Austria, Germany open borders to migrants

HEGYESHALOM, Hungary/VIENNA - Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants, bussed to the Hungarian border by a right-wing government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers reaching Europe’s frontiers.

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ANKARA - Finance chiefs from the world's leading economies broadly agree on the need to undertake structural reforms to boost productivity against a backdrop of loose monetary policy, Britain's Chancellor George Osborne said on Saturday.

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France considers air strikes on Islamic State in Syria

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PARIS - France is considering conducting air strikes on Islamic State in Syria, joining an international coalition led by the United States, Le Monde newspaper said on its website on Saturday, quoting an unnamed "high level source".

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New polls show Syriza narrowly ahead in Greek election

4:31pm BST

ATHENS - The leftist Syriza party is on course to win 26.5 percent of votes in the snap Greek election in September, slightly ahead of the conservative New Democracy party on 25.9 percent, a new poll by Kapa Research showed on Saturday.

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Eyes on China data, rate meetings

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LONDON - China's battered stock markets reopen on Monday after a two-day public holiday and before a monthly data dump that could reinforce fears of a hard landing, rattling the global economy.

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China backs Putin's idea of developing Russia's Far East

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VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Saturday that Russia's push to revamp its run-down Far East region coincided with Beijing's strategy, backing President Vladimir Putin's drive for new sources of growth.

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China to build monument commemorating deadly Tianjin blasts: Xinhua

6:21am BST

BEIJING - Chinese authorities in Tianjin will build a monument to commemorate the 160 people killed in two explosions in the northeastern port city last month, state media said on Saturday, citing local officials.

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Austria, Germany open borders to exhausted migrants

Austria and Germany throw open their borders to thousands of migrants, after days of sometimes violent tension between migrants in Hungary and border authorities. Angela Moore reports.

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