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G-20 summit to be test of forum’s staying power

In this Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 photo released by G20 Australia, South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at Brisbane Airport ahead of the G-20 conference in Brisbane, Australia. The annual G-20 leadership summit that groups democrats with authoritarians and rich nations with...
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Japan GDP data make-or-break for snap election

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, a family chooses a toy for their baby at Tokyo Station in Tokyo. Economists are forecasting the economy grew about 2 percent in the July-September quarter, a weak rebound after contracting 7.1 percent from a year earlier in the...
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Obama gives blunt assessment of reforms in Myanmar

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, with Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi hold their joint news conference at her home in Yangon, Myanmar Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) U.S. President Barack Obama, left, with Myanmar’s opposition...

Italy’s Renzi defies his own allies on Left

FILE – In this Thursday, June 5, 2014 file photo, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi listens to questions from journalists during a media conference at the G7 summit in Brussels. Italy’s dynamo premier works with his sleeves rolled up and often without a tie. But...
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Russia to G-20: We’re here. So are our warships.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott hold a joint press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Mr Cameron addressed a joint sitting of the Australian parliament ahead of the G-20 summit in...
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Ex-coal mine chief joins small club: charged CEOs

FILE – In this May 20, 2010 photo, Massey Energy Company Chief Executive Officer Don Blankenship pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The former CEO who oversaw the West Virginia mine that exploded in 2010, killing 29 people, has been indicted on federal...

Civil rights figure: US divided by race again

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension. “You almost feel like you’re back in the ’60s,” said...
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France, Greece help lift eurozone growth

The Nov. 12, 2014 photo shows a BP refinery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The German economy, Europe’s biggest, returned to modest growth of 0.1 percent in the third quarter — avoiding a technical recession after contracting slightly in the previous three-month period,...
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UN: IS denies food aid to hundreds of thousands

FILE – In this file photo taken Thursday, June 19, 2014, al-Qaeda-inspired militants stand with captured Iraqi army Humvee at a checkpoint outside an oil refinery in Beiji, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. The government forces on Friday, Nov. 14,...
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Eckert seeks out Garcia for World Cup probe talks

FILE – In this Friday, July 27, 2012 file photo, Chairmen of the two chambers of the new FIFA Ethics Committee Michael Garcia, left, from the US and Joachim Eckert, right, from Germany attend a press conference, at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA ethics judge...