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German current account surplus to hit record, world's largest in 2016: Ifo

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s current account surplus is expected to have hit a new record of $297 billion in 2016, overtaking that of China again to become the world’s largest, the Munich-based Ifo economic institute said on Monday.<p>People walk through the Mall of Berlin shopping centre during its …

Economy

DNA Makes Up Only Half Of Every Human Chromosome, Study Reveals

A human being has an estimated 25,000 genes, encoded in molecules of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). These molecules, which form a double helix, are …

NVIDIA and Baidu are building an AI platform for autonomous cars

Chinese search engine giant Baidu and NVIDIA have announced a partnership to develop an artificial intelligence platform for self-driving cars.<p>NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang made the announcement today during the Baidu World Conference, noting that the companies will unit to merge their individual …

British MPs debate Trump ban, label him 'crazy,' a 'buffoon,' a 'wazzock'

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is used to being the one doing the tough talk.<p>But on Monday the Republican presidential hopeful was on the receiving end of the harsh words -- with no opportunity of rebuttal -- as British MPs made their disdain for him clear during a parliamentary debate on whether to …

Iraq offers to mediate between Saudi Arabia, Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iraq on Wednesday offered to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran after tensions soared following the kingdom's execution of a …

Obama's Second Term Could Be The Most Consequential In Recent Memory

But he needs one last thing to happen.<p>Barack Obama enters the final year of his presidency with plenty of unfinished business, from closing Guantanamo Bay to completing negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.<p>But Obama has already accomplished a great deal in his second term -- more than …

FCC proposes millions in fines, collects $0

The disconnect is drawing scrutiny from members of Congress.<p>The FCC has announced a series of eye-popping fines against companies over the past two years: Roughly $100 million against nearly a dozen firms for defrauding a phone subsidy program, $35 million against a Chinese company for selling …

Telecoms

Obama ponders his options against ISIL

Some strategists say it could take as many as 30,000 U.S. ground troops to defeat the group also known as the Islamic State.<p>With calls growing for tougher action against ISIL in response to the Paris terror attacks, President Barack Obama is again reviewing a menu of policy options he has …

Middle East

ISIL threatens to attack Washington

The Islamic State warned all countries taking part on airstrikes against the terrorist group in a new video Monday, threatening to attack Washington just as it did Paris last Friday, leaving more than 130 dead and hundreds injured.<p>"We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, …

Bush super PAC considering staff for early voting states

The idea that "experience matters" was the theme of an on-stage conversation between the two brothers at a private event for donors to Bush's campaign. That theme came through most strongly as Jeb Bush's staff outlined how they plan to go after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who the campaign views as …

Government

More than half of Americans polled want stricter gun sale laws

More than half of Americans want stricter laws when it comes to the sale of guns, according to the results of a Gallup crime survey released Monday.<p>Among adults nationwide, 55 percent want regulations to be more strict, up 8 percentage points from 2014. Just 33 percent think things should remain as …

Kerry to Meet Russia, Others to Discuss 'Tangible' Syria Solution

U.S. and Russian military officials are expected to sign on Tuesday guidelines the two nations would follow regarding aircraft flying over Syria.<p>The document is focused on airspace safety, said Pentagon spokesperson Captain Jeff Davis, and will be very narrowly focused on the technical details such …

Greek coast guard rescues hundreds at sea over weekend

Greece's coast guard says it has rescued 1,743 refugees or migrants over the weekend in 57 separate search and rescue operations near eastern Aegean islands, while the body of a young child was found washed up on an island beach.<p>Those rescued were picked up between Friday morning and Monday morning …

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

University of California

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Is our Sun falling silent?

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Solar Cycle

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DOJ declined to enforce Bernie Madoff-related subpoena of J.P. Morgan: document

Auto industry accelerating into the new year

Automakers and auto buyers alike will have plenty to celebrate when the ball drops in Times Square next week – and, it appears, plenty more to look forward to in 2014.<p>For the industry, still recovering after its worst recession in decades, the books are closing on what was the best year since the …

Wall Street ends mostly flat, but scores weekly gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes closed mostly flat on Friday, with the Dow snapping a six-day streak of record closing highs after investors took a break from this week’s rally.<p>Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the opening bell in New York, December 24, 2013. …

Why Battery Life Should Be The New Smartphone Battleground

Smartphones are unquestionably one of the most useful devices of the 21st century but they continue to have one critical flaw – battery life. We’ve all been there – you forgot to charge your smartphone and you have 10% battery life left to see you through the day.<p>You think of ways to charge it, …

Obama signs two-year cross-party budget bill

<b>US President Barack Obama has signed a two-year bipartisan federal budget bill, averting the risk of a government shutdown in January.</b><p>The hard-fought legislation was passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives earlier this month.<p>The bill had been drafted by a cross-party budget …

Britain 'will be Europe's top economy by 2030'

A rising population, a low-tax regime and insulation from the worst of the eurozone's problems leave Britain on course to overtake Germany as Europe's biggest economy within the next two decades, according to a study released on Thursday.<p>The annual world economic league tables from the Centre for …

Masahiro Tanaka posting rumors: Ace pitcher will be posted by Japanese team, per reports

Masahiro Tanaka could be headed to MLB this offseason, as his Japanese team decided to post him for bid.<p>Despite attempts to keep him for at least another season, the Rakuten Golden Eagles decided to post ace right-hander Masahiro Tanaka for an MLB bid, according to reports from Sponichi and Nikkan …