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Austria Becomes Latest Country In Europe To Ban Full-Face Veil

Austria became the latest European country to ban the full-face veil on Tuesday, with the legislation supported by both of the country's ruling parties.<p>"Starting in October, police will be charging fines from people who wear clothes that obstruct their facial features," Deutsche Welle reports. "The …

Europe

Russia's Military Buildup in Arctic Has U.S. Watching Closely

ALAKURTTI BASE, Russia — An RPG whistles towards its target, exploding in a ball of fire just as a group of soldiers zip past on skis, bullets flying from their white rifles.<p>It was all part of a training exercise by Russia’s 80th Motor Rifle Arctic Brigade, which was established two years ago as …

Russia

Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's government.<p>Amid anti-Maduro protests roiling Venezuela, leading to 20 deaths and dozens of arrests the past three …

Venezuela

Trump is officially making an economic promise that will be nearly impossible to keep

The position page on jobs and the economy makes a promise for the US economy that Trump may find pretty hard to keep.<p>"To get the economy back on track, President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth," …

Economics

Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

National Security

House Republican summons ethics chief over Trump criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have shown no inclination to challenge President-elect Donald Trump on ethics matters. Instead, they are going after the federal ethics official who questioned Trump's potential conflicts of interest.<p>Democrats slammed the move, saying GOP lawmakers are trying to …

Donald Trump

15+ Iceland Photos You Won’t Believe Are From This Planet

Even if you are living under a rock, you must have heard already that Iceland is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. With only around 320,000 …

Northern Lights

The year's most wondrous space photography

Defrosting sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere of Mars. | (<i>NASA/JPL/University of Arizona</i>)<p>A composite image of NGC 6357, a region of the galaxy …

Why People in India Are Googling How to Stash Their Cash

As the world came to terms with the shock election of Donald Trump, India found itself dealing with its own systemic shock on Wednesday.<p>In a surprise …

India

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat will sell its camera glasses through pop-up vending machines.</b> The company's glasses, dubbed "Spectacles," are currently only on sale in the US, where they cost $130.<p><b>2. Nearly every major tech stock was down the day after after Donald Trump was officially elected president.</b> Apple, …

Donald Trump

General Motors tops list of S&P 100 companies that pay the least in taxes

If you're an average American, you paid about 20% of your income toward federal tax in 2015 — and that doesn't even count the state and local taxes …

General Motors

China announces plan to curb carbon emissions

BEIJING (AP) — China has announced a plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions over the next several years, while capping coal consumption and increasing the use of non-fossil fuels.<p>Under the plan, by 2020, the level of carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP will be 18 percent lower than in 2015, the …

Fossil Fuels

California cities see chance to cash in on marijuana | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Californians are expected to pass a ballot measure on Election Day legalizing recreational marijuana, and the prospect has cities and counties seeing dollar signs.<p>Proposition 64 would impose state taxes on the cultivation and sale of marijuana. But it also allows local …

Cannabis

10 Slimming Foods to Eat If You Sit All Day

“Wanna take a sit break?” said no desk-bound employee, ever. Most of corporate America is already sitting for eight to 10 hours daily, so instead, we …

Nutrition