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Lorry of corpses, new shipwreck intensify Europe's migrant crisis

PARNDORF, Austria - As many as 50 corpses were found in a parked lorry in Austria on Thursday, and another migrant boat sank off Libya, deepening a crisis that is overwhelming Europe and throwing up new tragedies by the day. | Video

Consumer confidence bounces back to 15-year high in August - GfK

LONDON, Aug 28 - - British consumer morale unexpectedly rose in August to match June's 15-year high, as low inflation and a recent pick-up in wages made Britons more upbeat about their financial prospects.

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ECB faces inflation headache

Lending to euro zone households and firms accelerated slightly in July in a sign the ECB's aggressive asset-purchase programme is bringing some results. There's also positive economic data from Spain and France.  Video | Related Story 

Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko (R) and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk attend the Ukraine Business Forum in Washington July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Ukraine reaches 'win-win' deal with creditors

KIEV - Ukraine reaches what its finance minister calls a "win-win" deal with its largest group of creditors to ease repayments on its $18 billion debt, winning breathing space for an economy drained by the cost of fighting with pro-Russian separatists.  Full Article 

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani arrives to attend the closing statement for the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta April 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Rouhani faces pressures at home

BEIRUT - Having struck a historic nuclear deal to end decades of enmity between Iran and the West, President Hassan Rouhani faces a fresh challenge at home, to win the release of leading political prisoners whose case has polarized the Islamic Republic.  Full Article 

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Slow China and U.S. lowers Pernod's spirits

Pernod Ricard says it's confident about its recovery prospects in China even though an economic slowdown is leading to "soft" sales. The French drinks group also says U.S. drinkers are changing their habits.  Video | Full Article 

An Afghan National Police armored vehicle patrols on a street in Lashkar Gah capital of Helmand province, Afghanistan August 26, 2015. REUTERS/ Stringer

Taliban are talking war, not peace in Helmand

Soldiers from the U.S.-led NATO coalition have joined combat to stop a Taliban advance in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where battlefield success has given the insurgents their biggest symbolic victory in years and made talking peace a fading hope.  Full Article 

Usain Bolt Jamaica celebrates winning the men's 200 metres final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 27, 2015. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Sprint sweep for brilliant Bolt in Beijing

BEIJING - Jamaica's Usain Bolt runs the fastest time of the year in 19.55 seconds to win a record fourth straight world 200 metres title and sweep the individual sprints at a major global championships for a fifth time.  Full Article | Related Story 

Waitresses at a champagne bar wait for customers in front of luxury yachts at the Boat Show, at the ExCel in east London, January 9, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

One in 65 adults in Britain is now a millionaire

Millionaires are on the increase in Britain, according to a study which finds that one in 65 adults is now worth over seven figures, 41 percent more than five years ago.  Full Article 


Investors cheer strong economic data

Concerns about market woes were tamed by better than expected GDP and jobless claims reports. Major U.S. market indices end the day higher. Shartia Brantley reports.

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