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How Alibaba won _ and lost _ a friend in Washington
SHANGHAI (AP) -- In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying that its websites served as a 24-hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted.... 5/27/2016 6:42 AM

3 Cambodian commandos jailed for attack on legislators
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A Cambodian court on Friday convicted three military commandos of beating up two opposition lawmakers outside the parliament last year, and sentenced them to one year each in prison. The legislators' lawyer called the punishment too lenient.... 5/27/2016 6:35 AM

Tennis pros need a CEO's head on top of strong shoulders
PARIS (AP) -- Two rounds of French Open tennis haven't come close to turning Marco Trungelliti into a millionaire.... 5/27/2016 6:32 AM

West Bank outpost's impending evacuation a test for Israel
AMONA OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) -- The fate of 50 white caravans perched atop a West Bank hill in the Amona settler outpost is emerging as a key test for Benjamin Netanyahu's newly-expanded hard-line government.... 5/27/2016 6:30 AM

Asian stocks edge up as investors await Yellen talk, US data
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stock markets rose modestly Friday as investors maintained a cautiously optimistic outlook while they waited for U.S. economic data and remarks by the Fed chief.... 5/27/2016 6:23 AM

Review condemns Aussie TV show over botched kidnap attempt
SYDNEY (AP) -- The producer behind an Australian television program's involvement in a mother's botched child-snatching operation in Lebanon has lost his job, as the show's founder on Friday dubbed the debacle "the gravest misadventure in the program's history."... 5/27/2016 6:21 AM

Korean Air jet has engine fire in Tokyo, people evacuated
TOKYO (AP) -- An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport Friday, and seven people may have been injured, an official said.... 5/27/2016 6:15 AM

Visitors to Hiroshima memorial reflect on Obama's visit
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Visitors to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Friday had this to say ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit later in the day. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to come to Hiroshima, a city devastated by a U.S.-dropped atomic bomb at the end of World War II.... 5/27/2016 5:49 AM

G-7 leaders express concern over South China Sea, urge peace
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The leaders of the Group of Seven advanced industrial countries are expressing concern over China's increasingly assertive activity in the East and South China seas, renewing their warnings against one-sided attempts to change the situation, and emphasizing the importance of resolving territorial disputes peacefully.... 5/27/2016 5:35 AM

Village where children climb cliffside ladder may get stairs
BEIJING (AP) -- A village in China's mountainous west where schoolchildren must climb an 800-meter (2,625-foot)-high bamboo ladder secured to a sheer cliff face may get a set of steel stairs to improve safety.... 5/27/2016 5:14 AM

The Latest: G-7 wants to close gaps on fighting extremism
ISE, Japan (AP) -- The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):... 5/27/2016 5:03 AM

Final vote on impeachment could come 3 days before Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been upstaged by the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. And it could get worse.... 5/27/2016 4:55 AM

US investigating Chinese steelmakers in trade secrets case
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. regulators are investigating a complaint Chinese steelmakers stole trade secrets from an American competitor and colluded to fix prices.... 5/27/2016 4:37 AM

Australian party leader says some Trump views 'barking mad'
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's opposition leader on Friday described some of the presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's views as "barking mad," breaking a longstanding Australian convention of avoiding taking sides in U.S. political contests.... 5/27/2016 4:21 AM

G7 leaders pledge collective action on sagging global growth
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The leaders of the Group of Seven rich economies pledged Friday to "collectively tackle" major risks to global growth, including direct political threats to the international order from terrorist attacks, violent extremism and refugee flows.... 5/27/2016 4:14 AM

Hot new trend in Cuban ID photos: digital suits and blouses
HAVANA (AP) -- It wasn't yet 10 a.m. but Juan Carlos Espinosa was sweating when he exited his Soviet-era Lada sedan in front of a photo studio in the middle-class Havana neighborhood of 10 de Octubre.... 5/27/2016 4:01 AM

Briton, German dead in boat capsize in Thailand
KOH SAMUI, Thailand (AP) -- Navy divers and other rescuers searched Friday for two foreigners still missing after a speedboat packed with tourists capsized near the popular island resort of Koh Samui that left a British and a German woman dead, officials said.... 5/27/2016 3:56 AM

Elderly elephant named in petition drive dies in Tokyo zoo
TOKYO (AP) -- An elephant that set off a petition drive to move her out of her concrete pen in a small zoo in Japan died Thursday at age 69.... 5/27/2016 3:27 AM

S. Korean navy fires warning shots to repel N. Korean boats
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's navy has fired warning shots to chase away two North Korean ships after they briefly crossed a disputed western sea boundary.... 5/27/2016 2:32 AM

Brazil police hunt for more than 30 suspects in gang rape
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian police say they are hunting for more than 30 men suspected of participating in the gang rape of a 16-year-old over the weekend. The attackers posted pictures and videos of the assault on the unconscious teenager on Twitter.... 5/27/2016 2:29 AM



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