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  • Greece seeks to ease emergency taxes

    PARIS (AP) — Finance officials from Greece have started talks in Paris with the country's rescue creditors, and are hoping to ease emergency taxes that have helped fuel recession. Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis met with representatives of the European Union, European Central Bank and...

  • Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women. In a new report, Amnesty International...

  • China's tight security clashes with unity drive

    KUQA, China (AP) — In this ancient oasis town in China's restive west, assault rifle-toting police officers patrol the cobblestone lanes of ochre-brick houses in an ethnic Uighur neighborhood. Three police surveillance cameras atop a white pole watch over a narrow dirt road frequented mostly by...

  • Swiss urged to toughen anti-corruption law

    GENEVA (AP) — Advocacy group Transparency International is criticizing Swiss law as too soft on financial corruption. Switzerland has toughened its stance against money laundering in recent years, but Transparency International says the country still makes it too easy for corrupt businessmen to...

  • Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences. Until now, Netflix subscribers linking the service to...

  • US stocks are mostly lower at midday

    U.S. stocks are mostly lower at midday as energy stocks weigh on the market and investors wait to see what actions central banks take later this week. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 44 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,053 as of 11:53 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500...

  • Sudan government closes Iranian cultural centers

    CAIRO (AP) — Sudan announced Tuesday it closed the Iranian cultural center in the capital and other branches, saying the establishment violated its mandate and became a social and ideological threat to the largely Sunni country. The official statement by Foreign Ministry spokesman Youssef...

  • Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

    DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past. As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road....

  • T.F. Green to offer flights to Europe for 1st time

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Air travelers will soon have a new option out of T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island: direct summertime flights to Germany. The Rhode Island Airport Corp. on Tuesday announced that German-based Condor Airlines will begin offering two flights per week to Frankfurt, starting...

  • Political skills above language for EU's Tusk

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Donald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation — Poland — has only sat at the EU table since 2004. No matter. European Union leaders instead focused on his talents — a rare political acumen and a pro-European bent — before unanimously naming the...

  • Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

    James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.



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