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Sears to close 43 more stores

Sears is closing another 43 struggling stores.<p>Sears Holdings (SHLD)-- the parent company of Sears and Kmart -- announced on Friday that it will shutter eight of its namesake Sears department stores and 35 Kmart locations, adding to the list of 236 stores Sears has announced plans to shut down in …

US jobs growth faster than expected

<b>US employment rose by more than expected last month, but wage growth remained subdued, latest figures show.</b><p>The economy added 222,000 jobs in June, the US Department of Labor said, and job creation in April and May was higher than previously estimated.<p>However, despite the job gains and a low 4.4% …

Germany Breaks Record: Produces 35% of Electricity From Renewables so Far This Year

Germany has broken another renewable energy record but officials say there's still room for improvement. The German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) …

Social media is the only thing that likes Chris Christie right now

​The image of Chris Christie sunbathing on a shuttered New Jersey beach is fast becoming the next great internet meme, as Twitter users Photoshop the …

The Afghan girls robotics team denied entry to US will watch their robot compete over Skype instead

The all-girls robotic team from Afghanistan that was denied a visa to enter the U.S. will have to watch their robot compete over Skype from thousands …

Israel Trip Signals Modi's Shifting Foreign Policy Calculus

Looking for new agriculture technology as well as high-tech weapons to fuel his military modernization program, Narendra Modi is making a landmark …

U.S. Carries Out Drone Strike Against Shabab Militants in Somalia

WASHINGTON — The United States military said on Monday that it had carried out a drone strike in Somalia against the Shabab, the Qaeda-linked insurgent group, in the second such strike since President Trump relaxed targeting rules for counterterrorism operations in that country in March.<p>The strike, …

North Korea claims to have successfully tested intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea has claimed that it successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile which flew for 39 minutes. Russia and China have called for …

Once again, Trump tweets a meme linked to a brazen racist

Lots of people tweet memes without checking who made them. The president of the United States — or someone close to him who manages his social media account — seems to be one of those people.<p>On Sunday morning, President Trump tweeted out a doctored old video of a professional wrestling match in …

Nine Killed, Dozens Abducted in Suspected Boko Haram Attack

The attack signifies a larger struggle to contain the militant group’s eight-year insurgency.<p>At least nine people have been killed and around 40 people taken hostage after gunmen attacked a village in southeast Niger. The fighters are said to belong to the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which …

Africa

Relatives of Mexican gang members say they were executed by police

MAZATLAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Relatives of 17 suspected gang members killed last week by police in northwest Mexico fear the death toll reflects a grim, repeated complaint in recent years - summary executions by security forces.<p>Joel Ernesto Soto, head of the Mazatlan municipal police, speaks during …

Pentagon considers scrapping programme that recruits highly skilled immigrants to US armed forces

The Pentagon is considering ending a programme that allows immigrants with sought-after skills to join the American armed forces in return for an accelerated path to US citizenship, according to several reports.<p>The programme was set up in 2009 to try to find additional numbers of recruits with …