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December 18, 2016 - 3:49 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi Telecom Co. has bought a 10-percent stake in the ride-hailing app Careem, which is a Mideast competitor of Uber. The largely state-owned communication firm announced Sunday in a stock exchange filing it bought the stake for $100 million. Saudi Telecom Co...
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Electric bike riders wearing mask to protect themselves from exhaust gas wait at a traffic lights junction during a heavily polluted day in Beijing, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. China's capital and other northern cities have banned half of all vehicles from city streets and ordered factories, schools and construction sites closed in response to a five-day smog red alert. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
December 18, 2016 - 3:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — A smog-shrouded Chinese city has canceled airline flights due to poor visibility on the second day of a pollution alert across the country's north. The official Xinhua News Agency said 35 flights in Tianjin, east of Beijing, were delayed or canceled Sunday. The Chinese capital,...
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Unidentified men check pipes where Corpus Christi's city-owned water main connects with an asphalt plant where a suspected chemical leak led to a city-wide ban on tapwater use, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Corpus Christi, Texas. The ban was been gradually eased and city officials expect the results of EPA tests on Sunday to determine it can be fully lifted. (AP Photo/Frank Bajak)
December 17, 2016 - 11:33 pm
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — There were three reports of dirty water before the 300,000 residents of Corpus Christi were told not to drink the city's water due to a chemical leak at an asphalt plant, city officials said Saturday, adding that the city hasn't found evidence of water contamination...
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December 17, 2016 - 11:00 pm
Q&A: Secretary of state pick could affect climate policy
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December 17, 2016 - 11:00 pm
Ireland to appeal EU's record $14 billion tax order on Apple
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December 17, 2016 - 11:00 pm
Ireland to appeal EU's record $14 billion tax order on Apple
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H-E-B employees remove bottles of water from a crate to hand out to customers Thursday morning, Dec. 15, 2016, in Corpus Christi, Texas. The city is warning its 320,000 residents not to use tap water because it might be contaminated with petroleum-based chemicals, prompting a rush on bottled water and the closure of local schools. (Gabe Hernandez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)
December 17, 2016 - 1:47 pm
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — There were three reports of dirty water before the 300,000 residents of Corpus Christi were told not to drink the city's water due to a chemical leak at an asphalt plant, a top Corpus Christi official said Saturday, adding that the city has not found evidence of water...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., center, leaves Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Mulvaney as his budget director, naming a tough-on-spending conservative and an advocate of balancing the federal budget to the important post. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 17, 2016 - 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice as his budget director, is a fierce deficit hawk with a record of pushing deep spending cuts across the federal government to balance the budget. The 49-year-old from South Carolina, just re-elected to a fourth...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, passengers queue up for an express train to Gatwick Airport, running a reduced service as a result of a train strike, in Victoria rail station London. The United Kingdom faces a Christmas of discontent as labor unions threaten to disrupt airports, rail services and mail deliveries. The Unite union and aviation services company Swissport announced negotiation plans Saturday, Dec. 17 intended to avert a Dec. 23 walkout by 1,500 baggage handlers, check-in staff and other workers at 18 airports. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
December 17, 2016 - 11:56 am
LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom faces a Christmas of discontent as labor unions threaten to disrupt airports, rail services and mail deliveries. The Unite union and aviation services company Swissport announced negotiation plans Saturday intended to avert a Dec. 23 walkout by 1,500 baggage...
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December 17, 2016 - 11:35 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia on Saturday officially opened the Gibe 3 hydroelectric dam, which is among the biggest in Africa, despite concerns by environmentalists about its impact downstream and upon neighboring countries. Ethiopia aims to produce 15,000 megawatts of electricity through...
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