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China probing brokers, regulators for possible stock crimes
Issued: August 26, 2015
BEIJING -- Employees of one of China's biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under...
China fires work safety director named in corruption probe
Issued: August 26, 2015
BEIJING -- China's top official on work safety was fired and is a suspect in a corruption investigation, state media said Wednesday, weeks after...
Angry Birds maker Rovio plans layoffs in restructuring
Issued: August 26, 2015
HELSINKI — Popular mobile game maker Rovio Entertainment says it plans to restructure its business and lay off up to 260 people because the company...
Colombians flee homes in Venezuela amid border crackdown
Issued: August 26, 2015
SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela — More than 100 Colombians began fleeing their homes in Venezuela on Tuesday, wading knee-deep through a river...
China's Xi staying the course despite sliding economy
Issued: August 26, 2015
BEIJING -- What does China's leadership lose politically as a result of the country's precipitous stock market decline? A bit of international...
Air New Zealand's annual profit up 24% as it expands
Issued: August 25, 2015
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's national airline has posted a 24% jump in annual profit as it benefits from lower fuel costs and continues...
Money dealer: Brazil president knew of kickback scheme
Issued: August 25, 2015
SAO PAULO — A convicted black market money dealer who turned state's evidence told lawmakers on Tuesday that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff...
Attorney General: El Salvador uncovers gang explosives plot
Issued: August 25, 2015
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Salvadoran Attorney General Luis Martinez said Tuesday that authorities had captured a group of gang members who were...
For Guatemala ex-dictator, trial but no punishment
Issued: August 25, 2015
GUATEMALA CITY — Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt can stand trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity — but can't be...
China struggles to keep economy on track to 'new normal'
Issued: August 25, 2015
BEIJING — China's slump is shaking the world economy, turning a country long seen as a growth engine into a possible threat. ...
Guatemala's ex-VP ordered to stand trial for corruption
Issued: August 25, 2015
GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala's former vice president was ordered to stand trial Tuesday, while the Supreme Court took the first step in allowing...
Poland's govt debates aid for farmers hit by drought, heat
Issued: August 25, 2015
WARSAW, Poland — Poland's government is debating forms of aid to farmers who have lost crops and fodder due to an unusual heat and drought in...
Timeline of Chinese stock market slide
Issued: August 25, 2015
BEIJING -- A timeline of the decline of China's main stock market index from its June 12 peak and government efforts to shore up prices: ...
Beijing appears to wind down share-buying — now what?
Issued: August 25, 2015
BEIJING -- China's leaders are winding down a strategy of trying to push up slumping stock prices by spending billions of dollars to buy shares. ...
Islamic State images purport to show destroyed Syrian temple
Issued: August 25, 2015
BEIRUT -- The Islamic State group released propaganda images Tuesday that purport to show militants laying explosives in and then blowing up the...
Global markets rebound as China cuts rates to help economy
Issued: August 25, 2015
BEIJING — Global markets rebounded Tuesday after China's central bank cut its key interest rate to support growth in the world's...
China cuts interest rates in new bid to spur economy
Issued: August 25, 2015
BEIJING -- China cut interest rates Tuesday for a fifth time in nine months in a new effort to shore up slowing economic growth. ...
South Korea halts propaganda broadcasts as Koreas reach deal
Issued: August 25, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea -- After more than 40 hours of talks, North and South Korea pulled back from the brink Tuesday with an accord that allows both...
French-American who would 'give anything' is new attack hero
Issued: August 25, 2015
PARIS -- Mark Moogalian and wife were seated facing each other on the high-speed train when she saw only his expression and the urgent "Get out,...
Japan says ready to act if needed to quell market swings
Issued: August 25, 2015
TOKYO -- Japan is ready to "take appropriate measures," if necessary, to quell volatility in the financial markets, a top government...
Chinese stocks tumble again at open, falling 6%
Issued: August 24, 2015
BEIJING — Chinese stocks have plunged again a day after the country's main benchmark suffered its biggest tumble in eight years. ...
Rival Koreas find a way to avoid disaster, reach deal
Issued: August 24, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides...
Rival Koreas again show mastery at pulling back from brink
Issued: August 24, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — The Koreas on Tuesday once again proved their mastery at pulling back from the brink — this time with an accord forged in two...
IS destruction of ancient Syrian temple erases rich history
Issued: August 24, 2015
BEIRUT — The destruction of the nearly 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin by Islamic State militants erased a symbol of the once rich religious life...
World Water Week participants seek solutions to crises
Issued: August 24, 2015
World leaders, water experts and development professionals have gathered in Stockholm to discuss and jointly find solutions to the world’s several...


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