Closure of China malls 'brings pain'

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Closure of China malls ‘brings pain’

The announcement to shut down 150 malls by mid-year could create a chain reaction, because they are so intertwined with their landlords By Ralph Jennings BBC News, Guangzhou Evergrande Real Estate Group has said…

Iceland Elects Europe's First Female-Majority Parliament

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Iceland Elects Europe’s First Female-Majority Parliament

Iceland Elects Europe’s First Female-Majority Parliament Green Party wins 43.9 percent of the vote. The youth party has made history. Green Party reaches its historic power figure with 43.9 percent. The Icelandic capital, Reykjavik,…

Teen develops this futuristic solar-powered chair

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Teen develops this futuristic solar-powered chair

By Anna Tolkovitsky and Matt Bullock There is a new player on the solar market, with a futuristic solar-powered frame and nifty windshield design. Meet Katie Fortunato, a 14-year-old high school sophomore from Bethesda,…

Barbara Bush welcomes 'bundle of joy'

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Barbara Bush welcomes ‘bundle of joy’

View of Bush family gathering for Barbara’s 70th birthday with her husband Jeb, the former governor of Florida, and their children in December 2012, with daughters Jenna, left, and Barbara in the foreground Image…

Why Haitians are fleeing to the U.S.

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Why Haitians are fleeing to the U.S.

Authorities in Chile recently announced a “leapfrog” immigration program to bring roughly 150 Haitians — recently arrived from Haiti via Puerto Rico — into Chile this month. The move raises the question: Why are…

Ecuador declares prison emergency after 116 inmates killed

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Ecuador declares prison emergency after 116 inmates killed

Health team has offered to transport prisoners to hospital or nearby hospitals, as President Lenin Moreno, the prison’s director and the former president Rafael Correa meet Ecuador’s government on Wednesday declared a prison emergency…

Now Angela Merkel’s odds are looking better. But why?

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Now Angela Merkel’s odds are looking better. But why?

In the German election, the socialist party won around 20%, an excellent result given their party banner. Here are the main scenarios. The SPD must accept Angela Merkel, despite growing pressure in Germany. The…