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  • Japan’s Abe unleashes new stimulus to spur growth

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Cabinet on Saturday approved about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job creation, to help pull the world’s third-largest economy out of recession. The Cabinet endorsed…

  • Pilot recalls last flight to Cyprus airport

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Capt. Adamos Marneros gazed with foreboding at the dots on the radar screen of his passenger jet as it prepared for landing on Cyprus. It was before dawn on July 20,…

  • Sweden’s PM: No early elections next year

    HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden’s prime minister says there will be no early elections next year as the left-leaning government has reached an agreement with opposition parties on a budget proposal. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said…

  • China jails 4 for 2013 fatal fire at poultry plant

    BEIJING (AP) — Two fire chiefs and two poultry farm bosses have been convicted and sentenced to prison terms of up to nine years in relation to a fire at a plant in northeastern China…

  • Germany: Greece must stick to existing agreements

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s finance minister says any new Greek government would have to stick to agreements made by its predecessors — comments that come as Greece risks early elections that could bring an anti-bailout…

  • N. Korea compares Obama to monkey in hacking row

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has compared President Barack Obama to a monkey and blamed the U.S. for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the movie “The Interview.” The North…

  • Gunmen kill policeman, injure another

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s state news agency says two unknown gunmen on a motorcycle have shot and killed a policeman and injured another. The two police corporals were guarding a bank in Sphinx Square in…

  • Pakistani army says airstrikes, troops kill 39 militants

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed 39 militants as part of an ongoing operation in a volatile tribal region near the Afghan border, the Pakistani military said. The airstrikes were carried out…

  • Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China

    BEIJING (AP) — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon six years ago. In the next shot,…

  • N. Korea calls Obama ‘monkey’ in hacking row

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea called President Barack Obama “a monkey” and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy “The Interview.” North Korea…

  • N. Korea blames US for Internet shutdown, makes racist Obama insult

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is hurling racist comments at President Barack Obama. It’s blaming the U.S. for shutting down its Internet amid allegations that its operatives hacked Sony and threatened theaters planning…

  • Reports: Kuroda to return to Japan, pitch for Carp

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media are reporting that Hiroki Kuroda, a free agent with the Yankees, will return to Japan in 2015 to pitch for the Hiroshima Carps. Japanese broadcaster NHK and other reports said…

  • Canada mall shooting hurts 1, no ‘active shooter’

    OTTAWA (AP) — A single shot fired outside an Ottawa mall left one person with minor injuries Friday in what police were treating as an isolated incident. Staff Sgt. Rick Keindel said police arrested two…

  • New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia identified NATO as the nation’s No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed…

  • Woman taken off life support after court ruling in Ireland

    DUBLIN (AP) — A brain-dead pregnant woman in Ireland has been taken off life support. This, after a court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus can’t survive for the extra two months that would be needed…