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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, actress Minnie Driver poses at "The Annual OXFAM Party" in Los Angeles, USA. Driver has resigned from her role as an Oxfam celebrity ambassador Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018, saying she will no longer support the organization following its response to a sex abuse scandal in Haiti after its 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, FILE)
February 16, 2018 - 2:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government on Friday suspended new funding to aid agency Oxfam, which had some staff accused of sexually exploiting people in crisis zones. The group's chief called the allegations "a stain" that shames the organization. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2015 file photo, Thirty Meter Telescope protesters walk on a road during a blockade that prevented TMT construction vehicles from driving up to the summit of Mauna Kea near Hilo on the island of Hawaii in Hawaii. In a similar vein, Native Hawaiian activists, who claim to be descendants of Kauai's last king, are occupying the closed Coco Palms Hotel on the island of Kauai, saying they have documents giving them the rights to the land, and are protesting the rebuilding of the hotel, where Elvis Presley's character got married in the film "Blue Hawaii." It has been closed since a hurricane tore through it in 1992. (Holly Johnson/Hawaii Tribune-Herald via AP, File)
February 16, 2018 - 2:56 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Developers rebuilding a storied, hurricane-ravaged Hawaii hotel with a Hollywood connection were looking forward to the Coco Palms' rebirth when two men showed up last year, claiming to own the property because they descend from King Kaumualii, the last ruler of Kauai. The men set...
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Deniz Yucel, a Turkish-German journalist working for German newspaper Die Welt who was detained in Turkey for more than a year, walks with his wife Dilek Mayaturk Yucel, after being released from jail, in Istanbul, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018,(Can Erok/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 1:19 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A German reporter detained in Turkey for more than a year was released from jail pending trial, even as six other journalists and newspaper employees were sentenced Friday to life imprisonment by a Turkish court. Deniz Yucel, a correspondent for the German daily Die Welt, was detained...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 16, 2018 - 1:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are continuing their rapid recovery Friday as health care and technology companies lead the market toward its sixth gain in a row. Investors were fleeing the market early this month, but a combination of lower prices and rising company profits have them hurrying to buy stocks...
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In this picture taken on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, exiled former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky poses for a portrait for the Associated Press during an interview in London. Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he’s not interested in replacing Vladimir Putin as president. Khodorkovsky told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday that he might line up behind TV star Ksenia Sobchak in next month’s presidential election _ or he might just cast a spoiled ballot.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
February 16, 2018 - 1:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — He once was Russia's richest man, and then for 10 years its most famous prisoner. Now Mikhail Khodorkovsky wants to try a new mantle: godfather of Russian democracy. Khodorkovsky is playing a long game, looking well past the Russian presidential election on March 18 that is guaranteed...
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February 16, 2018 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Commerce Department is saying that imported aluminum and steel threaten U.S. national security and is urging President Donald Trump to impose tariffs or quotas to boost American production. The recommendations unveiled by Secretary Wilbur Ross are likely to escalate tensions...
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February 16, 2018 - 12:33 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian media say a Brussels court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data about citizens in the country or face fines for every day it fails to comply. The daily De Standaard reported Friday that the court upheld a Belgian privacy commission finding that Facebook is collecting...
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Facebook and Facebook's Messenger Kids app icons are displayed on an iPhone in New York, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Messenger Kids lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family. It displays no ads and lets parents approve who their children message. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 16, 2018 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook's financial support of some advisers who approved of the app. Messenger Kids lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family...
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French car maker Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn presents the company 2017 full-year results in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, Friday Feb. 16, 2018. Renault says it had record profit and sales last year, boosting its shares and CEO Carlos Ghosn's bid to keep his job. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
February 16, 2018 - 9:55 am
PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault said Friday it made record profits and sales last year, leading the board to give CEO Carlos Ghosn a new four-year term. Renault's board cited the company's "exceptional results" in recommending that shareholders renew Ghosn's term after his mandate expires in...
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February 16, 2018 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7 percent last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage of homes for sale. The Commerce Department says housing starts came in at an annual pace of 1.33 million in January, up...
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