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The Nokia 2 is a very cheap Android phone with a huge battery

HMD continues to slide in more Nokia phones where it sees an opportunity. This time around? A very cheap smartphone that doesn't look awful and has enough battery to go the distance. The Nokia 2, priced at 100 Euros (roughly $120) walks that fine line between dreary specifications and the fact that …

Autumn spending spree that Tories hope will be road to voters’ hearts

Millionaire Treasury minister Lord Deighton is leading efforts to bring billions of investment from Qatari and Kuwaiti to Britan as well as being in charge of placing financial sanctions on suspected international terrorists<p>The millionaire Treasury minister in charge of deciding which suspected …

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Why Sales of Yet Another Traditional Breakfast Staple Are Tanking

Sales of orange juice, once considered a must-have component of a healthy American breakfast, have hit a 16-year low.<p>In September, the Florida …

Iron Man

Van Gaal Defends United Transfer Policy As Injuries Build Up

Louis Van Gaal has moved to explain why Manchester United didn't sign more defenders in the summer as the side suffer from a number of injuries at …

Houzz's Founders Have Become Tech's Newest Power Couple

“We’re not typical founders,” says Adi Tatarko, poking at a paper-plate lunch of diced tomatoes and cucumbers. “We’re simple people. We don’t come from privileged backgrounds.” The chief executive officer of Houzz is doing her best to dodge any discussion of the economic gains that she and her …

Low expectations as China considers legal reforms

BEIJING (AP) — The most important meeting of the year for the 205 members of China's ruling Communist Party's Central Committee, beginning Monday, will focus on how to rule the country in accordance with law.<p>That has fed hopes that the party might move to respect the letter and spirit of the …

Muji’s “Vertical House” isn’t the only nifty prefab home on the market now

Having earned a worldwide following for its simple, chic stationary and home items, the Japanese company Muji now offers a more immersive experience of its design sensibility, with three prefabricated home designs—much adored by design blogs of late.<p>But Muji’s are hardly the only prefab houses on …

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Ukraine says winter gas price deal agreed with Russia

Poroshenko said the deal was agreed at talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Milan on Friday, and he hoped it would end the gas dispute between the two countries.<p>"On the basis of consultations, I can say that Ukraine will have the gas, will have heating," Poroshenko said in an …

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Scottish shops start charging for bags

Charge of at least 5p a carrier bag introduced in bid to emulate 70% fall in usage in Wales and Northern Ireland<p>Scotland is joining Wales and Northern Ireland in charging shoppers for carrier bags , in an attempt to encourage sustainable behaviour among shoppers. Last year, shoppers at Scotland’s …

New Lufthansa pilots' strike to begin Monday: union

The strike will target some passenger flights across Germany from Monday at 1100 GMT until just before midnight on Tuesday, the Vereinigung Cockpit union said in a statement.

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Table for Two: Serious Eats Joins Flipboard

Before becoming the “missionary of delicious,” foodie Ed Levine had two great passions: baseball and jazz. After throwing one too many curveballs, …

On the Red Couch With DJ Spooky

<i>Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky doesn’t just want you to dance. Though the musician still spins experimental music at clubs and museums around the</i> …

The Week in Review: Catholic Church Debate

Over 19 months ago, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. The pontiff has since changed the face of the Catholic Church, speaking out against …

Upstart Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has shipped 45M phones so far in 2014

Li Wanqiang, co-founder of Xiaomi, disclosed on October 15 that about 16 million Xiaomi phones were shipped in the second quarter of this year.<p>Lei Jun, CEO and co-founder of the company, announced earlier this month that the shipments in Q3 increased 20 percent quarter-over-quarter.<p>Xiaomi is a …