Regional News

Police Clash with Children in La Paz During Protest

December 19, 2013 2:32 am

Some 150 children battled with Bolivian police in La Paz on Wednesday (December 18) after they tried to occupy the square outside the national assembly where lawmakers were re-writing the new code for children which would set the limit for labour at age 14. The group of protesting children took to the streets earlier to […]

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What Is Roma Life Really Like ?

December 19, 2013 2:32 am

The BBC's Yalda Hakim has had rare access to a Roma community in Baia Mare in north Romania to see what life is really like in the face of poverty and discrimination.

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December 19, 2013 1:55 am

Here's the latest news for Thursday, Dec. 19th: Surveillance recommendations; Deadly crash; Wildfire progress; Credit data theft.

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Economy Still Needs the Fed

December 19, 2013 1:31 am

Given current fiscal tightness and low inflation rates, tapering monetary stimulus too severely is riskier than continuing the program, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.

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China Bitcoin Exchange Plots Future After Crackdown

December 19, 2013 1:31 am

The bitcoin – under siege. And the frontline is here at BTC China, which was until – well, now – the world's busiest exchange for the popular virtual currency. The price of the bitcoin here plunged into the low $300 range this week, a steep fall from record highs of over $1200 U.S. at the […]

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Cash or Crash If China Resumes IPOs?

December 19, 2013 12:30 am

In 2014, China wants to reinvigorate its domestic stock markets and resume IPOs. Reuters' Pete Sweeney is a Senior Markets Correspondent in Shanghai.

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Eurozone Agrees Banking Reforms

December 19, 2013 12:30 am

European Union finance ministers have agreed on a common set of rules to regulate banks in the eurozone, after months of tough negotiations,

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Ex-NBA Star Rodman Say Politics Not His Business as He Heads to N. Korea

December 19, 2013 12:30 am

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman said on Thursday (December 19) that North Korea's politics were not his business as he prepared to visit his "friend" Kim Jong Un. Speaking to Reuters at his hotel in Beijing before boarding a minibus to the airport, Rodman said he was looking forward to seeing supreme leader Kim […]

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Volunteers prepare for city´s big holiday toy giveaway

December 18, 2013 11:42 pm

San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church is gearing up for its big holiday toy giveaway on Saturday but the toys aren’t ready to go under the Christmas tree just yet. Wednesday night dozens of volunteers were hard at work sorting thousands of donated toys. “Just trying to make sure that everyone goes home with something right […]

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MTC approves money to extend smart train line to Sonoma Co. airport and build passenger station

December 18, 2013 11:30 pm

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission today approved $16.7 million needed to extend the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit’s rail service to the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa. The SMART’s board of directors also approved the addition of a new passenger station about a half-mile from the airport. SMART also plans to build an Operations […]

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