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The dollar-euro exchange rate was virtually unchanged for a second day Thursday while the yen slipped again amid worries about the simmering Ukraine crisis. A deal struck in talks in Geneva between...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:51
The United States will send helmets, medical supplies and other non-lethal military aid to Ukraine amid fears of another Russian incursion there, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Hagel...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:51
Presidents and celebrities mourned the death of Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Thursday, bidding farewell to a giant of Latin American literature. Here are quotes from friends and...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:51
Japanese Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets were scrambled against five Russian military planes that flew along three routes around the Japanese archipelago Thursday, Japan's Defense Ministry...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:51
U.S. and Chinese envoys on North Korea's nuclear programs wrapped up three days of talks Thursday with no prospect in view of resuming six-nation talks on the issue. Wu Dawei, Chinese...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:50
SEOUL/SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 (Yonhap) -- Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers picked up his third win of the young Major League Baseball (MLB) season on Thursday after tossing seven shutout...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:50
SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- The focus of the global economy is shifting from coping with the financial crisis to boosting economic growth, South Korea's top central banker said Friday, describing the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:50
SEJONG, April 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's international airline traffic grew 5 percent from a year earlier in the first quarter, a government tally showed Friday. In the three months ended March 31...
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SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye has spoken by phone with the father of a high school student missing in the sinking of a ferry off the south coast, honoring her pledge to call him...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:50
SEOUL/SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 (Yonhap) -- Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers picked up his third win of the young Major League Baseball (MLB) season on Thursday after tossing seven shutout...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:50
BEIJING, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping sent his "deep condolences" to victims of a ferry disaster in South Korea, saying Beijing is ready to provide search-and-rescue assistance...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:50
SAN FRANCISCO/DALLAS, April 17 (Yonhap) -- Two South Korean stars in Major League Baseball (MLB) on Thursday paid tribute to the victims of a deadly boat accident in South Korea, with their strong...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:50
SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Canada expressed condolences to South Korea over the deadly sinking of a ferry, which killed dozens of passengers and left more than 200 missing, the foreign ministry said...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:49
BEIJING, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping sent his "deep condolences" to victims of a ferry disaster in South Korea, saying Beijing is ready to provide search-and-rescue assistance...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:49
COQUITLAM, B.C. - Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's passion for space travel isn't limited to rockets — he was just as happy flying paper airplanes with a bunch of giddy Grade 5 kids in Coquitlam,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:49
WHITE ROCK, B.C. - It was a theft that played out like the lyrics of the AC/DC song "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap." Mounties in White Rock, B.C., are asking for the public's help in finding a unique...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:49
VANCOUVER - RCMP have laid five charges including pornography, extortion, criminal harassment and Internet luring against an unnamed man in the Netherlands in connection with the Amanda Todd case....
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CALGARY - The father of a man charged with killing five young people in Calgary this week says his family would give anything to bring them back. Douglas de Grood, a veteran city police officer,...
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees. The labels, including...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:49
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business. The world's largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service...
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SAN DIEGO - A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defence contractor accused of providing...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:48
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A federal judge in New York has given new life to lawsuits that seek to hold IBM and Ford liable for apartheid abuses carried out by South Africa's government. Judge Shira Scheindlin...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:48
NEW YORK, N.Y. - PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as the company sold more snacks around the world and hiked prices, including on its drinks. The company, which also makes...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:48
TORONTO - Shareholders of Augusta Resource Corp. (TSX:AZC) have received conflicting advice from a couple of proxy advisory firms over the future of the company's shareholders rights plan in the face...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:48
TORONTO - Toronto’s controversial Mayor Rob Ford threw a large party _ complete with recorded music and a live band _ for the official launch of his re-election campaign.< Ford, who was the first...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:48
EDMONTON - Aboriginal activist and educator Lewis Cardinal says he's not going to run for the NDP in the next federal election after all. Cardinal issued a statement on Thursday saying he will be...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:48
EDMONTON - Alberta will bring in legislation this session to recognize the validity of same-sex marriages, Premier Dave Hancock said Thursday. Hancock said the legislation will change the preamble to...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:47
VANCOUVER - Job action by British Columbia's 41,000 teachers will begin next Wednesday, but the union's president says schools will remain open. Jim Iker of the B.C. Teachers Federation said Thursday...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:47
VANCOUVER - The B.C. government says it's taking a balanced approach with its long-awaited wolf management plan, but the strategy is already drawing attacks from conservation groups. The plan, aimed...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:47
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's <DIS.N> cable networks are expected to record high single-digit growth in operating income and domestic affiliate revenue from fiscal 2014 through 2016...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:47
Rangers 8, Mariners 6: Mitch Moreland drove in three runs and scored twice as host Texas defeated Seattle for the third straight day. J.P. Arencibia had two RBIs and Kevin Kouzmanoff doubled twice,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:47
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled $3.6 billion out of stock funds in the week ended April 16, marking the biggest outflows from the funds since February, data from Thomson...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:47
