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EU, US to launch trade talks next month

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Talks on a sweeping trade deal between the European Union and the United States are to get underway in Washington next month, President Barack Obama and top European Union officials […]

06/17/2013

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Dishing up trash: New look for sustainable seafood

(AP) – Most people have only ever seen a scorpion fish in an aquarium. Unless they dine at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C., where they’ll find the spiny, venomous creature on the menu. […]

06/14/2013

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Oil falls below $92 on high supplies, OPEC output

(AP) – The price of oil fell 2 percent to its lowest level in a month after OPEC stuck to its current production target despite ample supplies of crude. U.S. crude oil futures fell $1.64 […]

05/31/2013

US Senator of Arizona John McCain (c), visits troops at a Patriot missile site in Turkey. (John McCain handout via Twitter/AP Photo)

McCain makes surprise trip to visit Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of Syria’s opposition forces got a chance to make their case for increased U.S. support directly with Sen. John McCain when he slipped into that country for a surprise visit. “We […]

05/28/2013

Calif. beach water quality mostly good last summer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new report finds visitors to California beaches encountered mostly clean waters last year. About 93 percent of beaches along the state’s coast that were tested for bacterial pollution last summer […]

05/23/2013

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EU to ban reusable olive oil bottles in eateries

BRUSSELS (AP) — The small glass bottle filled, and refilled, with golden olive oil has long been a staple on many restaurant tables across Europe. Now, the European Union is going to ban it. The […]

05/17/2013

People and rescuers gather after an eight story building collapsed in Savar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo)

Bangladesh building-collapse toll tops 600

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 600 bodies have been recovered from the garment-factory building that collapsed well over a week ago, police said Sunday as the grim recovery work continued in one of the […]

05/06/2013

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Solid job gains in April ease fears about economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy showed in April that it’s healthier than many had feared, adding a solid 165,000 jobs and driving the unemployment rate down a notch to a four-year low of 7.5 […]

05/03/2013

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Strong US jobs report triggers stock market rally

LONDON (AP) — Stock markets rallied on Friday, with both the Dow and S&P hitting new highs, after an unexpectedly strong U.S. jobs report indicated the world’s largest economy is not slowing down, as some […]

05/03/2013

A woman holds a portrait of her missing daughter, Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP Photo)

Pressure on Bangladesh, retailers to fix factories

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — In the aftermath of a building collapse that killed more than 500 people, Bangladesh’s garment manufacturers may face a choice of reform or perish. Home to five factories that supplied clothing […]

05/03/2013

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EU: Nuclear talks with Iran have failed

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) – Iran and six world powers failed to reach agreement Saturday on an approach to reducing fears that Tehran might use its nuclear technology to make weapons.

04/06/2013

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Cyprus secures bailout, avoids bankruptcy

BRUSSELS (AP) — Cyprus secured a $13 billion package of rescue loans in tense, last-ditch negotiations early Monday, saving the country from a banking system collapse and bankruptcy that could have destabilized the entire euro area.

03/24/2013

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