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  • South Sudan president fires longtime army leader

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A South Sudan military spokesman says the president has replaced the military's chief of staff amid massive fighting across the country between the military and rebels. The firing is significant in part because the former chief of staff, Gen. James Hoth Mai, was an...

  • Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

    TOKYO (AP) — As negotiations falter, President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and says the U.S. and Japan must take bold steps to overcome differences that are threatening completion of the cornerstone of his strategic rebalance to the...

  • Canon sees profit gain on weak yen, rising sales

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese camera and office equipment maker Canon Inc. on Thursday reported a hefty 16 percent gain in profit for the first fiscal quarter, largely on a favorable exchange rate, but such strong growth wasn't expected to hold up. Canon's January-March net profit totaled 47.6...

  • Crusades fought, eBay bids sought for relics

    ROME (AP) — Wars have been fought to obtain them. Medieval monks and modern-day bandits have pilfered them. Two millennia after the first Christian martyrs' blood stained Rome, the temptation of, and fascination with, religious relics endures. And the canonization of two well-loved popes, John...

  • Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the run-up to next week's parliamentary elections. The attack struck during...

  • Tokyo court starts Mt. Gox bankruptcy proceedings

    TOKYO (AP) — Bankruptcy proceedings have begun for Mt. Gox, a move that was widely expected after the Tokyo District Court decided earlier this month that the bitcoin exchange would not be able to resurrect itself. An administrator will try to sell the company's assets, but many creditors,...

  • Indonesian school: We'll cooperate in abuse probe

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A prestigious international school in Indonesia says it is cooperating with police in their investigation into an alleged child abuse case that has triggered intense interest. The Jakarta International School headmaster Timothy Carr told foreign correspondents...

  • France warns against war in Ukraine

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is warning against military pressure in Ukraine and threatening new European sanctions if tensions don't subside. Hollande, speaking Thursday with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Paris, also urged the new Kiev government to enshrine the...

  • Indiana farmers facing tough planting decisions

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Agricultural experts say Indiana's lingering cool spring will soon pose some tough choices for farmers waiting to plant their corn acreage. Indiana's weekly crop report says only 1 percent of Indiana's corn crop had been planted by Sunday. That compares with the...

  • China splurging on military as US pulls back

    QINGDAO, China (AP) — China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes. Those numbers...

  • Draghi wants to publish ECB minutes

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the bank's rate-setting council should publish a written account of its deliberations — without names. Draghi said Thursday that a "more detailed explanation of the reasoning" behind bank's decisions would help its...

  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan says three doctors killed by an Afghan security guard at a Kabul hospital are American citizens. Thursday's shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest attack on foreign civilians in the Afghan capital this...

  • Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    TOKYO (AP) — Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully. Wading cautiously into a...

  • Obama says further Russia sanctions are "teed up" in response to Ukraine crisis

    TOKYO (AP) — Obama says further Russia sanctions are "teed up" in response to Ukraine crisis.

  • Obama says Russia isn't abiding by spirit or letter of Geneva agreement on Ukraine

    TOKYO (AP) — Obama says Russia isn't abiding by spirit or letter of Geneva agreement on Ukraine.



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