BEIJING (AP) — China's state media says an envoy from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned there is no guarantee of peace on the Korean Peninsula, but also stressed that his country is willing to hold talks with all sides to find a solution.
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BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey shows that German business confidence rebounded this month — an unexpectedly strong showing that sends a hopeful signal for Europe’s biggest economy.
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MOSCOW (AP) — The Syrian government has agreed to a conference on the country’s future proposed by Russia and the United States, Russia’s foreign ministry said Friday
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after laying out his counterterrorism vision, President Barack Obama is addressing future military leaders who could help carry it out in a speech to U.S. Naval Academy graduates.
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By William Mallard TOKYO (Reuters) – This week's turbulence in Tokyo markets exposes a key risk of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's all-in strategy to revive Japan's economy – if investor confidence falters, the government and the Bank of Japan may be left with few options to turn the tide. On Friday, the Nikkei share average had another tumultuous session, traversing a 7.1 percent range between positive and negative territory before ending up 0.9 percent. The violent moves kept investors on edge after a 7. …
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A 15-year-old boy is in custody after authorities investigating the stabbing deaths of his younger adopted brothers found him miles away with traces of blood on him, officials said.
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday the Syrian government had agreed in principle to attend an international peace conference proposed by Russia and the United States, and criticized what it called attempts to undermine peace efforts. “Damascus has expressed its readiness in principle to participate in the international conference in order for Syrians themselves to find a political path to a solution,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said. …
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s foreign ministry says the Syrian government has agreed to a conference on the country’s future proposed by Russia and the United States.
Read more here: Syria govt to take part in peace conference
BEIJING (Reuters) – China hopes that a visit by a senior North Korean envoy can ease tension in the region and help spur efforts to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Friday. “We hope that this visit can ameliorate the present tension on the Korean peninsula and give new impetus to pushing for the denuclearization of the peninsula,” ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily briefing. …
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WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama pushed his health care overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters.
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