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Two women to vie in Taiwan presidential election for first time
Issued: July 19, 2015
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan's top two political parties have each nominated a woman for president in 2016, a historic first signaling acceptance of...
China deports 20 foreigners for watching 'terrorist' videos
Issued: July 19, 2015
BEIJING — China has deported 20 foreigners from Britain, South Africa and India for watching video clips that advocated terrorism and religious...
Iran supreme leader: Nuclear deal won't change policy to US
Issued: July 18, 2015
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday a landmark nuclear deal won't change his country's policy toward...
Greek banks to reopen Monday but cash restrictions remain
Issued: July 18, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greek banks are reopening Monday after a forced 3-week closure but restrictions on cash withdrawals will remain. ...
Saudi Arabia says it stopped Islamic State attacks; 400 held
Issued: July 18, 2015
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it has broken up planned Islamic State attacks in the kingdom and arrested more than 400...
Nuclear deal has companies eyeing Iranian opportunities anew
Issued: July 18, 2015
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The nuclear deal is done. Now it's time to talk business. ...
Attorney for Germanwings victims says compensation too low
Issued: July 18, 2015
BERLIN — A German attorney representing some 30 families of victims of the March Germanwings plane crash says his clients are rejecting the...
China rounds up rights lawyers in latest crackdown
Issued: July 18, 2015
BEIJING — Four men already had been convicted of murder in southeastern China when a fifth person confessed to the crime. But when lawyers demanded to...
Greece does about-face, pledges big privatization push
Issued: July 18, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Work was supposed to begin next year on a 7 billion euros ($7.6 billion) waterfront urban renewal project almost twice the size of...
Greek bailout moves ahead after Germany gives its backing
Issued: July 17, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greece's proposed bailout cleared further key hurdles Friday after German lawmakers overwhelmingly gave their backing to another...
World stocks uneven as Europe rally on Greece fades
Issued: July 17, 2015
HONG KONG — World stock markets were uneven Friday as Europe's rally faded while most Asian indexes advanced, led by a jump in Chinese shares,...
Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan
Issued: July 17, 2015
TOKYO — Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs Friday and said it will reopen bidding for...
EU task force seeks mental exams, drug tests for pilots
Issued: July 17, 2015
BRUSSELS — A European Union task force is recommending pre-employment psychological evaluations and random drug and alcohol tests for pilots to...
Shareholders approve Samsung deal paving way for succession
Issued: July 17, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — Shareholders approved Friday a highly contested deal that strengthens the Samsung family's grip on the world's largest...
Europe divided along former Iron Curtain over nuclear power
Issued: July 17, 2015
TEMELIN NUCLEAR PLANT, Czech Republic — A quarter-century after the collapse of communism, Central Europe faces a new divide: irreconcilable visions...
Greek banks to reopen after cash pledge from lenders
Issued: July 16, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greece on Thursday won vital pledges of support from bailout lenders needed to keep its economy from collapsing, but officials in...
On the brink, EU leaders clinched bailout deal — with a text message
Issued: July 16, 2015
BRUSSELS — As dawn broke in Brussels on Monday, Europe's frazzled leaders gazed into an abyss: the looming exit of Greece from a common currency...
Burden of dengue, chikungunya in India far worse than understood
Issued: July 16, 2015
New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research finds new evidence that an extremely high number of people in southern India are exposed...
Magna to buy german transmission company Getrag for $1.9B
Issued: July 16, 2015
BERLIN — Car parts maker Magna International Inc. is buying Getrag, a German-based manufacturer of automotive transmissions, in a 1.75 billion euro...
Swiss extradite detained FIFA official to the United States
Issued: July 16, 2015
GENEVA — One of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss Justice...
European stocks rise after Greece approves austerity bill
Issued: July 16, 2015
HONG KONG — European stocks jumped, leading gains in global benchmarks Thursday after Greek lawmakers approved an austerity bill needed for another...
Italian surveillance firm's breach puts spies in hot seat
Issued: July 16, 2015
LONDON — A dramatic breach at an Italian surveillance company has exposed details of government cyberattacks worldwide, putting intelligence bosses in...
Vote pits Samsung family against foreign, Korean investors
Issued: July 16, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — A vote on combining companies in the Samsung empire is pitting its wealthy founding family against small shareholders and foreign...
European Central Bank chief Draghi faces Greece questions
Issued: July 16, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi faces a blizzard of questions about Greece at his news conference Thursday. ...
Clashes break out as Greek lawmakers debate austerity bill
Issued: July 15, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Rioters hurled petrol bombs at police who responded with tear gas as an anti-austerity demonstration outside parliament turned...


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