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Chinese stocks tumble again at open, falling 6 percent

August 25, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks have plunged again a day after the country's main benchmark suffered its biggest tumble in eight years.

The Shanghai Composite Index fell as much as . more »»

Rival Koreas find a way to avoid disaster, reach deal

August 25, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the moment, avert... more »»

Rival Koreas again show mastery at pulling back from brink

August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Koreas on Tuesday once again proved their mastery at pulling back from the brink — this time with an accord forged in two marathon negotiating sessions over three... more »»

Rival Koreas find a way to avoid disaster, reach deal

August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and avert the bloodshed... more »»

Stocks slump; Dow ends down 588 after early 1,000-pt. slide

August 24, 2015

U.S. stocks slid again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunging more than 1,000 points in a sell-off that sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street. more »»

Deal reached easing North and South Korea tensions

August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea reached a deal Tuesday to ease animosities, with Pyongyang expressing regret over a recent land mine blast and Seoul agreeing to halt propaganda... more »»

IS destruction of ancient Syrian temple erases rich history

August 24, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — 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 of Syria's ancient caravan city of... more »»

Turkey's president calls new election after deadline passes

August 24, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president formally called a new election on Monday, a day after a deadline passed for forming a new government following an inconclusive vote in June. more »»

Ex Guatemalan vice president faces bribery allegations

August 24, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Guatemala alleged Monday that former Vice President Roxana Baldetti accepted $3. more »»

Lebanon trash crisis protesters now want to junk politicians

August 24, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — It took a garbage crisis for Lebanon to finally snap. more »»

Islamic State claims to kill 30 for sodomy, UN meeting told

August 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for executing at least 30 people for sodomy, the head of an international gay rights organization said Monday at... more »»

Security worry: How to stop the 'lone wolf' attacks

August 24, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The gunman had an arsenal that he claims to have stumbled upon in a park near the train station. more »»

The Latest: Seoul to halt broadcasts; N Korea shows regret

August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

TUESDAY 3.51 a.m.

The U.S. more »»

UN to support initiatives by new Nigerian president

August 24, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — U.N. more »»

Seoul to halt broadcasts as N. Korea shows regret for blast

August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has agreed to halt propaganda broadcasts at noon Tuesday after North Korea expressed regret over a recent land mine blast that maimed two South Korean troops... more »»

Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks

August 24, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a... more »»

Witness: Ancient Syrian temple completely destroyed by IS

August 24, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — An ancient temple in the Syrian town of Palmyra was reduced to rubble by Islamic State militants, a witness said Monday, confirming the complete destruction of the ancient monument... more »»

5 things to know about France's most storied medal

August 24, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Three Americans and a British businessman were awarded France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honor, or Legion d'Honneur, Monday for subduing a gunman on a high-speed train... more »»

 
 

 

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