Asian stocks tumble on disappointing China data
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks tumbled Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum....
Scottish independence could mean messy divorce
LONDON (AP) -- How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline....
Portugal bank slated for sale gets new management
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The Bank of Portugal has appointed a new senior management team to run Novo Banco, a bank which the government wants to sell and recoup the 3.9 billion euros ($5 billion) taxpayers provided to resolve Portugal's biggest financial scandal....
Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party....
Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away....
Spanish department store head Alvarez dies at 79
MADRID (AP) -- Isidoro Alvarez, the head of Spain's El Corte Ingles department store chain who turned the company into an international business with an annual turnover of around 14 billion euros ($18 billion), has died. He was 79....
In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass....
Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Hundreds of young Dutch men and women turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop on Sunday, as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes....
President Barack Obama has authorized air strikes inside Syria as part of an effort to root out Islamic State extremists. Meanwhile, Syria has warned the U.S. that it must coordinate with the Syrian government before launching any air strikes on its territory. Some U.S. allies, including the United Kingdom and Germany, have refused to join the planned military campaign. Russia has also warned against targeted air strikes in Syria without the backing of the United Nations.
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