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Swift questions AMAs performance over fight with music group

Swift questions AMAs performance over fight with music group

LOS ANGELES — Taylor Swift said Thursday that she may not perform at the American Music Awards and may have to put other projects including a forthcoming Netflix documentary on hold because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play h

Ousted ambassador felt ‘big threat;’ Trump assails her anew

WASHINGTON — Former U.S.
US retail sales rose a modest 0.3% in October

US retail sales rose a modest 0.3% in October

WASHINGTON — Americans stepped up their shopping last month, spending more online and buying more cars, evidence that consumers can still drive the economy’s growth.
Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination in show offer

Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination in show offer

LOS ANGELES — Mo’Nique sued Netflix on Thursday for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special, accusing the streaming service of giving her a lowball offer that was part of a larger company tendency to underpay black wome
Pierce Brosnan’s sons named Golden Globe Awards ambassadors

Pierce Brosnan’s sons named Golden Globe Awards ambassadors

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Pierce Brosnan’s sons have been chosen as the Golden Globe ambassadors to assist with the glitzy awards ceremony.
At NATO summit, Trump to stress US allies’ defence spending

At NATO summit, Trump to stress US allies’ defence spending

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will try to convince U.S. allies that they should increase defence spending when he attends a meeting of NATO leaders next month in London, the White House said Friday.

Poland threatens to stop importing gas from Russia

WARSAW, Poland — Poland's state gas company said Friday it will stop importing natural gas from Russia’s Gazprom when a long-term contract expires in three years, unless it can secure better commercial terms.
Be careful out there: UK police warn candidates about safety

Be careful out there: UK police warn candidates about safety

LONDON — British police are unveiling new tactics to protect politicians amid the country’s fraught, even hostile political atmosphere, issuing safety recommendations for candidates running in the country’s Dec. 12 general election.

Vietnam court convicts music teacher of anti-state actions

HANOI, Vietnam — A Vietnamese court sentenced a music teacher on Friday to 11 years in jail for “anti-state” Facebook posts, state media reported.
Amid Gaza fighting, Israel could face questions on tactics

Amid Gaza fighting, Israel could face questions on tactics

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — Residents say the airstrike came without warning: With fighting raging between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants throughout Gaza, two loud blasts shook the night, destroying the Abu Malhous home and killing eight member