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Oil boom's end threatens pain for much of Latin America
Issued: February 25, 2015
PUERTO GAITAN, Colombia — Soaring oil prices the past decade transformed this rural backwater into Colombia's richest city as nearby fields pumped...
Too big to manage? HSBC's chiefs to testify on tax scandal
Issued: February 25, 2015
LONDON — First there was money laundering. Then foreign-exchange rigging. Now tax evasion. ...
EU unveils vast plan to merge 28 energy markets
Issued: February 25, 2015
BRUSSELS — The European Union's executive has unveiled a vast plan to merge the EU's 28 national energy markets with the aim of providing...
Greek leader briefs party lawmakers on bailout pledges
Issued: February 25, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is meeting with his radical left party's lawmakers to brief them on the pledges his...
Brazil detains alleged deforestation king of Amazon
Issued: February 25, 2015
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon's single biggest deforester, the country's environmental...
Officials in Haiti celebrate completion of Marriott hotel
Issued: February 25, 2015
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A second international-branded hotel opened Tuesday in the Haitian capital in what backers of the project and officials hope...
Survey: China factory activity up but export orders drop
Issued: February 25, 2015
HONG KONG — China's manufacturing activity edged up to a four-month high in February although export orders decreased for the first time in nearly...
Greece clears key hurdle to extend bailout but doubts remain
Issued: February 24, 2015
BRUSSELS — Greece cleared a major hurdle Tuesday in its ongoing battle to remain solvent as its European creditors approved a 4-month extension to its...
Spain's Rajoy trumpets economy and upgrades growth forecast
Issued: February 24, 2015
MADRID — Spain's economy will grow by more than previously thought this year, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Tuesday as he laid out the...
FIFA recommends November-December for World Cup in Qatar
Issued: February 24, 2015
Long seen as inevitable, a 2022 World Cup in November and December is now practically a done deal. ...
France and Italy launch a rail project across the Alps
Issued: February 24, 2015
PARIS — French president Francois Hollande and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi have signed an agreement for a long-standing rail project to ease...
European Central Bank shows off new 20-euro note
Issued: February 24, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany  — The European Central Bank has unveiled a new version of the commonly used 20-euro note with added anti-counterfeiting...
German industrial workers to get 3.4 percent pay raise
Issued: February 24, 2015
BERLIN — Millions of German industrial workers are set to get a 3.4 percent pay increase this year following a deal between employers and a major...
Oil slump threatens easy life of affluent Norwegians
Issued: February 24, 2015
Norway — Losing his job on a Norwegian oil rig meant more to Kristoffer Sandberg than saying goodbye to a high salary. It has caused a shift down in...
Dominican Republic surgery clinic closed after 2 deaths
Issued: February 24, 2015
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have closed a plastic surgery clinic in the city of Santiago after two...
United Arab Emirates spends $1 billion on satellite system
Issued: February 23, 2015
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — An official in the United Arab Emirates says the Gulf federation has reached a deal valued at just over $1 billion...
Venezuelan leader seeks to rally poor with mayor's arrest
Issued: February 23, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro appears to have chosen his latest foe carefully. ...
Dissidents say as many as 200 arrested in Cuba
Issued: February 23, 2015
HAVANA — Cuban dissidents say that more than 100 anti-government activists have been arrested and they are awaiting word Monday on how many have been...
Greece readies new list of bailout reforms
Issued: February 23, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Caught between its own defiant campaign pledges and pressure from creditors, Greece's left-wing government will deliver a list of...
Earthquake in central Spain shakes buildings in Madrid
Issued: February 23, 2015
MADRID — A magnitude-5.0 earthquake in a remote part of central Spain has shaken buildings in Madrid, briefly sending some panicked office workers...
Italy and Switzerland sign deal to end Swiss banking secrecy
Issued: February 23, 2015
ROME — Italy and Switzerland have signed an accord ending Swiss banking secrecy. ...
2 UK politicians caught in lobbying sting deny wrongdoing
Issued: February 23, 2015
LONDON — Two former senior British government ministers denied wrongdoing Monday after they were caught in a hidden-camera sting appearing to offer...
HSBC offers apology as CEO mired in scandal, too
Issued: February 23, 2015
LONDON — HSBC executives offered a fresh mea culpa Monday as its chief executive found himself personally mired in the scandal surrounding allegations...
Apple invests $1.9 billion in data hub in Denmark, Ireland
Issued: February 23, 2015
HELSINKI — Apple says it's investing 1.7 billion euros ($1.92 billion) in data centers in Denmark and Ireland that will be powered by renewable...
Honda to replace its president following air bag fiasco
Issued: February 23, 2015
TOKYO — Honda Motor Co., the Japanese automaker at the center of an air-bag defect scandal, said Monday its president Takanobu Ito will step aside and...


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