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  • SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING WAS MADE BY U.S., JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA- DIPLOMATS.

  • SECURITY COUNCIL WILL LIKELY HOLD EMERGENCY MEETING ON SUNDAY TO DISCUSS NORTH KOREA ROCKET LAUNCH- SECURITY COUNCIL DIPLOMATS.

  • *Summer, January crashes slash China stocks trading volume. BEIJING, Feb 7- A new breed of small investor is riding China's rollercoaster stock markets, looking for a quick buck and thriving on the volatility that has sent others scurrying to the exit clutching their stomachs. Last summer's 40 percent crash and a 20 percent drop so far in 2016 have sent trading...

  • IS "TRACKING THE SITUATION" ON NORTH KOREAN ROCKET LAUNCH AND WILL HAVE FURTHER UPDATES SOON.

  • DEFENSE OFFICIAL CONFIRMS THAT UNITED STATES HAS DETECTED MISSILE LAUNCH FROM NORTH KOREA.

  • TRAJECTORY OF NORTH KOREAN LAUNCH BEING TRACKED DOES NOT POSE THREAT TO U.S.

  • SEOUL, Feb 7- North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has said is a satellite, South Korea's defense ministry said, in defiance of United Nations sanctions barring it from using ballistic missile technology.

  • LONDON, Feb 7- The chairman of an influential committee of British lawmakers has asked finance minister George Osborne to make clear that banks should not be able to offset regulatory fines against their corporation tax bills. Tyrie, who chairs Britain's Treasury Select Committee, also requested clarification from Osborne that settlements reached with...

  • TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 7- A total of 132 people are still trapped beneath the rubble of a Taiwan apartment tower that collapsed in a powerful earthquake on Saturday morning, a local government official said on Sunday. At least 12 people are known to have died in the 6.4 magnitude quake, which struck at about 4 a.m. local time at the start of a Lunar New Year holiday,...

  • NEW YORK— Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Saturday the social media website's stream of tweets will stay live and in real time, disputing a media report that a change was in the works. News and entertainment site BuzzFeed reported on Friday that Twitter was going to introduce a timeline based on an algorithm rather than a real-time stream. The San Francisco- based...

  • NEW YORK Feb 6- The hashtag# RIPTwitter became the top trending U.S. item on Twitter on Saturday, after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users' tweets. The BuzzFeed report, which went live on Friday night and did not disclose the source of its information, said the social media platform will reorder tweets to prioritize...

  • BEDFORD, N.Y.— A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center in Florida among other high-profile developments has died. Tishman died Saturday morning at his home in Bedford, about 35 miles north of New York. He later oversaw the construction of some of the nation's...

  • BUCHANAN, N.Y.— An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, 40 miles north of Manhattan, reported on Friday that water contaminated by tritium leaked into the...

  • *EU producers allege dumping by China. PARIS, Feb 6- Seven countries including France, Britain and Germany have urged the European Union to step up action to relieve an ailing steel industry suffering from tumbling prices and cheap imports from China and Russia. Europe has lost 85,000 steel jobs since 2008, over 20 percent of the workforce, according to the...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ NEW YORK, Feb 6- Investors on Saturday praised the speed with which new Argentine President Mauricio Macri made a cash offer to holders of defaulted bonds aimed at ending a long and bitter dispute that has strangled government finances. A financial markets pariah since defaulting on a record $100 billion in 2002, Argentina proposed on Friday a...

  • ZAGREB, Feb 6- Croatia is unlikely to go ahead with plans to build a new coal-fired thermal plant in the northern Adriatic for which it entered partnership talks with Japan's Marubeni Corp, the environment minister said on Saturday. Such plants don't fit in, " Slaven Dobrovic said at an energy round-table in Zagreb. Croatia agreed early last year to begin talks with...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ NEW YORK, Feb 6- Investors on Saturday praised the speed with which new Argentine President Mauricio Macri tabled a cash offer to holders of defaulted bonds aimed at ending a long and bitter dispute that has strangled government finances. A financial markets pariah since defaulting on a record $100 billion in 2002, Argentina proposed on Friday a...

  • The town of Fairview, in northwest Oklahoma, has been hardest hit, but several large quakes also have rattled the well-to-do suburb of Edmond, including a 4.3- magnitude quake on Dec. 29 and a 4.2 temblor a few days later. "The state's given us nothing other than innuendo about what they think it is," said Fairview resident George Eischen. That includes $387,000 for the...

  • LISBON, Portugal— The Portuguese government says it has agreed to buy 50 percent of the country's carrier TAP Air Portugal for 1.9 million euros. Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Planning and Infrastructure Minister Pedro Marques and Finance Minister Mario Centeno were at the ceremony in Lisbon. On Jan. 7, the Cabinet announced it was annulling the concessions to...

  • JOHANNESBURG— App developers have launched a series of uniquely African emojis of characters dressed in colorful traditional attire using popular local expressions and gestures. Afro Emoji founder Nigerian-American Ayoola Daramola said there was a gap in the market for images representing African mobile phone users. Afro Emoji spokeswoman Jessica...