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US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan
Issued: April 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — The White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year, a U.S....
Editor: Garcia Marquez left unpublished manuscript
Issued: April 22, 2014
MEXICO CITY — A book editor says novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print while he was...
Novartis reshapes business with GSK, Lilly deals
Issued: April 22, 2014
GENEVA — Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with...
Bloomberg invests $5M in solar-powered lamp
Issued: April 22, 2014
NEW YORK — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation has announced a $5 million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered lamp...
Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season
Issued: April 22, 2014
KATMANDU, Nepal — Most Sherpas mountain guides have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing...
Cuban-American leaders helped ‘Cuban Twitter’
Issued: April 22, 2014
MIAMI — Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government’s...
Novartis, GSK, Lilly in multibillion-dollar deals
Issued: April 22, 2014
GENEVA — Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG announced a series of multibillion-dollar deals Tuesday with other major pharmaceutical companies that...
Japan, US struggle to bridge gap on freer trade
Issued: April 22, 2014
TOKYO — Japanese and U.S. negotiators are struggling to reach a preliminary agreement on a free trade pact that might have served as a centerpiece for...
Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform
Issued: April 21, 2014
HAVANA — The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a...
Mexican president to head homage to Garcia Marquez
Issued: April 21, 2014
MEXICO CITY — The ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez were being taken Monday to Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts, where thousands of...
Families' hopes for ferry victims painfully humble
Issued: April 21, 2014
JINDO, South Korea — Lee Byung-soo says he knew, when he saw his 15-year-old son's body in the tent. It could not have been more horrifically...
Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?
Issued: April 21, 2014
PERTH, Australia — From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good...
US justices hear arguments in Argentina debt case
Issued: April 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in Argentina's decade-long battle with holders of its defaulted bonds. ...
Syria to hold presidential election on June 3
Issued: April 21, 2014
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country's parliament speaker announced Monday, a vote President Bashar...
Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
Issued: April 20, 2014
VATICAN CITY — Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for...
Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts
Issued: April 20, 2014
MOKPO, South Korea — It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed...
Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba
Issued: April 19, 2014
MIAMI — The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a...
Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested
Issued: April 19, 2014
MOKPO, South Korea — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of...
Cuba publishes foreign investment law
Issued: April 19, 2014
HAVANA — Cuba has published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital...
Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed
Issued: April 18, 2014
MOKPO, South Korea — The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the...
World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Issued: April 17, 2014
Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez: ...
García Márquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
Issued: April 17, 2014
MEXICO CITY — Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set...
China factories face new challenge as growth slows
Issued: April 17, 2014
HONG KONG — As China’s growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low cost producer is...
Dominican Republic installs beach despite drought
Issued: April 17, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought. ...
Jamaica grants license for natural gas project
Issued: April 16, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Hong Kong-based company has been granted a license for what would be a major new power project in Jamaica, the Caribbean...


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