Kenya president meets South Korean president for trade talks
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Kenya president meets South Korean president for trade talks

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye met Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday and discussed the trade imbalance between the two countries on the second day of her three-day visit to Kenya. Park is in Kenya, East Africa’s largest economy, to improve trade between the two nations which currently favors South Korea. Kenya … Continue reading

Economy focus of S. African nation speech, despite heckling
Africa / International News

Economy focus of S. African nation speech, despite heckling

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s struggling economy was the focus point of the president’s state-of-the-nation address on Thursday Feb. 11, which went ahead despite disruptions and heckling from opposition politicians. President Jacob Zuma outlined various steps to help the economy including plans to increase investment and grow small businesses. Zuma also announced plans to cut … Continue reading

Philippine leader welcomes Japan’s emperor as ties blossom
Asia / Politics

Philippine leader welcomes Japan’s emperor as ties blossom

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III gave a red-carpet welcome to Japan’s emperor Wednesday in a sign of blossoming ties between the two nations, both mired in territorial disputes with China, while further moving past painful memories of Japan’s World War II aggression. Aquino and Emperor Akihito held talks at Manila’s Malacanang … Continue reading

Clinton’s mixing of 9/11 and Wall Street raises ire
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Clinton’s mixing of 9/11 and Wall Street raises ire

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her campaign contributions from Wall Street by invoking her work to help the financial sector rebuild after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, raising eyebrows among her Democratic challengers and Republicans alike. During Saturday’s second Democratic debate, Clinton was put on the defensive by rival Vermont Sen. … Continue reading

Bomb may have downed Russian jet, US, UK officials say
Business / International News / U.S. News

Bomb may have downed Russian jet, US, UK officials say

LONDON (AP) — British and U.S. officials said Wednesday they have information suggesting the Russian jetliner that crashed in the Egyptian desert may have been brought down by a bomb, and Britain said it was suspending flights to and from the Sinai Peninsula as a precaution. Intercepted communications played a role in the tentative conclusion … Continue reading

Japanese stocks rise
Business

Japanese stocks rise

HONG KONG (AP) — Japanese stocks rose Wednesday as investors bet on another shot of stimulus from the country’s central bank while other Asian benchmarks slipped ahead of U.S. growth figures and the Fed’s latest policy decision. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.6 percent to 18,884.33 while South Korea’s Kospi slipped 0.4 percent … Continue reading