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  • US, China clash over South China Sea disputes

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The United States and China clashed Wednesday over who is to blame for rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea with Washington demanding a halt to “problematic…

  • Greece aims to get full bailout deal this month

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s left-wing government wants to get a full bailout deal with creditors this month, rejecting the idea of an extension in negotiations. Nikos Fylis, a parliamentary spokesman for the ruling Syriza…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Obama to cast Iran vote in Congress as most important foreign policy debate since Iraq war WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is casting a looming congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal as the…

  • At least 24 killed, 300 survive after trains derail in India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Two passenger trains jumped off slippery tracks on a bridge near a rain-swollen river in central India, killing at least 24 people as two coaches hurled through mud and rested on…

  • AP WAS THERE: Egyptian president nationalizes the Suez Canal

    CAIRO (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: In July 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, marking Egypt’s decisive break with its colonial past. Before that, the canal, built in 1869 by French engineers,…

  • Global stocks mostly higher as investors await US data

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as investors waited for U.S. jobs data to assess when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates that have been at a record…

  • 16 killed in Russia bus collision, more than 50 injured

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian health officials say two buses have collided in the far east of the country, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 50 others. The Investigative Committee, the nation’s top…

  • Romania court rejects appeal by Lukoil manager in fraud case

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court has rejected an appeal by the general manager and six executives of Russian oil company Lukoil who have been indicted on tax evasion and money laundering charges. The…

  • Review: Stand-alone gadgets trump all-in-one devices

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Apple announced new iPod music players a few weeks ago, many people asked why anyone would need iPods when smartphones can play music and more. I had that question myself…

  • News Guide: A look at the Iran nuclear deal and Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spearheads the latest push to garner support for the Iran nuclear deal with a speech at American University while administration officials work to persuade skeptical lawmakers on Capitol Hill.…

  • Economists dump on Trump boast to bring jobs back from China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump vows to bring back the millions of American jobs lost to China and other foreign competitors if voters put him in the White House. Economists say he wouldn’t stand a…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks mostly higher as investors await US data SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher today as investors waited for U.S. jobs data to assess when the Federal…

  • US raises concerns on pipeline through Va., W.Va. forests

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has hundreds of concerns and comments on the prospect of a pipeline carrying natural gas through national forests in Virginia and West Virginia. The comments by Forest…

  • A look at Egypt’s Suez Canal, past and present

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is to unveil a major expansion of the Suez Canal on Thursday in what the government hopes will be a moment of national pride following years of political unrest. Around 10…

  • Egypt to unveil Suez Canal extension in hope of a new era

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal on Thursday, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s efforts to restore national pride and revive…