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Japan vows not to give up on 2 hostages till ‘the very end’

January 24, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Muslims offer Friday prayers at Tokyo Camii, the largest mosque in Japan, in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. The deadline for paying ransom for two Japanese hostages held by the Islamic State group is fast approaching Friday with no signs of a breakthrough. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) TOKYO (AP) — Japan promised Saturday not to give [&hellip...

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Asian stock markets boosted by ECB stimulus plan

January 23, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 2, 2014 file photo shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. and European stocks are marching higher and the euro is falling Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, after Europe’s central bank offered an...

Obama offers condolences on death of Saudi King Abdullah

January 23, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, June 3, 2009 file photo, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, right, speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama, during arrival ceremonies at the Royal Terminal of King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. On early...

Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah dies at age 90

January 23, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, March 23, 2010 file photo, King Abdullah, right, holds his sword as he takes part in the traditional Arda dance (War dance) during the Janadriyah Festival of Heritage and Culture on the outskirts of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. On early...

US, Cuba move toward embassies, disagree on human rights

January 23, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A journalist records a video with a tablet of Gustavo Machin, Cuba’s deputy chief of North American affairs, during talks between Cuban and U.S. officials in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The United States and Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles...

Ukraine bus attack kills 13, dashes peace hopes for east

January 23, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this image made from the Russian RU-RTR television channel, a victim of a mortal shell which destroyed a trolley bus is carried away in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. It’s unclear which side was responsible for the attack, which...

4 Shanghai officials fired in deadly New Year’s Eve stampede

January 22, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, a woman prepares to lay flowers at the site of a deadly stampede in Shanghai, China. Shanghai sacked four top district officials for insufficient preparation and response to the stampede that killed 36...

Most Asian stocks higher as investors await ECB decision

January 21, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a street sign for Wall Street hangs near the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets rose Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, and Shanghai rebounded from a dramatic dive the day before, after China’s...

Cuba lowers expectations on eve of high-level talks with US

January 21, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

John Koehler, center, a tourist from Wisconsin taking a cultural trip to Cuba, poses for a portrait with locals while holding a copy of USA Today newspaper and showing its front page article on the softening of travel rules for Americans in Havana, Cuba,...

Pope: Catholics don’t have to breed ‘like rabbits’

January 20, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 23, 2009 file photo, St. Peter’s Basilica is seen behind a hand of a demonstrator holding a condom, on the edge of the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square, in Rome. During his return from The Philippines, Monday, Jan. 19,...