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Merkel eyes closer cooperation in EU defense systems

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday the European Union must deepen cooperation in defense and in particular weapons systems development, warning Germans that they may need to make compromises on strict export controls.


‘An egregious offence’: Canada battles Norway for tallest moose statue

For three decades, the Canadian city of Moose Jaw took pride in its status as the home of the world’s largest moose statute. Standing at a majestic 10 meters tall, Mac the Moose has weathered brutal winters, graffiti and even the inglorious loss of his jaw. His recognition was so great that in 2013,


Hilarious AeroMexico ad offers discount to American passengers who have Mexican DNA

AeroMexico launched a new commercial this month that tackles U.S.-Mexico tensions over the border wall with a humorous twist. In the ad, which has gone viral, Mexico's largest airline offers a unique discount to Americans reluctant about traveling to the country — it gave them DNA tests, and the mor


Analyst: Starbucks Stock Remains Robust, But Keep Eye On China

Starbucks Corporation (NASDQ: SBUX) should issue a robust first-quarter report Jan. 24 on the tailwind of strong same-store sales growt, positive restaurant and retail trends in December and indications of successful recent ad campaigns, according to RBC Capital Markets.


Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

In the wake of his car crash on Thursday afternoon, in which the Duke of Edinburgh rather miraculously walked away unhurt, there has been much speculation over the man’s great age, and whether, at 97, he is now simply too old to operate so independently. Loss of autonomy becomes inevitable when you


Human rights protesters are standing outside Google offices recruiting employees to help kill off its China search engine

The groups fear a censored search engine would be used to further propaganda and oppress dissent. They are approaching Googlers directly and asking for support to kill off the plans, known as Project Dragonfly.


For $1, or less than a pizza slice, you can buy a house in Italy

A semi-abandoned town in Italy is selling homes for just over $1 in hopes of luring foreigners to renovate the properties and revive its local economy. Sambuca, a hilltop town in Sicily with sweeping views of the Mediterranean, is selling dozens of bargain basement-priced homes after other Italian t


New caravan of Central American migrants crosses into Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining around 1,000 other people from Central America who crossed a day earlier and putting to the test Mexico’s vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people.


ArcelorMittal to build its first ever desalination plant in Brazil: executives

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - ArcelorMittal SA (MT.AS), the world’s largest steelmaker, is set to build its first-ever desalination unit in Brazil to handle unforeseen water needs at its plant in the eastern state of Espírito Santo, senior company executives said in an interview on Friday.


Massive fireball at Mexico pipeline tap kills at least 66 people

A massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people. More than 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing as relatives of the deceased and onlookers gathered around the scene of carnage.


Deadly pipeline explosion in Mexico kills dozens

A fuel pipeline in Mexico exploded after it was illegally tapped by fuel thieves. At least 66 were killed in the blast with dozens more injured.


George Conway Tweets One Bit Of Advice For ‘Pathological Liar’ Donald Trump

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. That’s the gist of conservative attorney George Conway’s latest tweeted dig at President Donald Trump:. “In light of the fact that you are a pathological liar, you should not be heard to complain about inaccurate media reports,” Conway, the hus


Spanish rescuers start drilling to reach boy trapped in well

TOTALÁN, Spain — Rescuers in southern Spain began drilling on Saturday in hopes of rescuing a 2-year-old boy trapped in a deep well for six days. The mission to save the child has triggered an outpouring of public support as rescuers struggle with the challenge of bringing heavy equipment up steep a


Britain’s Prince Philip, 97, crashed his car. Rescuers say it’s ‘amazing people weren’t seriously injured.’

LONDON — When the news flash went out Thursday evening, many feared the worst. Prince Philip, 97, had been in a car collision outside the Queen’s Sandringham estate in east England.


Jamaica's racetrack warriors of Caymanas Park – in pictures

While spending time in Jamaica in the 1980s and 1990s, reportage photographer Wayne Tippetts developed a fascination with the Caymanas Park horse racing track in Portmore, the last remaining track on the island. In recent years he has revisited the track gaining behind-the-scenes access and we take


Uyghur refugee tells of death and fear inside China's Xinjiang camps

Washington (CNN) — The children's eyes light up when their mother pulls out a photo of her triplets taken shortly after their birth in 2015. "Moez!" three-year old Moez says, pointing at the infant version of himself.