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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

Korean Air jet has apparent engine fire at Tokyo airport
TOKYO (AP) -- Firefighters battled an apparent engine fire Friday on a Korean Air jet on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. All the passengers and crew were evacuated unharmed, Japanese media reported.... 5/27/2016 4:22 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

The Latest: G-7 group meets with developing country leaders
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 3:53 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

Asian stocks mostly higher ahead of Yellen talk, US data
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher 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 3:18 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

GM recalls 2.2 million cars in China
BEIJING (AP) -- General Motors Co.'s main Chinese joint venture is recalling 2.2 million cars to deal with insufficient corrosion resistance on crankcase valves.... 5/27/2016 1:48 AM

Obama ready to face historic, haunted ground of Hiroshima
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Convinced that the time for this moment is right at last, President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima.... 5/27/2016 1:45 AM

Group of Seven leaders say extremism, terrorist attacks, refugee flows threaten world orde...
ISE, Japan (AP) -- Group of Seven leaders say extremism, terrorist attacks, refugee flows threaten world order.... 5/27/2016 1:42 AM

Obama's every gesture will be scrutinized in Hiroshima visit
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Every gesture. Every word uttered or avoided. Every person Barack Obama speaks with, listens to and stands beside in Hiroshima. All of it will help determine the success of a trip with huge potential political and diplomatic pitfalls, both in America and Asia.... 5/27/2016 1:22 AM

Panama initiates process to seek extradition of ex-president
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Panama's top court has initiated a process to seek the extradition of former President Ricardo Martinelli from the United States on charges related to illegal wiretaps against dozens of opponents while in office.... 5/27/2016 12:52 AM

Colombia blames rebels for disappearance of journalists
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's government on Thursday blamed the country's second-largest rebel group for the disappearance of three journalists in a lawless border region.... 5/27/2016 12:31 AM

New US ambassador to Mexico arrives to take up post
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Roberta Jacobson arrived to assume her new role as the United States ambassador to Mexico on Thursday, coming at a time when immigration and Mexican trade have been heated themes in the U.S. presidential campaign.... 5/26/2016 11:26 PM

Chile police say 2 churches burned in Mapuche conflict zone
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Two Roman Catholic churches were burned in a southern region that the Mapuche indigenous group claims as its ancestral territory, police said Thursday.... 5/26/2016 11:06 PM

Militants shut down Chevron's Escravos, onshore in Nigeria
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- Militants bombed a pipeline feeding electricity to Chevron's Escravos terminal Thursday, shutting down the U.S.-based oil major's onshore operations in Nigeria, the attackers and residents said.... 5/26/2016 10:56 PM

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