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Prison sentences for egg theft scheme in Cuba
Issued: March 20, 2015
HAVANA — More than a dozen people were sentenced to between five and 15 years in prison for conspiring to divert millions of eggs to the black market,...
Lufthansa strikes enter third day; many flights canceled
Issued: March 20, 2015
BERLIN — Lufthansa has canceled hundreds more flights Friday as pilots at Germany's largest airline went on strike for the third consecutive day...
EU commits $2.15 billion to help Greek poor deal with crisis
Issued: March 20, 2015
BRUSSELS — The European Union committed 2 billion euros ($2.15 billion) on Friday to help Athens deal with what even EU leaders now call the...
EU summit wraps up with talks on Libya, economy
Issued: March 20, 2015
BRUSSELS — European Union heads of state and government spent the final day of their spring summit focused on the situation in Libya and on ways to...
After Communist-era pain, small Czech brewers enjoy revival
Issued: March 20, 2015
CVIKOV, Czech Republic — After shutting down in droves during the decades of Communist rule, the Czech Republic's small brewers are staging a...
Italian minister resigns after construction work probe
Issued: March 20, 2015
ROME — Italy's infrastructure minister has resigned following the arrest of a former top official in a corruption probe of some of the...
Emails: UN health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency
Issued: March 20, 2015
GENEVA — By early June of last year, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was the deadliest ever recorded. There weren't enough beds to treat...
Gastronomic diplomacy: 5 continents, 1,300 chefs cook French
Issued: March 20, 2015
VERSAILLES, France — A symphony of popping Champagne corks echoed across the Versailles Palace, as chefs from around the world celebrated the delights...
UN warns world could have 40 percent water shortfall by 2030
Issued: March 20, 2015
NEW DELHI — The world could suffer a 40 percent shortfall in water in just 15 years unless countries dramatically change their use of the resource, a...
Global stocks rebound after Wall Street slide
Issued: March 20, 2015
BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets in Asia and Europe rebounded on Friday after a slide in oil prices drove a Wall Street decline the previous day. ...
Antarctica tourists: Be prepared for the wild and unexpected
Issued: March 20, 2015
KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica — They trekked snow-covered mountains, gasped at seals flopping along the coastline and oohed at penguins waddling...
Deal to create world's biggest cement maker gets remixed
Issued: March 20, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany — Switzerland's Holcim and France's Lafarge have come up with new terms for their merger, which would create the...
Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street slide
Issued: March 20, 2015
BEIJING — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday after a slide in oil prices drove a Wall Street decline. ...
EU leaders dampen Greek hopes for bailout relief
Issued: March 19, 2015
BRUSSELS — Exasperated leaders of the European Union pressed the Greek prime minister to speed up plans to improve his country's balance sheet in...
Yahoo shutting down China office in latest cost-cutting move
Issued: March 19, 2015
BEIJING — Yahoo is closing its research and development center in China as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to placate shareholders pressuring the Internet...
Big in Asia, Line app hopes cute factor will win worldwide
Issued: March 19, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty: Move over. And make way for laidback Brown bear and his irrepressible girlfriend Cony the bunny. ...
Switzerland, EU initial accord to clamp down on tax evasion
Issued: March 19, 2015
BRUSSELS — Switzerland has signed a preliminary agreement with the European Union that will make it much harder for the 28-nation bloc's citizens...
Fishermen lament Rio's dirty Olympic bay
Issued: March 19, 2015
RIO DE JANEIRO — The day is still dark when Edmo Rodrigues da Costa sets out in his 20-foot fishing boat, carefully maneuvering around clumps of trash...
Lufthansa cancels dozens of long-haul flights in strike
Issued: March 19, 2015
BERLIN — Thousands of international travelers have been left stranded as a strike by Lufthansa pilots was extended to long-haul flights. ...
Mexican state moves against farmworkers protest, arrests 200
Issued: March 19, 2015
MEXICO CITY — Police arrested more than 200 people in the Mexican border state of Baja California in a bid to quash protests and road blockages by...
World stocks mostly rise, dollar volatile after Fed
Issued: March 19, 2015
TOKYO — Global stocks mostly rose on Thursday and the dollar was volatile after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled it would lift interest rates more...
Putin urges Russian business leaders to return capital
Issued: March 19, 2015
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged a gathering of Russia's billionaires and business leaders to return their capital to Russia...
Netanyahu victory leaves damage in wake
Issued: March 18, 2015
TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's strong showing in national elections this week has come with a price: He has...
Brazil president announces anti-corruption measures
Issued: March 18, 2015
SAO PAULO — President Dilma Rousseff announced a series of anti-graft measures on Wednesday in the wake of Sunday's massive nationwide rallies...
UK government offers giveaways in budget ahead of election
Issued: March 18, 2015

LONDON — Without ditching its austerity...



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