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Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating


Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Moody's ratings agency has upgraded Greece's government bond rating , predicting a gradual decline of the national debt. The agency is also...full story
updated 2014-08-02 06:01 AM
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Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating

Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Moody's ratings agency has upgraded Greece's government bond rating , predicting a gradual decline of the national debt. The agency is also....Fullstory

2014-08-02 06:01 AM

Obama: US takes Ebola outbreak in Africa seriously

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he is taking the Ebola outbreak in Africa seriously. He says the United States is taking precautions for....Fullstory

2014-08-02 06:01 AM

Colorado panel considers new look for edible pot
By KRISTEN WYATT
Associated Press

GOLDEN, Colorado (AP) -- Marijuana can go in more than brownies and cookies. And the dizzying variety of foods that can be infused with the....Fullstory

2014-08-02 06:01 AM

Obama calls for release of Israeli soldier in Gaza

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling for the unconditional and immediate release of an Israeli soldier who was apparently captured in a clash....Fullstory

2014-08-02 03:42 AM

Obama: Republicans not even trying on immigration

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says House Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable version of an immigration bill even though....Fullstory

2014-08-02 03:22 AM

Obama talks to Putin about Ukraine, missile treaty

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reiterate concern about Russia's support of separatists in Ukraine and about....Fullstory

2014-08-02 03:01 AM

Informal police kill town police chief

Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Dozens of vigilante-like "community police" in southern Mexico have stormed into the office of a police chief and shot him to....Fullstory

2014-08-02 03:01 AM

UN chief blames Hamas for breaking cease-fire

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is blaming Hamas for violating a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza and is demanding the immediate and unconditional....Fullstory

2014-08-02 03:01 AM

US Senate approves $225 million for Iron Dome
By BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The US Senate has approved $225 million to replenish Israel's missile defense system, and House approval is expected before lawmakers begin a....Fullstory

2014-08-02 03:01 AM

Obama says after Sept. 11 US 'tortured some folks'
By KEN DILANIAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the Sept. 11,2001 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of his most....Fullstory

2014-08-02 06:01 AM

A look at Israeli soldiers who have been captured A look at Israeli soldiers who have been captured
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli officer Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old second lieutenant from the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba, was apparently captured on Friday in....Fullstory

2014-08-02 06:01 AM

Obama: Russia, Putin ignoring their own interests

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. is limited in what it can do to deter Russia's actions in Ukraine because Russia and....Fullstory

2014-08-02 06:01 AM

Obama: US economy stronger, Congress could do more

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the economy is getting stronger. The president cites new data showing that employers added 209,000 jobs last month --....Fullstory

2014-08-02 03:42 AM

Japan and Brazil sign mutual cooperation treaties

Associated Press

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Japan has agreed to lend Brazil nearly $1 billion to be invested in offshore oil platforms and in the production of....Fullstory

2014-08-02 03:01 AM

Growing number of stars risk opinions on conflict Growing number of stars risk opinions on conflict
By CHRIS TALBOTT
Associated Press

When director Jonathan Demme was approached to show support for all victims of the conflict in Gaza, he didn't hesitate to sign on. Actor Wallace....Fullstory

2014-08-02 03:01 AM

Uruguayan pot marketplace may go up in smoke
By LEONARDO HABERKORN
Associated Press

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguay's plan to create the world's first national, government-regulated marketplace for legal pot may be going up in smoke. Delays in implementing....Fullstory

2014-08-02 03:01 AM

US judge scolds Argentina over debt crisis remarks

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- A U.S. judge says Argentina officials "must stop" publicly uttering what he calls "half truths" about the South American nation's debt....Fullstory

2014-08-02 03:01 AM

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