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NY Enacts Restrictions On Airbnb, With Fines Of Up To $7,500

By David Klepper | Oct 22
New York state enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb on Friday with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals.

Cyberattacks On Key Internet Firm Disrupt Internet Services

By Raphael Satter And Frank Bajak | Oct 22
Withering cyberattacks on server farms of a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across the United States on Friday.

UK Gov't to Pardon Gays Convicted Under Past Anti-Gay Laws

Oct 20
Britain's government will posthumously pardon thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted under long-repealed anti-gay laws.

Luxury Goods Market Hampered by Terror Threats and U.S. Election

By Colleen Barry | Oct 20
The terror threat in Europe, a strong dollar and uncertainty over the U.S. presidential elections have eroded the confidence of the globe's big-spenders, holding luxury purchases flat in 2016.

Romanian Leader Urges Tolerance for Same-Sex Couples

Oct 19
Romania's president has called for "tolerance and acceptance" of minorities as Romania considers whether to legally recognize a same-sex marriage between a U.S. citizen and a Romanian man.

Obama Honors Italy's Leader at 'Bittersweet' State Dinner

By Darlene Superville | Oct 19
"Bittersweet" was the word of the night, the one often used to describe President Barack Obama's final state dinner.

Meet Azalea the Smoking Chimp, New Star at Pyongyang Zoo

Oct 19
Pyongyang's newly opened zoo has a new star: Azalea, the smoking chimpanzee.

ISIS-Destroyed Monuments Reconstructed

Oct 18
As ISIS made its way across Syria and Iraq, the group destroyed historic art and monuments of culture. Now, some of those pieces are being recreated in Rome.

WikiLeaks: Assange's Internet Link 'Severed' by State Actor

Oct 17
WikiLeaks says that founder Julian Assange's internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor. Few other details were immediately available.

Homegrown Fashion Industry Bursts Onto Scene in Cuba

By Andrea Rodriguez | Oct 17
Hundreds of private designers are turning out gauzy wedding dresses, brilliantly decorated bathing suits, linen pants and even uniforms for state businesses.

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