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  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.

  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the U.S. minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

  • Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

  • Family worries about detained missionary's health

    The sister of an American missionary held for nearly two years in North Korea said Monday that she is worried about the health and well-being of Kenneth Bae, who's isolated in a labor camp and suffers from severe back pain.

  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.

  • Man United signs Falcao loan with option to buy

    Manchester United signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco early Tuesday in a coup by the struggling club on the final day of the summer transfer window.

  • Murray beats Tsonga in 3 long sets at US Open

    An hour-and-a-half into his stay at the U.S. Open, Andy Murray had to wonder whether it would end quickly.

  • Hernandez joins Madrid, Valencia gets Negredo

    Real Madrid signed Javier Hernandez and Valencia acquired Alvaro Negredo on the final day of the transfer market in Spain, with both strikers arriving on loan deals with purchase options Monday.

  • Push the button

    Coordinating Economic Minister Chairul Tanjung (third from right), Public Works Minister Djoko Kirmanto (fourth from right) and West Sumatra Governor Irwan Prayitno (second from right) press a siren button as Agriculture Minister Suswono (right) and Deputy Public Works Minister Hermanto Dardak (left) look at the development of the Padang Bypass Road that kicked off on Monday. The ceremony also marked the inauguration of several infrastructure projects in West Sumatra, Riau and Jambi, including the Pariaman Beach Security project and the Pasar Usang Bridge in West Sumatra; the Rakit Gadang Bridge, the Pematang Reba–Siberide–Jambi Road as well as the Pekanbaru–Kandis–Duri–Dumai Road in Riau; and the Eastern Ring Road in Jambi.  

  • Old friends

    Vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla meets with former Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda, accompanied by senior Golkar Party politician Ginandjar Kartasasmita, at the Dharmawangsa Hotel in Jakarta on Monday. Fukuda’s visit was intended to directly congratulate Kalla on his re-appointment as Indonesia’s vice president and to discuss investment between Japan and Indonesia.  

  • E-partnership

    Indonesian Central Securities Depository (KSEI) president director Heri Sunaryadi (left) and Bank Mandiri director for treasury, financial institutions and special asset management Royke Tumilaar (right), witnessed by Financial Services Authority (OJK) chairwoman Nurhaida (center), show their signatures on a cooperation on the co-branding of AKSes facilities, in Jakarta on Monday. Through the partnership, investors will be able to use Bank Mandiri’s e-channel network to access AKSes facilities and to check their balances at KSEI.  

  • Japan urges toilet paper stock for major quake

    On national disaster prevention day, Japan’s government is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40 percent of the nation’s supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone.

  • Tripoli under militia control

    Libya’s toothless outgoing government admitted Monday from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias.