With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

PARIS World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming. | Video

Britain to vote on Syria strikes this week, PM confident of support

LONDON The parliament will vote on bombing Syria on Wednesday, Prime Minister David Cameron said, confident he can secure its approval after the opposition Labour Party allowed its members to vote freely on the issue.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid  - RTX1VMPJ

How markets view Fed and ECB

The U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank are expected to deliver sharply contrasting policy decisions next month, reflecting how the world's two largest economies have moved from the Great Recession to the Great Divide.  Full Article | Related Story 

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Who's spending in the euro zone?

German retail sales fell unexpectedly on the month in October, but a solid rise on the year strengthened expectations that private consumption will remain a key growth driver for Europe's largest economy in the final quarter of the year.  Video 

Ciudadanos party leader Albert Rivera speaks a news conference in Madrid, Spain, November 11, 2015. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Ciudadanos overtakes Socialists

MADRID - Spain's ruling People's Party holds on to its lead in an opinion poll three weeks before a national election but new party Ciudadanos overtakes the Socialists to move into second place.  Full Article | Related Story 

Nikkei Chairman Tsuneo Kita (L) and Financial Times Chief Executive Officer John Ridding pose for a photograph at the Financial Times headquarters in London, Britain November 30, 2015.REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Nikkei seeks digital powerhouse with FT buy

Nikkei will use its $1.3 billion purchase of the Financial Times to build a global digital powerhouse by using data to win new clients and by harnessing the British newspaper's skill at getting subscribers to pay for content, its chairman says.  Full Article 

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Fizzing sales to give champagne new look

Champagne sales have finally bounced back from the lows of 2008, with demand being driven primarily by emerging markets like South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. It's prompting the industry to experiment within its famously strict parameters.  Video 

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Hypersonic engine to revolutionise space flight

An Oxfordshire-based company develops a new aerospace engine class that combines both jet and rocket technologies, potentially revolutionising hypersonic flight and dramatically reducing the cost of space access.  Video 

Putin: Climate agreement must be legally binding

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Paris climate talks should end in a "legally binding" agreement, at opening ceremony of international conference. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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