by the end of this year

Switzerland mints world's smallest gold coin

Switzerland has minted a gold coin so small you'd need to look very closely to see Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue at you

Stocks drop on concerns over impact of China…

World shares are lower as health authorities around the world rush to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China and keep it from spreading globally

Trump aims to remove waterway protections, aiding…

The Trump administration appears ready to move ahead with its plan to remove protections for some of the nation's millions of miles, streams and arroyos

What we know, and don't, about the alleged Bezos…

U.N. human rights experts are asking Washington to investigate a suspected Saudi hack that may have siphoned data from the personal smartphone of Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and owner of The Washington Post

Japan has second straight year of red ink on…

Japan has marked a second straight year of red ink in trade for last year, hurt by a slowdown of demand in China and tensions with neighboring South Korea

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California governor aims to block PG&E's…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric's blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a bid to turn the beleaguered utility into a government-run operation

IBM, Express rise; Netflix, Baker Hughes fall

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Wednesday: IBM, Express rise; Netflix, Baker Hughes fall

Ratings dip for NFL conference championship games

It's no secret, sports fans: if the games aren't as good, the ratings aren't as good

'Africa's richest woman' now a formal suspect in…

Africa's reputed richest woman is a formal suspect in an investigation into mismanagement and the siphoning off of funds during her time with Angola's state-run oil company

US official: China steals 'massive amounts' of data in West

The top U.S. cybersecurity diplomat says that China steals “massive amounts” of data from Western companies

Hallmark media CEO leaves, month after same-sex…

The head of Hallmark's media business is leaving the company after 11 years

Canada justice dept. lawyer says Huawei exec…

A Canadian justice department lawyer says fraud, not sanctions, is the crucial element for a judge to consider when deciding if a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei should be extradited to the U.S. This week's hearings deal with the question of whether the U.S. charges against Meng Wanzhou are crimes in Canada as well

Tesla passes $100 billion, teeing up big payout…

The meteoric rise of Tesla shares that recently pushed the company's value over $100 billion could turn into a supercharged payday for CEO Elon Musk

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Boeing's new CEO sees 737 Max production resuming…

Boeing's new CEO is suggesting that production of the 737 Max will resume this spring, even before regulators approve the plane to fly again