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  • Bangladesh PM urges Myanmar to take back Rohingya Muslims

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday called for international pressure on Myanmar to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have sought shelter in her country to escape military-led violence. Hasina said impoverished Bangladesh gave shelter to the fleeing...

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  • The highest-paid CEOs by state

    Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and...

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  • How AP and Equilar calculated CEO pay

    For its annual analysis of CEO pay, The Associated Press used data provided by Equilar, an executive data firm. Equilar examined regulatory filings detailing the pay packages of 339 executives. Equilar looked at companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index that filed proxy statements with...

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  • For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

    Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, eclipsing the wage gains for the typical worker and bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. The pay increase matches the bump that CEOs received in 2016, according to salary, stock and...

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  • The Latest: S. Korea PM sad that Trump-Kim summit canceled

    The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 8 p.m. The prime minister of South Korea has expressed sadness that the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been canceled. ...

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  • Broadcom's Tan, CBS's Moonves among highest-paid CEOs

    Here are the highest-paid CEOs for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The AP's compensation study covered 339 executives at S&P 500 companies who have served at least two full consecutive fiscal years at their respective companies, which filed...

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  • Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud

    A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare fraud, perjury...

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  • The Latest: Abe says he regrets Trump canceled NKorea summit

    The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local):

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  • The Latest: Germany backs report into downing of MH17

    The Latest on the international reaction to a report on the downing of MH17 in 2014 (all times local):

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  • China aircraft carrier pilots complete first night missions

    Chinese navy pilots aboard the country’s sole operating aircraft carrier have completed their first nighttime takeoffs and landings.

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  • Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy faced with no confidence vote

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will face a vote of no confidence after courts ruled that the governing Popular Party profited from a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme, the Socialist opposition announced Friday.

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  • Cyclone Mekunu to be 'extremely severe' on landfall in Oman

    Cyclone Mekunu will be "extremely severe" when it crashes into the Arabian Peninsula this weekend after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra, meteorologists warned Friday as the eye of the storm headed toward the coast of Oman. Yemeni officials said preliminary figures show at...

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  • AP Explains: What's changing under new data privacy rules

    New data and privacy rules are taking effect in Europe Friday. They clarify rights that people have over how companies around the world collect and analyze personal data for targeted advertising and other tasks. The rules are prompting companies to rewrite privacy policies and in some...

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  • The Latest: Russia denies responsibility for downing of MH17

    The Latest on the international reaction to a report on the downing of MH17 in 2014 (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The European Union is calling on Russia to recognize the conclusions of international investigators that the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over...

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  • The Latest: LA Times site offline in EU amid new data rules

    The Latest on the European Union's new data privacy law (all times local): 10:55 a.m. The Los Angeles is freezing readers in parts of Europe out of its website as new privacy rules come into force across the European Union. Web users in Germany who visited the site Friday got a...

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  • Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

    Lars Andersen's business handles some of the most sensitive data there is — the names and phone numbers of children. The owner of London-based My Nametags, which makes personalized nametags to iron into children's clothing, says protecting that information is fundamental to his business,...

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  • Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

    The Netherlands and Australia said Friday that they are holding Russia legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine nearly four years ago, killing all 298 people on board. The announcement by the foreign ministers...

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  • Explosion in Canadian restaurant wounds 15 people

    An explosion caused by an "improvised explosive device" ripped through an Indian restaurant in a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said. Peel Region Sergeant Matt Bertram said two suspects with their faces covered to conceal their identity...

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  • Officials: Deadly Nipah virus has not spread in south India

    An outbreak of a deadly virus has not spread beyond two areas in south India, officials said, but they have issued a series of warnings to people living in the stricken towns. A total of 12 people have died of Nipah virus since the outbreak began a few weeks ago in the state of Kerala, an...

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  • Explosion in Canadian restaurant wounds 15 people

    An explosion caused by “improvised explosive device” ripped through an Indian restaurant in a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said.

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  • Timeline of diplomatic developments on Korean Peninsula

    President Donald Trump’s last-minute move to pull out of a highly anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un further clouded the murky prospects of the global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang.

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  • French defense ministry suspects 2 secret agents of treason

    France’s defense ministry says two retired members of its secret services are suspected of being double agents for an unnamed foreign power.

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  • The Latest: Oman opens up shelters as cyclone heads its way

    The Latest on Cyclone Mekunu that is headed for the coast of Oman (all times local):

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  • Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

    The Iranian government wants assurances that economic incentives that were part of a landmark deal to stop the country developing nuclear weapons will be protected, despite the U.S. withdrawal and threat of sanctions against companies who trade with Iran.

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