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Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead
Issued: December 16, 2014
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed...
China raises estimate of size of economy
Issued: December 16, 2014
BEIJING — China on Tuesday raised its official estimate of last year’s gross domestic product, possibly moving closer to passing the United States as...
Bank of Russia hikes rate to aid sinking currency
Issued: December 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Bank of Russia has raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in a desperate move to boost its currency and rescue...
Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?
Issued: December 15, 2014
LONDON — A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada's Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas' capital and...
Merriam-Webster names 'culture' word of the year
Issued: December 15, 2014
NEW YORK — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against...
OPEC chief urges oil investment despite low prices
Issued: December 14, 2014
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The secretary-general of OPEC on Sunday urged Gulf Arab nations to keep investing in oilfield development despite the...
Cuba: Rappers targeted by USAID program 'victims'
Issued: December 12, 2014
HAVANA — Cuba says that rappers who were targeted by a clandestine U.S. program are "victims" unknowingly swept into an effort to spark an...
London hit by air traffic control computer failure
Issued: December 12, 2014
LONDON — The airspace over London was briefly closed Friday afternoon due to what authorities said was a computer failure at one of Britain's two...
Pope marks LatAm feast with Argentine folk hymns
Issued: December 12, 2014
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is calling for Latin America to care for its poorest and most marginalized, those who have been "enslaved" and...
China's factory output growth declines
Issued: December 12, 2014
BEIJING — Growth in China's factory output declined further in November in a new sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy. ...
Lower oil prices prompt Norway interest rate cut
Issued: December 11, 2014
In a surprise move, Norway's central bank on Thursday cut its key lending rate as it frets over the impact of the sharp fall in oil prices on the...
Ferrari revving brand value ahead of IPO
Issued: December 11, 2014
MILAN — Ferrari’s sleek sports cars and souped-up Formula 1 racing machines have made the prancing horse logo among the world’s most powerful brands....
Spanish news to vanish from Google News globally
Issued: December 11, 2014
MADRID — Google announced Thursday it will close Google News in Spain and block reports from Spanish publishers from more than 70 Google News...
Ireland's economic growth slows to 3.5%
Issued: December 11, 2014
DUBLIN — Ireland's economic growth is slowing but the country remains on course to record the European Union's biggest gains in 2014, official...
ECB stimulus seen as too small, more expected
Issued: December 11, 2014
FRANKFURT, Germany — The European Central Bank has handed out 130 billion euros ($162 billion) in cheap, long-term loans to banks — part of its effort...
Comedy wave tests limits on criticism in Cuba
Issued: December 11, 2014
HAVANA — Panfilo, the elderly protagonist in a weekly show on Cuban state television, has a broken water pipe in his house. When the city repair...
Fidel Castro awarded China's Confucius Peace Prize
Issued: December 11, 2014
BEIJING — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is this year's winner of China's Confucius Peace Prize, portrayed by organizers as an alternative...
Russia's ruble under pressure despite rate rise
Issued: December 11, 2014
MOSCOW — The ruble continued to slide Thursday even after Russia's Central Bank sought to ease the selling pressure on the currency following the...
Study: 270,000 tons of plastic floating in oceans
Issued: December 10, 2014
HONOLULU — A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans. That's enough to fill more than 38,500...
The mystery of where Earth's water came from deepens
Issued: December 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — The mystery of where Earth's water came from got murkier Wednesday when some astronomers essentially eliminated one of the chief...
Oil takes another dive on OPEC report, US supplies
Issued: December 10, 2014
The price of oil took another dive Wednesday, plunging to five-year lows amid mounting evidence that global supplies are far outstripping demand. ...
Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year
Issued: December 10, 2014
NEW YORK — Doctors, nurses and others fighting Ebola have been named Time's 2014 Person of the Year, the magazine announced Wednesday. ...
UN predicts increased global economic growth
Issued: December 10, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — The global economy will grow by more than 3 percent in 2015 and 2016, the United Nations predicted Wednesday, but that growth will be...
FAA issues commercial drone permits to 4 companies
Issued: December 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — The government says it is granting four companies permission to use drones for aerial surveillance, construction site monitoring and oil...
Iran: Fall in oil prices is Muslim 'treachery'
Issued: December 10, 2014
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the sharp fall in oil prices is the result of "treachery," in an apparent reference...


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