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Europe, China tread dangerous waters as North America sets sail for inflation

Rapidly shifting and diverging global economic currents have thrust the world's central bankers into the spotlight, as European and Chinese policy makers take bolder steps to stanch their bleeding while their North American counterparts grapple with new evidence of inflation's long-awaited …

Economics

Mergers and acquisitions stay on torrid pace

Two mega-mergers worth a combined $100 billion Monday scorched the hottest year for mergers and acquisitions since before the 2008 financial crisis, and the pace and scope of M&A could be even stronger in 2015.<p>Nearly 30 large-scale deals worth at least $10 billion and almost 500 of $1 billion or …

Latest Madoff fraud deal pushes amount recovered to over $10 billion

Victims of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme will get another $500 million as part of a legal settlement announced on Monday, pushing the total amount …

Child Homelessness Hits Historic High

A study released by the American Institutes for Research and the National Center on Family Homelessness shows child homelessness has hit a record …

Homelessness

FTC fines TRUSTe over privacy seal

TRUSTe hands out its bright green seal of approval to websites, apps and other organizations that meet certain privacy standards.<p>But in more than 1,000 instances, TRUSTe didn't do its work to ensure those places deserved its seal.<p>The company settled charges brought on by the Federal Trade …

Japan’s “debt problem” in perspective

2014-11-17T22:44:30.000Z<p>The best way to get less of something is to tax it, so nobody should have been surprised when Japanese GDP cratered after the …

Cameron: UK must hold firm among global 'warning signs'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1124000/1124726_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524668725_37814d2bf199a5ecca290e8e159d2a44<p><b>David Cameron has told MPs that the government will stick to its economic strategy amid growing threats to the recovery from global instability.</b><p>The …

United Kingdom

CEO Barra calls GM's actions on deadly defect 'unacceptable' | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co CEO Mary Barra on Tuesday called her company’s slow response to at least 13 deaths linked to faulty ignition switches “unacceptable,” but could not give U.S. lawmakers many answers as to what went wrong as she pointed to an ongoing internal …

Louisiana House passes abortion restriction bill | Reuters

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The Louisiana House of Representatives on Monday approved a bill to impose new restrictions on abortion clinics, adopting a measure similar to one in other states that have forced clinics to shut down.<p>Without discussion, the House voted 85-6 to approve the bill, which …

Former Israeli Prime Minister Olmert convicted in corruption trial

JERUSALEM -- Former Israeli Prime Minister<p>Ehud Olmertwas convicted Monday of accepting bribes in a case called one of the nation’s largest corruption scandals, ending an intense two-year trial and most likely his political career.<p>Tel Aviv District Court convicted Olmert and nine other defendants -- …

Legal Challenge To Alabama Abortion Law Will Go To Trial

By Verna Gates<p>BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 31 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ordered a trial to determine whether a new Alabama law requiring doctors who perform abortions to obtain hospital admitting privileges poses a significant impediment for women seeking an abortion.<p>Since abortion clinics …

Ukraine crisis: No sign of Russian troop pullout - Nato

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1065000/1065440_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524729726_09543d7dd2e1029bfd4e1e09914751aa<p><b>Nato is not seeing a Russian troop pullout from the border with Ukraine, the military alliance's chief has said.</b><p>Anders Fogh Rasmussen again stressed …

Russia

Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says

Climate change is already affecting every continent and ocean, posing immediate and growing risks to people, an international panel of scientists warned Monday.<p>The longer society delays steps to cut the release of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the more severe and widespread the harm will be, …

Japan whaling ban welcomed in Australia and New Zealand

<b>A UN court ruling that the Japanese government must halt its whaling programme in the Antarctic has been welcomed in Australia and New Zealand.</b><p>The International Court of Justice ruled that the programme was not for scientific research as Japan claimed.<p>Supporters of the ban say they are "delighted". …

New Zealand

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward …

Here’s why India is never going to be safe for women

A few days ago, after news of the sexual assault case in Mumbai broke out, someone on Twitter said something that got me thinking. A female resident of Mumbai, presumably, lashed out after seeing the umpteenth tweet asking women in Mumbai to “take care” and “be safe.”<p>Enough of this patronizing …

Sex Crimes

Afghanistan's pioneering female MP seeks asylum as progress for women unravels

For years she was a symbol of a new country rising from the ashes of Taliban rule, as one of the women whose voices were finally being heard after a decade of brutal oppression in Afghanistan.<p>Noor Zia Atmar, a young activist and then one of the country’s first woman MPs, travelled the world with …

Immigration ‘Plan B’ Focuses on White House

Im­mig­ra­tion-re­form act­iv­ists aren’t sup­posed to talk pub­licly about a Plan B. They can’t, or won’t, an­swer ques­tions from the me­dia about …

Government Shutdown? Odds Are Uncomfortably High

It's going to be another ugly fall in Washington.<p>The federal government runs out of money on Oct. 1, unless spending authority is granted to agencies for the new fiscal year. If Congress can't pass its spending bills by then, most of the government will shut down.<p>It's no empty threat. Many who …

Barack Obama: US 'won't retreat from the world'

The US will not stop "standing up for human rights and dignity for people wherever they live", nor shy away from combating terrorism, says President Obama.<p>President Barack Obama says security threats will never lead the <b>US</b> to retreat from the world and that Americans "don't get terrorized."<p><b>Mr …

Dining Etiquette From Around The World

Dining while abroad can feel as though you are tiptoeing around a minefield of unfamiliar rules. Table manners are the ultimate way to show respect (or some accidental disrespect) to your gracious host.<p>We've already shown you how to <i>drink</i> while traveling to foreign countries, so now it's time to …

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

Looking to solve the issue of a dead phone battery and no power outlet in sight, a new invention on Kickstarter says it can capture, generate, and store power within a shoe insole.<p>What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with …

Clean Energy

How the Secret FISA Court Justifies Spying

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The top-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court court at the center of the National Security …

Student debt stalemate will hammer millions of undergrads

Time is running out for Congress to act. And low-income college students will pay a high price if a deal can't be reached by Monday's deadline.<p>Interest rates on many new subsidized Stafford loans will skyrocket—from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent—on Monday, unless the Senate reaches a compromise.<p>The …

College & University

Shadow Banking Threatens China's Economy—but What Is It, Exactly?

Needed government reforms to the country's byzantine financial system may nonetheless upend China's growth.<p>Last week, the Shanghai interbank offered rate (Shibor), China's once-anonymous version of London's LIBOR, made news around the world when it suddenly spiked at all time high. Expected to …