India's Modi facing urgent economic challenges after win

NEW DELHI (AP) — Dissatisfaction with India's lagging economy didn't deter voters from handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party a landslide parliamentary election victory. ...

For Gaza grooms, crippling debt overshadows marital bliss

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two years ago, Gaza resident Saleh Abu Serdanah took out a small loan in order to get married and start a family. These days, the 31-year-old construction worker is on the...

Small business cultures need to evolve along with work force

NEW YORK (AP) — Meloney Perry once worked at a traditional big law firm with a formal, corporate atmosphere, and knew she wanted a different culture at her own firm. "I learned the '...

Detroit OKs land deals, jobs plan for Fiat Chrysler plant

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler can move forward with plans to build a new, $1.6 million assembly plant in Detroit and invest $900 million to retool and modernize another. ...

The Latest: India's mammoth national election ends

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's general election (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Voting in India's mammoth national election has ended with the seventh and fina...

In Iran, economic struggles trump fears of US confrontation

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Across Iran's capital, the talk always seems to come back to how things may get worse. Battered by U.S. sanctions and its depreciating rial currency, Iran's 80 mi...

Final round of voting underway in India's marathon elections

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indians are voting in the seventh and final phase of national elections, wrapping up a 6-week-long long, grueling campaign season with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist...

UK jobless rate falls to its lowest level in 45 years

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that Britain's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 45 years, though wage growth softened slightly. The Office for National Statist...

Trump has long seen previous US trade agreements as losers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his often-shifting political views. And he's showing no signs of backing off now, even a...

Polls closing in South Africa’s election

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa’s elections (all times local): 9 p.m. Polls are closing in South Africa’s national election. People who are still in line are ...

Trump's tariff hike menaces strong economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — What trade war? For months, the U.S. economy has shrugged and chugged along as America and China slapped tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of each other's good...

The Latest: South African opposition leader votes in Soweto

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's elections (all times local): 7:55 a.m. The leader of South Africa's main opposition party has cast his ballot in Do...

South Africa starts voting amid corruption, unemployment

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans have started voting in presidential and parliamentary elections amid issues of corruption and unemployment. Wednesday's vote comes 25 years after t...

South Africa to vote amid graft scandals, high unemployment

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A quarter-century after the end of apartheid, South Africans go to the polls Wednesday for the sixth national elections since the demise of the harsh system of racial discriminatio...

US job openings jump to nearly 7.5 million in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised almost 7.5 million jobs at the end of March, a solid figure that signals hiring will likely remain strong in the months ahead. The Labor D...