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New Zealand government agenda: surplus, flag vote


Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand's prime minister has laid out a three-year government agenda that includes returning the country's books to surplus, conducting...full story
updated 2014-10-21 09:22 AM
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New Zealand government agenda: surplus, flag vote

Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand's prime minister has laid out a three-year government agenda that includes returning the country's books to surplus, conducting....Fullstory

2014-10-21 09:22 AM

Tuesday, October 28
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Today is Tuesday, October 28, the 301st day of 2014. There are 64 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1492 - Christopher....Fullstory

2014-10-21 09:01 AM

Panama suspends Supreme Court judge for corruption

Associated Press

PANAMA CITY (AP) -- A Supreme Court justice close to former President Ricardo Martinelli has been suspended over charges of corruption. Judge Alejandro Moncada has been....Fullstory

2014-10-21 06:42 AM

Driver shot after he hits 2 Canadian soldiers

Associated Press

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) -- Quebec provincial police say they shot a man after two members of the Canadian military were struck by the motorist in....Fullstory

2014-10-21 06:01 AM

Illegal drone use a growing issue at sports venues
By ROB HARRIS
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports....Fullstory

2014-10-21 03:01 AM

UN urges Venezuela to release jailed activist

Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) -- The United Nations' top human rights official is calling for the immediate release of Leopoldo Lopez and dozens of other jailed opponents....Fullstory

2014-10-21 03:01 AM

San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over baseball's upcoming World Series....Fullstory

2014-10-21 03:01 AM

Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric
By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
Associated Press

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza....Fullstory

2014-10-21 03:01 AM

Chile arrests former Pinochet aide in killings

Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A retired colonel who served as a cabinet minister under dictator Augusto Pinochet has been arrested in connection with the forced....Fullstory

2014-10-21 03:01 AM

Iran military ready to ship equipment to Lebanon

Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency is quoting the country's defense minister as saying Iran is ready to ship defensive materials to....Fullstory

2014-10-21 03:01 AM

Republicans have edge in US Congress fight
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans have a dismal view of Congress, yet Republicans are widely expected to keep and possibly increase their majority in the House....Fullstory

2014-10-21 09:01 AM

Poll: Brazil's leader gains ground in tight race

Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A new poll shows that Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has gained ground over her rival in a tight re-election race. The....Fullstory

2014-10-21 09:01 AM

Former Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies

Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's 21st Prime Minister Edward Gough Whitlam, who was dismissed from office in a constitutional crisis in 1975, has died. He....Fullstory

2014-10-21 06:42 AM

US regulator: Fannie, Freddie in deal with banks

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand....Fullstory

2014-10-21 06:01 AM

Government OKs Czech troops to stay in Afghanistan

Associated Press

PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech defense ministry says the government has approved its plan to keep troops in Afghanistan for at least two more years. The....Fullstory

2014-10-21 03:01 AM

Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business....Fullstory

2014-10-21 03:01 AM

Nigerians await news on missing girls
By CHIKA ODUAH
Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- There is cautious optimism in Nigeria Monday over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may soon be....Fullstory

2014-10-21 03:01 AM

Prominent South African politician shot in robbery

Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's ruling party says one of its prominent members has been shot. The African National Congress said in a statement Monday that....Fullstory

2014-10-21 03:01 AM

Cuba invites US to cooperate on Ebola
By Associated Press
Associated Press

HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban President Raul Castro says his country is willing to work with the United States in the fight against Ebola. Castro said Monday....Fullstory

2014-10-21 03:01 AM

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