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Facebook: Internal glitch caused hour-long global outage
Issued: January 27, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour on Tuesday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide. ...
France, seeking growth, debates bill to free up labor rules
Issued: January 26, 2015
PARIS— France's Parliament has started debating a bill promoted by the Socialist government aimed at freeing up the country's labor rules and...
Int'l financing package will help set up Jamaica wind farm
Issued: January 26, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A branch of the World Bank is helping set up nearly $63 million in financing to help create and operate a new wind farm in...
Greek vote shows growing European backlash against austerity
Issued: January 26, 2015
The election result in Greece reflects a growing European backlash against austerity policies. Across the continent, support is growing for parties...
What the credit downgrade to 'junk' means for Russia
Issued: January 26, 2015
MOSCOW — Russia has seen its credit grade cut to "junk" status for the first time in over a decade, a big blow for a country that wants to...
Markets shrug off victory of Greek anti-austerity party
Issued: January 26, 2015
LONDON — Global financial markets shrugged off the election victory of an anti-austerity party in Greece, with most investors appearing to conclude on...
Eurozone after Greece elections: More compromise than chaos
Issued: January 26, 2015
BRUSSELS — The stunning election in Greece of a radical anti-austerity party raises new uncertainties for the eurozone, but the initial impression is...
Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban
Issued: January 26, 2015
HAVANA — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana,...
Greece's Syriza to form gov't after election victory
Issued: January 26, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greece's Syriza party gained the key backing needed to form a government Monday, creating a surprise alliance with a small...
Euro wobbles as anti-austerity party set to govern Greece
Issued: January 26, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — The euro wobbled Monday after Greece's anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing...
Malaysia Air site hacked, some customer data appears online
Issued: January 26, 2015
HONG KONG — Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of...
Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties
Issued: January 25, 2015
HAVANA — The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning...
Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil
Issued: January 25, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — A radical left-wing party that is demanding an end to Greece's painful austerity measures won Sunday's parliamentary...
For first-time visitor, Havana is charming - and complicated
Issued: January 24, 2015

HAVANA — Everyone warns you Old Havana is a...

Global economy hopes raised after European stimulus
Issued: January 24, 2015
DAVOS, Switzerland — The global economic outlook just got brighter after this week's big stimulus from the European Central Bank, leading...
Cuba ties diplomatic renewal to US ending aid to dissidents
Issued: January 23, 2015
HAVANA — Cuba says it's demanding that the United States drop much of its support for dissidents on the island as part of the restoration of...
Austerity-battered Greeks favor radical left before vote
Issued: January 23, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — The winds of political change are coursing through austerity-weary Greece, but a financial whirlwind may lurk round the corner. ...
US seeks extradition of fraudster released from TCI prison
Issued: January 23, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican financier convicted of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked $220 million from thousands of investors across the...

Hollande, leaders call for investments in the green economy
Issued: January 23, 2015
DAVOS, Switzerland — Climate change and poverty took center stage Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where leaders began campaigning in...
UN Security Council members arrive in Haiti for 3-day visit
Issued: January 23, 2015
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— U.N. Security Council members arrived Friday in Haiti for a three-day visit aimed in part at urging the government to hold...
US says it's not clear after Cuba talks if new policy works
Issued: January 23, 2015
HAVANA — The highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in more than three decades said Friday that two days of talks on re-establishing full...
Top official: Russians will 'eat less' for Putin
Issued: January 23, 2015
DAVOS, Switzerland — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on Friday warned the West against...
ECB unleashes its most aggressive effort to revive economy
Issued: January 22, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe's ailing economy will get a major dose of stimulus from the European Central Bank — a bond buying program designed to...
US envoy expresses hope for normalized Bolivia ties
Issued: January 22, 2015
LA PAZ, Bolivia — The U.S. delegation chief attending Bolivian President Evo Morales' third inauguration says he hopes the two countries can soon...
Venezuela leader pledges wage hikes amid faltering economy
Issued: January 22, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's embattled president pledged Wednesday night to strengthen safety net programs and he rejected devaluing the...


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