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China to possess veto power in AIIB
China to possess veto power in AIIB

By Ko Lin
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

China's President Xi Jinping on Monday called for members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to work together to build an efficient, clean and...full story
updated 2015-06-30 11:06 AM
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In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo, Palestinians spend the evening at the rooftop restaurant "Level Up," in Gaza City. When nightfall descends upon Gaza, the glittering lights of the Level Up restaurant seem to be the only bright spot in this darkened city. The owner has vowed to keep the popular nightspot open no matter what; despite being shelled three diferent times during last summer's war with Israel, he rebuilt and re-opened within three weeks of the war's end. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file photo U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listens to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, before resuming talks over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland. The State Department said Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would meet Monday, April 27, 2015 at the United Nations on the sidelines of a conference on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in which both men are participating.  (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File) This Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo, shows the rooftop restaurant "Level Up," in Gaza City. When nightfall descends upon Gaza, the glittering lights of the Level Up restaurant seem to be the only bright spot in this darkened city. The owner has vowed to keep the popular nightspot open no matter what; despite being shelled three diferent times during last summer's war with Israel, he rebuilt and re-opened within three weeks of the war's end. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) Indonesian President Joko Widodo delivers his closing statement at the Asian African Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara) Pablo Ruiz carries a family portrait during an evacuation operation along the Rio Blanco in Puerto Montt area, Chile, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)(AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo) This image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Saturday, April 25, 2015, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows Nusra Front fighters in the town of Jisr al-Shughour, Idlib province, Syria. Hard-line Syrian rebel groups entered the strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen them take nearly all of a crucial province. Syria's civil war, now in its fifth year, has killed some 220,000 people, and wounded at least 1 million. (Al-Nusra Front Twitter page via AP) Sidney Levy speaks during an interview, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Levy is probably the most powerful man behind Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympics. He's the chief executive officer of the local organizing committee and oversees a staff of 1,300. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) FILE - In this Tuesday, April 7, 2015 file photo, a partial view of the new Porta Nuova business district, including the Unicredit bank tower, top center, in Milan, Italy. Milan has been growing in altitude in preparation for Expo 2015 world A woman holds a mask to her face as she stands with her belongings before evacuating the town of Ensenada, Chile after the Calbuco volcano erupted, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The volcano erupted Wednesday for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile, and is considered one of the top three most potentially dangerous among Chile's 90 active volcanoes. (AP Photo/Pablo Sanhueza Gutierrez) CHILE OUT - NO USAR EN CHILE In this photo taken on Friday, May 30, 2014, a boy takes a jump as he performs on a skateboard in Milan, Italy. Milan has been growing in altitude in preparation for Expo 2015 world
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China to possess veto power in AIIB China to possess veto power in AIIB
By Ko Lin
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

China's President Xi Jinping on Monday called for members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to work together to build an efficient, clean and....Fullstory

2015-06-30 11:06 AM

Cruz's new book ignites spat over elder George Bush
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press

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2015-06-30 09:01 AM

Survey: Confederate flag push reaches key milestone in state
By SEANNA ADCOX
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) -- A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there's enough support to remove the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds if....Fullstory

2015-06-30 06:01 AM

WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes....Fullstory

2015-06-30 06:01 AM

Human rights team in Mexico still waits access to soldiers

Associated Press

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2015-06-30 03:22 AM

A short chronology of the Islamic State group
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

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2015-06-30 03:01 AM

House speaker visits Lithuania, commits to countering Russia

Associated Press

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2015-06-30 03:01 AM

Bush recalls removing Confederate flag from Florida Capitol
By BILL BARROW
Associated Press

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2015-06-30 10:23 AM

Rates rise at weekly US Treasury auction

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction, with rates on six-month bills climbing to the highest level since late....Fullstory

2015-06-30 06:42 AM

Car bomb explodes near military hospital in Yemeni capital
By AHMED AL-HAJ
Associated Press

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2015-06-30 06:01 AM

Incomes rise for bottom 99 pct.; US inequality still worsens
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
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2015-06-30 06:01 AM

UN chief: Climate negotiations moving at a 'snail's pace'

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says negotiations on a new climate pact to keep global warming from reaching dangerous levels are moving at....Fullstory

2015-06-30 03:22 AM

State of fear: Survivors tell of life under IS rule
By ZEINA KARAM, VIVIAN SALAMA, BRAM JANSSEN, and LEE KEATH
Associated Press

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2015-06-30 03:01 AM

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