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  • WORLD

    Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

    As trade negotiators struggled to overcome their differences, President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and urged the U.S. and Japan to take bold steps to complete an agreement that is key to his agenda in the region.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

    China plans to revoke two crucial publication licenses for Sina.com, which might partially ban the web giant's operations, because obscene content was found during an anti-pornography crackdown, state media said Thursday.

  • WORLD

    Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations.

  • NATIONAL POLITICS

    Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

    Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season fell flat Thursday as major expedition companies canceled their climbs and many Sherpas quit the mountain after an avalanche killed 16 of their fellow guides last week.

  • WORLD

    Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 25

    Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 25 people and wounding scores of others, opposition activists said.

  • WORLD

    Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis ...

  • WORLD

    Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

    The Israeli government on Thursday cut off Mideast peace talks and threatened to impose new sanctions against the Palestinians in response to a unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions, pushing an embattled U.S. peace initiative to the brink of collapse.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.

  • WORLD

    Army: Airstrikes in Pakistan tribal region kill 37

    Pakistani warplanes attacked insurgent hideouts in the tribal region near the Afghan border, killing 37 suspected militants and wounding 18, army officials said Thursday, as authorities hold peace negotiations with the Taliban.

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