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In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, the Fiat logo is mounted on a 2019 500 L on display at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Fiat Chrysler is proposing a merger with French carmaker Renault aimed at saving billions of dollars for both companies. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Fiat Chrysler wants to form global giant with Renault

- Associated Press

Fiat Chrysler proposed on Monday to merge with France’s Renault to create the world’s third-biggest automaker and combine their investments in the race to make new electric and autonomous vehicles.

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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 27, 2019. Shares were mixed early Monday in Asia in the absence of fresh news on the tariffs standoff between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

World stocks rise as EU vote avoids worst case scenarios

- Associated Press

Stocks rose in Europe on Monday, after a mixed day in Asia, as pro-EU forces retained a majority in the 28-nation bloc's parliament despite the rise of nationalist parties in a region-wide vote.

A man wearing a Jesus T-shirt shouts slogans during a rally in favor of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 26, 2019. The pro-Bolsonaro rally follows anti-government protests against cuts in the education budget as the president also battles an uncooperative Congress, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings after five months in office. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

AP Analysis: Pro-Bolsonaro demos in Brazil show gov't risks

- Associated Press

Not even five months into his four-year term, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is struggling so much to push forward with his agenda despite a big election victory that many of the far-right leader's staunchest supporters felt the need to get out into the streets to give him a boost.

In this photo taken May 8, 2019, Elmer Sullivan checks out high water in the Fishing River in the small community of Mosby, Mo. Sullivan and nearly half of the homeowners in Mosby signed up in 2016 for a program in which the government would buy and then demolish their properties rather than paying to rebuild them over and over. They're still waiting for offers, joining thousands of others across the country in a slow-moving line to escape from flood-prone homes. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Cost of buying out flood-prone homes: $5B and rising

- Associated Press

The residents of this small riverside town have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands and ruin their floors and furniture.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaks as he dines with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Inakaya restaurant in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)

Trump, Japan's Abe at odds over North Korean missile tests

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump said Monday he is not "personally" bothered by recent short-range North Korean missile tests and doesn't believe they violated U.N. Security Council resolutions, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on a four-day state visit full of pageantry and pomp.

Analysis: Latest session is mixed bag for Louisiana governor

- Associated Press

This year's legislative session is nearing its end with mixed results for Gov. John Bel Edwards, offering another year of defeats for minimum wage and equal pay issues that were central to his campaign promises, but containing few of the budget battles of prior years.