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F1 boss Ecclestone goes on trial in bribery case

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday on bribery charges that could lead to a prison term of up to 10 years if he is convicted.

Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer.

Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bid

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A Syrian lawmaker registered as a candidate Wednesday for the country's June 3 presidential election, becoming the first official contender in a vote that will take place during the country's civil war and one that embattled President Bashar Assad likely will win.

Lebanese lawmakers vote, fail to elect president

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Lebanon's Parliament has held a round of voting but failed to elect a new head of state in its first try before President Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on May 25.

Europe recovery shows signs of strengthening

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A closely watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.

Thai activist who opposed lese majeste law killed

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A pro-government activist who opposed a law punishing critics of Thailand's monarchy was fatally shot Wednesday in the capital, police said.

Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere.

Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane.

China says quality of its groundwater has worsened

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Nearly 60 percent of the groundwater at sites monitored throughout China is of poor or extremely poor quality, with excessive amounts of pollutants, according to an annual report by the Ministry of Land and Resources.

Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

France wants to deter youths from joining the ranks of Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to protect the nation from battle-hardened returnees.

HK, Philippines compromise over tourist deaths

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Hong Kong and the Philippines reached a compromise Wednesday over Hong Kong's demands for an apology for the families of eight tourists killed in a bungled response to a 2010 Manila hostage-taking that soured relations.

Greek milestone helps Europe put crisis in past

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Europe's debt crisis is receding farther behind in the rear view mirror.

Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue in the search for the missing Malaysian plane.

Blair: Radicalized Islam a growing threat

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said Wednesday, in a speech that included a call to support Egypt's military government against its Muslim Brotherhood opponents.

UN heads say Syria aid needs 'largely unanswered'

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The directors of five United Nations agencies that provide humanitarian aid to Syria say their appeal for $6.5 billion in emergency funding for 2014 has been mostly ignored.

Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008.

Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a campaign of violence since last summer's ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Afghan election commission delays vote results

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Afghanistan's election commission delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits, officials said Wednesday, a development that adds to the confusion surrounding the balloting to replace President Hamid Karzai.

Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships.