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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday Oct. 26, 2017, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont makes a statement at the Palau Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain. According to the office of a Catalan member of the European Parliament, it is confirmed Monday Oct. 30, 2017, that ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has arrived in Brussels.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, FILE)
October 31, 2017 - 4:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European officials say Catalonia's ousted regional president will give a news conference in Brussels as speculation mounts as to whether he will request political asylum in Belgium. Carles Puigdemont arrived in Brussels on Monday, the same day that Spanish prosecutors announced they...
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In this Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, photo, Jihad Azour, International Monetary Fund Director of the Middle East and Central Asia talks with the Associated Press reporter at the Dubai International Financial Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
October 31, 2017 - 4:34 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's oil producers are bracing for continued pressure from lower oil prices, with the International Monetary Fund projecting cumulative budget deficits of $320 billion over the next five years, according to a new report released on Tuesday...
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This Oct. 30, 2017, photo shows Gangneung Ice Arena at Gangneung Olympic Park in Gangneung, South Korea. South Korea's sleepy skiing destination of Pyeongchang is finally looking like a Winter Olympics host city after more than a decade of work, two failed bids, and chapters of controversy over venue locations, construction delays and costs. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 31, 2017 - 4:20 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's sleepy skiing destination of Pyeongchang is finally looking like a Winter Olympics host city after more than a decade of work, two failed bids, and chapters of controversy over venue locations, construction delays and costs. With a little more than...
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People gather in front of the apartment where police found dismembered bodies in coolers in Zama city, southwest of Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. A police spokesman said Tuesday the 27-year-old suspect confessed to cutting up the bodies and hiding them in cold-storage cases, covered with cat litter. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 4:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo police have arrested a man after finding "multiple" dismembered bodies in coolers in his apartment in a city southwest of the capital. The 27-year-old suspect, Takahiro Shiraishi, confessed to cutting up the bodies after killing the victims and hiding them in cold-storage cases...
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FILE - This combination of the file photos show Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, on Oct 25, 2017 in Beijing and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 21, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. South Korean senior presidential official told a televised briefing Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 that President Moon and Xi will talk on the sidelines of an annual regional forum in Vietnam next week. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Richard Drew, File)
October 31, 2017 - 4:17 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and China will push to normalize their ties badly strained over the deployment of a contentious U.S. missile defense system in the South, both countries announced Tuesday, with Seoul saying their leaders are set to hold summit talks next week. South Korea...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, visitors walk past a logo of Sony at Sony Building in Tokyo. Sony Corp. is reporting its fiscal second quarter profit zoomed by 26-fold from the same period last year, boosted by the success of its image sensors, game products and the latest "Spider-Man" movie. Tokyo-based Sony, which makes Bravia TVs, PlayStation 4 video-game consoles and Wyclef Jean recordings, reported Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, a July-September profit of 130.9 billion yen ($1.2 billion), up from 4.8 billion yen reported last year. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
October 31, 2017 - 3:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported Tuesday that its fiscal second quarter profit zoomed by 26-fold from the same period last year, boosted by the success of its image sensors, game products and the latest "Spider-Man" movie. Tokyo-based Sony, which makes Bravia TVs, PlayStation 4 video-game consoles...
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October 31, 2017 - 2:33 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Bank of Japan opted to keep its ultra-loose monetary regime intact Tuesday, but cut its outlook for inflation, saying that growth is not yet doing enough to push wages higher or fire up consumer demand. In this fiscal year, ending next March, the central bank expects the economy to...
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October 31, 2017 - 1:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature is considering a bill mandating prison sentences of up to three years for disrespecting the national anthem, amid rising nationalist appeals from the ruling Communist Party under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. The move reported Tuesday by state media...
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People gather in front of the apartment where police found dismembered bodies in coolers in Zama city, southwest of Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. A police spokesman said Tuesday the 27-year-old suspect confessed to cutting up the bodies and hiding them in cold-storage cases, covered with cat litter. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 1:43 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo police have arrested a man after finding "multiple" dismembered bodies in coolers in his apartment in a city southwest of the capital. The 27-year-old suspect, Takahiro Shiraishi, confessed to cutting up the bodies and hiding them in cold-storage cases, covered with cat litter, a...
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October 31, 2017 - 12:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature is considering a bill mandating prison sentences of up to three years for disrespecting the national anthem. The move comes amid rising nationalist appeals from the Communist Party under President Xi Jinping, who has made realizing the "Chinese Dream" of a...
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