Coca-Cola names Quincey as next CEO, Kent stays as chairman

FILE - In this May 8, 2013 file photo, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent speaks during a news conference in Atlanta. Coca-Cola said Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 that Kent will step down as CEO next year and be replaced by Chief Operating Officer James Quincey. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent will step down from that role next year and be succeeded by the company's No. 2 executive, at a time when people are drinking less sugary soda including its flagship Coke drink.



Biden urges Canada to fight climate change despite Trump

U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden speaks at the First Ministers' and National Indigenous Leaders' meeting in Ottawa, on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged Canadian leaders Friday to continue to treat efforts to combat climate change urgently despite the incoming administration of Donald Trump.



Murdoch's 21st Century Fox agrees to buy Europe's Sky

NEW YORK (AP) — Rupert Murdoch may get all of European broadcaster Sky after all after the U.K. phone-hacking scandal scotched a previous effort.
The Latest: Trump considering former Ford CEO for State

President-elect Donald Trump boards his plane at La Guardia Airport, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in New York. Trump is scheduled for rallies today in Baton Rouge, La. and Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):



EU chief: 1 type of European chopper, tank to stop waste

FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wipes his brow before speaking during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. The 28-nation EU has been rocked by the British exit referendum last year, and acrimonious relations with some eastern members on migration and constitutional law. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (AP) — The chief of the European Union's executive branch said Friday he wants to streamline defense procurement and industries in member states to make them more efficient and less dependent on U.S. military protection.





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