Exclusive - U.S. increasing non-lethal military aid to Ukraine

20 Nov 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States plans to increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries of the first Humvee vehicles, having decided for now not to provide weapons, U.S. officials said.

UK concedes defeat in bid to block EU bank bonus limit

20 Nov 2014

BRUSSELS/LONDON - Britain suffered an embarrassing defeat in its attempt to block the European Union's new limits on bank bonuses on Thursday, withdrawing its legal challenge after an adviser to the bloc's top court made clear it was unlikely to succeed.

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Euro Zone business growth slows, orders fall

Euro zone business growth has been weaker than any forecaster expected this month and new orders have fallen for the first time in more than a year despite further price-cutting, a survey shows, posing a new challenge for the ECB. David Pollard reports.  Video | Full Article 

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Somali entrepreneurs cheer success

After years of conflict, a group of Somali expats have returned home to set up the country's first soft drinks company. Using a South African brand and locally grown fruit, the company has created its own soda flavours. Melanie Ralph reports  Video 

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Amazon tower to monitor climate change

Brazil builds an observation tower in the middle of the Amazon, set to be the tallest of its kind in the world, to monitor climate change. Yiming Woo reports.  Video 

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Shape-shifting architecture responds to heat

Architectural research students in Barcelona showcase a prototype of a shape-shifting building which expands and contracts as heat is applied. Amy Pollock reports.  Video 

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany talks with Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain during a news conference ahead of the Russian Grand Prix in the Sochi Autodrom circuit October 9, 2014.  REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Vettel to replace Alonso at Ferrari

ABU DHABI - Sebastian Vettel is looking forward to following in Michael Schumacher's Formula One footsteps after Ferrari confirm that the four times world champion will replace Fernando Alonso next season on a three-year deal.  Full Article 

Gap warns; Stocks hit another record

Gap lowered its guidance when it reported earnings after the closing bell. The Dow and S&P 500 hit record highs on strong economic data. Bobbi Rebell reports.