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  • Switzerland to automatically share tax data with Australia

    BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland has signed an accord with Australia aimed at cracking down on tax evaders. The joint declaration signed Tuesday in Canberra will see the countries automatically share tax information on each other’s…

  • Global stocks limp after Nasdaq milestone, China in focus

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a milestone for the Nasdaq, as investors looked ahead to the release of China’s growth target. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 was flat at 4,915.77,…

  • A year on, what’s the latest in the hunt for Flight 370?

    SYDNEY (AP) — Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. Since then, search…

  • Australia sending more troops to Iraq to train local forces

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia will send more troops to Iraq to help train local security forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday. The deployment of 300…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Mikulski, longest-serving woman in Congress and pugnacious advocate, won’t seek 6th term BALTIMORE (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in…

  • Australia bans travel to Iraqi city of Mosul under new law

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Iraqi city of Mosul, which is held by Islamic State movement fighters, on Monday became the second terrorist hot-spot to be declared off-limits to Australians under new counterterrorism laws aimed…

  • Freestyle Aerials World Cup Results

    Sunday At Minsk, Belarus Men Final 2 1. Oleksandr Abramenko, Ukraine, 122.62 points. 2. Mac Bohonnon, United States, 119.91. 3. Denis Osipau, Belarus, 114.81. 4. Pavel Krotov, Russia, 114.48. 5. Ilya Burov, Russia, 113.57. 6.…

  • New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines…

  • Freestyle Aerials World Cup Results

    Sunday At Minsk, Belarus Men Final 2 1. Oleksandr Abramenko, Ukraine, 122.62 points. 2. Mac Bohonnon, United States, 119.91. 3. Denis Osipau, Belarus, 114.81. 4. Pavel Krotov, Russia, 114.48. 5. Ilya Burov, Russia, 113.57. 6.…

  • Cricket World Cup: England loses again badly; Pakistan wins

    England lost another Cricket World Cup match by a big margin Sunday, and its odds of making the quarterfinals are fading. Pakistan did the opposite, winning for the first time in three matches to improve…

  • No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn’t mean it’s been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that…

  • Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370,…

  • China’s famed Shaolin temple plans big project in Australia

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s Shaolin Temple, historically known for its martial arts traditions but which recently has gained a reputation for aggressive commercialization, is planning to build a $297 million complex in Australia that would…

  • Australian laws on storing phone, Internet records to change

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A parliamentary committee on Friday recommended a major rewrite of draft laws that would force Australian telcos and Internet providers to store customers’ personal data for the convenience of law enforcement…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks up, following record Dow performance in US UNDATED (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher today on upbeat corporate earnings and rising Chinese factory output. Investors were also encouraged by the…