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Political messages penned for Cuba Twitter program
Issued: April 8, 2014
WASHINGTON — Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like social media network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political...
Pele says Brazil airports a big World Cup concern
Issued: April 8, 2014
SAO PAULO — Brazil's World Cup ambassador Pele says he's concerned about the country's outdated airports less than 10 weeks before the...
Ocean debris left by jet depends on angle, speed
Issued: April 8, 2014
SYDNEY — Did the missing Malaysian jet plunge into the ocean at a steep angle, leaving virtually no debris on the surface? Did it come in flat, clip a...
US jury hits Takeda, Eli Lilly with $9B penalty
Issued: April 8, 2014
TOKYO — A U.S. jury ordered Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and its U.S. counterpart, Eli Lilly and Co., to pay $9 billion in punitive...
Ming Dynasty 'chicken cup' sold for record $36M
Issued: April 8, 2014
HONG KONG — A Shanghai collector bought a rare Ming Dynasty cup that's touted as the "holy grail" of China's art world for $36...
Ship hunts for more 'pings' in Malaysia jet search
Issued: April 8, 2014
PERTH, Australia — Search crews in the Indian Ocean failed to pick up more of the faint underwater sounds that may have been from the missing...
Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs
Issued: April 8, 2014
LONDON — Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now...
UK scientists make body parts in lab
Issued: April 8, 2014
LONDON — In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using...
USAID chief to face questions on 'Cuban Twitter'
Issued: April 8, 2014
WASHINGTON — The administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development on Tuesday is beginning a series of appearances before lawmakers...
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...


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