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Disease warning in deluged Balkans
Disease warning in deluged Balkans

BELGRADE (AFP) Officials in the Balkans warned Tuesday of the risk of epidemics as the death toll from the worst floods in over a century hit 49 and water …

CIA says vaccination programs will not be used as cover

WASHINGTON (AP) A top White House official has pledged that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs as cover for spying operations. The agency used …

Police arrest nearly 100 in global hacker takedown

NEW YORK (AFP) Police across Europe and North America have arrested nearly 100 people over a global scam that allowed hackers to infect 500,000 computers, …

U.S. hopes fade that China can play by 쁱ules
U.S. hopes fade that China can play by 쁱ules

WASHINGTON (AFP) In choosing a major escalation with China over cyber-espionage, the United States has laid bare its frustrations after years of hoping the …

Quick fixes unlikely for Iraq after election

BAGHDAD (AFP) Strong election results may deliver a third term for incumbent premier Nuri al-Maliki, but few of Iraq셲 intractable problems, from brutal …

Israel tries to woo Christians, split Arabs

JERUSALEM (AFP) In a region marked by sectarian division, Israel is trying to bring its Christian Arab population on side in a move aimed at splitting them …

Google overtakes Apple as world셲 top brand: survey
Google overtakes Apple as world셲 top brand: survey

A pedestrian walks outside Google셲 headquarters in Mountain View, California. (Bloomberg) PARIS (AFP) U.S. search engine Google has overtaken rival …

GM recalls another 2.4m vehicles
GM recalls another 2.4m vehicles

DETROIT (AP) Another day, another recall from General Motors. At least that셲 the way it seems as the automaker reviews safety issues across its line-up …

Obama hosts CEOs investing in U.S.
Obama hosts CEOs investing in U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama played the role of business pitchman Tuesday, saluting executives whose companies have chosen to gain or expand …

Bank of Japan refrains from easing
Bank of Japan refrains from easing

Japan셲 central bank refrained from boosting stimulus and raised its view of business investment as the economy shows signs of weathering the impact of the …

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