France abandons plans to build new airport in the west
PARIS (AP) — France will abandon divisive plans to build a new airport in the west, the prime minister announced Wednesday, ordering activists protesting the project for nearly a decade to leave their makeshift settlement.
Optimism in Iraq fuels revived interest in classic cars
BAGHDAD (AP) — When Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back to his home, hoping that his red and white 1955 Chevrolet coupe had survived three years of war and upheaval.
After 'monkey hoodie' scandal, H&M hires diversity leader
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish low-cost fashion brand H&M says it has appointed a diversity leader after having been accused of racism over an ad showing a black child dressed in a hoodie reading "coolest monkey in the jungle."
Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen's Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from "complete collapse."
Goldman Sachs posts $1.9 billion loss due to new tax law
NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs posted a $1.93 billion loss in the fourth quarter as the investment bank had to record more than $4 billion in charges related to the new tax law. It was the bank's first quarterly loss in more than six years.