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Hollywood 'Godzilla' finally stomps home to Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Tokyo is rolling out the red carpet for Hollywood's "Godzilla" remake although the nation that gave birth to the fire-breathing monster is seeing the latest movie after it opened everywhere else.... 7/10/2014 7:05 AM

Israel escalates aerial offensive on Gaza
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported 16 people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.... 7/10/2014 6:45 AM

Ally: Germany's Merkel not amused by US spy cases
BERLIN (AP) -- A close ally of Angela Merkel says the German Chancellor is "not amused" by the latest reported cases of U.S. spying in Germany.... 7/10/2014 6:42 AM

Cambodia to build memorial at genocide museum
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia is building a memorial at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to remember at least 12,000 people tortured and killed there during the radical Khmer Rouge regime.... 7/10/2014 6:39 AM

5 Myanmar journalists jailed 10 years
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Four reporters and the chief executive officer of a magazine in Myanmar have been sentenced to 10 years at hard labor in prison on a national security charge for investigative stories about a weapons factory.... 7/10/2014 6:18 AM

South Korea cuts growth outlook on ferry disaster
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's central bank said economic growth will be slower than expected this year because consumer spending has waned following a deadly ferry sinking.... 7/10/2014 6:15 AM

Vatican casts doubt on papal World Cup party
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican says it is unlikely that Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, would get together to watch their home teams in the World Cup final on Sunday.... 7/10/2014 6:14 AM

Indonesia deadlock: court may decide new president
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A day after Indonesia's presidential elections failed to produce a clear winner, Jakarta's police chief promised to prevent violence by cracking down on anyone celebrating prematurely. With both candidates continuing to claim victory, the next leader of the world's third-largest democracy could be decided in court.... 7/10/2014 6:05 AM

Samsung faces fresh child labor claim in China
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.... 7/10/2014 5:59 AM

UK gov't to push through data snooping measures
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Thursday to rush through fresh measures to give police and spy agencies the power to scoop up mobile phone and internet data.... 7/10/2014 5:31 AM

Kerry cites frank cyberhacking talks with China
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that the United States and China had a frank exchange on the issue of cyberhacking during this week's "Strategic and Economic Dialogue" in Beijing.... 7/10/2014 5:25 AM

More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected
LONDON (AP) -- More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.... 7/10/2014 5:24 AM

Malaysia PM chides lawmaker for saluting Hitler
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday chided a ruling party lawmaker for tweeting a salute to Adolf Hitler while praising Germany for making it to the World Cup final.... 7/10/2014 5:24 AM

Iraq's Kurds say will boycott Cabinet meetings
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's Kurds on Thursday said their politicians will stay away from Cabinet meetings and called on Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down, blaming him the failure to stop the offensive by Sunni insurgents, in a further sign of the deteriorating relationship between the Shiite leader and the Kurds.... 7/10/2014 7:06 AM

Global stocks mixed, Indonesia up after election
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global markets were mixed Thursday with a slight pickup in China's exports failing to give a lift to European stocks after most Asian indexes closed up. Indonesian stocks surged despite a contested presidential election result.... 7/10/2014 5:18 AM

Turkey calls on Islamic militants to release Turks
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Islamic militants fighting in Iraq to release 49 people seized from the Turkish consulate in Mosul, before the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.... 7/10/2014 5:14 AM

Philippines nabs Taiwanese, Chinese linked to scam
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine police arrested 44 foreigners who allegedly ran an online blackmail syndicate that defrauded victims in China and Taiwan by duping them into believing that their bank accounts have been used by money launderers or terrorists, police said Thursday.... 7/10/2014 5:10 AM

EU court rules against German language tests
BERLIN (AP) -- A European Union court has ruled that Germany can't require the spouses of Turkish immigrants to show basic knowledge of the German language as a condition for being granted a visa.... 7/10/2014 4:55 AM

Apple wins EU court case on store design trademark
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's highest court says Apple's characteristic retail store layout may be registered as a trademark.... 7/10/2014 4:54 AM

India's new government unveils reform budget
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- India's new government introduced a reform-minded budget Thursday, vowing to lift economic growth to rates of 7-8 percent by promoting manufacturing and infrastructure and overhauling populist subsidies.... 7/10/2014 4:24 AM