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Argentina talks go long as debt deadline looms
Issued: July 29, 2014
NEW YORK — Argentina's finance secretary and economy minister met with a court-appointed mediator as the South American nation worked into the...
Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic soars
Issued: July 29, 2014
NEW YORK — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded...
Argentina officials arrive for debt deadline talks
Issued: July 29, 2014
NEW YORK — Argentina's finance secretary arrived Tuesday for talks aimed at avoiding that country's second default in 13 years, though it was...
Global task force created after plane shot down
Issued: July 29, 2014
MONTREAL — The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation said Tuesday it is creating a task force aimed at improving security measures after...
US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia
Issued: July 29, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by the U.S. to...
Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed
Issued: July 29, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza...
China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case
Issued: July 29, 2014
BEIJING — China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign...
UBS sees profits rise, probed over trading system
Issued: July 29, 2014
UBS reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by its core wealth management business, and disclosed it was part of a group...
Dominican officials destroy 2,000 seized guns
Issued: July 28, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Authorities destroyed roughly 2,000 firearms Monday and plan to use the mangled metal to build a monument...
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
Issued: July 28, 2014
BOARDMAN, Ore. — Oregon's largest coal-burning power plant is expected to shut down in a few years, but that doesn't mean coal is dead. ...
US: 'Threats' behind release of Venezuela general
Issued: July 28, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — U.S. officials said Monday they believe Venezuela used "threats" against Aruba to pressure it to release a powerful...
Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default
Issued: July 28, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with U.S. creditors ahead of a looming...
UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime
Issued: July 28, 2014
GENEVA — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. ...
Israel denies striking Gaza hospital, park
Issued: July 28, 2014
JERUSALEM — The Israeli military has denied its forces were responsible for an attack on a hospital and a nearby park in the Gaza Strip. It says...
New Spain king moves to clean up palace's image
Issued: July 28, 2014
MADRID — Spain's new King Felipe VI has ordered the palace's accounts to be audited externally and the results made public, in an apparent bid...
Argentina resumes negotiations to avert default
Issued: July 28, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's government is resuming negotiations in a dispute with US. creditors that risks sending the country into...
Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges
Issued: July 27, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to...
Netanyahu: Israel can lose on PR but not security
Issued: July 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he realizes world opinion might be shifting away from his nation with every Palestinian...
US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
Issued: July 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military...
In Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas
Issued: July 26, 2014
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull...
In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future
Issued: July 26, 2014
HONG KONG — As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly...
Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash
Issued: July 25, 2014
MOSCOW — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian...
Cuba to restore mangroves to fend off rising seas
Issued: July 24, 2014
SURGIDERO DE BATABANO, Cuba. — Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther...
IMF cuts US, global growth forecasts for 2014
Issued: July 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in...
Prosecutors: Venezuelan official detained in Aruba
Issued: July 24, 2014
Authorities in Aruba have detained a close confidant of former President Hugo Chavez who had been appointed Venezuela's consul to the Caribbean...


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