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German finance ministry denies report it preparing for a state's insolvency | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s finance ministry denied a report on Saturday that its officials were working on a plan to allow an orderly debt restructuring for any country that becomes insolvent.<p>German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in …

North Africa

The Entirely Bizarre Market For Onions In India

It’s entirely true that the humble onion is an important part of many of the various Indian cuisines. But it’s still entirely bizarre to see a government of 1.25 billion people attempting to regulate both the price of and trade in such a basic agricultural good. Especially as the manner by which …


The Latest: No bank withdrawal limits on foreign cards

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest developments on Greece's bailout negotiations (all times local):<p>3:15 a.m.<p>A decree on banking controls has been …


Destination divorces are turning heartbreaks into holidays

I was sipping wine on the balcony of my apartment in Santa Monica with my soon-to-be ex-husband, our son fast asleep in the next room. “It feels like the Caribbean out here,” my almost-ex said. “I figured out why. That huge palm tree is making rustling sounds like in the Caribbean.”<p>“You’re right,” …

Dominican Republic

In Palm Springs, America's 'Oasis' Grapples With Drought

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. –- Coming in from the sky, California’s Coachella Valley is brown and dry, a scrubby desert landscape broken up by the wrinkles of the San Jacinto mountains.<p>Then, as the mountains sink to the valley, it appears: Palm Springs, a man-made oasis blanketed with more than 120 golf …

Palm Springs