Flood-hit Pakistan says it needs West’s trade, not just aid, to recover and to stop militants

Pakistanis push trade, not just aid, after floods

China halts rare earth exports to Japan amid ensions over territorial dispute, traders say

Traders: China halts rare earth exports to Japan

Sarkozy vows to keep up dismantling illegal camps despite criticism of targeting Gypsies

France firm on expulsions, shocked by criticism

War of words over France’s expulsions of Roma overshadows EU summit on foreign policy

France’s explusions of Gypsies dominates EU summit

War of words over France’s Gypsy expulsions threatens to overshadow EU summit

War of words with France may overshadow EU summit

Wheat resumes rising as Ukraine weighs export limits; investors worry about Russian planting

Wheat again rising as Ukraine weighs export limits

Official says Russia’s heat wave, drought and fires are another indication of global warming

Official: Russian disaster sign of global warming

Sweltering Russian capital refreshed by rain, but wildfires still burning and smog may return


Wheat prices surge as Russia’s drought woes drag down global production estimates

Wheat prices jump as weather hurts crop production

Obama spurned in charm campaign for business; executives still skeptical of his policies

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With spill fading, Gulf seafood industry tries to shake off its oily image

Gulf seafood industry tries to shake an oily image

US farmers to benefit from drought and fires destroying Russia’s wheat harvest

Bad Russian wheat harvest boosts US farmers

Obama, South Korean leader say North Korea must face consequences for alleged ship sinking

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Gas prices during the oil spill, an update on the Fort Hood shooting among questions to Ask AP

Ask AP: Oil spill gas prices, Fort Hood shooting

NKorea says it sent letter to UN warning it not to open debate on warship sinking

NKorea warns UN not to discuss warship sinking

Report: NKorean leaders son denies asylum rumors, says father’s health is good

NKorean leader’s son gives interview

SEOUL, South Korea — Dressed in jeans and blue suede loafers, the eldest son of North Korea’s leader agreed to a quick interview outside a hotel elevator in Macau, saying he has no plans to defect to Europe and that his father is in good health, a South Korean newspaper reported Monday.

NKorea threatens SKorea for hauling it to UN over deadly warship sinking

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With U.S. support, SKorea cuts trade with North, vows to make Pyongyang pay for topedo attack

SKorea vows to make North pay for torpedo attack

South Korea gets US support for punishing North Korea in ship sinking

US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

With American support, South Korea cuts trade with North over warship sinking that killed 48

With US support, SKorea cuts trade with North

SKorea’s Lee says NKorea must pay for ‘brutality,’ will take North to Security Council

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Fears of war, NKorea meltdown cloud options for response to South Korean ship sinking