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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says Wall Street's lust for deals has prompted CEOs to act like oversexed teenagers and overpay for acquisitions, so it has been hard to find deals for Berkshire Hathaway. (full story)


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway's fourth-quarter profit more than quadrupled as it received a $29 billion boost from the new tax law that easily offset any weakness in the company's businesses. (full story)


KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly paid by Manafort to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. (full story)


ROME (AP) — Italians demonstrated Saturday against racism, revivals of fascism, labor reforms, mandatory vaccines and other hotly-debated issues, at some points clashing with police, as antagonism flared between far-left and far-right activists in a violence-marred election campaign. (full story)


BERLIN (AP) — The European Central Bank said Saturday it has determined that Latvia's crisis-struck ABLV Bank is failing or likely to fail, and the bank will be wound up under its home country's law. (full story)


PARIS (AP) — With boos and whistles, French farmers gave President Emmanuel Macron a piece of their mind at a major agriculture event where he was trying to promote his policies. (full story)


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it expects that the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy will warrant gradual increases in interest rates this year, delivering the same steady-as-it-goes message under new leader Jerome Powell as it had provided under Janet Yellen. (full story)


MILAN (AP) — Claudio Falciola joined millions of Italians who faced economic uncertainty when he lost his job as a technician in 2012 amid a long recession in the eurozone's third-largest economy. (full story)


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it will appeal the World Trade Organization's decision against bans on imports of Japanese fishery products after the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns. (full story)


TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday, following the drop of technology shares last week on Wall Street. (full story)


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million and matching all six numbers was sold in Southern California, and whoever owns it will claim the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history, lottery officials said Sunday. (full story)


PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's parliamentary election (all times local): (full story)


BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Top environment officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies met Sunday in Italy amid ongoing differences between the U.S. and other members of the club over how to deal with climate change. (full story)


THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Dozens of villagers in northwestern Greece have evacuated their homes after a lignite mine nearby collapsed. (full story)


BERLIN (AP) — German police on Sunday released three British citizens who were taken into custody after their conversation during a flight to London prompted an easyJet pilot to make an unscheduled stop in Cologne. (full story)


TOKYO (AP) — Money-losing Japanese nuclear and electronics company Toshiba Corp. will pay $3.68 billion toward the construction of two reactors in Georgia by its U.S. unit Westinghouse, which has filed for bankruptcy protection. (full story)


BERLIN (AP) — The chief executive of German automaker Opel reportedly plans to step down from his post once the General Motors subsidiary's sale to PSA Peugeot-Citroen has been completed. (full story)


MOSCOW (AP) — A top official for the Russian government's nanotechnology promotion arm has been detained on fraud charges. (full story)