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Japan urges G-7 to urgently tackle global economic risks
ISE, Japan (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies to unite Thursday in forging a more urgent, coordinated response to the faltering global recovery....

The Latest: Japan uses G-7 summit to hawk local specialties
ISE, Japan (AP) -- The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):...

Democracy helps fulfill long-dead Myanmar teen's last wish
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Dying from soldiers' bullets, the young protester told her father not to lay her soul to rest until democracy reigned in her homeland. It has taken 28 years, but it is done....

Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality
TOBA, Japan (AP) -- There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there's the messy reality....

France: Day of strikes, protests, fuel blockades over labor
LE HAVRE, France (AP) -- With union activists disrupting fuel supplies, trains and nuclear plants, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls opened the door Thursday to possible changes in a labor bill that has sparked intensifying strikes and protests - but insisted the government will not abandon it....

VOICES: Hiroshima serves as memorial for all victims of WWII
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) -- The suffering he endured during World War II still haunts 95-year-old Lester Tenney, who has black lung disease from working as a prisoner of war in a Japanese coal mine....

UN health agency gets OK for revamp of emergency response
GENEVA (AP) -- Stung by failures in its response to Ebola, the World Health Organization is revamping how it responds to emergencies to become nimbler, more reactive and more operational in "one of the most profound transformations" ever at the U.N. health agency....

Israel's Netanyahu adds hard-liner to coalition
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named one of Israel's most polarizing politicians as defense minister on Wednesday, solidifying his parliamentary majority at the risk of antagonizing the international community and his own military - and clouding already slim hopes for a resumption of peace efforts....

In image-conscious Dubai, even police patrol in luxury cars
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Image is everything in Dubai - even when fighting crime....

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UN lifts last sanctions on Liberia in sign of support

Cambodian police hunt for opposition leader, waylay his car

11 injured in 3rd night of clashes over squat in Barcelona

Latin America/Caribbean
Recordings put pressure on allies of Brazil's acting leader

Middle East
Muslim mob attacks Christian homes in Egyptian province




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