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  • Kiribati leader visits Arctic on climate mission

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Fearing that his Pacific island nation could be swallowed by a rising ocean, the president of Kiribati says a visit to the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the scale of the threat. President Anote Tong on Saturday ended a Greenpeace-organized tour of glaciers in...

  • India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean

    NEW DELHI (AP) — At first glance, it looks like a diplomatic love-fest. There was Chinese President Xi Jinping, toasting the birthday of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a quiet dinner earlier this week in Modi's home state. There were the two leaders, deep in conversation as they walked...

  • Nearly empty Picasso museum to open in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — Paris' Picasso museum is reopening for two days this weekend after being closed for five years of renovation and expansion that have been fraught with setbacks and dismissals. But there won't be many art works to see. "I will first of all calm your ardor and your enthusiasm ... but...

  • Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama had departed the White House just minutes earlier. The rare security breach was likely to renew...

  • Philippine storm moves north, leaves 5 dead

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say a storm that brought torrential monsoon rains which flooded much of the Philippine capital has gained strength and battered the country's northern most provinces with heavy downpours and strong winds. The national disaster agency reported Saturday that...

  • 5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

    NEW YORK (AP) — Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals between April and September affected 56...

  • With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know

    NEW YORK (AP) — China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history: THE BIGGEST: Alibaba raised $21.8 billion in its debut, making it the biggest U.S.-listed...

  • Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for its military...

  • Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class. The sharp demand for shares sent the market...

  • Mexico struggles to return order to Los Cabos

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities struggled Friday to restore services and calm residents five days after Hurricane Odile knocked out power, water and phone service along the Baja Peninsula, sparking widespread looting in the resort area of Los Cabos. Federal officials said 200 electricity workers...



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