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China wins support for Asia-Pacific trade proposal

HUAIROU, China — Leaders of Asia-Pacific economies agreed Tuesday to begin work toward possible adoption of a Chinese-backed free-trade pact, giving Beijing a victory in its push for a bigger role in managing global commerce. In a joint statement after a two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, the leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama and Russia’s […]

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APEC leaders concerned by deadlock in implementing WTO agreement

BEIJING—The leaders of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum said in a joint statement on Tuesday they are concerned by the deadlock in implementing WTO (World Trade Organization) agreement on assisting trade and believe that this undermines trust to the organization as a negotiation venue. The joint statement, approved by leaders in Beijing after the 22nd […]

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New protest hits Mexico over alleged student massacre

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AFP) – Protesters angry at the apparent massacre of 43 Mexican students clashed with police and besieged Acapulco’s airport for hours Monday over a scandal shaking President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration. Thousands of people marched to the Pacific resort town’s international airport, with parents of the students leading the demonstration along with comrades […]

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IS leader wounded in Iraqi airstrike?

Baghdad– Iraqi officials said Sunday that the head of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was wounded in an airstrike in western Anbar province. Pentagon officials said they had no immediate information on such an attack or on the militant leader being injured. Iraq’s Defense and Interior ministries both issued statements saying al-Baghdadi had […]

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Xi, Abe meet as big-power rivalries take APEC stage

Beijing– The leaders of China and Japan held an ice-breaking summit Monday after two years of dangerous animosity, as world leaders including Barack Obama gather for an Asia-Pacific meeting spotlighting intensifying big-power rivalries. Xi Jinping and Shizo Abe met in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, the seat of Chinese power, in what the Japanese […]

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Syrian air raids kill at least 21 in IS-held town

Beirut– Syrian government helicopters and warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes overnight on a northern town controlled by the Islamic State group, killing at least 21 people, activists said Sunday. The air raids struck the town of al-Bab in Aleppo province late Saturday and lasted through early Sunday morning. The Aleppo Media Center activist […]

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Psych tests planned for British banker in murder trial

Hong Kong– A British banker charged with murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong will undergo a psychiatric assessments to determine whether he is fit to enter a plea in his trial. Rurik Jutting appeared briefly Monday at a pre-trial hearing before the judge adjourned proceedings for two weeks while the psychiatric assessments are carried […]

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Catalonia to press ahead with independence drive after symbolic vote

Barcelona– Catalonia’s nationalist government vowed to step up its secession drive after over two million people voted Sunday in a symbolic independence referendum which Spain’s central government dismissed it as ”useless”. Catalan government head Artur Mas called the vote, not sanctioned by Madrid,  ”a total success” after a large majority of those who took part […]

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Suicide bomber kills 47 boys in Nigeria school

Kano – Boko Haram were suspected of killing nearly 50 pupils Monday in a suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, in one of the worst attacks against schools teaching a so-called Western curriculum. The explosion at the all-boys school in Potiskum is the latest in a series of atrocities against schoolchildren in the state of Yobe, […]

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Mounting fears of full- scale conflict in Ukraine

Donetsk, Ukraine– Armored convoys headed to bolster rebel positions in east Ukraine Sunday as shelling rocked separatist stronghold Donetsk, prompting US-led concerns of a return to full-scale fighting. The White House expressed grave concern at reports of Russian military reinforcements in eastern Ukraine, warning that any separatist efforts to seize more territory would be a […]

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