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:47
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned as "grotesque" on Thursday the distribution of leaflets in eastern Ukraine that appeared to call on Jews to register with separatist,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:46
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday prepared a draft resolution that would renew the U.N. mission in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, but it did not...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:46
By Ross Kerber NEW YORK (Reuters) - Steve Farris runs a $33 billion Texas oil and gas company and turns, for advice, to a bearded Vermont environmentalist. As other energy firms battled climate...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:46
San Juan, Apr 17 (EFE).- Puerto Rican salsa star Cheo Feliciano died early Thursday when his car collided with a cement pole in San Juan. He was 78. The crash occurred at 4:13 a.m. as the singer was...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 22:31
San Juan, Apr 17 (EFE).- Puerto Rican salsa star Cheo Feliciano died early Thursday when his car collided with a cement pole in San Juan. He was 78. The crash occurred at 4:13 a.m. as the singer was...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 22:31
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87. Known...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:08
British hate preacher Abu Hamza was a "global exporter" of violence and terrorism intent on waging war against non-Muslims, prosecutors said Thursday as the Egyptian-born cleric's trial opened in New...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:08
Brazil and Argentina will hold a South American "Superclassico" gala match on October 11 at Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium, the countries' respective federations and South American confederation...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:08
Seattle Mariners first baseman Choi Ji-Man was suspended for 50 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Thursday after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance. The 22-year...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:07
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 per cent of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:07
DETROIT - Looking years ahead, the judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy said Thursday he wants assurances from the mayor and other elected leaders that they'll follow a final plan that likely cuts...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:07
WINNIPEG - Manitoba's NDP government shot down an opposition demand for an inquiry into the actions of Premier Greg Selinger and one of his former cabinet ministers Friday, but the controversy...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:07
QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Reports that Quebec's anti-corruption police squad is investigating an elected Liberal member of the legislature cast a shadow over the swearing-in ceremony for the 70 party...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:07
By Edward Krudy NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) struck a deal on Thursday to end a 2-year pay dispute with a more generous offer to workers than the years...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:06
Disney sees operating income growth at cable networks LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's cable networks are expected to record high single-digit growth in operating income and domestic...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:06
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenue by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, cutting deficits by $1....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:06
By Kevin Murphy and Carey Gillam OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (Reuters) - The scene of what authorities say was a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace as...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:05
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - An Iraqi-American man was found guilty by a San Diego jury on Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a killing that was first investigated as a hate crime...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:05
(Reuters) - Michaels Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a breach of certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:05
By Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was expected to win a fourth term in office after an election on Thursday, despite questions over his health and his rare...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:05
By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If money is any indication, a prominent Baltimore doctor with no political experience is an early front-runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. A group...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:04
By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chelsea Clinton announced on Thursday that she is pregnant with the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:03
By Warren Strobel TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Suicides among U.S. special operations forces, including elite Navy SEALs and Army Rangers, are at record levels, a U.S. military official said on...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:03
By Cheick Dioura and Jean-Baptiste Vey GAO/PARIS (Reuters) - French troops in Mali on Thursday freed five local aid workers kidnapped in February, the French and Malian governments said, killing...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:03
By Anahi Rama MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:03
By Feras Bosalum and Tarek Amara TRIPOLI/TUNIS (Reuters) - A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped on Thursday in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Libya's foreign ministry said, two days after gunmen seized...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:02
By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fewer than 1 percent of partnerships with more than $100 million in assets, including hedge funds and private equity firms, are audited by the U.S....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:02
Kinsler's HR, four RBI boost Tigers over Indians DETROIT -- Second baseman Ian Kinsler has endeared himself to the Detroit Tigers with his willingness to get dirty. He made them even happier on...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:01
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge in California on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation against Google Inc to Texas, according to a court...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:01
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Thursday urged the Myanmar government to intervene in Rakhine State to stop violence between ethnic Rakhine...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:01
Russia, Ukraine and the West reached a surprise deal Thursday aimed at easing the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War, but US President Barack Obama cautioned it was uncertain if Moscow would...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:37
CALGARY - The text of the statement given by the father of 22-year-old Calgary mass-murder suspect Matthew de Grood: "I am Douglas de Grood and I am an inspector with the Calgary Police Service, but...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:37
MONTREAL - Hockey is a religion in Quebec. Just ask the Roman Catholic Church. The church is giving Habs fans a chance to support the only Canadian team in the Stanley Cup playoffs and do a little...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:36
DALLAS - Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering. The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:36
