Nigeria slashes telecoms company fine by a third to $3.4 bln
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Nigeria slashes telecoms company fine by a third to $3.4 bln

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is slashing its fine on MTN, Africa’s largest telecommunications operator, by more than a third to $3.4 billion, and the CEO of the embattled Nigerian subsidiary has resigned, the company said Thursday. The South Africa-based MTN Group also announced major management changes to strengthen oversight and regulatory compliance across all … Continue reading

Clarifies Grebeyes’ argument that hospital didn’t conduct additional brain-wave tests after April to establish Aden is dead in 7th paragraph; With AP Photos. Q&A: A look at the Nevada court fight over life-support
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Clarifies Grebeyes’ argument that hospital didn’t conduct additional brain-wave tests after April to establish Aden is dead in 7th paragraph; With AP Photos. Q&A: A look at the Nevada court fight over life-support

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A father’s bid to keep his 20-year-old daughter on life-support at a Reno hospital after doctors declared her brain-dead is pending before a Nevada state court judge. Beyond the family attorney’s claim on Wednesday that the cost of caring for Aden Hailu (AY’-dehn HEHL’-oo) is driving hospital efforts to pull the … Continue reading

Catalan lawmakers approve plan for secession from Spain
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Catalan lawmakers approve plan for secession from Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands waving Catalan independence flags rallied Thursday in support of regional acting President Artur Mas who was being questioned at a Barcelona court for holding a symbolic referendum on secession from Spain. Some 400 pro-independence mayors and independence party leaders joined Mas and his government councilors as he walked parade-style to … Continue reading

Russia finalizes air defense missile contract with Iran
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Russia finalizes air defense missile contract with Iran

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has finalized a contract for the delivery of advanced air-defense missile systems to Iran, the head of a Russian state-controlled industrial conglomerate said Monday. Sergei Chemezov, the head of Russian Technologies, the holding company that includes the Rosoboronexport arms trader, said Monday on a trip to Dubai that “the contract with … Continue reading

Mega-storm Patricia drenches Mexico; damage reportedly light
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Mega-storm Patricia drenches Mexico; damage reportedly light

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia appeared to leave remarkably little damage as it moved rapidly inland over mountainous western Mexico early Saturday and weakened to tropical depression status, though authorities warned it could still cause deadly floods and mudslides. Patricia, which peaked as the strongest hurricane on record in the Western Hemisphere, … Continue reading

Tsunami-vulnerable towns grapple with how to save lives
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Tsunami-vulnerable towns grapple with how to save lives

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bracing for a tsunami like the one that devastated Japanese communities during a 2011 mega-earthquake, coastal communities from British Columbia to California have been grappling with how to protect people from a similar catastrophe. One of those towns is constructing the nation’s first structure built as a vertical tsunami refuge. Two … Continue reading

Virginia lab to compete for bid to build atomic collider
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Virginia lab to compete for bid to build atomic collider

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Nuclear Science Advisory Committee in Washington has recommended the construction of an atomic collider, and now the Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News will compete with New York’s Brookhaven Laboratory in Long Island to build it. Virginia media outlets report that the committee announced their recommendation … Continue reading

The Latest: Nordic nations ponder action against VW
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The Latest: Nordic nations ponder action against VW

BERLIN (AP) — The latest developments in the Volkswagen emissions scandal. All times local. ___ 4:55 p.m. Norway says it’s considering action against Volkswagen over the emissions-rigging scandal, with auto dealers in the Nordic region estimating that at least 500,000 cars could be affected. Some 150,000 cars have been fitted with the rigging software, including … Continue reading