Migrants shut Eurostar trains to UK; dead wash up on Turkish beach

CALAIS, France/BUDAPEST - Hundreds of migrants poured overnight onto the high-speed railway linking Paris with London near the French port of Calais, stranding passengers in darkness aboard Eurostar trains. | Video

Risk assets rebound but high volatility persists

TOKYO - The price of shares and other risk assets staged a tentative recovery in early Asian trade on Thursday though volatility remained high as investors fretted over global economic health.

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Global market volatility the new norm?

Recent volatility in global financial markets shows how rapidly risks can spill over from one economy to the next, says IMF managing director Christina Lagarde. So is market volatility to become the new norm?  Video | Full Article 

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Greek retail sales weakest for years

Greece's retailers association says Greek summer retail sales are down to 9.2 billion euros making it the weakest season in years. Capital controls and snap elections have hit consumer confidence.  Video | Related Article 

Pipes are pictured at the El Sharara oilfield December 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

The struggle for oil ownership in Libya

CAIRO - Libya's official government is struggling to woo oil majors in a bid to control oil revenue and force a rival Tripoli government into a U.N. peace deal because foreign clients are wary of breaking with the established state energy firm in the capital.  Full Article 

French farmers from Lorraine region drive their tractors on the A4 motorway in the Champagne-Ardenne region, eastern France, September 2, 2015.   REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Hundreds of tractors head for Paris protest

PARIS - Hundreds of tractors are heading towards Paris for a protest due to take place on Thursday where French farmers will call for more help with low prices and high costs in the European Union's largest agricultural producer.  Full Article 

A robotic DNA sample automation machine works on DNA samples at a Regeneron Pharmaceuticals laboratory at the biotechnology company's  headquarters in Tarrytown, New York March 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

Specialists urge more debate on gene-editing

Medical researchers call for detailed, thoughtful debate on the future use of new genetic technology that has the potential to create "designer babies".  Full Article 


20 km high space elevator tower planned

A revolutionary plan to build a 20 kilometre high inflatable structure to propel spacecraft into the atmosphere has been announced by Canadian company Thoth Technology.  Video | Related Video 

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Why football spending won't stop yet

Player transfer spending by England's Premier League clubs in the summer 2015 transfer window has reached a new record. Business advisory firm Deloitte puts gross spending at 870 million pounds, 4% up on the previous record set last summer.  Video | Full Article 

Human smuggling bust leads to 36 arrests

A multinational human smuggling sweep sees the arrest of 36 suspects and seizure of millions in assets as part of an international crackdown on trafficking cells. Jennifer Davis reports.

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