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  • Croatian taxis protest Uber at height of tourism season

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Hundreds of Croatian taxi drivers are protesting against Uber services, disrupting traffic at the height of the tourism season in the Adriatic country. Authorities say protesting taxi drivers have caused a major traffic slowdown Friday outside the main tourism center of Dubrovnik. Demonstrations are also disrupting traffic around the airports in […]
  • Lakewood BlueClaws sold to group led by minor league veteran

    LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League have been sold to Shore Town Baseball, a newly formed group headed by minor league baseball veteran Art Matin. The New Jersey team announced the sale Thursday without disclosing details of the deal with the previous owners, American Baseball Ventures. Matin was previously […]
  • Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, right, meets staff as he tours the IBM office on South Bank, London, as the preliminary estimates for 2017 Q2 GDP are published, Wednesday July 26, 2017. The economy grew by a quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in April-June, a meager rate that is barely above the 0.2 percent of the first three months of the year, the Office of National Statistics said Wednesday. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)

    Treasury chief: UK may need 3-year transition after Brexit

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Treasury chief says the country will abide by some European Union rules for up to three years after it officially leaves the bloc in March 2019. Philip Hammond says a transition period is needed “to get from the status quo today to the new normal.” He says the transition should end […]
  • Not much progress reported on effort to overhaul tax code

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and Republican congressional leaders appear to have made little concrete progress on a plan to overhaul the tax code and lower business and personal rates. A joint statement issued Thursday offers fewer details than the guidelines the White House released in April. That’s raising some doubts as to how […]
  • Court raises chances of diesel bans in German city

    BERLIN (AP) — A court has opened the door for possible bans on older diesel cars in the German city of Stuttgart, a major auto industry center, upholding a complaint by an environmental group. The city’s administrative court on Friday ordered the state government in Baden-Wuerttemberg to rework a plan to improve the air quality […]
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017, after a vote as the Republican majority in Congress remains stymied by their inability to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" because of opposition and wavering within the GOP ranks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    The Latest: Pelosi applauds GOP’s defeat on health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican-pushed legislation to repeal Obama’s health care law (all times local): 5:40 a.m. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has taken comfort in the defeat in the Senate of a Republican-pushed measure aimed at scaling back, or partially repealing, former President Back Obama’s Affordable Care Act. In a statement following […]
  • In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaks to reporters outside the premises of the Joint Investigation Team, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's Supreme Court in a unanimous decision has asked the country's anti-corruption body to file corruption charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his two sons and daughter for concealing their assets. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    Pakistani court disqualifies PM on allegation of corruption

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A five-judge panel of Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday disqualified thrice-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office over allegations of corruption against him and his family. The court in a unanimous decision said Sharif was disqualified for not remaining “truthful and honest” after considering evidence against him. It also ruled Sharif […]
  • Eni returns to profit in second quarter as output grew

    MILAN (AP) — Italian oil and gas company Eni returned to second-quarter profits as it ramped up new production in three regions amid ongoing pricing volatility. Eni said Friday it earned 18 million euros ($21 million) in the period, compared with a 446 million-euro loss a year earlier. The start-up of offshore projects in Ghana, […]
  • An injured passenger is taken away on a stretcher from a train station in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, July 28, 2017. Catalan government officials say dozens of people were treated for injuries when a morning commuter train they were traveling on crashed into the buffers in a station in northeastern Barcelona early Friday. (AP Photo/Adrian Quiroga)

    Spain: 50 injured in train station accident in Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Some 50 people received medical treatment after a Spanish commuter train crashed into the buffers in a station in northeastern Barcelona early Friday, Catalan government officials said. Regional health chief Antoni Comi said 54 people in all received medical treatment, with 51 taken to city hospitals. He said just one person […]
  • In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves with his son Hussain Nawaz, right, outside the premises of the Joint Investigation Team, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's Supreme Court in a unanimous decision has asked the country's anti-corruption body to file corruption charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his two sons and daughter for concealing their assets. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    The Latest: Sharif formally steps down as Pakistan’s PM

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Pakistan (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A spokesman for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the premier has stepped down despite having reservations about the court order that disqualified him from serving. In a brief statement, Sharif’s office said Sharif relinquished his charge as prime minister after […]