More U.S. troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots

3:53am GMT

FERGUSON, Mo. - More than 2,000 National Guard troops spread out across the St. Louis area on Tuesday to prevent another night of rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. | Video

Hong Kong police start clearing activists from protest site

3:27am GMT

HONG KONG - Riot police began clearing a major pro-democracy protest site in Hong Kong on Wednesday, following street clashes overnight, and scuffles broke out as some protesters tried to resist attempts to force them off the streets, Reuters witnesses said.

Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament at the institution's headquarters in Strasbourg, November 25, 2014.   REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Europe in need of a miracle?

The OECD has forecast the global economy will gradually improve over the next two years. But as David Pollard reports, there was bad news for Japan and the euro zone, although Germany escaped recession.  Video | Full Article 

Russian President Vladimir Putin talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they attend the International 70th D-Day Commemoration Ceremony in Ouistreham June 6, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Merkel hits diplomatic dead-end with Putin

BERLIN - After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Angela Merkel resolved to confront Vladimir Putin alone, without the usual pack of interpreters and aides. The meeting did not go as hoped.  Full Article 

Delegations of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi sit around the negotiations table during their meeting in Vienna November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Klamar/Pool

Who will failed nuclear talks hurt most?

With no immediate prospect of sanctions relief for Iran, and no solid progress in negotiations with the West over the country's nuclear programme, Ciara Lee asks why talks have still not produced results and what a resolution would mean for both parties.  Video | Full Article 

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Image overhaul for British bookies

An anywhere, anytime gambling culture has changed the face of a 6.3 billion pound UK industry over the past 15 years. As Liane Wimhurst reports fresh attempts are being made by British bookies to prevent a harmless flutter from becoming a dangerous addiction.  Video 

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Bumper year for world's most northerly vineyard

On one of the world's northernmost frontiers, grapevines are growing on hillsides as global warming and new technology push the boundaries of wine growing.  Video | Full Article 

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Vintage cars roll through Pakistan

From Thunderbirds to Buicks, a line-up of classic and vintage cars parade through the country towards Pakistan's capital, Islamabad. Sharon Reich reports.  Video 

HP's profits disappoint; market on hold

Hewlett Packard blamed weak enterprise sales for its lower earnings. Stocks took a break from their rally after mixed economic data. Bobbi Rebell reports.