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Faced with protests, Lebanon PM blames own gov't for crisis

Faced with protests, Lebanon PM blames own gov't for crisis

BEIRUT — Lebanon's prime minister gave his partners in government a 72-hour ultimatum to come up with "convincing" solutions for a rapidly worsening economic crisis, as nationwide protests against the country's entire ruling political class escalated
False alarm: Retail tag prompts suspicious package response

False alarm: Retail tag prompts suspicious package response

ATLANTA — A discarded security tag has caused a scare in downtown Atlanta. An employee reported a beeping sound coming from a trash bin outside a state government building in the heart of downtown Friday.
Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd is dead at 62

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd is dead at 62

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd, who led two Silicon Valley giants, has died at 62. Oracle confirmed his death Friday, but gave no cause. Hurd was on medical leave, which Oracle announced in September .
IMF, World Bank leaders appeal for an end to trade wars

IMF, World Bank leaders appeal for an end to trade wars

WASHINGTON — The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank appealed to their 189 member countries on Friday to resolve widening disagreements on trade and other issues, warning that the divisions threaten to worsen the impact of a
China's economic slowdown deepens, weighing on global growth

China's economic slowdown deepens, weighing on global growth

BEIJING — China's economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in the latest quarter as a trade war with the U.S. deepened a slump that is weighing on the global economy.
Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

KABUL — An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said.
'The Casagrandes' extols Mexican American life via animation

'The Casagrandes' extols Mexican American life via animation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — "The Casagrandes," Nickelodeon's new original animated series that centres around an 11-year-old girl trying to survive a big city, is one of the first cartoons in the U.S. to feature a multigenerational Mexican American family.
Netflix releases Panama Papers movie despite lawsuit

Netflix releases Panama Papers movie despite lawsuit

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Netflix has released a movie based on the so-called Panama Papers despite an attempt by two lawyers to stop the streaming premiere.
'Spirited Away,' other Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max

'Spirited Away,' other Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max

LOS ANGELES — The vast catalogue of storied Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is heading to the new HBO Max streaming service.
Film academy honours 16 Student Academy Award winners

Film academy honours 16 Student Academy Award winners

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — "I'd like to thank the academy" is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors.