Tokyo court rejects Ex-Nissan chair Ghosn's bail request
TOKYO (AP) — A court in Tokyo on Tuesday rejected former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail, made more than two months after his arrest.
Trump's shutdown solution hangs in limbo
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to break through the budget deadlock appeared to be gaining little traction Monday, as another missed paycheck loomed for hundreds of thousands of workers and the partial federal shutdown stretched into its fifth week.
TSA screener sick-outs hit 10 percent over holiday weekend
The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week.
UK leader unveils Brexit Plan B, looks a lot like Plan A
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit Plan B on Monday — and it looks a lot like Plan A. May launched a mission to resuscitate her rejected European Union divorce deal, setting out plans to get it approved by Parliament after securing changes from the EU to a contentious Irish border measure.
French leader promotes foreign investment at Versailles
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron hosted 150 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles on Monday in hopes of producing support for his agenda as yellow vest protesters keep up their demonstrations to his government's economic policies.
At Sundance, powerhouse documentaries will be everywhere
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For documentary filmmakers, there's no place like the Sundance Film Festival. The mountainside festival which kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah, has become known for launching nonfiction films to box office successes and awards, and this year is shaping up to be no different.
Survey: CEO pessimism on economy spreads after upbeat 2018
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — A survey of hundreds of corporate leaders shows "a record jump in pessimism" about the world economy, with sentiment doused by trade spats, a global downturn and fading benefits from U.S.
French watchdog slaps Google with $57M fine under new EU law
PARIS (AP) — France's data privacy watchdog fined Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday, the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules that took effect last year.
Stocks subdued as Chinese growth falls to weakest since '90
BANGKOK (AP) — World stocks were subdued Monday after China reported its slowest economic expansion in 30 years and the International Monetary Fund cut its forecasts for global growth this year.
World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The world economy absorbed more bad news Monday: The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for 2019.
EU's antitrust cop lays groundwork for more tech scrutiny
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Silicon Valley's notorious nemesis, Margrethe Vestager, plans to end her term as the European Union's antitrust enforcer this year with a bang, laying out a long-term plan to intensify scrutiny of the world's big tech companies.
Chinese accuse McDonald's of supporting Taiwan independence
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese nationalists are accusing a McDonald's advertisement in Taiwan of supporting independence for the self-ruled island.
EU's Vestager, Silicon Valley nemesis, doesn't shy from tech
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The European Union's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has made her name challenging Silicon Valley tech companies.
China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth hit a three-decade low in 2018, adding to pressure on Beijing to beef up stimulus measures and settle a tariff war with Washington.
Qatar to invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds
BEIRUT (AP) — Qatar has announced that it will invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds to support the Mediterranean country's struggling economy.
Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail, promises not to flee
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is promising to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, give up his passport and pay for security guards approved by prosecutors to gain release from detention on bail.
Asian markets advance on optimism over China-US trade
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia rose Monday, extending gains on Wall Street last week. Buying enthusiasm has been spurred by renewed hopes for progress on resolving the trade standoff between the U.S.
Oxfam says world wealth gap widening, advocates fairer taxes
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Wealth inequality around the world is "out of control" and doing particular harm to women, anti-poverty campaigner Oxfam warned Monday ahead of the annual gathering of business and political leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
Survey: Workers trust their employer over other institutions
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — With trust in governments taking a hit since the global financial crisis, people around the world view their employer as the most trusted institution in their lives, according to a survey published Monday.
At 30-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse Sunday than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he'd billed as a compromise.
Kenyan police say attack on Chinese facilities is repelled
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police say gunmen opened fire on Chinese construction facilities in an eastern area, days after Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Nairobi.
Americans take stock of shutdown's everyday effects
You and your loved ones aren't federal employees or contractors, and you don't live in a setting or have a job closely tied to government programs.
Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throughout the country.
May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay
LONDON (AP) — As Prime Minister Theresa May prepared her next move in Britain's deadlocked Brexit battle, a senior opposition politician said Sunday that it's unlikely the U.K.

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