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Cyprus passes insolvency laws, clears rescue program hurdle


Associated Press

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Lawmakers in Cyprus have passed key insolvency laws, clearing a hurdle in the country's rescue program that should open the tap...full story
updated 2015-04-18 10:22 PM
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Cyprus passes insolvency laws, clears rescue program hurdle

Associated Press

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Lawmakers in Cyprus have passed key insolvency laws, clearing a hurdle in the country's rescue program that should open the tap....Fullstory

2015-04-18 10:22 PM

Bangladesh guardedly welcomes Benetton factory victim pledge

Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A Bangladeshi garment industry leader on Saturday guardedly welcomed Italian retailer Benetton's pledge of more than $1 million to victims of....Fullstory

2015-04-18 09:22 PM

BC-AP Americas Digest

Associated Press

TOP STORIES: GLOBAL FINANCE WASHINGTON -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a default would "create....Fullstory

2015-04-18 01:42 PM

Oklahoma governor signs bill allowing nitrogen in executions
By KEN MILLER
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma became the first U.S. state to approve nitrogen gas for executions under a measure the state's Republican governor signed into....Fullstory

2015-04-18 09:01 AM

Spanish official slams Greece, says time 'running out'
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos is criticizing Greece's left-wing government for its "not very coherent" approach to negotiations over its finances....Fullstory

2015-04-18 06:22 AM

Greek 'day of reckoning' shakes stock markets

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are closing broadly lower following steep declines in Europe. Investors are worried that Greece may default on its debt and....Fullstory

2015-04-18 06:22 AM

Opposition leader pledges crackdown on migrant exploitation

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- British opposition leader Ed Miliband is pledging to crack down on the exploitation of foreign workers should his Labour Party win the....Fullstory

2015-04-18 10:22 PM

Scottish Results

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BC-SOC--Scottish Results Scottish Football Results EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (AP) -- Results from Scottish football: Scotland FA Cup ....Fullstory

2015-04-18 09:42 PM

Serena Williams beats Giorgi to give US 1-0 lead over Italy
By ANDREW DAMPF
Associated Press

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) -- Top-ranked Serena Williams overcame a stiff challenge in the opening set for a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi on....Fullstory

2015-04-18 09:22 PM

Urawa beats Yokohama 2-1 to take J-League lead

Associated Press

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) -- Yuki Muto and Tsukasa Umesaki scored late in the first half Saturday as Urawa Reds beat Yokohama F Marinos 2-1 to....Fullstory

2015-04-18 09:22 PM

Afghan parliament approves 16 more Cabinet nominees

Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's parliament has approved 16 Cabinet nominees after months of delays. Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, speaker of the parliament's lower house, said Saturday....Fullstory

2015-04-18 09:42 PM

Australia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack
By KRISTEN GELINEAU
Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) -- Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included....Fullstory

2015-04-18 01:42 PM

Australia arrests 5 men on terror plot charges

Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) -- Five Australian teenagers were arrested in Melbourne on Saturday on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks on police officers in the latest security....Fullstory

2015-04-18 10:22 AM

Saturday, April 25
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Today is Saturday, April 25, the 115th day of 2015. There are 250 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1707 - British....Fullstory

2015-04-18 09:01 AM

Colombia's president wants rebels to set deadline for peace

Associated Press

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombian President Juan Manual Santos is urging leftist rebels to demonstrate their commitment to ending a half-century conflict by setting a....Fullstory

2015-04-18 06:22 AM

Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact
By LAURIE KELLMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy,....Fullstory

2015-04-18 03:42 AM

Hamilton posts fastest time in 3rd practice at Bahrain GP
By JEROME PUGMIRE
Associated Press

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) -- Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton warmed up for qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix with the fastest time in the third....Fullstory

2015-04-18 10:02 PM

Kenyan trio wins men's Belgrade Marathon

Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Silas Sang led a Kenyan trio to win the Belgrade Marathon on Saturday, finishing in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 43 seconds. Sang....Fullstory

2015-04-18 09:42 PM

Pope expresses sadness for Chicago prelate's death

Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has expressed sadness for the death of Cardinal Francis George, the retired Chicago archbishop. In a condolence telegram Saturday sent....Fullstory

2015-04-18 09:22 PM

Fed Cup: Kuznetsova gives Russia 1-0 lead over Germany

Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Svetlana Kuznetsova gave Russia a 1-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup World Group semifinals Saturday, beating Julia Goerges in....Fullstory

2015-04-18 09:22 PM

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