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Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president
7 minutes ago
HAVANA (AP) -- A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states....
[From AP Top News at 9:55 a.m. EDT]
California reaches deal on National Guard border mission
8 minutes ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California has reached an agreement with the federal government that the state's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers, Gov. Jerry Brown said....
[From AP Top News at 9:55 a.m. EDT]
Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start
30 minutes ago
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds fired Bryan Price on Thursday after their 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season....
[From AP Top News at 9:55 a.m. EDT]
Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves
31 minutes ago
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian government stepped up its efforts on Thursday to retake the opposition's last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one and a newspaper reported an ultimatum against another.
[From Reuters: Top News]
The great Russian oil game in Iraqi Kurdistan
33 minutes ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Last October, at the height of a political crisis in Iraq's Kurdistan region, a letter arrived at the Iraqi oil ministry in Baghdad from Igor Sechin, head of Kremlin oil major Rosneft .
[From Reuters: Top News]
North Korea seeks 'complete denuclearisation', says Moon, as U.S. vows contin...
57 minutes ago
SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its commitment to "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday, as the United States vowed to maintain "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Nestle, Unilever forego price increases to move product
1 hour ago
ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - First-quarter sales growth at Nestle and Unilever was driven almost entirely by shifting more goods, in a stark illustration of how hard it is for consumer products makers to raise prices in a competitive retail environment.
[From Reuters: Top News]
U.S. ban on sales to ZTE triggers patriotic rhetoric in China
1 hour ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A U.S. ban on sales of American components to ZTE Corp has unleashed a patriotic backlash in China's cyberspace, highlighting the growing tension between the world's two largest economies.
[From Reuters: Top News]
New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions
1 hour ago
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years....
[From AP Top News at 9:55 a.m. EDT]
Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'
1 hour ago
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. He's met with the billionaire businessman more than any other world leader, and he is Trump's second-most frequent caller....
[From AP Top News at 9:55 a.m. EDT]
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