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  • South African teams struggle to reach buried workers at mine

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rescue teams at a South African mine are struggling to reach three missing workers who were buried in a mobile office container under thousands of tons of rock last week. Australia-based Vantage…

  • S. Korea to shut down joint industrial park with N. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday that it will shut down a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North’s recent rocket launch, accusing the North of using hard…

  • Deutsche Bank shares soar after days of losses

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank shares have rebounded strongly after a news report that the bank may buy back some of its own bonds to strengthen its finances. Shares rose 15 percent to 15.27…

  • Japan Internet company SoftBank’s profit suffers over Sprint

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese telecommunications and Internet company SoftBank is reporting an 88 percent drop in fiscal third quarter profit as it struggles to turn around its U.S. carrier Sprint. SoftBank Group Corp. reported Wednesday…

  • The Latest: Fed’s Yellen in focus as market mood turns rosy

    LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local): 10:40 a.m. The standout event for financial markets on Wednesday is what Janet Yellen, the chair of the U.S. Federal…

  • Destruction of Moscow kiosks sparks anger among activists

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian activists and political commentators have criticized Moscow authorities over the late-night destruction of kiosks around the city. About half of Moscow’s 104 kiosks, which sell items from ranging from pastries and…

  • Key developments following North Korea’s rocket launch

    North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket has drawn sharp condemnations and threats of new sanctions. World leaders say Sunday’s launch violated a U.N. ban on Pyongyang’s use of ballistic missile technology. North Korea says…

  • Europe stocks gain, Asia down ahead of Yellen testimony

    European stocks were higher Wednesday ahead of testimony from the Federal Reserve chief that could either ease market turmoil or add to it. Asian markets mostly fell in a spillover sell-off from the previous day’s…

  • Developers of toppled Taiwan building detained

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Three Taiwanese construction company executives have been detained on charges of professional negligence resulting in death following the collapse of an apartment building in an earthquake, killing dozens. The district prosecutor’s…

  • Debate on tax on tampons arrives in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — International debate over whether to tax tampons and other feminine hygiene products has made its way to conservative Utah, where a bill is set to be heard by a committee…

  • Moller-Maersk shipper posts Q4 loss of $2.5 billion

    HELSINKI (AP) — Hit by sharp declines in freight rates and the oil price, Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk says it turned a $2.5 billion loss in the fourth quarter, a big turnaround…

  • Nissan quarterly profit up on healthy sales; keeps forecasts

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan reported Wednesday a 25 percent increase in fiscal third-quarter profit to 127.2 billion yen ($1.1 billion) on strong sales. Nissan Motor Co. reported a 101.8 billion yen profit for…

  • In Illinois, Obama to plead for a unity that’s eluded him

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine years ago to the day, Barack Obama stood before the Old State Capitol in Springfield and announced his run for president, declaring that “the ways of Washington must change.” On Wednesday,…

  • Senate to vote on hitting North Korea with tougher sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is considering hitting North Korea with more stringent sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang’s satellite launch and technical advances that U.S. intelligence agencies say the reclusive Asian nation is making…

  • Obama vows to press ahead on Clean Power Plan after setback

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on…