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March 01, 2018 - 2:33 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish law that makes it a crime to accuse the Polish nation of crimes that were committed by Nazi Germany took effect on Thursday, part of a larger effort by the nationalist authorities to harness history for its larger purpose of defending the country's honor and pride...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday as sentiments got dragged down by a slide on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 01, 2018 - 2:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday as sentiments got initially dragged down by a slide on Wall Street, but Chinese benchmarks later recovered on optimism for growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.6 percent to finish at 21,724.47. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.7...
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March 01, 2018 - 2:05 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A top Australian diplomat told a Senate committee Thursday that the bilateral relationship with China was going through "complex and difficult issues," but rejected a media report of a diplomatic deep freeze. Frances Adamson, secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs...
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March 01, 2018 - 1:59 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish law that criminalizes accusing the Polish nation of crimes that were committed by Nazi Germany has taken effect. The law has sparked a crisis with Israel, where officials fear its true aim is to repress research on Poles who killed Jews during World War II, something...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2017 file photo, delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, and members of the Politburo Standing Committee arrive for a plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Businesspeople are looking to China's ceremonial legislature for assurance President Xi Jinping is speeding up reforms aimed at making the cooling economy more productive as he prepares the country for a return to one-man rule. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
March 01, 2018 - 1:30 am
BEIJING (AP) — Businesspeople are looking to China's ceremonial legislature for assurance President Xi Jinping is speeding up reforms aimed at making the cooling economy more productive as he prepares the country for a return to one-man rule. Next week's annual session of the National People's...
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Ailing radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, center, arrives for medical treatment at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Bashir who was the spiritual leader of the Bali bombers and the force behind a jihadist training camp in 2010 has been transferred from prison to the hospital. The octogenarian cleric suffers from a host of medical problem including chronically weak blood circulation. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
March 01, 2018 - 1:20 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A radical Islamic cleric who was the spiritual leader of the Bali bombers and a force behind a jihadist training camp raided in 2010 has been transferred from prison to a Jakarta hospital. Guarded by four paramilitary police officers, the ailing white-bearded Abu Bakar...
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March 01, 2018 - 12:09 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A radical Islamic cleric who was the spiritual leader of the Bali bombers and a force behind a jihadist training camp raided in 2010 has been transferred from prison to a Jakarta hospital. Guarded by four paramilitary police officers, the ailing Abu Bakar Bashir arrived at...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday as sentiments got dragged down by a slide on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 28, 2018 - 10:24 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday as sentiments got dragged down by a slide on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.6 percent in early trading to 21,726.26. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.9 percent to 5,962.90. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.4 percent...
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Law Enforcement Minister Angus Taylor comments in Canberra, Thursday, March 1, 2018, about the large number of weapons that were surrendered in the first nationwide amnesty since 1996. An Australian government report says more than 57,000 illegal firearms including a rocket launcher and machine guns have been handed in during a recent amnesty in which gun owners have been allowed to surrender such weapons without penalty. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
February 28, 2018 - 10:15 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 57,000 illegal firearms including a rocket launcher and machine guns were handed in during a recent Australian amnesty in which gun owners could surrender such weapons without penalty. The government and some gun policy analysts were surprised by the large...
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FILE- This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 28, 2018 - 9:52 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday as sentiments got dragged down by a slide on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.6 percent in early trading to 21,726.26. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.9 percent to 5,962.90. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.4 percent...
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