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Greece rocked by reports of secret plan to raid banks for drachma return

Some members of Greece’s leftist-led government wanted to raid central bank reserves and hack taxpayer accounts to prepare a return to the drachma, according to reports that highlighted the chaos in the ruling Syriza party.<p>It is not clear how seriously the government considered the plans, …

Europe

How the Beer Garden Came to Be

The warm-weather institution has its roots in 16th-century Germany.<p>Bad news: Starting tomorrow, you won’t be able to brew beer for about five months.<p>That’s the deflating message that 16th-century Germans subject to the Bavarian <i>Brauordnung</i> (beer regulations) would have received. Fortunately, great …

Beer

The best money saving travel apps

<i>Chris Guillebeau is a writer, world traveler, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. To learn more travel hacking tips and tricks,</i> <i>watch Chris’ workshop on creativeLIVE</i><i>. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisGuillebeau.</i><p>You don’t make it to every country in the world without learning a thing or two about how to …

Apps

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food …

The death of Queen Elizabeth will be the most disruptive event in Britain in the last 70 years

UPDATE: A new, revised, and expanded version of this story was published on December 27, 2016. Click here to read it »<p>Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, is not going to live …

Eight Sexy Valentine's Day Cocktails

While making no promises about love potions or secret tonics, what we can guarantee is the quality of taste in the following eight drinks. Made with care and concern, they exemplify many ideals surrounding the holiday of love: spice, smoke and flavor. Whether you prefer a vodka or rum, or venture …

Could Podemos party win in Spain?

There is a powerful new party in Spain, Podemos, led by Pablo Iglesias.<p>If they came to power they would carry out an audit of Spain's debt.<p>They want to introduce higher taxes on the rich and a minimum wage.<p>Mr Iglesias told the BBC that there was a problem between democracy and austerity.<p>Newsnight's …

Pound hits seven-year high against euro after ECB action

<b>Investors have responded to Mario Draghi's plan to stoke the eurozone's economic engine by selling the euro.</b><p>The single currency took a 24-hour slide against the dollar starting at lunchtime on Thursday after the president of the European Central Bank said that it would pump €60bn a month into the …

Matcha Culture: Everything You Need to Know About the Next Big Thing in Tea

The next big thing in tea is here: It's matcha<p>It's no secret we at <i>Bon Appétit</i> love the powdered green tea known as <b>matcha</b>. Heck, we even put it in our holiday cookies. But we're not the only ones smitten by matcha. With one finger on the mug of our green tea latte and the other on the pulse of all …

Tea

Apple's New iPad Strategy Might Already Be Paying Off

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces Apple Watch , which he is wearing on his wrist, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. …

Germany prepares for possible Greek exit from euro zone - tabloid

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is making contingency plans for the possible departure of Greece from the euro zone, including the impact of any run on a …

How to drink smarter in 2015

They're not quite New Year resolutions – but if you want to drink better wine in 2015, here are a few crafty suggestions. . .<p><b>1 Get into two-stream drinking</b><p>This doesn’t mean having two glasses on the go at once. Rather, having cheaper bottles for those times when you just want a good, honest glass …

Wine

How Disneyland Is Like Apple

Angela Rosoff<p>My family went to Disneyland over the Christmas holidays. The drive from San Francisco took most of a day. The park was packed to the …

Euro dives in Asia, quoted at lowest since 2006

SYDNEY, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The euro fell sharply in Asia on Monday after a wave of stop-loss sell orders were tripped on the break of major chart …

Most types of cancer largely down to bad luck rather than lifestyle or genes

Most cases of cancer are largely the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles, diet or inherited genes, new research suggests.<p>Random mutations that occur in DNA when cells divide are largely responsible for two thirds of adult cancers across a wide range of tissues.<p>The remaining third …

Cancer

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan civilization, according to new research.<p>Scientists from Rice University and Louisiana State University found evidence in Belize’s Great Blue Hole, a …

Archaeology

Photographing TIME's Person of the Year in Africa, Europe and the U.S.

Foday Galla, 37, Ambulance Supervisor, photographed at home wearing a PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) suit, in Signb<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Jackie Nickerson …

Apple names its picks for the best iPhone and iPad apps of 2014

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel<p>Apple has officially announced its picks for the best apps and media from the iTunes store in 2014. Like …

Betfair to return 200 million pounds to shareholders

LONDON (Reuters) - Online gambling company Betfair (BETF.L) plans a cash return of 200 million pounds to shareholders and higher dividend payouts …

Oil prices tumble after Iraq deal to export more oil

Oil prices tumbled Tuesday after the Iraqi government and autonomous Kurds struck a deal that will boost the country's crude oil exports to an …

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Data Protection

Gold extends losses to third day as oil slumps

By A. Ananthalakshmi<p>SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold extended losses into a third session on Friday, dropping to a one-week low, on expectations that …

Oil prices plummet as OPEC decides against output cut

VIENNA — Crude prices plunged Thursday after the powerful Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said it wouldn't cut production levels to stem the collapse in oil prices that have fallen 40% since June.<p>Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali Al-Naimi delivered the news as he left a nearly five-hour …

Winners and losers

IN EARLY October the IMF looked at what might happen to the world economy if conflict in Iraq caused an oil-price shock. Fighters from Islamic State …

UK law firm solicits Tesco shareholders for lawsuit following profits scandal

A law firm is soliciting angry Tesco shareholders to participate in a lawsuit against the UK’s biggest retailer following the accounting scandal which wiped billions of pounds off the company’s stock market value.<p>Stewarts Law said the legal action would seek to establish whether shareholders were …

Don't panic! OPEC oil cut unlikely

Thursday's OPEC meeting is set to be one of the most contentious since oil prices plummeted by more than $100 a barrel in 2008.<p>Saudi Arabia's veteran energy minister Ali Al Naimi has carried the burden of trying to balance global oil supply with demand for nearly two decades.<p>But there are signs …

What is Driving the MasterCard, Visa to New All-Time Highs?

Shares of <i>MasterCard Inc.</i> (MA) and <i>Visa Inc.</i> (V) scaled new 52-week highs of $86.74 and $258.00, respectively, on Nov 25. Notably, these are also …