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HRW: 'Men only' job ads show ongoing discrimination in China

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:34am

One job ad for Chinese high-speed train conductors called for candidates who were "fashionable and beautiful." Another ad targeting men for a job in a Chinese internet company included photos of a female employee pole-dancing.

Qatar denies UAE, Bahrain allegation over military jets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:32am

Qatar is denying an allegation by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain that it sent military fighter jets dangerously close to an Emirati commercial airliner.

Bloomberg gives $4.5M to UN climate body, softening US cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:16am

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $4.5 million to the United Nations body that oversees climate change negotiations.

Eurozone interest rates could stay frozen well into 2019

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:13am

When will the European Central Bank join the U.S. Federal Reserve and start raising interest rates? This much is clear: It won't be soon.

Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:03am

Major Japanese construction company Shimizu Corp. has developed robots that can weld, lift and bolt for use at building sites.

Korean Air heiresses to resign as smuggle probe widens

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:27am

Korean Air Lines said Monday that two daughters of its chairman will resign from their executive positions amid mounting public criticism over the women's behavior and allegations that the family engaged in smuggling.

Man arrested over Mont-Saint-Michel incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:13am

France's national police say a 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to attack security services at one of the country's most-visited tourist sites.

Brands say Alibaba punished them for refusing exclusivity

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:13am

It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba's Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giant's massive reach.

Report: Iran officially bans use of cryptocurrencies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:24am

An Iranian newspaper says the country's Central Bank has officially banned the use of cryptocurrencies in financial transactions in order to "prevent crimes such as money laundering and terrorism."

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:54pm

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

In Denver, trying to put a price on the value of a newspaper

Nicholas Riccardi and Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:37pm

Across the street from the Colorado Capitol rises an 11-story building emblazoned with The Denver Post's logo. No reporters work out of the building any more, only executives of Digital First Media, whose cuts at the Post triggered an unusual plea from the paper's own editorial page to be sold to another owner.

Kuwait says overnight fire at onshore oil rig now contained

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:02pm

Kuwait's state-run oil company says it has contained a fire at an onshore oil rig in the country's southwestern oilfields.

It's time for Trump's doctor to be examined, for VA chief

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:59pm

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson was tending to grievously injured military personnel in Iraq when he was summoned to Washington to interview for a job he barely knew existed. He didn't see a way to get there.

Idaho Democratic candidates vary slightly in debate

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:28pm

Idaho's Democratic gubernatorial candidates on Sunday spent most of their first televised debate in overall agreement when discussing the state's biggest issues surrounding education, health care and taxes.

Survey: Economists' outlook is sunny but not due to tax cuts

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:12pm

America's business economists are sketching a bright picture for the coming months, with a survey finding that more of their companies foresee rising sales and expect to continue hiring and raising pay.

Survey: Economists' outlook is sunny but not due to tax cuts

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:03pm

America's business economists are sketching a bright picture for the coming months, with a survey finding that more of their companies foresee rising sales and expect to continue hiring and raising pay.

Hundreds mourn New Mexico woman killed in Southwest flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:59pm

Family and friends gathered Sunday to mourn an Albuquerque bank executive who died after the Southwest Airlines plane she was on blew an engine in midair.

Shanghai gets automated bank with VR, robots, face scanning

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:38pm

Missed paying dues on your Communist Party membership? There's a bank for that - and it's fully automated.

At war with Alibaba: Top brands fight China e-commerce giant

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:24pm

The rivalry is so notorious it's been called the "great cat-and-dog war." On one side towers Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China's e-commerce market leader, embodied by the black cat mascot of its Tmall platform. On the other is JD.com Inc., a fast-growing upstart represented by its white dog logo.