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  • Honey, we shrank the SUV _ and Europe loves it

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle. An array of ever-smaller sport utility vehicles and SUV car-like crossovers is going on display this week at the Geneva International Motor…

  • EU high court hands Britain win over European Central Bank

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — A European Union high court has handed Britain and its London financial hub a victory by ruling against a European Central Bank decision that would have forced financial institutions clearing trades in…

  • New Malaysia Airlines CEO a “battle hardened” veteran

    HONG KONG (AP) — When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as “The Terminator” to take on what’s…

  • A murderer and rapist’s views reflect those of many in India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — When a rapist and killer said the woman brutally attacked on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their insolence and…

  • Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing one miner and trapping over 30 others underground, rebel and government officials said. The explosion took…

  • Eurozone showing signs of economic momentum

    LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone’s economy is kicking into a higher gear in the wake of falling oil prices. A brace of economic reports Wednesday point to economic activity picking up momentum after a…

  • Egyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge

    ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt’s Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President…

  • Nuclear company Areva in turmoil after billions in losses

    PARIS (AP) — Nuclear manufacturer Areva has announced a 4.8 billion euro loss for 2014, more than its entire market value, plunging the powerful French nuclear industry into turmoil. The French government said Wednesday it’s…

  • China plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation

    SHANGHAI (AP) — China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China’s $465 billion…

  • Official says China to boost military budget by 10 percent

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s official military budget will grow by about 10 percent in the coming year, a legislative spokeswoman said Wednesday, amid unease among Beijing’s neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions. The…

  • Ailing Malaysia Airlines readies for drastic overhaul

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After a year of calamity, Malaysia Airlines is shrinking to survive. The disappearance of Flight 370 one year ago, combined with the downing of Flight 17 over a rebel held…

  • Europe stocks gain, Asia mixed as data, China target awaited

    BEIJING (AP) — European stocks gained while Asian markets faltered Wednesday as investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data and China’s announcement of its annual growth target. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France’s CAC-40 added…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks down after US fall as China growth goal eyed BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower today after Wall Street declined and investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data…

  • Deal with 72 Asiana passengers leaves many cases unresolved

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the…

  • Venture capitalist doesn’t consider firm to be ‘run by men’

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A billionaire investor in a Silicon Valley venture capital firm is set to testify for a second day in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has accused the firm of being…