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China plays up meeting with senior Taiwan figure

02/19/2014 1:15am
Chinese state media devoted blanket coverage Wednesday to a visit by a senior figure in Taiwan's ruling party in a sign of its desire to nudge the self-governing island closer to Beijing.

Shares muted as Japan surge tempered

02/19/2014 2:28am
Shares were lackluster Wednesday as investors waited for major earnings reports and took stock of a torrid start to the year for global markets.

Sri Lanka mulls SAfrican-model truth commission

02/19/2014 4:10am
Sri Lanka's government said Wednesday that it was considering a process similar to South Africa's post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission to heal the wounds of the island nation's decades-long civil war.

China's Dongfeng, French state invest in Peugeot

02/19/2014 6:39am
Loss-making French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen is getting a 3 billion-euro ($4.1 billion) lifeline backed by Chinese investors and the French taxpayers in a deal that will see the company's founding family hand over control after more than two centuries at the helm.

World stocks muted as investors keep eye on Fed

02/19/2014 8:31am
Shares were lackluster Wednesday as investors waited for the release of the minutes to the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting and took stock of a torrid start to the year for global markets.

UN: Sectarian violence threatens Myanmar reforms

02/19/2014 8:50am
The U.N. special investigator on human rights in Myanmar warned Wednesday that sectarian violence could jeopardize the country's democratic reforms if it is not addressed urgently.

Family: Australian missionary held in North Korea

02/19/2014 6:33pm
Australia's prime minister on Thursday urged citizens abroad to obey the laws of foreign countries after an Australian missionary who carried Christian pamphlets was detained in North Korea.