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Phew! Easing of strike brings relief for Paris…

Paris commuters are finding their smiles again after some striking subway workers decided to end their walkouts against a contested overhaul of France's pension system

Survey: Pay for private university presidents…

A new survey finds that the average pay for America's private university presidents grew by 10.5% in 2017, with dozens receiving more than $1 million and three topping the $5 million mark

Britain's EU Journey: When Churchill urged…

Europe has been a source of contention in Britain seemingly forever

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UK looks to fast-growing Africa for trade ties…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hosting several African leaders as the U.K. prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world

France's Macron makes big push for more foreign…

French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 180 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles in a bid to promote France’s economic attractiveness

Huawei exec's extradition hearing begins in…

The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei is set to begin in a Vancouver courtroom

World shares mixed ahead of central bank decisions

Shares are mixed in Europe and Asia as investors await central bank decisions and earnings reports

Malaysia sends back trash, says won't be world's…

Malaysia has sent 150 containers of plastic waste back to mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year

Davos report: Social mobility not just right, but beneficial

A report from the organizers of the annual Davos forum suggests nations could learn from Nordic and other European countries when it comes to helping people scale up the economic ladder

Trump thanks farmers for backing him through…

President Donald Trump took a victory lap as he addressed farmers about a pair of new U.S. trade agreements with its North American neighbors and with China

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Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising…

The gun industry is gathering in Las Vegas for its annual trade show amid slumping sales and an uncertain political landscape

Paris menswear: UK designers, differing styles…

On the final day of menswear shows in the French capital, Lanvin put on an ode to contrasting styles, while British designers reigned supreme

Davos chief welcomes views of Trump, Greta…

The head of the World Economic Forum is happy that both U.S. President Donald Trump and climate activist Greta Thunberg will attend the group's annual meeting in the Swiss resort of Davos

Cyprus blasts 'pirate state' Turkey's new gas…

Cyprus is condemning Turkey as a “pirate state” for its renewed bid to drill for natural gas in waters where the ethnically split island nation has exclusive economic rights

Libya players agree to respect arms embargo, push…

World powers and other countries with interests in Libya's long-running civil war have agreed to respect a much-violated arms embargo, hold off on military support to the warring parties and push them to reach a full cease-fire

Report: Oregon marijuana sales 420% stronger near…

A report has found marijuana sales in Oregon along the Idaho state line are 420% the statewide average

Away winter blues! Netherlands marks National…

Tulip growers in the Netherlands have beaten back winter, if only for a day, with a riotous explosion of color in an Amsterdam square

Rare coin of Britain's King Edward VIII fetches record $1.3M

A rare gold coin bearing the image of Britain's King Edward VIII before his love-inspired abdication has sold for 1 million pounds ($1.3 million), a new record for a British coin

St. Louis donations wipe away $13 million in medical debt

Thousands of St. Louis-area families have been freed from a major financial burden thanks to a charitable effort that's increasingly popular among churches and other groups — eliminating medical debt

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Splits in France's strike movement trigger fears…

As some French workers return to their jobs after six weeks of strikes, more radical groups are trying to keep a protest movement against proposed pension changes going

Protesters in Berlin support environment-friendly…

Demonstrators in Berlin have called for more environment-friendly agricultural practices at a protest in Berlin, among them farmers with more than 150 tractors

China's Xi ends Myanmar visit with flurry of agreements

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ended a two-day state visit to Myanmar after attending the signing a raft of agreements buttressing bilateral relations and advancing Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, in which his host country is a key player