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Third American held in North Korea appeals to US for help

Third American held in North Korea appeals to U. S. for help - report

School bombing kills 41 children in Syria

At least 41 Syrian children aged under 12 were killed Wednesday in a double bombing by a lone assailant at a school in the government‑controlled city...

EU, Ukraine plot next move in gas war with Russia

Crisis‑hit Ukraine and the European Union will try on Thursday to forge a joint stance at crunch talks with Russia in the latest gas war with its...



Burgundy to noodle prices rise as weaker yen hurts consumers

The weakening yen is starting to squeeze Japanese consumers as prices rise for everything from Burgundy wine to instant noodles, threatening Prime Minister...

Thailand halts buying crops as junta seeks stockpile sales

Thailand’s junta is changing tack on agricultural policy, saying it will eschew buying farm products directly from growers as state purchases spur...

Indonesian gas-guzzlers may blunt Widodo fuel policy

At the Indonesia International Motor Show last week, car marketer Pankaj Jain didn’t have much cause for worry that an impending fuel‑price...

BofA CEO Brian Moynihan named Chairman as crisis struggles fade

Bank of America Corp. named Chief Executive Officer Brian T. Moynihan chairman of the board after he...