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Chinese sneaker factory workers go on strike
Issued: April 15, 2014
HONG KONG — Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Yue Yuen, the world's largest maker of athletic footwear for brands such as Nike and Adidas, are...
Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine
Issued: April 15, 2014
PERTH, Australia — A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new...
US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest
Issued: April 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but...
UN to grill Vatican again on clergy sex abuse
Issued: April 14, 2014
NEW YORK — A second U.N. committee plans to question Vatican officials on failures to stop clergy sex abuse. ...
Venezuelan journalist freed 8 days after kidnap
Issued: April 14, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — A Venezuelan journalist has been freed eight days after she was kidnapped. ...
Robotic submarine deployed in search for plane
Issued: April 14, 2014
PERTH, Australia — Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysian...
Jamaica reports big drop in lionfish sightings
Issued: April 14, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica is reporting a big decline in sightings of lionfish, the voracious invasive species that has been wreaking havoc on...
Lift in world trade predicted next year
Issued: April 14, 2014
GENEVA — The World Trade Organization predicts global commerce will grow 5.3 percent next year, an improvement that would bring it back in line with...
Climate panel says emissions rising, avoids blame
Issued: April 13, 2014
BERLIN — The U.N.’s expert panel on climate change on Sunday highlighted the disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what...
Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner
Issued: April 12, 2014
WASHINGTON — The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger...
French minister in Cuba as Europe seeks opening
Issued: April 12, 2014
HAVANA — A French foreign minister visited Cuba for the first time in more than 30 years Saturday, traveling to the communist-run nation at a time...
Major economies confident on growth goal
Issued: April 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — Finance officials of the world’s major economies expressed confidence Friday that they can meet an ambitious goal of boosting global...
Report: Education limited for Dominican-Haitians
Issued: April 11, 2014
A report has found that children born in the Dominican Republic of Haitian descent are being increasingly barred from attending school following a...
Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse
Issued: April 11, 2014
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the "evil" of priests who raped and molested children, asking...
Prison crisis, Dutch style: too few prisoners
Issued: April 11, 2014
AMSTERDAM — The Dutch government is facing an unusual crisis: Prison undercrowding. ...
Pope Francis urges on Venezuelan crisis talks
Issued: April 11, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — Pope Francis is urging Venezuelans on both sides to put aside their political differences and demonstrate the necessary courage...
Brazil struggles with its World Cup preparations
Issued: April 11, 2014
SAO PAULO — Although expectations are high for Brazil's football team at the World Cup, it's already clear the country didn't do a very...
Spain's deflation not as great as first thought
Issued: April 11, 2014
MADRID — Spain's statistics office says prices were 0.1 percent lower in March than the year before, slightly less than the previous estimate of...
Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets
Issued: April 10, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target...
Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack
Issued: April 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the government did...
Another possible signal heard in Flight 370 search
Issued: April 10, 2014
PERTH, Australia — For the fifth time in recent days, an underwater sensor detected a signal in the same swath of the southern Indian Ocean on...
Argentina hit by nationwide strike over inflation
Issued: April 10, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A nationwide strike paralyzed Argentina's economy on Thursday, shutting down air, train and bus traffic, closing...
UN global study: Murder rate very high in Americas
Issued: April 10, 2014
LONDON — Global murder rates have declined slightly, but remain very high in the Americas and parts of Africa, according to a new U.N. study released...
Senate committee orders review of ‘Cuban Twitter’
Issued: April 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is asking the U.S. Agency for International Development to turn over all records about a...
IMF: Bold actions needed for recovery
Issued: April 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday the global economy is finally turning the corner after a deep recession but the...


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