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Britain sells interest in Eurostar for $1.1 billion
Issued: March 4, 2015
LONDON — Britain's government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London, Paris and Brussels, for...
WIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Eyes on Apple, BlackBerry
Issued: March 4, 2015
NEW YORK — As a major wireless show continues this week in Barcelona, Spain, Apple is highlighting the capabilities of its iPhone cameras with a...
Russia troubles hinder Ford, GM efforts to recover in Europe
Issued: March 3, 2015
GENEVA — Russia's sinking economy is putting up a major hurdle for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors as the U.S. automakers fight to return to...
US responds to Venezuela's order to slash its embassy staff
Issued: March 3, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela  — The United States is pushing back after Venezuelan officials demanded a dramatic cut to the American diplomatic mission in...
Norway's Nobel Peace Prize committee replaces chairman
Issued: March 3, 2015
STAVANGER, Norway— The Nobel Peace Prize awarding Norwegian Nobel Committee on Tuesday elected a new chairman to replace Thorbjoern Jagland, whose...
French president to make historic trip to Cuba
Issued: March 3, 2015
PARIS — President Francois Hollande will travel to Cuba in May in the first such trip by a French head of state. ...
Greece poised for recession as uncertainty takes its toll
Issued: March 3, 2015
LONDON— Barely a year after emerging from a savage recession comparable in its intensity to the Great Depression in the U.S., Greece's economy is...
Joe Biden in Guatemala to talk Central America funding
Issued: March 3, 2015
GUATEMALA CITY — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Guatemala for a two-day visit with Central American presidents to discuss funding...
In shifting economy, shops aim to please Pyongyang consumers
Issued: March 3, 2015
PYONGYANG, North Korea — Workers in sharp new uniforms open the doors and turn on the lights about an hour before sunrise at their chain store on the...
Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics
Issued: March 3, 2015
GENEVA — Top automakers are vowing to press ahead with weak-selling electric vehicles and zero-emissions technology — even as they unveil powerful,...
Russia's currency reserves drop as state finances squeezed
Issued: March 3, 2015
MOSCOW— Russia's finance ministry says the country's foreign currency reserves dropped by almost 10 percent in dollar terms in February after...
Russia, Ukraine reach gas deal to avoid cuts this month
Issued: March 2, 2015
BRUSSELS — Russia and Ukraine reached an agreement late Monday to ensure natural gas supplies to war-torn Ukraine for the month of March, averting...
WIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: New phones, new ways to connect
Issued: March 2, 2015
High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options...
Volkswagen CEO stands by cautious outlook
Issued: March 2, 2015
GENEVA — The CEO of Volkswagen AG is staying with his cautious outlook for this year, saying it's a "balanced statement" based on growth...
Google, Facebook update contrasting plans to connect world
Issued: March 2, 2015
BARCELONA, Spain — Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook are taking different routes to expanding Internet use and...
Venezuela sets deadline to US to slash embassy staff
Issued: March 2, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's government has given the U.S. two weeks to slash the size of its mission here to 17 diplomats as tensions between...
Volkswagen Passat wins car of the year award
Issued: March 2, 2015
GENEVA — The European version of Volkswagen’s large family car, the Passat, has been voted car of the year by European automotive editors at the...
France wants companies to make appliances that last longer
Issued: March 2, 2015
PARIS — France is ordering manufacturers to inform consumers how long they can expect their TV, cell phone or other appliance to last — before they...
Spain: 3rd bailout for Greece being mulled for up to $56B
Issued: March 2, 2015
MADRID — Eurozone nations are negotiating a third bailout worth as much as 50 billion euros ($56 billion) for Greece, Spain's economy minister...
Spain asks US for help on extraditions from Cuba
Issued: March 2, 2015
MADRID — Spain says it has asked the United States to use its talks on taking Cuba off the blacklist of nations sponsoring terrorism to help obtain...
World market momentum over Chinese rate cut fades
Issued: March 2, 2015
LONDON — World stock markets edged lower in European trading on Monday as investor optimism faded over a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese...
Kerry defends Israel before UN rights panel
Issued: March 2, 2015
GENEVA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday delivered a vigorous defense of Israel before the U.N. Human Rights Council, urging its members...
Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy
Issued: March 2, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism,...
Report: China loaned $22 billion to Latin America in 2014
Issued: March 2, 2015
BEIJING — Chinese state-owned banks loaned $22.1 billion to Latin American countries last year, helping to keep afloat struggling economies that have...
No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370
Issued: March 1, 2015
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's...


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