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France warns against war in Ukraine


Associated Press

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...full story
updated 2014-04-24 05:42 PM
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France warns against war in Ukraine

Associated Press

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....Fullstory

2014-04-24 05:42 PM

Draghi wants to publish ECB minutes

Associated Press

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....Fullstory

2014-04-24 05:42 PM

KMT Taipei mayoral candidate planning Japan, South Korea trip

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Sean Lien, the ruling Kuomintang's (KMT's) candidate for the year-end Taipei mayoral election, plans to visit....Fullstory

2014-04-24 05:19 PM

Taiwan intensifying efforts to join TPP

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Taiwan is stepping up its efforts to gain the support of countries negotiating the proposed Tans-Pacific....Fullstory

2014-04-24 05:17 PM

Pyongyang's pop queens stage comeback Pyongyang's pop queens stage comeback
By ERIC TALMADGE
Associated Press

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's favorite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band,....Fullstory

2014-04-24 04:22 PM

Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up' Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'
By JULIE PACE
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has....Fullstory

2014-04-24 03:42 PM

Ma Ying-jeou seeks meeting with Su Tseng-chang

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Ma-Su meeting would be to discuss possible solutions to Fourth Nuclear Power Plant controversy and other problems....Fullstory

2014-04-24 02:05 PM

Ties with China linked to Taiwan's TPP bid: official

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) The development of cross-Taiwan Strait ties is linked to Taiwan's bid to join the proposed Tans-Pacific....Fullstory

2014-04-24 01:54 PM

EU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan

Associated Press

PRAGUE (AP) -- Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states are gathering in Prague to save a project to....Fullstory

2014-04-24 01:22 PM

Canada to end tankers linked to Quebec explosion
By ROB GILLIES
Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -- The type of rail tankers involved in last summer's massive explosion of a runaway oil train that incinerated much of a town....Fullstory

2014-04-24 01:01 PM

China splurging on military as US pulls back China splurging on military as US pulls back
By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
Associated Press

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....Fullstory

2014-04-24 05:42 PM

US-Japan trade talks suspended without agreement

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- Talks between the United States and Japan on a Pacific Rim trade pact have halted for now without any resolution in sight,....Fullstory

2014-04-24 05:22 PM

DPP, KMT chairs, possibly Wang Jin-pyng to discuss nuclear power issues

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Ma Ying-jeou, Su Tseng-chang and possibly Wang Jin-pyng could meet to discuss possible solutions to the impasse over the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant....Fullstory

2014-04-24 05:18 PM

Premier reiterates opposition to 'special' nuclear plant referendum

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Premier Jiang Yi-huah reiterated Thursday his objection to a plan by the opposition Democratic Progressive Party....Fullstory

2014-04-24 05:00 PM

Asian stocks drop on no trade deal in Obama visit
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares were mixed as stocks in Tokyo slipped Thursday after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama produced....Fullstory

2014-04-24 04:01 PM

Asian News Digest, AS

Associated Press

ASIA: NKOREA-DONOR FATIGUE PYONGYANG, North Korea -- While millions in North Korea remain precariously susceptible to hunger, humanitarian assistance is drying up fast as international donors turn....Fullstory

2014-04-24 02:22 PM

Pakistan: Bomb kills police officer, 2 others

Associated Press

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani official says a bombing in the country's south targeted a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns, killing him....Fullstory

2014-04-24 02:01 PM

BC-AP Americas Digest

Associated Press

TOP STORIES: NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAWSUIT NEW YORK -- The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other....Fullstory

2014-04-24 01:22 PM

Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier? Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?
By DEB RIECHMANN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are....Fullstory

2014-04-24 01:01 PM

Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'
By JULIE PACE
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- President Barack Obama says new sanctions targeting Russia are, quote, "teed up." But he says the United States needs support from allies....Fullstory

2014-04-24 12:42 PM

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