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In this April 23, 2009 photo, Chinese Navy helicopters and 528 warship attend an international fleet review to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy in the water off Qingdao of Shandong Province, China. China’s boosted defense spending this year grew 12.2 percent to $132 billion, continuing more than two decades of nearly unbroken double-digit percentage increases that have afforded Beijing the means to potentially alter the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific. Outside observers put China’s actual defense spending significantly higher, although estimates vary widely.  (AP Photo/Guang Niu, Pool)
China splurging on military as US pulls backChina splurging on armed forces as US begins defense cuts, raising uncertainty in Asia-Pacific
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Draghi wants to publish ECB minutesECB head says publishing minutes of bank decision without names would help monetary policy
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Pakistani volunteers carry a body of a bomb attack victim in Karachi Thursday, April 24, 2014. A Pakistani official says a bombing in the country's south targeted a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns, killing him and his two friends. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Bomb kills 4 in Pakistan; airstrikes hit militantsSuicide bomber kills 4 in Pakistan, including officer; military airstrikes kill 16 militants
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US-Japan trade talks suspended without agreementJapan says talks with US on Pacific trade pact halted for now with no resolution in sight
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Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virusSaudi Arabia records 2 more deaths, new infections from potentially fatal MERS virus
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Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctorsAfghan police guard opens fire at Kabul hospital, kills 3 American doctors, wounds 2
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Global stocks higher, Tokyo drops on trade woesGlobal stocks mostly higher, Tokyo shares down after trade deal not struck during Obama visit
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Alstom shares jump amid talk of GE buyoutShares in French trainmaker Alstom jump amid talk of GE buyout
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A masked pro Russia protestor waves the Russian flag in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis appeared in doubt. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protestersUkraine's interior minister: city hall in eastern Ukraine cleared of pro-Russia protesters
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