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In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

In this  July 17, 2014 photo, a star ferry sails across Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building, center in the background, at the Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor. As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift. Then, in June, the renovated tower came to life, flashing giant Chinese characters that some in Hong Kong saw as a warning.“People’s Liberation Army,” it said. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

HONG KONG (AP) — As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

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EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

In this Wednesday, July 3, 2013, file photo, Russian  Federal Security Service Chief Alexander Bortnikov attends a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow. A European Union document released Friday, July 25, 2014, shows that among those targeted by a EU-wide asset freeze and travel ban are Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Russian Federal Security. The new sanctions were announced in a Friday entry to the EU's Official Journal. In all, 15 people were sanctioned, and 18 organizations or businesses, including rebel groups taking part in the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service, File)

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

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Board told premium subsidies unaffected by ruling

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans will continue to qualify for subsidies if they buy medical insurance from a government online marketplace, a state insurance exchange official said Friday.

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Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

In this March 31, 2014 file photo, people sign up for the Affordable Care Act at Swope Health Services, in Kansas City, Mo. The Associated Press interviewed insurance agents, health counselors and attorneys around the country who said they received varying subsidy amounts for the same consumers. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.

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China’s love and dating scene laid out on stage

In this photo taken Sunday, July 20, 2014, Wang Anqi, wearing glasses, takes part in a game to warmup before rehearsing for "The Leftover Monologues" at a cafe in Beijing. In "The Leftover Monologues,” a China-inspired version of “The Vagina Monologues,” Chinese and foreign women and men will tell their own stories of searching for a partner, their observations of love and sex, and the frenzy the thought of becoming a leftover woman - unmarried and over 27 - sends new graduates into. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING (AP) — For many of today’s Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into women that they will end up as “leftover.”

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