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  • SKorea holds N-plant drills against cyber threats

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s monopoly nuclear power company said it began drills Monday against possible cyberattacks after online threats of attack against its plants. State-owned Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. said…

  • Russian minister talks up the ruble

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian minister said on Monday he’s expecting the ruble to extend its recent gains and said the government is not planning to introduce currency controls on Russian companies. The ruble…

  • Fatal shooting reported at Myanmar mine protest

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An opposition lawmaker says a woman has been shot dead in a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar. Khin San Hlaing, a lawmaker from the…

  • Opposition lawmaker says protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Opposition lawmaker says protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar .

  • China opposes cyberattacks, doesn’t name N. Korea

    BEIJING (AP) — China told the U.S. that it is against cyberattacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings that Washington…

  • Global markets gain as oil rebounds

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global markets were mostly higher Monday after the Federal Reserve’s pledge not to rush to raise interest rates prompted investors to add risky assets ahead of the year-end holiday. A…

  • Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king’s sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud — making her the first member of the country’s…

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    The image of a woman escaping from a Sydney cafe where a gunman had taken 18 people hostage captured the terrifying drama that shook Australia last week. The siege ended 16 hours later when police…

  • N. Korean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of…

  • Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

    RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has…

  • Forgotten asbestos mine sickens Indian villagers

    RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages that are home to thousands in eastern India. Three decades after the…

  • AP: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left…

  • AP: Abused kids die as officials fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left…

  • Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated, there’s one country that’s reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed “Europe’s last dictator” by the United States and…

  • Rudolph stamps guide tiny post office to success

    RUDOLPH, Wis. (AP) — This seems to be Rudolph’s Christmas. The post office in this tiny central Wisconsin village that shares the name with the most famous reindeer of all has seen an uptick in…