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France's Davos? Macron hosting 140 CEOs in investment push

French President Emmanuel Macron will be hosting over 100 CEOs of major multinationals at the chateau of Versailles to try to persuade them to invest, and especially hire, in France.Macron will vaunt his government's changes to French tax and labor...

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The Latest: Doug Jones says he'll vote for budget bill

The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local):8:55 p.m.Newly minted Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones is breaking ranks with party leaders and will vote for the House-passed Republican bill preventing a federal shutdown.Jones tells...

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Lithuania probing bogus story after TV station is hacked

Lithuania's Defense Ministry says an investigation was launched Friday after hackers posted a bogus story on the website of a television news station.Television station TV3 said it was hacked late Thursday and shortly after that a bogus story appeared...

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Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials.But the...

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A bridge too far? UK's Boris Johnson suggests span to France

Britain may be leaving the European Union, but Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wants to build bridges with the Continent. Literally.Johnson has suggested that the U.K. and France should build a bridge across the English Channel to bolster links between...

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US oil output is booming and seen outpacing Saudis, Russia

U.S. oil production is booming and is forecast to top that of heavyweight Saudi Arabia and rival Russia this year, a global energy agency said Friday.The International Energy Agency said in its monthly market report that U.S. oil production, which...

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UK retail sales sink 1.5 percent in holiday shopping month

Official figures show that retail sales in Britain sank in the holiday shopping month of December as higher prices squeeze consumers' spending power.The Office for National Statistics said Friday that retail sales fell by 1.5 percent in December from...

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Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to Denmark

Catalonia's former president, a fugitive sought by Spain over a foiled secession bid, will travel to Denmark next week for a university debate despite the possible risk of arrest, officials said Friday.Carles Puigdemont plans to make the trip to Copenhagen...

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Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to Denmark

Catalonia's former president, a fugitive sought by Spain over a foiled secession bid, will travel to Denmark next week for a university debate despite the possible risk of arrest, officials said Friday.Carles Puigdemont plans to make the trip to Copenhagen...

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Shutdown? Terrible, say GOP, Dems. But both threatened it

Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met — who would do that?Members of both parties, it turns out. And both sides have complained loudly when the other resorted to a shutdown threat.Some of the same Republicans who claim...

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