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HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock indexes fell Thursday, tracking Wall Street's decline after the latest Fed report rekindled fears about inflation and rising bond yields. (full story)


ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. (full story)


NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. said any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" during a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures. (full story)


WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials at their January meeting saw a brightening global economic picture and the effects of recently passed tax cuts raising the prospect for solid growth and continued interest rate increases. (full story)


ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Moody's ratings agency upgraded Greece's credit rating by two notches late Wednesday to B3, saying the country is set to return to market-based funding following the conclusion of its current bailout program in the summer. (full story)


LONDON (AP) — Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames. (full story)


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Would-be buyers were stymied by rising prices and a shortage of homes for sale. (full story)


LONDON (AP) — There are signs that the turmoil in financial markets at the start of February had a negative impact — albeit a short-term one — on the fast-growing 19-country eurozone economy. (full story)


NEW YORK (AP) — It's just what the GOP said we'd hear from a CEO after being handed a big tax break. (full story)


TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday, following the drop of technology shares last week on Wall Street. (full story)


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million and matching all six numbers was sold in Southern California, and whoever owns it will claim the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history, lottery officials said Sunday. (full story)


PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's parliamentary election (all times local): (full story)


BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Top environment officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies met Sunday in Italy amid ongoing differences between the U.S. and other members of the club over how to deal with climate change. (full story)


THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Dozens of villagers in northwestern Greece have evacuated their homes after a lignite mine nearby collapsed. (full story)


BERLIN (AP) — German police on Sunday released three British citizens who were taken into custody after their conversation during a flight to London prompted an easyJet pilot to make an unscheduled stop in Cologne. (full story)


TOKYO (AP) — Money-losing Japanese nuclear and electronics company Toshiba Corp. will pay $3.68 billion toward the construction of two reactors in Georgia by its U.S. unit Westinghouse, which has filed for bankruptcy protection. (full story)


BERLIN (AP) — The chief executive of German automaker Opel reportedly plans to step down from his post once the General Motors subsidiary's sale to PSA Peugeot-Citroen has been completed. (full story)


MOSCOW (AP) — A top official for the Russian government's nanotechnology promotion arm has been detained on fraud charges. (full story)