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Thai king turns 87, but absent from celebrations

December 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Thai king turns 87, but absent from celebrations

A woman looks through a pair of binoculars to spot a hospital room at the Siriraj Hospital where Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej is hospitalized, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. A traditional birthday celebration ceremony for Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, was canceled Friday...

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Yemen’s al-Qaida threatens US hostage in new video

December 4, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Yemen’s al-Qaida threatens US hostage in new video

This image made from video posted online by militants on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Luke Somers, an American photojournalist born in Britain and held hostage by al-Qaida’s affiliate...

Japan, China stocks lead Asia gains on yen, data

December 3, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Japan, China stocks lead Asia gains on yen, data

Trader James Doherty works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. U.S. stock indexes are creeping higher Tuesday, as the market bounces back from a loss the day before. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) HONG KONG (AP) — Japanese and...

China urges Taiwan to stay course on exchanges

December 3, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on China urges Taiwan to stay course on exchanges

FILE – In this Tuesday, July 1, 2014 file photo, Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou listen question during a private interview with foreign journalist in Panama City. Ma said Tuesday that he is stepping down as chairman of the ruling Nationalist...

EU moves eastward with Tusk taking presidency

December 2, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on EU moves eastward with Tusk taking presidency

Incoming European Council President Donald Tusk rings a bell given to him by outgoing European Council President Herman Van Rompuy during a handover ceremony for the European Council Presidency at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014....

Hong Kong protesters, police clash; 40 arrested

December 1, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Hong Kong protesters, police clash; 40 arrested

Pro-democracy protesters run away from police on the main road outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong Sunday, Nov.30, 2014. Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters faced off with Hong Kong police late Sunday, stepping up their movement for genuine...

Qatar bars US couple from leaving after acquittal

December 1, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Qatar bars US couple from leaving after acquittal

American couple Grace, center, and Matthew Huang arrive at the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. A Qatari appeals court on Sunday overturned a ruling against an American couple over the death of their adopted daughter and said...

Pope, patriarch demand end to IS attacks

December 1, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Pope, patriarch demand end to IS attacks

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I shakes hands with a pilgrim as Pope Francis leaves the Patriarchal Church of St. George after a holy liturgy in Istanbul, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Pope Francis wrapped up his three-day visit to Turkey on Sunday with a liturgy...

China urges Taiwan to keep ties after poll loss

November 30, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on China urges Taiwan to keep ties after poll loss

Supporters wait for the arrival of Taipei’s new mayor-elect Ko Wen-je at his campaign headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party lost eight city and county elections Saturday, according to a preliminary...

Murder charges against Egypt’s Mubarak dismissed

November 30, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Murder charges against Egypt’s Mubarak dismissed

Egyptians gather near Tahrir Square to protest the verdict in the trial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. A judge dismissed murder charges Saturday against former President Hosni Mubarak and acquitted his security...