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Protests spread across U.S., more troops deployed in Ferguson

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Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police clear protest site

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police cleared activists from one of the largest protest sites in the city on Wednesday and arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the student leaders at the heart of the pro-democracy movement that has shaken the Asian financial hub.

5:56am GMT

Insight - Europe feels sting in the tail of Russia sanctions

BRUSSELS - At a technology fair in Moscow last month, European executives faced the new reality of doing business in Russia since the West imposed sanctions: the number of companies at the international showcase had shrunk by half from a year ago.

World, Special Reports 6:18am GMT

China considers suing 'economic fugitives' in the U.S., official says

BEIJING - China is considering suing people suspected of committing economic crimes who have fled to the United States and elsewhere with billions of dollars, an unusual step in a widening anti-graft campaign, a senior official said on Wednesday.

5:53am GMT

Myanmar political leaders to hold talks on amending constitution

YANGON - Myanmar's parliament has unanimously endorsed talks between the country’s top political leaders on amending a military-drafted constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from being president, a parliamentarian from her party said.

2:53am GMT

British banks' rotten culture will take generation to fix - think tank

LONDON - Bad behaviour that has cost British banks 38.5 billion pounds in fines and compensation over the past 15 years will take a generation to fix, an independent think tank said on Tuesday.

UK, Tennis 12:07am GMT

Australia working on new drift modelling for MH370 wreckage

SYDNEY - Australia is working on new drift modelling to expand the geographical area in which wreckage from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 may come ashore, the Australian search coordinator said on Wednesday.

Argentina president, back after sick leave, vows to fight hedge funds

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez returned to the public stage in fighting form on Tuesday after a 3-week break due to an infection, declaring in a speech to businessmen she would not be held ransom by hedge funds suing the country.

2:39am GMT

China, Mexico officials meet, no mention of scrapped rail deal

SHANGHAI - China and Mexico's transport ministers have met to discuss future cooperation in transport infrastructure, according to a statement from the Chinese ministry, which mentioned no talk of a recently scrapped $3.75 billion (2.3 billion pounds) high-speed rail deal.

3:21am GMT

Domestic pressures in U.S., Iran threaten slow-moving nuclear talks

VIENNA/WASHINGTON - A seven-month extension in talks between world powers and Iran on a deal to curb its nuclear programe emboldened critics in Washington and Tehran, threatening to undermine further talks.

1:22am GMT
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