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  • General Mills plans to cut about 700 to 800 jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills plans to cut approximately 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company adjusts for a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals. The Minneapolis company that owns Betty Crocker and Green Giant brands...

  • New Polish premier wants more US military presence

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new prime minister says she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in Poland because the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland's security and the U.S.-Polish relationship even more important. Speaking Wednesday at her inauguration, Ewa Kopacz...

  • Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk Wednesday, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists that further undermines a shaky cease-fire in the region. Ukraine's National Security and Defense...

  • Report: 5 Spanish soldiers face trial for torture

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's El Pais newspaper says five soldiers who served in Iraq face trial on charges of torture for brutally beating two Iraqi prisoners. El Pais on Wednesday said a Madrid military court indicted the five following investigations into an amateur video published by the paper,...

  • Moet bets on bubbly in China with sparkling winery

    YONGNING COUNTY, China (AP) — France's Moet Hennessy is betting on China's taste for bubbly with the launch of sales this month by the first foreign-owned Chinese winery devoted to sparkling wine. China's appetite for Western-style wines has boomed in the past two decades, though the favorite...

  • Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?

    NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. But he doesn't think PayPal should stay single for long. Icahn, who months ago called on eBay to spin off the lucrative online and mobile payment service, continues to believe that the payments field...

  • General Mills plans 700-800 job cuts

    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — General Mills Inc. plans to eliminate 700 to 800 jobs as part of its cost-cutting plan to fight declining sales. The Golden Valley-based food company revealed the layoffs late Tuesday in a filing with federal securities regulators. General Mills says the job cuts...

  • Official: School blasts kill 17, including 10 kids

    DAMASCUS (AP) — A Syrian official says 17 people, including 10 children, have been killed in twin explosions near a school in the central city of Homs. The explosions took place as children were leaving school at the end of classes on Wednesday in a neighborhood dominated by minority Alawites,...

  • Bomb explodes outside Spanish town hall

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's Interior Ministry is blaming an outlawed separatist group for a bomb explosion outside a town hall in the northwestern region of Galicia. Ministry delegate for the region Samuel Juarez said all signs indicated the explosion Wednesday outside the town hall of Baralla was...

  • At Paris show, carmakers look to better times

    PARIS (AP) — European carmakers are hoping to impress with new models at this week's Paris Motor Show and prove they have come out stronger from years of economic trouble and cost-cutting. The glitz of Paris has been dimmed in recent editions of the world's oldest car show, as cash-strapped...

  • New England Tech Institute announces expansion

    EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — The president of New England Institute of Technology has announced a $120 million expansion project that will add more amenities including the school's first dormitory. The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1yyVSLe ) that President Richard I. Gouse announced...

  • No layoffs planned for Ohio Air Force base

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say there are no layoffs planned at Ohio's largest military base. Every one of the 372 mostly vacant positions targeted at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton will still be eliminated. But base spokesman Daryl Mayer tells the Dayton Daily News...

  • Pakistan lawyer: British man on death row attacked

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A lawyer for a mentally-ill British man on death row in Pakistan has asked authorities to keep his client in hospital after he was wounded by a prison guard. The attorney, Aamer Anwar, says Mohammed Asghar's life is in danger if he is taken back to prison. Asghar was arrested...

  • 7 arrested in Greece in migrant smuggling ring

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested seven people, including an airline pilot and a ground crew staff member, on suspicion of participating in a ring smuggling migrants onto flights from Thessaloniki to other EU countries. Giorgos Pantelakos, head of Thessaloniki's...

  • Syrian official: 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school

    DAMASCUS (AP) — Syrian official: 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school.



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