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Chinese kids who climb cliffside ladder home will get stairs

May 27, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — Just to get home from school, they climb 800 meters (more than 2,500 feet) toward the sky — on a ladder made of bamboo and secured to a sheer cliff face. more »»

Stocks edge up as investors await Yellen talk, US data

May 27, 2016

HONG KONG (AP) — Global stock markets rose modestly on Friday as the investment outlook remained uncertain ahead of U.S. economic data and remarks by the head of the Federal Reserv. more »»

Air France workers on trial for assaulting executives

May 27, 2016

BOBIGNY, France (AP) — A French judge postponed a trial Friday against Air France workers accused of tearing the shirts off airline executives in a violent protest, apparently fearing it could... more »»

Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'

May 27, 2016

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to renew attention in his... more »»

Asian stocks edge up as investors await Yellen talk, US data

May 27, 2016

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets rose modestly while European stocks slipped Friday as the investment outlook remained uncertain ahead of U.S. economic data and remarks by the Fed chief. more »»

Abe claims success as G-7 leaders back action on economies

May 27, 2016

SHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed success Friday in winning support for his approach to fighting off a possible economic crisis from fellow leaders of the Group of... more »»

Official: Beacon from Egypt crash detected, search narrows

May 27, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — A French vessel that joined the search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board arrived Friday in the crash area, as Egyptian officials said... more »»

Village where children climb cliffside ladder may get stairs

May 27, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — A village in China's mountainous west where schoolchildren must climb an 800-meter (2,625-foot)-high bamboo ladder secured to a sheer cliff face may get a set of steel stairs to... more »»

Korean Air jet has engine fire in Tokyo, people evacuated

May 27, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport Friday, and seven people may have been injured, an official said. more »»

The Latest: G-7 wants to close gaps on fighting extremism

May 27, 2016

ISE, Japan (AP) — The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):


2 p.m. more »»

G7 leaders pledge collective action on sagging global growth

May 27, 2016

SHIMA, Japan (AP) — The leaders of the Group of Seven rich economies pledged Friday to "collectively tackle" major risks to global growth, including direct political threats to the international... more »»

GM recalls 2.2 million cars in China

May 27, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — General Motors Co.'s main Chinese joint venture is recalling 2.2 million cars to deal with insufficient corrosion resistance on crankcase valve. more »»

Under high security, Jewish pilgrims gather on Tun

May 26, 2016

DJERBA, Tunisia (AP) — Under unprecedented security, the Tunisian island of Djerba hosted an annual Jewish pilgrimage amid raised fears of religious violence after deadly Islamic extremist attack... more »»

Tax fraud police search McDonald's French headquarters

May 26, 2016

PARIS (AP) — French police have searched McDonald's headquarters outside Paris after a probe was opened for alleged aggravated tax fraud and money-laundering against the local branch of the... more »»

At UN climate talks some worry about Brexit, Trump impacts

May 26, 2016

BONN, Germany (AP) — Climate negotiators ended their first talks after last year's landmark Paris Agreement on Thursday with some delegates expressing concern about the potential impact of... more »»

Mister 1,237: North Dakota delegate puts Trump over the top

May 26, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Trandem wanted to be the delegate who would put Donald Trump over the top, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination. more »»



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