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Islamic State in control of Palmyra ruins, activists say
Issued: May 21, 2015
DAMASCUS, Syria — Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the central...
Rights group: Qatar making little progress on labor reforms
Issued: May 21, 2015
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar is failing to deliver on reforms for its migrant workers a year after the wealthy Gulf nation announced plans to...
Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program
Issued: May 21, 2015
MOSCOW — Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse — with...
Eurozone employers hiring at fastest rate in 4 years
Issued: May 21, 2015
LONDON — The sharp fall in the euro over the past year appears to be paying dividends by helping the eurozone deal with one of its major economic...
Rising inequality holding back economic growth, report warns
Issued: May 21, 2015
PARIS — The widening gap between haves and have-nots in much of the developed world not only raises concerns about the fraying social fabric —...
World stocks uneven after Chinese, eurozone data
Issued: May 21, 2015
TOKYO — World stock markets were lackluster Thursday after China's economy showed new signs of weakness and the eurozone saw an uptick in hiring. ...
Cannes film pays homage to late designer Oscar de la Renta
Issued: May 21, 2015
CANNES, France — The spirit of Oscar de la Renta lives on every day at the Cannes Film Festival. ...
Exxon Mobil says oil discovery off Guyana is 'significant'
Issued: May 20, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Exxon Mobil Corp. confirmed Wednesday that it has made what it calls a "significant" oil discovery off Guyana in waters...
Yemeni rebel leader says they back UN peace talks in Geneva
Issued: May 20, 2015
SANAA, Yemen — The United Nations set the date for peace talks on Yemen for next week in Geneva, while the Saudi-led coalition on Wednesday bombed...
Bin Laden papers include loving notes, terrorist application
Issued: May 20, 2015
WASHINGTON — During his years in hiding, Osama bin Laden urged followers to concentrate on attacking Americans and wrote bittersweet letters to one of...
US secrecy in trade, terror pacts riles EU watchdog
Issued: May 20, 2015
BRUSSELS — U.S. restrictions on access to documents and insistence on secrecy are undermining trust in trans-Atlantic trade talks and anti-terror data...
IS group seizes part of ancient town of Palmyra in Syria
Issued: May 20, 2015
BEIRUT — Islamic State militants seized parts of the ancient town of Palmyra in central Syria on Wednesday after fierce clashes with government...
Experts inspect cruise ship freed from reef off Bermuda
Issued: May 20, 2015
Nearly 3,500 passengers and crew were allowed to disembark Wednesday in Bermuda after their cruise ship became grounded on a reef close to the British...
Greece faces June 5 default without bailout deal
Issued: May 20, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greece will not be able to repay a loan to the International Monetary Fund early next month unless a deal is reached with its...
Stock markets cautious ahead of release of Fed minutes
Issued: May 20, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — Global stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors became cautious ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's...
Venezuela's No. 2 denies any involvement in drug trafficking
Issued: May 20, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela — The powerful leader of Venezuela's congress is fiercely denying any involvement in the drug trade. ...
UN official says building laws need to be enforced in Nepal
Issued: May 20, 2015
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal must take lessons from other earthquake-hit countries and strictly enforce existing building laws as it prepares to rebuild...
Despite growth uptick, full recovery still far for Europe
Issued: May 20, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe's economy has been down so long, even a bit of growth looks like recovery. ...
Greece: Dissenters rev up pressure on government
Issued: May 19, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Three senior members of Greece's governing Syriza party late Monday urged the government to halt bailout repayments — and prepare...
Chinese PM starts South American investment tour
Issued: May 19, 2015
RIO DE JANEIRO — China's Premier Li Keqiang and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff agreed on Tuesday to embark on studies for an ambitious railway...
Search for missing in Colombian town hit by flood, avalanche
Issued: May 19, 2015
SALGAR, Colombia — Rescuers searched for more bodies Tuesday as the death toll from a deadly flood and mudslide that swept through a Colombian town...
Greek market jitters ease on hope for bailout deal
Issued: May 19, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Market anxiety eased in Greece after the country's finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, said he was confident of reaching a deal...
Merkel, Hollande commit to global climate protection
Issued: May 19, 2015
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed their commitment to fighting global warning Tuesday,...
Alibaba's Ma expresses 'regret' over counterfeits lawsuit
Issued: May 19, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — The founder of Alibaba Group defended its stance against counterfeit goods and expressed regret Tuesday that the owner of luxury...
Deutsche Bank studies possible partial move from UK
Issued: May 19, 2015
LONDON — Deutsche Bank says it has established a working group to consider whether to move some operations out of Britain if the country votes to...


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