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Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, takes Feb. 14 bookings

The Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia's capital may be reopening its doors in time for Valentine's Day, after serving for several months as a prison for the country's elite caught up in what the government has described as a crackdown on corruption.The...

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New pickups from Ram, Chevy heat up big-truck competition

The competition for full-size pickup truck customers in the U.S. is as rough-and-tumble as ever, with Ram and Chevrolet rolling out brawny-looking new models that are larger, lighter and more efficient than their predecessors.For the first time in...

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Lego plans video games, social network for Chinese children

Toy maker Lego is partnering with China's internet firm Tencent to offer games, video and possibly a social network aimed at children.The privately-owned company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, said Monday that the deal would combine Lego's ability...

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Big UK government contractor to be liquidated amid debt woes

One of the British state's biggest contractors collapsed Monday, putting thousands of jobs at risk, after creditors and the government refused to bail out a company struggling under the weight of more than 1.5 billion pounds ($2.1 billion) of debt...

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The Latest: Airbus says it outsold Boeing in 2017

The Latest on Airbus (all times local):9:50 a.m.Airbus says it sold more than 1,100 planes last year, outselling rival Boeing thanks to a raft of end-of-year deals and a growing global economy and travel demand.The European planemaker reported Monday...

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Airbus could abandon A380 superjumbo amid lackluster sales

Airbus said Monday it will stop making the costly A380 superjumbo if it can't strike a long-term deal with the airline Emirates for a steady supply of the planes.Abandoning the A380 would be a disappointing defeat for Airbus, which spent many years...

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The Latest: Ford to bring out 40 electrics, hybrids by 2022

The Latest on the Detroit auto show (all times local):4:30 p.m.Ford Motor Co. says it's doubling its investment in electric and hybrid vehicles and plans to introduce 40 by 2022.Among them: A hybrid version of the F-150 pickup truck that is due out...

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France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma

Can a democratic country outlaw fake news?France is about to find out, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns.Criticism is pouring in from media advocates, tech experts — and...

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France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma

Can a democratic country outlaw fake news?France is about to find out, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns.Criticism is pouring in from media advocates, tech experts — and...

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Bulgaria pledges opportunities for Japanese firms in Balkans

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov promised Sunday to create opportunities for Japanese businesses in the Balkans and agreed on the need to counter the weapons threat posed by North Korea.Abe is on a six-country...

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