CATANIA, Italy/LUXEMBOURG - The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought ashore of as many as 900 people feared killed in the deadliest known shipwreck of migrants trying to reach Europe. | Video
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BEIJING - Industrial and Commerical Bank of China (ICBC), the world's biggest lender by assets, said on Tuesday it has agreed to provide $4.3 billion in financing for energy and electricity projects in Pakistan. | Video
LUENEBURG, Germany - A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz goes on trial in Germany on Tuesday, accused by prosecutors of being an accessory in the murder of 300,000 people, even though he was not involved in any actual killing at the notorious Nazi death camp.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Monday demanded all parties to the Syrian civil war allow humanitarian aid to reach without obstruction the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus, a site that Islamist militants had recently seized.
NEW YORK - The New York Times won two prestigious Pulitzer prizes on Monday for coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, described by the Pulitzer board as courageous and vivid journalism that engaged the public and held authorities accountable. | Video
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama met for more than an hour with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Monday and discussed the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Libya, and the United Arab Emirates' need for military equipment, the White House said. | Video
* Nikkei up 0.8 percent * Investors seek automakers, electronic manufacturers ahead of earnings announcements * China's stimulus calms slowdown worries By Thomas Wilson TOKYO, Apr 21 - Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday morning as growing hopes for strong corporate earnings drove up exporters such as Toyota Motor and Panasonic Corp. The Nikkei benchmark added 0.8 percent to 19,796.72 by 0203 GMT, moving clear of a two week low hit on Monday. Market analysts sa