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Global pandemic of fake medicines poses urgent risk, scientists say
Issued: April 21, 2015
Poor quality medicines are a real and urgent threat that could undermine decades of successful efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis,...
Greek anger over state cash grab from hospitals, schools
Issued: April 21, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greek local authorities were on the brink of revolt Tuesday against the central government's move to use cash reserves from state...
Eritrea, North Korea called world's most censored states
Issued: April 21, 2015
UNITED NATIONS — The small African nation of Eritrea tops even North Korea in its restrictions on the media, a new global report says. ...
UNHCR: weekend shipwreck deadliest ever in Mediterranean
Issued: April 21, 2015
CATANIA, Sicily — The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying...
US business group in China urges more transparency, access
Issued: April 21, 2015
BEIJING — The American Chamber of Commerce in China called Tuesday for more government transparency and fairness as the confidence of U.S. companies...
Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison
Issued: April 21, 2015
CAIRO — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the...
How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat
Issued: April 21, 2015
Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the...
German investor sentiment edges down on global fears
Issued: April 21, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany — German investor optimism unexpectedly fell in April after five months of increases due to fears about the global economy. ...
Greek municipalities outraged by state move to use funds
Issued: April 21, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Authorities from municipalities across Greece will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday after the government ordered reserves from state...
World stocks rally on China measures, earnings
Issued: April 21, 2015
HONG KONG — World stock markets rallied Tuesday, boosted by investor optimism over recent stimulus efforts, market reform measures in China and...
Japan's maglev train breaks own speed record at 603 kph
Issued: April 21, 2015
TOKYO — A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. ...
US, Japan talks fail to close gap on farm, auto trade
Issued: April 20, 2015
TOKYO — The U.S. and Japan need further work to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade...
NY's Cuomo become 1st US governor to visit Cuba post-detente
Issued: April 20, 2015
HAVANA — Cuban officials and New York business executives are exploring ways for the U.S. companies to do business on the communist-run island despite...
Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested
Issued: April 20, 2015
CATANIA, Sicily — Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to...
Small plane crash in eastern Dominican Republic kills 7
Issued: April 20, 2015
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff Monday from a resort area on the eastern tip of the Dominican...
US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons
Issued: April 20, 2015
WASHINGTON — In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt, is steaming...
Cirque du Soleil sells majority stake to private equity
Issued: April 20, 2015
TORONTO — The founder of the Cirque Du Soleil said Monday he is giving up the majority stake in his circus troupe that has wowed audiences worldwide...
Greek markets shaken as troubled bailout talks continue
Issued: April 20, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greece's bailout talks with creditors have gathered "a little more momentum," a senior International Monetary official...
IMF's Thomsen see 'a little more momentum' on Greece
Issued: April 20, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — The head of the International Monetary Fund's department in Europe says Greece's bailout talks have gathered "a little...
Global, Chinese automakers debut new models
Issued: April 20, 2015
SHANGHAI — Ford showed off its new Taurus and Nissan unveiled a midsize sedan designed for China on Monday at a Shanghai Auto Show that highlighted...
Chinese and foreign film producers sign deals worth $2.3B
Issued: April 20, 2015
BEIJING — Chinese and foreign film producers, companies and investment firms have signed 36 deals to make movies and build cinemas worth $2.3 billion....
Europe stocks higher, shrugging off losses in Asian markets
Issued: April 20, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — European stocks rose on Monday as investors shrugged off concerns about China's slowing economy that had battered Asian...
Chinese leader in Pakistan to unveil $45B in investments
Issued: April 20, 2015
ISLAMABAD — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pakistan on Monday for a two-day visit in which he is expected to announce $45 billion worth of...
UN anti-crime commission's future uncertain in Guatemala
Issued: April 20, 2015
GUATEMALA CITY — Even in crime-ridden Guatemala, the headlines were startling: Prosecutors busted a customs bribery ring that likely defrauded the...
Both opposition candidates concede defeat in Cuban vote
Issued: April 19, 2015
HAVANA — Two dissident candidates conceded defeat Sunday in Cuban local elections that offered them a chance to become the first officials elected...


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