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Wal-Mart needs to grow overseas, and China's the big prize
SHENZHEN, China (AP) -- Zhong Guoyan sifted through piles of fish at a Wal-Mart in Shenzhen, one of China's largest cities. She studied the fins, to make sure they were bright red and firm. She peered at the eyeballs - were they bulging?...
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Wal-Mart's Sam's Club: A bright spot in China
SHENZHEN, China (AP) -- Wal-Mart's Sam's Club took a gamble in China almost two years ago. It changed the way it sells meat and fish, putting them in packages instead of letting Chinese shoppers physically inspect cuts of meat or live fish in tanks the way they're used to....
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In China, Wal-Mart meets its match: Sun Art Retail Group
At the store in Shanghai, signs promote "everyday low prices," along with temporary promotions - similar to what Wal-Mart does....
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Iraqi forces in Fallujah repel IS attack in city's south
CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city's south on Tuesday, a day after first moving into the southern edges of the militant-held city with the help of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes....
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Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find themselves deep in debt....
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Afghan officials: Taliban attack buses, kill 9, abduct 35
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked several buses on a road in the country's north, killing nine people and abducting at least 35....
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Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California
BEIJING (AP) -- A former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud in Taiwan has died in a car accident in California, the island's foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday. He had been hiding for years in the United States....
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UN: 880 killed in Mediterranean shipwrecks over last week
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. refugee agency says survivors' accounts indicate that shipwrecks and capsized boats have claimed at least 880 lives over the last week in the Mediterranean....
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Ex-Miss Turkey gets suspended sentence for insulting Erdogan
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A court on Tuesday convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and sentenced her to a 14-month suspended sentence, amid deepening concerns that the country is swaying toward an increasingly authoritarian form of rule....
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Polish justice minister revives Polanski extradition drive
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's justice minister on Tuesday revived an effort to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S., where he is wanted in a nearly 40-year-old case involving sex with a minor....
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