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Nokia gets Chinese approval for Microsoft deal
Issued: April 8, 2014
HELSINKI — Nokia has received regulatory approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone unit to Microsoft Corp., removing one of the last...
American imprisoned in Cuba begins hunger strike
Issued: April 8, 2014
WASHINGTON — An American man who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years is on a hunger strike, according to a statement released by his...
Cuba slashes more than 100,000 health care jobs
Issued: April 7, 2014
HAVANA — Cuban authorities say they have eliminated more than 100,000 jobs in health care, considered one of the “pillars” of the 1959 revolution. ...
Possible signals from lost jet's black boxes heard
Issued: April 7, 2014
PERTH, Australia — Underwater sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with...
Guyana probing extent of gold fraud scheme
Issued: April 7, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Authorities in Guyana are probing whether locally mined gold laced with silver alloy has been shipped to markets overseas. ...
Another jet-search unknown: How much it's costing
Issued: April 7, 2014
BANGKOK — It's not a question most governments involved in the hunt for the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 care to answer: How much has the...
India begins world's largest election
Issued: April 7, 2014
GAUHATI, India — India started the world's largest election Monday, with voters in the remote northeast making their way past lush rice paddies...
Ships race to investigate signals in jet search
Issued: April 6, 2014
PERTH, Australia — Searchers hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet raced toward a patch of the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday to determine...
Heineken: $100M investment in Haiti
Issued: April 6, 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The Dutch brewer Heineken is investing $100 million in its Haiti production plant that makes the popular lager Prestige. ...
A recovering US is outpacing other major economies
Issued: April 6, 2014
WASHINGTON — As a brutal winter yields to spring, the U.S. economy is showing renewed strength just as other major economies appear desperate for...
Nigeria: Economy $510 billion, biggest in Africa
Issued: April 6, 2014
LAGOS, Nigeria — Officials say Nigeria's recalculated economy is worth $510 billion, by far the biggest in Africa and easily surpassing that of...
Guyana reports gold fraud scheme
Issued: April 5, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Police in Guyana have closed a government office that regulated the sale of gold after discovering that millions of dollars worth...
China ship hears 'signal'; unclear if jet-related
Issued: April 5, 2014
PERTH, Australia — A Chinese ship involved in the hunt for the missing Malaysian jetliner reported hearing a "pulse signal" Saturday in...
‘Cuban Twitter’ a new hurdle for bloggers, exiles
Issued: April 5, 2014
MIAMI — The revelation that a U.S. government-funded program set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba is likely to pose new challenges for...
Spain suspends riot control exports to Venezuela
Issued: April 5, 2014
MADRID — Spain has indefinitely suspended the export of riot control equipment to Venezuela's government following weeks of unrest there which...
Malaysia says it 'will not stop looking' for jet
Issued: April 5, 2014
PERTH, Australia — Malaysia vowed Saturday that it would not give up on trying to find the missing jetliner and announced details of a multinational...
Cuba’s official media abuzz over ‘secret Twitter’
Issued: April 4, 2014
HAVANA — Revelations of a secret U.S. government program to set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba are being trumpeted in the island’s...
Mexico ends bid to revive Mexicana airline
Issued: April 4, 2014
MEXICO CITY — A Mexican judge has ordered an end to efforts to revive moribund Mexicana airlines through bankruptcy proceedings, saying no credible...
Venezuelan opposition leader formally charged
Issued: April 4, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was formally charged Friday for allegedly inciting violence at an anti-government protest...
North Korea says US 'hell-bent on regime change'
Issued: April 4, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — North Korea on Friday accused the United States of being "hell-bent on regime change" and warned that any maneuvers with...
2 ships hunt for black boxes from missing jetliner
Issued: April 4, 2014
PERTH, Australia — The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet entered a new stage Friday when navy ships deployed stingray-shaped sound locators...
White House defends ‘Cuban Twitter’; Congress to probe covert program
Issued: April 4, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is defending its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government,...


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