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Myanmar troubles jeopardize a big Obama goal

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- For President Barack Obama, Myanmar's stalled progress on promised political and economic reforms is jeopardizing what was to be a crowning achievement for his foreign policy legacy....

US faces uphill battle in Iraq's Anbar

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The defeat was the most humiliating for the Iraqi military in months....

What US, China agreed to do to limit emissions

The United States and China are pledging to move faster to reduce or limit emissions of heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. China and the U.S. are the world's two largest polluters, and by taking action together, leaders from both countries hope to spur other nations to be equally aggressive as they work to finalize a worldwide climate treaty next year....

Turkish protesters rough up US sailors in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Anti-American protesters shouting "Yankee, go home!" roughed up three U.S. Navy sailors Wednesday in Istanbul near where their warship was docked on an inlet of the Bosphorus Strait in the Black Sea....

Scientists: US-China pact won't slow warming much

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't expect the landmark U.S.-China climate change agreement to nudge the world's rising thermostat downward much on its own, scientists say....

Serb nationalist home after release by UN judges

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj, accused of recruiting notorious paramilitary forces during the bloody 1990s Balkan wars, arrived home to a boisterous welcome Wednesday after U.N. war crimes judges approved his provisional release due to ill health....

Gypsy soccer team wins _ as opponents don't show

DECIN, Czech Republic (AP) -- The Roma Decin football club is having its best season ever, winning six of 10 matches and climbing to fourth in the standings. But the team's mainly Gypsy players have found little to celebrate: They keep winning because their opponents don't turn up....

Banks fined billions for rigging currency markets

LONDON (AP) -- Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients - and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance - regulators said Wednesday, as they fined five banks $3.4 billion....

UN anti-torture panel grills US officials

GENEVA (AP) -- A U.N. panel has begun grilling American officials about the country's compliance with an anti-torture treaty....

UN anti-torture panel grills US officials

GENEVA (AP) -- A U.N. panel began grilling American officials Wednesday over the U.S. government's compliance with a key anti-torture treaty, raising a series of alleged violations since the 9/11 attacks....

A timeline of comet probe's 10-year journey

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) -- The European Space Agency said it landed a spacecraft on a comet Wednesday for the first time ever. The Philae craft pulled off the audacious landing hours after it was released toward the giant ball of dust and ice by the unmanned Rosetta space probe....

A look at forex trading scandal

LONDON (AP) -- Trillions of dollars change hands every day in the global foreign-exchange markets. Major currencies like dollars, euros and yen are traded in a scantly regulated market dominated by a group of elite banks....

Regulators fine global banks in currency probe

LONDON (AP) -- U.S., British and Swiss regulators fined five global banks more than $3 billion for attempting to manipulate foreign exchange markets - the latest penalties for an industry previously criticized for rigging interest rates and for their role in triggering the global financial crisis....

Aid groups in Myanmar trip over links to elite

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Staff hired to work with the U.S. government's aid agency in Myanmar are preparing to move out of their office following revelations their landlord is a notorious former spymaster who oversaw the imprisonment and torture of thousands of pro-democracy activists....

Japan's nuclear cleanup stymied by water woes

TOKYO (AP) -- More than three years into Japan's massive cleanup of the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on the key tasks of dismantling the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods....

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