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Credit Card Debt Soars in Turkey

December 15, 2013 1:08 pm

Turkey's banking regulator has introduced measures to try to curb the country's soaring credit card debt. Howard Johnson asks if they will work.

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Prince Charles, Oprah Winfrey, Other Celebrities Attend Mandela Funeral

December 15, 2013 12:07 pm

As the world sings their goodbyes to Nelson Mandela, the powerful and glamorous who paid their respects — suggested the anti-apartheid hero's reach extended well beyond South Africa Of the 4,500 guests at Mandela's funeral, the sea of attendees included bold faces names from the worlds of business, entertainment and even royal circles. U.S. media […]

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One seriously injured in collision with tree off Hwy 101 in Menlo Park

December 15, 2013 11:34 am

One person suffered major injuries when a car struck a tree off of U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park Sunday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The crash was reported on northbound Highway 101 near the Willow Road off-ramp at about 10:30 a.m., Officer James Evans said. A Honda sedan left the roadway and […]

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The Future of Wearable Technology

December 15, 2013 11:30 am

Soon, the sharpest-dressed people will be wearing computers. Wearable technology will surpass fitness trackers and Google Glass to become as important as the smartphone, the primary interface through which we experience the world. For the January issue, industrial design firm Branch envisioned the classy wearable of the future for our cover, and senior editor Bill […]

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Pope Francis: ´The Marxist Ideology Is Wrong´

December 15, 2013 11:28 am

The pope made the announcement after conservatives like Rush Limbaugh came forward saying his teachings are "pure Marxism."

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Pope Francis: ´The Pope Francis ideology is wrong´

December 15, 2013 11:27 am

Pope Francis has come forward saying he’s not a Marxist after many American conservatives criticized the pontiff for what they perceived as anti-capitalist views — specifically against trickle down economics. In an interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa, the pope says: ”The Marxist ideology is wrong. But I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I […]

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After Uncle´s Execution, Kim Jong-Un´s Aunt Gets Promotion

December 15, 2013 11:02 am

Kim Jong-un's aunt, Kim Kyong Hui, has been given a key position within North Korea's government.

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Amid Protests, EU Puts Ukraine Trade Talks On Hold

December 15, 2013 11:02 am

The European Union has suspended trade negotiations with Ukraine, despite thousands of protestors demanding the deal be signed.

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South Africa Holds State Funeral for Mandela

December 15, 2013 11:02 am

A nation mourned as Nelson Mandela was laid to rest at his ancestral home of Qunu, while family, friends and political leaders paid tribute to South Africa’s first black president. WSJ's Devon Maylie wraps up the key events from Qunu. Photo: AP

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China´s Rover Leaves First Tracks On Moon In 40 Years

December 15, 2013 11:02 am

China's first moon rover set off slowly Sunday to travel across the right eye of the Man in the Moon, leaving the first wheeled tracks on the moon's surface in nearly 40 years. Two weeks after its launch from southwest China, the Chang'e 3 lunar probe, named after a moon goddess, made a careful descent […]

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