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Parliament votes to declare entire EU an LGBT 'freedom zone'

Parliament votes to declare entire EU an LGBT 'freedom zone'

BRUSSELS — The European Parliament has overwhelming adopted a resolution declaring the entire 27-member European Union a “freedom zone” for LGBT people, an effort to push back on rising homophobia in Poland and elsewhere.
Emperor's mosaic displayed in Italy after stint as NYC table

Emperor's mosaic displayed in Italy after stint as NYC table

NEMI, Italy — A looted mosaic that once decorated a ship of the Roman Emperor Caligula and ended up as a coffee table in New York City finally returned home Thursday, as details emerged about the lucky break in the investigation that got it there.
Uber, Lyft team up on database to expose abusive drivers

Uber, Lyft team up on database to expose abusive drivers

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Uber and Lyft have teamed up to create a database of drivers ousted from their ride-hailing services for complaints about sexual assault and other crimes that have raised passenger-safety concerns for years.
Prince William defends UK monarchy against racism accusation

Prince William defends UK monarchy against racism accusation

LONDON — Prince William insisted Thursday that his family is not racist as he became the first British royal to speak out about accusations of bigotry made by Prince Harry and Meghan, his brother and sister-in-law.

Sundance Film Festival in Asia to launch this summer

NEW YORK — The Sundance Film Festival is coming to Jakarta, Indonesia this summer, the Sundance Institute and XRM Media said Thursday.
BMW remained profitable in 2020 with strong second half

BMW remained profitable in 2020 with strong second half

FRANKFURT — German luxury automaker BMW says net profit fell 23% last year to 3.86 billion euros ($4.62 billion) as the pandemic shuttered factories in the first part of the year.
Lagging US, Europe speeds up help for virus-hit economy

Lagging US, Europe speeds up help for virus-hit economy

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank said it would step up its bond-purchase stimulus to support an economy whose recovery is expected to lag a year behind the rebound in the U.S.
Job openings rise, layoffs fall as pandemic economy mends

Job openings rise, layoffs fall as pandemic economy mends

WASHINGTON — Companies posted more open jobs in January while layoffs decreased as the economy heals slowly from the pandemic. There were 6.9 million jobs available on the last day in January, up from 6.
US jobless claims fall to 712,000 as pace of layoffs eases

US jobless claims fall to 712,000 as pace of layoffs eases

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 712,000, the lowest total since early November, evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs amid a decline in confirmed coronavirus cases and signs of an improvin
Egyptian gov't: Fire at garment factory kills at least 20

Egyptian gov't: Fire at garment factory kills at least 20

CAIRO — A fire at a garment factory near Cairo on Thursday killed at least 20 people and injured 24, officials said, the latest such incident in Egypt where safety standards and fire regulations are poorly enforced.