European regulators clear Dow Chemical-DuPont merger

The European Union has approved the proposed merger of Dow Chemical and Du Pont, saying that commitments by the companies to divest businesses have addressed its concerns

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Mickelson to take 5th if called in gambler trial, defense says

(c) 2017, Bloomberg.Professional golfer Phil Mickelson won't be called to testify at gambler Billy Walters' insider-trading trial because he'd invoke his Fifth Amendment right against...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue - that beats

(c) 2017, The Washington Post.If an overhyped vegetable existed before marketers coined the term superfood - and long before Oprah Winfrey chatted up acai berries with Dr. Oz - look no further than...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

UK faces government decision on deadlocked Northern Ireland

The British government faces a deadline on whether to extend negotiations on Northern Ireland's political future or renew direct control from London

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Trump mega-donors back group that casts doubt on climate science

(c) 2017, The Washington Post.WASHINGTON - The atmosphere was buoyant at a conference held by the conservative Heartland Institute last week at a downtown Washington hotel, where speakers denounced...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Turkish pop star, journalists on trial over failed coup

A Turkish pop singer and 28 other people, mostly journalists, are being tried on terrorism charges for alleged links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

As N. Korea fires missiles, some in Japan want the ability to launch strikes

(c) 2017, The Washington Post.TOKYO - As the threat from North Korea's missiles grows, so the calls in Japan for a stronger military response are getting louder.An influential group of politicians...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Hollande: Europe can beat protectionism by working with Asia

French President Francois Hollande says European countries can fight protectionism in trade and other forms by standing united and reaching out to Asia

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Syrian refugee in Germany won't pursue case against Facebook

A Syrian refugee in Germany has decided not to pursue further legal action against Facebook after a court rejected his call for an injunction forcing the company to seek and delete posts falsely linking him to crimes committed by migrants

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Day after new pro-Beijing chief chosen, Hong Kong police move to arrest activists

(c) 2017, The Washington Post.BEIJING - Hong Kong police are to charge nine leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy campaign with violating public order, protest leaders said - a controversial and...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

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More Syrian rebels, families leave city of Homs under deal

Syrian state TV: More residents leaving last rebel-held neighborhood in central city under deal with government

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Supervisor: Eurozone bank profits still weak, mergers needed

Europe's top banking supervisor says profits are "a weak spot" for financial institutions in the 19 countries that use the euro currency and that some should be "pushed out of the market" by merging with stronger competitors

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press