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Japan trade deficit widens to $8 billion in JuneJapan trade deficit widens to $8 billion in June
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 which crashed on the Taiwanese island of Penghu Thursday, July 24, 2014. The plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on the island late Wednesday, killing more than 40 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. (AP Photo) TAIWAN OUT
Relatives fly to Taiwan plane crash site, 48 deadFamily members fly to Taiwan airport where plane crashed as it attempted to land, killing 48
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
Australia vows help to secure Ukraine crash siteAustralia vows help to secure Ukraine crash site; media reports police, troops could be sent
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
Shock of ferry sinking slows South Korea economySouth Korea's growth hits lowest level in 3 quarters on weak consumer spending
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
New Zealand raises interest rate to 3.5 percentNew Zealand raises benchmark interest rate to 3.5 percent but signals pause in future hikes
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2011 file photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses for photographers following a news conference for the opening of her exhibition at the C/O Berlin museum in Berlin. A Kabul court announced Wednesday, July 23, 2014 that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death. (AP Photo/David Azia, File)
Death sentence given in AP photographer's killingJudges in Afghanistan sentence police officer to death for shooting, killing AP photographer
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this July 20, 2014 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers gather while they have nothing to do at the workshop of Shanghai Husi Food Co., a meat supplier for McDonald's and KFC owned by OSI Group, a privately-held company that’s based in Aurora, Ill. OSI was thrust into the spotlight this weekend when a Chinese TV station reported the Husi plant repackaged old beef and chicken and slapped new expiration dates on them. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Pei Xin) NO SALES
China detains employees of suspect meat sellerChina detains employees of suspect meat seller, official says misconduct a company effort
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Ex-general to challenge Indonesian election defeatEx-general who lost Indonesian presidential vote to challenge results in Constitutional Court
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A man speaks on a mobile phone in front of an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Asian shares rose Tuesday as tensions over the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine eased after pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the aircraft's black boxes. Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index added 0.8 percent to 15,343.28 as trading resumed after Monday's public holiday. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Global stocks bolstered by US earnings, home salesGlobal stock markets bolstered by solid US corporate earnings, home sales
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crashA haunting premonition: 'What will happen if the airplane crashes?' asks boy boarding MH17
The Associated Press11 hours ago
A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17's victimsA last kiss, a prayer, a haunting premonition: How did the people on Flight 17 end up there?
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Typhoon rains hit China; plane crashes in TaiwanTyphoon weakens as it reaches heavily populated southeast China; Taiwan plane crashes in rain
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Abu Sayyaf militants free anti-poverty workersAbu Sayyaf militants free 3 anti-poverty workers, 1 companion after pressure from poor town
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Secretary-General of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Gen. Paiboon Koomchaya, who also in charge of legal and justice affairs, speaks during a news conference at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Thailand adopted a temporary constitution on Tuesday, taking its first step toward the slow return of electoral democracy after two months of military rule. But the charter's clauses allow the ruling junta to continue to hold substantial power even after an interim Cabinet and legislature take office. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
New constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powersNew constitution allows Thailand's ruling junta to hold sweeping powers until 2015 election
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A arrivals flight board displays various canceled and delayed flights in Ben Gurion International airport a day after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration imposed a 24-hour restriction on flights after a Hamas rocket landed Tuesday within a mile of the airport, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew into Israel's main airport Wednesday despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban in an apparent sign of his determination to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
Oil stays above $102 amid Gaza peace effortsOil stays above $102 a barrel amid push for Israel-Gaza cease-fire, EU sanctions on Russia
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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