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France's proposal for a common euro zone budget is getting pushback from Germany

France wants the euro zone to have its own joint budget to carry out investments.<p>Macron, in an interview with a German newspaper this week, proposed giving a new commissioner powers to coordinate economic policy across the single currency bloc and preside over fiscal transfers between its 19 …

European Union

The Forgotten Stepwells Of Urban India

All across India, elaborate subterranean temples are hidden in plain site. Constructed between the 2nd century and 4th century AD, these massive and ornate stepwells were built both for spiritual bathing and as a way to access water tables during monsoon season and drought seasons. Today, tourists …

Afghanistan Exodus: Tens of Thousands Flee Taliban, ISIS Violence

KABUL, Afghanistan - Business has never been better for Mohammad Nassir, a manager in the Afghan capital’s main bus station. And it fills him with grief.<p>“The young generation is leaving the country,” said Nassir, who works for Tolo Bus Services. “I see families saying goodbye to their loved ones …

Amsterdam to compensate Jews for WWII late rent fines

The Dutch capital Amsterdam will refund relatives of hundreds of Jews who were fined for being late with their rent during their incarceration in World War II concentration camps, city officials have said.<p>"From today, the descendants of the families can ask to be reimbursed for the fines imposed …

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Hillary Clinton Staffer Was Paid Separately to Set Up Email Server: Campaign

The State Department staffer who helped Hillary Clinton set up her private email server was paid to do so — but separately from his government job, a campaign aide confirmed to NBC News.<p>A campaign official said the personal server allowed Clinton to have control over her emails as Secretary of …

France 'may extend airstrikes on Isil to Syria'

President Francois Hollande is studying the possibility of sending French warplanes to attack Isil in Syria, as George Osborne says "evil Assad regime and the Isil terrorists" must be dealt with at source<p>France may extend military airstrikes against Islamic State targets from Iraq to Syria, Le …

Feds Charge Trio With Running $54 Million 'Green Energy' Scheme

PHILADELPHIA -- Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments, neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said.<p>Troy Wragg, 34, …

US elite military academy annual pillowfight ends in broken bones and concussions

At least 30 members of West Point, NY academy left nursing injuries after cadets participating in annual pillowfight tradition insert heavy objects into pillowcases<p>Staff at America's elite West Point military academy have launched an investigation after cadets involved in a ritual mass pillow fight …

Canada and Australia feel the squeeze in wake of Chinese economic slowdown

Iron and oil producers proved resilient during the crash of 2008-09 but are now struggling as commodities prices decline<p>In the mining town of Port Hedland, 1,500km north of Perth, modest prefabricated homes called fibro shacks, which were changing hands for more than A$1m four years ago, are now …

Australia

iPhone 6S And iPhone 6S Plus: 11 Important New Features

They are nearly here. On September 9th Apple will formally announce the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, the successors to the most successful iPhones in history. And thanks to a myriad of leaks we know have a very clear picture of the changes Apple will make, along with some disappointments.<p>Let’s …

Mobile Technology

Family tyre business battles threat of cheap Chinese imports

How a company in Devon is seeing off competition from the East<p>Two thirds of the UK’s groceries are delivered on tyres that are crafted by a family business in Devon.<p>Bandvulc, which was founded by two brothers 34 years ago, works with the nation’s supermarkets to keep the industry’s giant lorry …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of August 31, 2015)

This turbulent week, which was covered in The Daily Edition, included the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis in Europe, the debate over the renaming of Mount McKinley, a new batch of Hillary Clinton emails and a Deflategate ruling that ended Tom Brady‘s NFL suspension. Read more about these topics …

Hillary Clinton

McDonald's, Tyson Foods Drop Farm After Videotape Shows Animal Cruelty

McDonald's Corp and Tyson Foods both severed ties on Thursday with a Tennessee farm where workers were seen stabbing, clubbing and stomping on chickens in an undercover video shot by animal rights activists.<p>The videotape, which was unveiled by Mercy For Animals at a news conference in Los Angeles, …

11 Of America's Best Small Towns, Perfect For A Long Weekend Trip

Whether you've got an extra vacation day to spare or not, summer is ALWAYS a good excuse for a long weekend trip. Life moves a little slower, food tastes a little sweeter and everything is just a bit simpler than in the place you left behind.<p>Luckily enough, America is chock-full of cool small towns …

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