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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 to protest remarks made by embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.... 7/10/2014 5:21 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

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.... 7/10/2014 4:56 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

Israel escalates aerial offensive on Gaza
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, and the Palestinians said a family of eight was killed in a strike that destroyed their home. Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.... 7/10/2014 4:29 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

2 gored in 4th bull-run of Spain's San Fermin
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- A fighting bull gored two Spaniards and tossed several others into the air in a frantic fourth running of the bulls Thursday at Spain's San Fermin festival in Pamplona.... 7/10/2014 4:13 AM

Germany vs Argentina: How they compare
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world's biggest stage.... 7/10/2014 3:39 AM

Chinese man abducted in Malaysia freed
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese citizen kidnapped in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah a month ago has been freed, the official Xinhua News Agency and a Malaysian newspaper reported Thursday.... 7/10/2014 3:32 AM

Cairo cinema gives Egypt home for alternative film
CAIRO (AP) -- Squeezed in between auto parts shops and cafes off the crowded avenues of downtown Cairo, no blaring marquee announces this cinema. Instead look for a small blue doorway, marked by a discrete neon calligraphy sign and sometimes an old Peugeot parked across the street playing films projected onto its windshield.... 7/10/2014 3:30 AM

WHO: Basic hygiene can help prevent MERS spread
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A World Health Organization official on Thursday urged millions of Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East respiratory syndrome.... 7/10/2014 3:22 AM

What now for Indonesia after poll dispute?
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and former army general Prabowo Subianto are both claiming victory in Indonesia's presidential election based on unofficial "quick counts," raising the specter of prolonged political instability in Southeast Asia's largest economy.... 7/10/2014 2:49 AM

Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility
TOKYO (AP) -- Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there's an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel good solar energy industry.... 7/10/2014 2:45 AM