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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama poses for a "selfie" with blogger and activist Alek Boyd during a break between panel discussions at an event entitled: "Happiness, Free Enterprise, and Human Flourishing" Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama meets with Dalai Lama; visit rankles China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama met with the Dalai Lama at the White House Friday over the stern objection of China, which warned the meeting would “inflict grave damages” on the U.S. relationship with […]

02/21/2014

Luigi Muccitelli, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks flat on Wall Street in quiet trading

NEW YORK (AP) — An early gain was mostly gone by midday on Wall Street as the market flattens out after six days of gains. Trading was quiet with many investors out on vacation. The […]

12/27/2013

Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is trapped in thick Antarctic ice, 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography, Andrew Peacock)

Icebound ship in Antarctica edges closer to rescue

SYDNEY (AP) — A ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was nearing rescue on Friday, after a Chinese icebreaker named the Snow Dragon drew close to the icebound vessel. […]

12/27/2013

Chinese employees cheer a customer after he bought a new iPhone at an Apple store in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Apple lands elusive iPhone deal with China Mobile

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long-sought deal to sell the iPhone through China Mobile should enable Apple to boost its profits and build customer loyalty in an important, growing market. China Mobile, the world’s largest […]

12/23/2013

Money traders work under screens in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Optimism over US economy shores up markets

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Growing optimism over the U.S. economy helped shore up global markets Monday despite tensions in China’s credit markets. Germany’s DAX and the main U.S. indexes all struck record highs, albeit on a […]

12/23/2013

This photo released by Zoo Atlanta on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 shows twin panda cubs born Monday to the zoo's resident giant panda Lun Lun, the first twin pandas born in the United States since 1987, zoo spokeswoman Keisha Hines announced. (AP Photo/Zoo Atlanta, Adam K. Thompson)

3 young pandas at Atlanta zoo are female, not male

ATLANTA (AP) — Genetic testing has revealed that three young giant pandas born at Atlanta’s zoo that were thought to be males are actually females. Zoo Atlanta spokeswoman Keisha Hines says an examination that was […]

12/13/2013

Money traders work under screens in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Stocks take breather after Wall Street hits record

LONDON (AP) — World stocks edged lower Tuesday as investors took a breather after Wall Street hit another record high this week, and on expectations the Federal Reserve will cut its monetary stimulus. After closing […]

12/10/2013

Theodore H. Moran  (AP Photo/The Peterson Institute for International Economics)

Chinese firm paid US gov’t intelligence adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology […]

12/06/2013

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, chats with his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao before heading to their luncheon at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)

Biden spotlights China treatment of US journalists

BEIJING (AP) — Casting a spotlight on China’s controls on the media, Vice President Joe Biden met with U.S. journalists working in Beijing Thursday after publicly criticizing how they’re treated by China’s government. Closing a […]

12/05/2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and U.S Vice President Joe Biden at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lintao Zhang, Pool)

China gives no ground to Biden in air zone dispute

BEIJING (AP) — Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China’s contentious new air defense zone, with no indication of progress toward defusing a […]

12/04/2013

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