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Asian stock markets lackluster after Wall Street decline

February 27, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Trader F. Hill Creekmore, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. U.S. financial markets drifted in morning trading Thursday, with energy stocks among the biggest decliners as crude oil prices fell. Investors were weighing new economic data on unemployment benefit claims, consumer prices and orders for long-lasting...

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Asian stocks higher on earnings, China factory

February 26, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 4, 2010 file photo shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. U.S. financial markets eased back from record highs in early trading Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian...

Abducted Syrian Christians moved to militant stronghold

February 26, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 file photo, family relative of abducted Coptic Christian Samuel Walham, one of 21 Coptic Egyptian men seized by Islamic State militants in the central city of Sirte, Libya more than a month ago, covers her face as...

Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

February 25, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they wave the group’s flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq....

Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, first death in outbreak

February 25, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A doctor’s assistant prepares a measles vaccination in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. An 18-month-old boy has died of measles amid an outbreak of the disease in Berlin, a hospital in the German capital said Tuesday. An autopsy on the child,...

Asian stocks restrained as investors await Yellen, Greece

February 24, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Trader Thomas Kay, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower, pulling the market back from an all-time high reached last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks...

French president pledges to protect Jewish community

February 24, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

French President Francois Hollande, right, attends the 30th annual dinner held by the French Jewish Institutions Representative Council (Conseil Representatif des Institutions juives de France, CRIF) next to French Parliament President Claude Bartolone, left,...

Egypt postpones retrial of 2 Al-Jazeera English journalists

February 23, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, speaks with policemen during his retrial in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. The retrial of two Al-Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in a case widely criticized by human...

Singapore’s founder hospitalized with pneumonia

February 22, 2015 • Entertainment, World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 20, 2013, file photo, Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew attends the Standard Chartered Singapore Forum in Singapore. Lee’s Office said in a statement Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, that Lee, 91, was admitted to...

1,000 join Muslim ‘ring of peace’ outside Oslo synagogue

February 22, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

More than 1,000 people formed a “ring of peace” around the Norwegian capital’s synagogue, an initiative taken by young Muslims in Norway after a series of attacks against Jews in Europe, in Oslo, Saturday, Feb. 21 2015. Norway’s Chief...