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Cuba Marks 59th Anniversary Of Revolution
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is commemorating the 59th anniversary of the failed uprising against the Moncada military barracks that the island considers the beginning of Fidel Castro's revolution.
In the past, the July 26 national holiday has sometimes been used to make major announcements, but les…
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Security Council Schedules Vote On Syrian Violence
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Amid deep divisions, another vote is due later this morning at the U.N. Security Council on a resolution designed to end the escalating violence in Syria.
The vote was delayed Wednesday in an effort to get key Western nations and Russia to find an accommodation on measures…
Clinton Says NKorea Nuke Pursuit Threatens World
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles and "pattern of provocations" are a serious threat to Asian and world security.
North Korea released a statement later Thursday at the Association of Sout…
Oil Price Climbs As Norwegian Strike Looms
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil is climbing as Norway's North Sea crude production prepares to shut down.
Norway's oil industry, which produces more than 3.8 million barrels of oil and natural gas per day, says platforms will switch off by 8 p...
8 Afghan Civilians Killed In Roadside Bombing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say a mine laid in a road has killed eight civilians in the country's south, including women and children.
The governor's office in Helmand province says the eight were driving Monday in Musa Qala district when their car hit the explosives...
OPEC Top Official Sees $110 A Barrel As Fair
VIENNA (AP) — OPEC's secretary general says oil prices could rise by about $25 from their present levels without threatening the world economy.
Crude prices have dropped steeply in recent months with the U.S. benchmark selling Friday at just below $85 a barrel...
Oil Searches For Direction As OPEC Meets
The price of oil is struggling for direction as OPEC ministers debate how much oil to produce while global economic growth is slowing.
Benchmark crude rose 10 cents to $82.72 per barrel Thursday in New York. Brent crude fell 24 cents to $96...
Merkel, Opposition Negotiating EU Growth Policy
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding talks with the country's opposition leaders to forge a compromise on proposals for a European growth initiative.
Her center-right government needs the support of opposition parties to secure a two-thirds majority for the EU's ne…
Euro Falls As World Finance Leaders Discuss Europe
NEW YORK (AP) — The euro is falling against the dollar as leaders from the world's seven wealthiest nations discuss solutions to Europe's ongoing debt crisis.
The euro fell to $1.2435 in afternoon trading from $1.2494 late Monday.
Finance ministers and central bank presidents from the United States, J…

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