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US set to renew, but tweak, sanctions against Myanmar

Barack Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. business lobby says it is high time to drop the remaining U.S. sanctions on Myanmar, but human rights activists and U.S. lawmakers say not so fast. Former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi is now running the government after winning elections. Still, the military continues …

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Chinese bullet train in Venezuela stalls as alliance derails

APTOPIX Venezuela Chinese Blues

ZARAZA, Venezuela (AP) – It was once billed as a model of socialist fraternity: South America’s first high-speed train, powered by Chinese technology, crisscrossing Venezuela to bring development to its backwater plains. Now all but abandoned, it has become a symbol of economic collapse – and a strategic relationship gone …

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Hezbollah: Insurgents killed top military commander in Syria

APTOPIX Mideast Lebanon Hezbollah

BEIRUT (AP) – The top commander of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah was killed in Syria by insurgent shelling, Hezbollah said Saturday, vowing to continue its involvement in Syria’s civil war. Mustafa Badreddine became the highest ranking casualty for Hezbollah since the group joined Syria’s civil four years ago. The group said …

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A look at past killings of Hezbollah figures

Mideast Lebanon Hezbollah

BEIRUT (AP) – Top military commander Mustafa Badreddine, who died in an explosion in Damascus, is the latest of a number of senior figures from the Lebanese Shiite guerrilla group to be killed in past years. In the past, Israel was the prime suspect in any assassinations, but since Hezbollah …

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Why Apple plunked $1 billion into Chinese ride-hailing

China Apple Didi Chuxing

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Apple new $1 billion investment in the Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing is as much about currying favor with regulators as directly expanding its own business, analysts said. Apple might need the help; it faces slowing iPhone sales and tougher restrictions on its services in the …

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