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  • China arrests US aid work in N Korean border town

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — The lawyer for a Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near the North Korean border says his client has been arrested. The arrest suggests that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the region. Shanghai-based lawyer...

  • Smashing Pumpkins' Corgan looks ahead, not back

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The Smashing Pumpkins are dead. Long live the Smashing Pumpkins. It's fair to say lead singer Billy Corgan has an ambivalent relationship with his band — as well as with the music industry, the media, fellow musicians and his fans. "People say, 'Are you going to break...

  • Belarus slaps 30 percent fee at currency exchanges

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus has imposed a 30 percent fee on any currency exchange transactions in an effort to contain any panic that has spilled over from neighboring Russia. The Belarusian National Bank announced Friday that it was mandating the fee for both businesses and...

  • Hungary is new hot spot on migrant route into EU

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — With the Mediterranean Sea becoming too treacherous and other routes blocked by barbed-wire fences, would-be migrants are taking a new route into the Europe Union: through Hungary. Coming from as far away as Afghanistan and Syria and as near as Kosovo and...

  • Trade between China and Mozambique nears $3 billion

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Trade between China and Mozambique increased to nearly $3 billion this year, said China's ambassador. Trade between the world's second largest economy and the poor southern African nation rose from $1.64 billion in 2013 to $2.94 billion between January and...

  • Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when they scrambled to safety, an official said. Mount Gamalama on Ternate island in North Maluku province shot...

  • FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Sepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report in the bidding process. At a FIFA executive committee meeting in Morocco, Blatter says "we will not revisit the 2018...

  • Russia to seek 10 years in prison for opposition activist

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that an opposition activist be imprisoned for 10 years on allegations of fraud. In their closing arguments in a Moscow courthouse, prosecutors asked a judge to convict Alexei Navalny and imprison him for nine years, with an...

  • Turkish court orders custody for 4 following raids

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish news reports say a court has ordered the formal arrest of four people detained in recent raids on a newspaper and a television station affiliated with the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a one-time ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turned foe....

  • UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Liberia on its efforts to combat Ebola on Friday during his second visit here since the start of the outbreak that now has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. "We have reasons to be cautiously...

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