TORONTO - Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX:MFI) has closed its wiener production plant in Hamilton as part of a broader plan to move the operations to a bigger plant in the same city. The meat products...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:35
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Target is taking aim at rival Amazon by expanding a service that regularly delivers products to shoppers' homes. The nation's second-largest discounter started its subscription...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:35
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An Airbus A380 superjumbo jet hit two light poles while taxiing to its gate at Los Angeles International Airport with hundreds of passengers aboard. The Korean Air flight...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:35
REGINA - Health Minister Dustin Duncan says the new Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan will be expanded just one day after acknowledging that the facility might be too small. Duncan said more beds...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:35
TORONTO - Six hard drives were collected from an Ontario government office in Ottawa, including one that may have been accessed with a password that police say could have been used to delete files, a...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:34
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who crafted enchanting stories that blurred the line between magic and reality, died on Thursday at the age of 87...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:04
___ China factories face new challenge as growth slows HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturers are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper in the face of...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:04
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, eating lots of olive oil, fish and whole grains slows progression of the disease more than restricting...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:04
Mexico City, Apr 17 (EFE).- Colombian Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at his home in this capital, the chairman of Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:04
Mexico City, Apr 17 (EFE).- Colombian Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at his home in this capital, the chairman of Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:04
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Who says America has lost its muscle? Growling, unapologetic performance is the theme of this year's New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public Friday. Sure, there's...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:04
Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, debuted on the Nasdaq exchange Thursday with a 19.1 percent jump despite an IPO that went out undersubscribed and lower priced than hoped. In a spate of buying...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:03
Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, debuted on the Nasdaq exchange Thursday with a 19.1 percent jump despite an IPO that went out undersubscribed and lower priced than hoped. In a spate of buying...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:03
OTTAWA - The ball is now firmly in the Harper government's court when it comes to deciding whether to stick with the oft-maligned F-35 fighter jet program. After almost 18 months of exhaustive...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:03
FREDERICTON - The politically charged issue of abortion in New Brunswick arrived at the doorstep of the province's legislature Thursday as hundreds of pro-choice supporters called on the government...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:03
Tribeca Festival films go behind the scenes in fashion, dance and theater NEW YORK (Reuters) - From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:02
By Jungmin Jang and Narae Kim MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:01
Phillies prevail in taut 1-0 game PHILADELPHIA -- For those who enjoy offense, there was not much to like about the Philadelphia Phillies-Atlanta Braves matchup on Thursday afternoon at Citizens Bank...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:00
By Jessica Dye (Reuters) - Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems US, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors Co vehicles, into litigation over an...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:59
By Julia Edwards and Eric Beech WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors says that cars being recalled because of faulty ignition switches can be driven safely before repairs, based on more than 80...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:58
By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese lawyer Hao Junbo wants to make you rich if you're a whistleblower after a bounty. For big business in China he's a headache, part of a small but fast-...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:57
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Bryan Singer, weeks before the release of his blockbuster "X-Men" action film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," has been accused of drugging and raping a...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:57
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices Inc's first-quarter results beat expectations, sending its shares higher as the chipmaker tries to replace dwindling sales of PC chips with its...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:57
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:56
By Solarina Ho TORONTO (Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc <LULU.O>, best known for its trendy yoga wear, hopes to drive growth in coming years by expanding its range of fitness-related apparel...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:56
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc <GS.N> director Rajat Gupta is expected to begin his two-year prison term on June 17 for insider trading. U.S. District...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:55
By John Ruwitch DONGGUAN, China (Reuters) - Zhou Hujun, one of thousands of shoe factory workers on strike in southern China, drove his motorbike to the local government's Social Security Department...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Thursday forecast the cost of developing and buying Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet at $398.6 billion, up 2 percent from last year, but said the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:49
US stocks Thursday finished a holiday-shortened week mostly higher following a plethora of earnings reports that generally met or exceeded expectations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 16.31...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:49
US President Barack Obama said a deal Thursday to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine was a "glimmer of hope" but cautioned he could not be sure if Russia would live up to it. Obama, in a careful...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:49
Portuguese league results on Thursday: Vitoria Guimaraes 2 (Maazou 39, André 85-pen) Arouca 3 (Serginho 8, Rodrigo 34, Simao 90) Saturday Marítimo Funchal v Academica Coimbra, Paços de Ferreira v...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:49
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Duty Editor: Stephanie Griffith Tel: +1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Friday: + Latin America mourns Gabriel Garcia Marquez death + SpaceX to launch Dragon capsule to ISS MEXICO...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:49
Nearly 100 murders around the world in the last five years can be traced back to users of the biggest white supremacist forum on the Internet, a hate-group watchdog said Thursday. The majority of...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:49