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World faces pensions crisis, warns OECD

The global pensions crisis has been laid bare by new analysis that shows people retiring today can expect half the income of those who became pensioners at the start of the millennium.<p>The stark findings by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will be presented in a …

Jewish and Arab pupils talk of unity, but Israel has never been so divided

The voices of nationalism and separation are growing louder as rightwing populism dominates and tensions continue to escalate<p>The boys file in first: noisy Jewish teenagers in kippahs, students at Jerusalem’s Himmelfarb high school. The girls come next, most wearing headscarves – Israeli Arabs from …

NSA whistleblower Snowden says U.S. government carrying out mass surveillance in Japan

Edward Snowden, a fugitive and former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who leaked information from the agency in 2013, warned Saturday that …

Surveillance

Sanders campaign accuses Puerto Rico Dem officials of fraud

Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersThe Hamas-led clashes at Gaza-Israel border are not a peaceful civil rights protest Vermont becomes first state …

AfD politician says Germany's football team 'isn't German'

Just days after his divisive comments on Jerome Boateng, Alexander Gauland has claimed the English and German national teams haven't been "German or …

Europe

Amazon, launches peer to peer selling of second-hand goods, starts with Bengaluru

Share4<p>Tweet<p>Share3<p>+11<p>Shares 8<p>Junglee, a subsidiary of the Seattle-based e-commerce firm Amazon, has kick started a pilot project which lets an …

eCommerce

Uber says it’ll beat Didi in China within a year, Didi says “cute”

Not so long ago, Uber said it was losing $1 billion in China. But now, it seems that the transportation giant’s fortunes have changed — and …

40 Surprising Facts About Paris

To show off at parties.<p>1. Paris was founded in the 3rd century BC and was previously called Lutetia.<p>2. According to some, Lutetia was located in present-day Nanterre. The residents called themselves "Parisii" and therefore gave the name "Paris" to Lutetia.<p>3. In total, there are 38 cities called …

The huge amount of Manhattan hotel rooms is terrible news for some investors

That could mean trouble ahead for some CMBS investors, as loans worth about $731 million, roughly a fifth of the $3.68 billion Manhattan hotel-backed CMBS market, see elevated default risk over the next two years, researchers found.<p>Loans backed by properties such as the Flatiron Hotel at 9 West …

All tigers removed from Thailand 'Tiger Temple'

<b>(CNN) —</b> All 137 tigers once housed at Thailand's controversial "Tiger Temple" have been removed, authorities told CNN.<p>About 100 tigers were removed from the grounds earlier this week, and the remaining animals were taken off the site Saturday.<p>The "tigers looked fairly healthy," said Adisorn …

Salon.com

With Social Security, you get 1 chance to change your mind

<b>Q: I was born in 1953. I have taken benefits at 62. I have put it in a savings account and heard that I might be able to turn back all that money and get the higher amount when I turn 66? – Lynn Lozon, Detroit</b><p>A: You’re referring to the ability to “withdraw” your Social Security claim, says Andy …

Italy and France are urging caution over bank capital: minister

TRENTO, Italy (Reuters) - Excessive capital requirements can backfire, Italy’s economy minister said on Saturday, defending a joint French-Italian proposal to cap the amount of reserves that euro zone banks should have to wipe out before they can be rescued.<p>Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo …

Banking Union

Strikes, floods, protests and sense of betrayal pile on misery for France

As the Euro 2016 tournament nears, its host country is struggling with violent strikes, extraordinary weather and a growing air of malaise<p>Less than a week from the start of Euro 2016 and the French <i>coq</i> – symbol of the national football team – should be crowing to the cries of “Allez les …

Watch Muhammad Ali Explain Why He Feels More Free In Africa Than The U.S.

The documentary "Soul Power" sheds light on Ali's time in Zaire in 1974.<p>Footage of Muhammad Ali from the 2009 documentary "Soul Power” captures intimate moments when the legendary boxer expressed his pride in Africa while visiting Zaire in 1974.<p>Ali was in Kinshasa, the capital of what is now the …