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Energy aid, new diplomacy mark Obama visit to Americas
Issued: April 9, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica — As he wades into a region suffering economic and political stresses, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to reassert U.S....
Brazil lower house OKs outsourcing bill opposed by unions
Issued: April 9, 2015
SAO PAULO — Brazil's lower house has approved the preliminary text of a bill opposed by labor unions that would allow companies to outsource their...
Historic encounter with Cuba's Castro awaits Obama in Panama
Issued: April 9, 2015
PANAMA CITY — Turning the page on a half-century of enmity, President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will soon remove Cuba from the U.S. list of...
Treasurer of Brazil's top party testifies in corruption case
Issued: April 9, 2015
SAO PAULO — The treasurer of Brazil's ruling Workers' Party Thursday told a congressional panel investigating the kickback-corruption scheme...
French network's broadcasts hacked by group claiming IS ties
Issued: April 9, 2015
PARIS — Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group simultaneously blacked out 11 channels of the French global TV network and took over...
Rocky start to activist meeting at Americas Summit in Panama
Issued: April 9, 2015
PANAMA CITY — Hundreds of activists from across Latin America were preparing their agenda for the Summit of the Americas on Thursday, gathering behind...
Iran aims high ahead of push for final nuclear deal
Issued: April 9, 2015
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran is staking out a tough bargaining stance for the final phase of nuclear negotiations, with both its supreme leader and its...
US, Russian war games rekindle Cold War tensions
Issued: April 9, 2015
AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia — Russia is so close that the F-16 fighter pilots can see it on the horizon as they swoop down over a training range in...
Greece repays IMF loan instalment despite cash crunch
Issued: April 9, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greece repaid a roughly 450 million euro ($485 million) loan instalment to the International Monetary Fund due Thursday — easing...
Yemen rebels gain as Iran calls Saudi air campaign a 'crime'
Issued: April 9, 2015
SANAA, Yemen — Shiite rebels and allied military units in Yemen defied Saudi-led airstrikes to seize a provincial capital in a heavily Sunni tribal...
Senior US official in Venezuela for meetings with Maduro
Issued: April 9, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela — A senior U.S. diplomat was in Venezuela on Wednesday for talks with President Nicolas Maduro ahead of a regional summit in which...
Obama's Caribbean outreach comes as China expands influence
Issued: April 9, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opening a three-day trip to the Caribbean and Central America, President Barack Obama hopes to capitalize on mutual needs in the...
Dollar may be next screw for US to tighten on North Korea
Issued: April 9, 2015
TOKYO — The last time the United States tried the military option on North Korea, more than a million died, a hostile and unexpectedly resilient...
World stocks keep rising on greater optimism
Issued: April 9, 2015
TOKYO — Shares rose Thursday as a rebound in oil prices helped energy companies and corporate deal-making bolstered confidence. A buying spree by...
Samsung hopes to reverse dimming fortunes with Galaxy S6
Issued: April 9, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — When Samsung dubbed development of its latest smartphones "Project Zero," it was sounding a note of desperation as...
Iran's top leader stops short of endorsing nuclear deal
Issued: April 9, 2015
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's top leader on Thursday stopped short of giving his endorsement to the framework nuclear deal struck last week between Tehran...
China's auto sales pick up in March
Issued: April 9, 2015
BEIJING — An industry group says China's auto sales accelerated in March with strong demands for SUVs. ...
Man opens fire at Milan tribunal, killing judge and others
Issued: April 9, 2015
MILAN  — A gunman opened fire in a Milan courtroom on Thursday, killing a judge and as many as two other people before being captured as he tried...
Eiffel Tower, many schools closed in big French strike day
Issued: April 9, 2015
PARIS — The Eiffel Tower closed, many school kids across France have no classes and air traffic controllers are staying off work to take part in a...
Greece repays IMF loan instalment despite cash crunch
Issued: April 9, 2015
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has given the order to repay a roughly 450 million euro ($485-million) loan instalment to the...
Iran's top leader stops short of endorsing nuclear deal
Issued: April 9, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader has stopped short of giving his endorsement to the framework nuclear deal struck last week between...

Poll: Cubans expect US detente to improve economic lives
Issued: April 9, 2015
HAVANA — Cubans overwhelmingly expect detente with the United States to alter their widely disliked economic system, according to a rare poll of 1,200...
Shell's $70 billion takeover could herald wave of mergers
Issued: April 9, 2015
LONDON — Oil and gas company Shell has agreed to buy British rival BG Group for 47 billion pounds ($69.7 billion) in cash and stock, in a deal that...
Cuban dissidents heckled at Americas Summit
Issued: April 8, 2015
PANAMA CITY — About 100 supporters of Cuba's government on Wednesday aggressively heckled dissidents from the communist-run island attending a...
Argentina sues Citibank over recent agreement with holdouts
Issued: April 8, 2015
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Argentine government said Wednesday it was suing Citibank, the latest in an escalating proxy fight related to a legal...


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