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Merkel says 'a whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel says after talks with her Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras that there is still "a whole lot left to be done" to avoid a financial meltdown in Athens....

China's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home
BEIJING (AP) -- All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on package tours....

Drought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer Friday on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks as California responds to the worsening drought....

Finding California oil spill's cause could take months
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) -- The operator of a broken oil pipeline that fouled a California shoreline says it could be weeks or even months before investigators are able to determine what caused the break and subsequent spill....

Coal, medicine, trains top Tokyo's Asia infrastructure plan
TOKYO (AP) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's offer of $110 billion in fresh infrastructure financing for Asia is as much about Japan's agenda for selling its clean coal know-how and other technologies as it is about keeping up with China....

Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US
DENVER (AP) -- They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing....

German business confidence drops slightly in May
BERLIN (AP) -- A closely watched survey shows German business confidence has slightly slipped as companies expressed satisfaction with their current situation but increasing worries about the future....

South Korea court frees Korean Air "nut rage" executive
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration....

Obama's Senate allies hope to endorse his trade bill Friday
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits....

Sen. Cantwell turns Senate divisions on trade to advantage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's trade bill faced a crucial test vote in the Senate, and Washington state Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell saw an opportunity....

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