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$10m of gold coins discovered by couple in California – video report

A California couple have stumbled across a buried hoard of rare mint-condition gold coins said to be worth up to $10m (£6m). The face value of the 1,427 gold coins, dating from between 1847 and 1894, adds up to about $27,000 – but some of them are so rare that coin experts say they could fetch …

Ukrainian currency hits 10-year low

<b>Ukraine's currency, the hryvnia, has fallen to a new low of 10 to the US dollar.</b><p>The currency's decline reflects political upheavals and longer-term persistent economic weakness.<p>But it is also likely to aggravate those underlying problems and adds to Ukraine's need for international financial …

International Monetary Fund

Peter Robinson quit threat over IRA Hyde Park bomb case

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German supermarket's 'supergeil' advert earns superstar status

A 58-year-old performance artist and self-described <i>flâneur</i> has gained celebrity status in Germany thanks to a viral video for the supermarket chain Edeka. The advert follows Friedrich Liechtenstein skipping through the streets of Berlin, puffing on sausages and bathing in a tub full of muesli and …

Italy's rot runs too deep for a quick fix

Italy has produced five prime ministers in six years. The latest came in on Saturday, when the 39-year-old mayor of Florence and new leader of the centre left Partito Democratico (PD), Matteo Renzi, was sworn in. Like each of his predecessors, he promised to save Italy from itself. The political, …

These Are the Forces Controlling Kiev Right Now

KIEV, Ukraine — Men respect them, women feed them, and all the young ladies want their photos taken with them.<p>They’re Kiev’s masked and armored “self-defense” forces, and they’re the most popular authority around town.<p>After police and security forces largely withdrew from the capital last week, …

Russia

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American family of four dies of toxic gas in Mexico<p>Children among the dead in devastating fire at Russian mall<p>New details on the death of a family …

Carles Puigdemont

China blames Philippines for latest South China Sea incident | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday accused the Philippines of “deliberate provocations” over an incident in disputed waters in the South China Sea that drew a protest from Manila about what it called Chinese ships’ use of a water cannon on Filipino fishermen.<p>Filipino fishermen wave from a …

North Korea's Still In The Dark, As Photos From Space Show

At Night, North Korea Disappears<p>Photos from space show that at night, North Korea is a huge, almost completely dark patch between its two prosperous neighbors, South Korea and China.<p>Pictures really do tell the story about how far behind economically North Korea is compared with its neighbors.<p>In …

Why The Chinese Yuan Is The Most Important Currency Right Now

On Monday, Chinese equity markets were down more than 1% after reports surfaced that China’s Industrial Bank had stopped lending to property/housing-related projects, and the rise in home prices in China showed signs of slowing in January.<p>As a bit of background, the China bears have long warned …

Pro-Assad forces kill 175 rebels in ambush: Syrian state media | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Syria’s president killed at least 175 Islamist rebel fighters, most of them foreigners, in an ambush in insurgent-held eastern outskirts of Damascus, state media said on Wednesday.<p>A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon on one of the battlefronts in Jobar, a …

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American family of four dies of toxic gas in Mexico<p>Children among the dead in devastating fire at Russian mall<p>New details on the death of a family …

Carles Puigdemont

Jordan MPs vote to expel Israeli ambassador in Jerusalem holy site row

Country's parliament acts after Israeli lawmakers debate taking over Muslim holy shrines administered by Jordan<p>Jordan's parliament has voted unanimously to expel the Israeli ambassador and recall its own envoy, after Israeli lawmakers debated whether to take over a Jerusalem holy site administered …

Tunisia expects political stability will enable record high tourism this year | Reuters

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia expects a record high 7 million tourists to visit this year as the country that inspired the Arab Spring revolts enjoys political stability for the first time since the uprising three years ago, the tourism minister said.<p>Tunisia's Tourism Minister Amel Karboul speaks …

Western anger at anti-gay law hits Uganda's currency | Reuters

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda’s currency tumbled on Wednesday on concerns that a new anti-gay law will damage relations with Western countries alarmed at what they see as a government-backed violation of human rights.<p>Supporters celebrate after Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signed a law imposing …

U.S. warns banks to watch for ousted Ukraine leader moving looted funds | Reuters

(Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury warned banks on Tuesday to be on the look-out for potentially suspicious transfers of financial assets by Ukraine’s fugitive President Viktor Yanukovich or members of his inner circle.<p>Yanukovich is on the run after being toppled by bloody street protests in which …

New Ukraine ministers proposed, Russian troops on alert | Reuters

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s protest leaders named the ministers they want to form a new government following the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovich, as an angry Russia put 150,000 troops on high alert in a show of strength.<p>President Vladimir Putin’s order on Wednesday for …