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Up to 11 dead in Japan snow storms

Up to 11 people are now reported to have died in a winter snow storm gripping much of Japan, as forecasters on Friday warned bad weather would continue.

China's top judge urges swift, severe sentences in Xinjiang

China must crack down "harshly and quickly" on cases involving terror attacks, national security and social stability in its restive region of Xinjiang,...

Israel raps Palestinian U.N. draft as 'gimmick'

Israel's foreign minister on Thursday described as a gimmick a Palestinian‑proposed U. N. Security Council draft resolution that calls for a...

Despite billions in aid, US unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan's...

 

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Obama-Castro handshake offered little hint of secret Cuba talks

There was no hint in December 2013, when President Barack Obama shook hands with his Cuban counterpart...

Uber seeks to patent pricing surges that critics call gouging

When Uber Technologies Inc. jacked up prices in Sydney this week to meet the demand of people fleeing a...

Nike declines as future orders trail analysts’ estimates

Nike Inc., the world’s largest sporting- goods maker, fell in extended trading after future orders trailed analysts’ estimates, hurt by slowing...

Samsung’s cheil industries surges on trading debut in Seoul

Cheil Industries Inc., the de facto holding company of Samsung Group, more than doubled from its initial public offering price after selling stock at the...