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China's bid to tame its wild west with a new Silk Road

Beijing is spending billions to develop cross-continental trade in the remote province of Xinjiang<p>On the westernmost fringe of China’s western outpost of Xinjiang, the 1,000-mile border with Kazakhstan passes barely noticed among the pastures and mountain peaks that are still capped with snow in …

EU cancels summit in attempt to stop 'Grexit'

The EU has cancelled a full 28-nation summit to decide Greece's fate in the single European currency as eurozone finance ministers attempt to reach a deal with Athens in "difficult" reform-for-bailout talks.<p>European Council President Donald Tusk said on Sunday that a summit of 19 eurozone leaders …

Europe

Europe Struggles To Pull Together New Greek Bailout Plan

<b>Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET</b><p>European creditors were still trying to forge a new deal with Athens to ward off a collapse of the Greek economy — the third bailout since 2010.<p>But European Union President Donald Tusk cancelled a meeting of 28 leaders, something NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson says is "a very …

Europe

Interconnected rats' brains create organic computer

Scientists have been experimenting with brain-to-brain interfaces for years. Miguel Nicolelis, a neurobiologist at Duke University Medical Center, in particular, has been making strides with his research on the subject. His team recently created a "Brainet" or a network of interconnected brains …

Bethnal Green schoolgirl marries Australian Isis video recruiter, reports say

A schoolgirl from east London who left the UK to join Islamic State in Syria has married a former butcher from Sydney who has appeared in several jihadi recruitment videos, it has been reported.<p>The Mail on Sunday said it had been in contact with Abdullah Elmir via encrypted text messages, …

Terrorism