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China and Alibaba face off over fake goods
Global News
Thursday, 29 January 2015 16:06

BEIJING (AP) - Regulators on Wednesday issued a scathing report against one of the country's biggest stars, accusing e-commerce giant Alibaba of failing to do enough to prevent fake goods from being sold on its websites. Uncowed, Alibaba fired back with charges of bias and misconduct by a named Chinese official. Such public defiance is almost unheard of in China.

 
China's yuan joins top 5 most-used global currencies
Global News
Thursday, 29 January 2015 16:05

BEIJING (AP) - China's yuan has become one of the five most widely used currencies in global payments, an international financial transactions agency announced Wednesday.

 
Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers
Global News
Thursday, 29 January 2015 16:04

SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering deadly clashes that marked the most serious escalation since the sides' 2006 war.

 
FYI: quick news from around the world
Global News
Thursday, 22 January 2015 15:16

Amazon branching out from TV series to movie production
Alaska Airlines adding Seattle-Phoenix Super Bowl flights
UW engineering center researching technology with Boeing
Pacific Crest Trail Expects More Hikers Thanks to the movie 'Wild'

 
In State of the Union Speech, a focus on the middle class
Global News
Thursday, 22 January 2015 15:15

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that the “shadow of crisis” has passed America and urged Congress to build on economic gains by raising taxes on the nation’s wealthiest to pay for reductions for the middle class — an agenda more likely to antagonize the new Republican majority than win its approval.

 
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