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Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Jokes and concerts are out. So are school field trips and boisterous cheering at baseball games.
As South Korea mourns one of its worst ever disasters, a ferry sinking on April 16 that will likely result...
Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to congratulations from passers-by, a steak dinner with his family and the start of a new life. ...
Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different.
Investments traditionally considered safe bets such as utilities, gold and government bonds were supposed to flop in 2014 as investors...
Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its...
Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Volkswagen has come closer to realizing its ambition to takeover Scania after the fourth largest shareholder in the Swedish truck maker announced it will accept the 6.7 billion-euro ($9.2 billion) bid.
Fund manager...
Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

PARIS (AP) — Shares in French train and equipment manufacturer Alstom have spiked on reports that General Electric Co. is considering making a bid for the company.
Alstom said in a statement Thursday that it has not been "informed...
Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

GENEVA (AP) — GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel that settles claims for damages resulting from Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait has paid out another $990 million.
The payment Thursday by the U.N. Compensation Commission brings the total...
Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in a pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal, Bangladeshi seamstress Shefali says she would rather starve to death than return to factory work.
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Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

TOKYO (AP) — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."
President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted.
His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall,...
Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

BEIJING (AP) — For decades, members of the Chinese public with grievances against local governments have been traveling to Beijing in the time-honored tradition of appealing to the country's highest authorities.
The practice will...
Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs.
"We...
Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

MUNICH (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone rejected accusations of bribery when he went on trial Thursday in a case that could threaten his grip on the sport, telling a Munich court that a German banker who received a disputed $44 million...
Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is warning against military pressure in Ukraine and threatening new European sanctions if tensions don't subside.
Hollande, speaking Thursday with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk...
Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it isn't authorizing any exports of military goods to Russia at present "because of the current political situation," leaving nearly 70 export applications on hold.
The Economy Ministry...
Apr 24,2014 at 1:00 AM

TOKYO (AP) — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do...