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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...

Venezuelan smugglers defy crackdown drawn by huge profits
Issued: March 18, 2015
SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela — In a warehouse at the edge of this city near Venezuela's western border, the load of valuable contraband sits in boxes...
German court bans Uber's ridesharing service
Issued: March 18, 2015
BERLIN — A German court has banned Uber from offering its ridesharing service nationwide, adding to the company's troubles in Europe. ...
Lufthansa pilot union's strike affects some 750 flights
Issued: March 18, 2015
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of flights were canceled Wednesday in a strike by Lufthansa pilots at the German airline's short- and medium-haul...
EU unveils draft laws to end sweetheart tax deals
Issued: March 18, 2015
BRUSSELS — The European Union plans to oblige member countries to share details of tax agreements made with big companies and end the practice of...
Greek leader defiant ahead of bailout meeting
Issued: March 18, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says his government will honor an election promise to end budget austerity, a note of defiance...
In Portuguese factory, echoes of Europe's fight for jobs
Issued: March 18, 2015
VILA NOVA DE GAIA, Portugal — A rusting yellow production line dangles from the ceiling of the cavernous Valadares factory, the long racks of ceramic...
Global watchdog turns a bit more rosy on world economy
Issued: March 18, 2015
PARIS— A key international economic watchdog has nudged up its forecast for global economic growth this year in response to low prices and...
Paris police lower speed limits amid spike in air pollution
Issued: March 18, 2015
PARIS) — Paris police have lowered speed limits and ordered a halt to trash burning as part of emergency measures triggered by a spike in air...
China stocks at 7-year high, other indexes brace for Fed
Issued: March 18, 2015
HONG KONG  — Chinese stocks jumped to the highest level in seven years Wednesday as investors bet authorities will unleash new economic stimulus...
Talks wrap up and Cuba's leader lambastes US over Venezuela
Issued: March 18, 2015
HAVANA — A third round of negotiations over the restoration of full diplomatic relations ended after a day of talks, Cuban and U.S. officials said...
Venezuela allies line up with Maduro on faceoff with US
Issued: March 17, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela — Leftist allies of Venezuela rallied behind embattled President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday in his faceoff with the U.S. government,...


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