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Smokers and polluters in New Zealand hit with higher taxes

May 25, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Smokers and polluters in New Zealand will get hit with higher taxes as part of the government’s economic plan. The government on Thursday released its annual budget, forecasting that rising fiscal surpluses in coming years will allow it to begin paying down its public debt. The government plans to hike [&hellip...

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Asian stocks mixed amid concerns oil rally unsustainable

May 25, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A man uses a mobile phone in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, May 19, 2016. World stock markets sank Thursday after the Fed surprised investors by signaling that an interest rate hike is in the cards if economic...

G-7 in sync with Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s own agenda

May 25, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron walks over the Ujibashi bridge as he visits the Ise Jingu shrine in Ise, Mie prefecture, Japan Thursday, May 26, 2016, ahead of the first session of the G7 summit meetings. The leaders of the G-7 nations have...

2 more journalists go missing in lawless area of Colombia

May 24, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

This undated photo, courtesy of El Tiempo newspaper, shows Salud Hernandez-Mora, correspondent in Colombia for Spain’s El Mundo and columnist for the Bogota daily El Tiempo, working in an unknown location in Colombia. Security forces are searching for...

Mexico City issues 6th smog alert but lifts it after rain

May 24, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this March 18, 2016, file photo, cars slow on heavy traffic in Mexico City. City officials have issued their sixth pollution alert of the year Tuesday, May 24, 2016, and ordered more cars off the road to reduce emissions. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)...

Depp’s war of words with Australian deputy leader continues

May 24, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this file image made from video released by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources on April 18, 2016, actor Johnny Depp and his wife, Amber Heard speak in a videotaped apology played during a hearing at the Southport...

Obama’s Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific

May 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

TOKYO (AP) — Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific. Michiko Kodama saw a flash in the sky from her elementary school classroom on Aug. 6, 1945, before the...

Scores killed as IS bombs hit Syrian government strongholds

May 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIRUT (AP) — A series of coordinated blasts hit bus stations, an electricity plant and a hospital across two Syrian cities Monday, killing at least 80 people in the first major security breach of President Bashar Assad’s coastal strongholds in the...

Iraqi leader cites early success in push to retake Fallujah

May 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister hailed “big successes” Monday by government troops after launching an offensive to retake Fallujah from Islamic State militants, but the operation promises to be one of the toughest challenges yet for...

Man mauled after entering Chile zoo’s lion pen, 2 cats slain

May 21, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Two lions were killed after they severely mauled a man who stripped naked and entered their enclosure in an apparent suicide attempt early Saturday, authorities said. The man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and was said...