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Iran, North Korea sign technology agreement

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran and North Korea signed a scientific and technological cooperation agreement Saturday, bringing the two nations deeply at odds with the U.S. closer together....

EU probe delves into heart of Google's business

BRUSSELS (AP) -- European regulators are tackling a puzzle that could shift the balance of power on the Internet: Is Google stifling competition by juicing its search results to favor its services over its rivals?...

EU launches antitrust probe into Google searches

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's competition watchdog will investigate whether Google Inc. has abused its dominant position in the online search market - the first major probe into the online giant's business practices....

EU launches antitrust probe into Google searches

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's competition watchdog will investigate whether Google Inc. has abused its dominant position in the online search market - the first major probe into the online giant's business practices....

SKorea to make islands near NKorea fortresses

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's president vowed Tuesday to turn five islands along the tense border with North Korea into "military fortresses" with jobs for permanent civilian communities, including those destroyed in a North Korean artillery attack....

Wikileaks: Karzai pardoned drug dealers

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A secret diplomatic cable released Tuesday by WikiLeaks says Afghan President Hamid Karzai freed dangerous detainees and pardoned suspected drug dealers because they had connections to powerful figures....

Wikileaks: Karzai pardoned drug dealers

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A secret diplomatic cable released Tuesday by WikiLeaks says Afghan President Hamid Karzai freed dangerous detainees and pardoned suspected drug dealers because they had connections to powerful figures....

WikiLeaks shows Netanyahu supports land swaps

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A throwaway line in the mountain of Wikileaks memos may hold the key to a major riddle: Is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to go the distance for peace with the Palestinians?...

Ireland's young face familiar choice: Stay or go?

DUBLIN (AP) -- Carrying cardboard boxes groaning with crockery and clothes, Kylee O'Brien clears a space at her makeshift market stall and lays out her wares - trappings of a life in Ireland brought to an abrupt end by the country's economic crisis....

Leaks: China knows less about NKorea than thought

BEIJING (AP) -- China knows less about and has less influence over its close ally North Korea than is usually presumed and is likely to eventually accept a reunified peninsula under South Korean rule, according to U.S. diplomatic files leaked to the WikiLeaks website....

Blast rocks Kyrgyz capital wounding 2 police

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) -- A blast rocked the center of Kyrgyzstan's capital Tuesday ahead of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, slightly wounding two police officers, a day after security forces battled Islamic militants in a restive southern city....

Koreas' sea border area seen as a recipe for war

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) -- The view from this South Korean island takes in the undulating hills of North Korea just seven miles (11.25 kilometers) away and the seafood-rich waters all around - a region of such economic and strategic importance to both countries that one expert calls it a recipe for war....

A compilation of reactions to the WikiLeaks cables

The release of confidential classified State Department documents by the group WikiLeaks has aroused sharp reaction around the globe. Here is a sampling of what some world leaders were saying Monday....

Fiji Water reverses plans to quit Fiji Islands

SUVA, Fiji (AP) -- Fiji Water reopened its operations in the South Pacific nation of Fiji on Wednesday - just two days after closing its bottling plant and laying off 400 workers in a row over a major government tax increase....

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