U.S. House passes tougher sanctions bill on N. Korea

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U.S. House passes tougher sanctions bill on N. Korea

The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill calling for strengthening financial sanctions on North Korea and holding officials of the totalitarian nation accountable for human rights abuses.The legislation -- H.R. 1771 or the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act -- was unani...

Updated : 2014.07.29 09:36

U.S. history teachers call for greater textbook coverage of Korean War

U.S. high school textbooks should increase their coverage of the Korean War as it is a great way to look at the Cold War, American teachers said Monday, emphasizing the conflict gets too little coverage compared with the Vietnam War."There is a real tangible gap that the Korean War is roug...

Updated : 2014.07.29 09:34

Second American working in Africa infected with Ebola

FREETOWN (AFP) ― Alarm soared in West Africa Monday over the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak yet, with an American doctor and a missionary contracting the disease in Liberia and the death of the first victim from Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian charity, sa...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:22

Calls to leave Libya as violence rages

TRIPOLI (AFP) ― Egypt and several Western states on Sunday urged their citizens to leave Libya amid spiraling violence after two weeks of fighting in the capital Tripoli left 97 people dead.Washington evacuated its embassy staff on Saturday, with Secretary of State John Kerry warning the ...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:03

MH17 military mission ‘unrealistic’

GRABOVE, Ukraine (AFP) ― The Netherlands on Sunday scrapped plans to send an international armed mission to secure the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, fearing a deployment risked being dragged i...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:03

Police remove church’s cross in eastern China

BEIJING (AP) ― Hundreds of police took down a church’s cross in eastern China early Monday amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.Evangelist Qu Linuo, who belongs to another church, said hundreds of police showed up M...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:03

Philippine extremists kill 18 villagers

MANILA (AP) ― Abu Sayyaf gunmen killed at least 18 villagers, including women and children, in a road attack on Monday as the civilians traveled in two vans to visit relatives and celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in the southern Philippines, military officials said...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:03

Italy’s Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

GENOA, Italy (AP) ― The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped.Pulled by tugboats and nudged by winds, the ship was e...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:02

Aruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by U.S.

BOGOTA (AP) ― A former Venezuelan general detained in Aruba on U.S. drug charges was released by the Dutch Caribbean island and sent home Sunday night, authorities said.Venezuela’s government said Hugo Carvajal was flying to Caracas with Deputy Foreign Minister Calixto Ortega. Earlier in...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:02

Sri Lankan asylum-seekers fly to Australian detention center

CANBERRA (AP) ― More than 150 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers who languished on an Australian customs vessel for weeks have been temporarily brought to a detention center on Australia’s mainland where their identities will be determined by Indian officials, a government minister said Monday.Au...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:02

$1.6b gain makes Zuckerberg richer than Google founders

Mark Zuckerberg is now richer than Google Inc. cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The Facebook Inc. chairman added $1.6 billion to his fortune last Friday after the world’s largest social network...

Updated : 2014.07.28 20:49

Apple takeover target Beats sued by Bose

Bose Corp. filed a patent-infringement action seeking to block U.S. imports of noise-canceling headphones made by Beats Electronics LLC, the company being bought by Apple Inc. The Beats Studio and Beats Studio Wireless headphones use technology covered by five patents, Bose said in a compl...

Updated : 2014.07.28 20:49

Asset bubbles could deflate global recovery

PARIS (AFP) ― In a world still struggling to shake off the worst financial crisis for a generation, many economists are worrying that new asset bubbles are already threatening to derail the tepid glo...

Updated : 2014.07.28 20:49

No burgers at some China McDonald’s over food scare

SHANGHAI (AFP) ― McDonald’s outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu after a key U.S. supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat.Authorities in Shanghai just over a week ago shut a plant owned...

Updated : 2014.07.28 20:49

Google triples deal spending to $4.2b in H1

Google Inc. more than tripled spending on acquisitions in the first half of the year to $4.2 billion, as the Internet company ramps up investments to expand its services. The world’s largest online advertiser spent $3.2 billion for thermostat company Nest Labs Inc. in February and an addi...

Updated : 2014.07.28 20:49