Indonesia Steps Up Response to Massive Forest Fires
Forest fires burning throughout Indonesia have prompted six provinces to declare a state of emergency and deploy thousands of security forces.
Shell Says Earnings Decline Amid Lower Oil Prices
Anglo-Dutch energy giant Royal Dutch Shell says second-quarter earnings dropped 26% as lower oil and natural gas prices overshadowed an increase in production.
Forest Fires Spread in Remote Siberia, Russian Far East
Russian officials say forest fires are spreading in remote areas of Siberia and the Far East that firefighters cannot reach.
S. Koreans Shun Japanese Beer, Travel, Cars as Disputes Grow
When Lee Kyung Eon and her friend recently scrapped their plans to go to Japan for their summer vacation and paid $135 penalty for canceling plane tickets, they joined a growing public campaign in South Korea to boycott Japanese goods and services.
Partial Dutch Ban on Face-Covering Clothing Comes Into Force
A new Dutch law has come into force banning face-covering clothing ? including the burqa and niqab worn by conservative Muslim women ? on public transport, in government buildings and at health and education institutions.
Barclays Bank 2Q Earns Down 19% as Income Stagnates
London-based Barclays bank says second-quarter earnings fell 19% as income stagnated and it set aside more money to cover bad loans.
APNewsBreak: Gun Safety Groups to Host Presidential Forum
Two prominent gun safety organizations said Thursday that they will host a forum for Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas on Oct. 2, the day after the city marks the second anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
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