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China's trade shrinks in sign of economic weakness

BEIJING (AP) — China's trade contracted in March by an unexpectedly wide margin, adding to expectations that Beijing will launch new stimulus to shore up weakening growth in the world's second-largest economy.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015

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Anticipation builds for Obama-Castro meeting in Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Generations of isolation between the U.S. and Cuba were poised to fade away Saturday as their presidents prepare to sit down together for the first time since the height of the Cold War.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 April 2015

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Exhibition honors Polish couple who saved Jews at Warsaw zoo

 

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — It was World War II, Warsaw was under German occupation, and the wife of the director of the Warsaw zoo spotted Nazis approaching the white stucco villa that she and her family inhabited on the zoo grounds.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 April 2015

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Official says gunmen kill 20 at Pakistan dam project

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen in restive southwestern Pakistan shot and killed at least 20 workers early Saturday at a dam construction site, the deadliest recent attack targeting civilians in a region facing a low-level insurgency, authorities said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 April 2015

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Police: DC man spent 48th birthday on a crime spree

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ronald Anderson spent his 48th birthday going on a crime spree in Washington and Maryland, police say.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 April 2015

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Illinois hamlet to assess what's left after tornado kills 2

FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois residents whose rural hamlet was nearly leveled by a deadly twister may get to return to their homes Saturday to assess the damage from the storm that killed two women who shared a friendship, favors and the same neighborhood.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 April 2015

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Survivors, veterans recall Buchenwald horror 70 years on

WEIMAR, Germany (AP) — Buchenwald survivor Henry Oster recalls thinking that a fellow inmate had "lost his sense of reality" when he said 70 years ago Saturday that the concentration camp was being liberated, bringing an end to the long ordeal of the 21,000 surviving prisoners.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 April 2015

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Obama, Castro to meet Saturday amid bid to restore Cuba ties

PANAMA CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro plan their first substantial, in-person discussion Saturday, a historic encounter as they work to restore diplomatic ties after more than half a century of estrangement between their countries.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015

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