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Hidden by glowing stats, Germany's poor struggle

09/05/2013 12:32am
At first glance Christel Paweski's small plot of land, with its garden gnome and flowerbeds, appears to be the epitome of comfortable German retirement. Tucked away among the flowers are rows of potatoes, peppers and cabbage that the former nurse carefully tends.

China warns of economic risk of Syria intervention

09/05/2013 1:54am
China is warning other world powers of global economic risks of a potential U.S.-led military intervention in Syria'a civil war.

Russian lawmaker propose anti-gay bill

09/05/2013 2:36am
A Russian lawmaker has proposed a bill that would deny gay parents custody over their children.

Obama arrives in Russia for G-20 meetings

09/05/2013 4:14am
President Barack Obama is in St. Petersburg, Russia, for meetings with world leaders at the Group of 20 summit.

Up to 100 cars in UK pileup on fog-shrouded bridge

09/05/2013 5:40am
Fire officials say up to 100 cars have been involved in a traffic accident on a fog-shrouded bridge southeast of London.

ECB keeps rates at 0.5 pct

09/05/2013 7:09am
The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged, with President Mario Draghi saying the slow pace of the euro area's recovery meant the bank's stance won't change for some time.

Germany pessimistic on world agreement over Syria

09/05/2013 7:47am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is doubtful that world leaders can agree on what to do about Syria's civil war, despite frenzied diplomatic efforts following a chemical weapons attack.

Syria overshadows economy as G20 leaders meet

09/05/2013 8:44am
They're supposed to be talking about growth and money, but the threat of war in Syria is creeping into nearly every conversation as the leaders of the world's 20 top economies huddle in Russia this week.

IMF warns Nordic countries of surging house prices

09/05/2013 9:05am
The International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that the Nordic countries' large, shared banking sector, high household debt and property prices pose a financial risk for the region.

Portuguese blazes claim life of 7th firefighter

09/05/2013 9:52am
A seventh firefighter in a month has died of injuries sustained while battling a spate of wildfires in Portugal.

Syria attack would not have to draw in NATO

09/05/2013 10:13am
NATO's chief says a U.S. strike on Syria would not require deeper NATO involvement because it would be a limited operation.

Elephant born for the 1st time using frozen sperm

09/05/2013 10:30am
Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is reporting the first live birth of an elephant through artificial insemination using frozen sperm.

Former French spy decorated in Serbia

09/05/2013 10:30am
Serbia has awarded a top state medal to a former French army officer convicted in his country of treason for alerting Serbs to possible NATO targets ahead of the 1999 bombing of the Balkan state.

Russian ships near Syria to evacuate civilians

09/05/2013 10:36am
The Kremlin's chief of staff says Russia has been sending warships to the Mediterranean Sea for possible evacuation of Russian citizens from Syria.

Activists target Russian gay law at G20 protest

09/05/2013 11:36am
Spaced out along St. Petersburg's main thoroughfare, about a dozen human rights activists staged individual protests to attract the attention of leaders of the world's biggest economies to human rights violations in Russia.

Obama cancels California trip to focus on Syria

09/05/2013 11:55am
The White House says President Barack Obama has canceled a trip to California to focus on his administration's response to chemical weapons use in Syria.

Russian FM: Obama to scale back stimulus gradually

09/05/2013 11:56am
Russia's finance minister says President Barack Obama assured G-20 leaders that the United States will be scaling back its stimulus policy gradually so as not to impair global economic recovery.

Russia: G20 agrees on plan to tax multinationals

09/05/2013 11:59am
Russia's finance minister says that G-20 leaders have agreed on a plan to take on multinational companies who tuck away their profits in offshore jurisdictions.

EU divided entering days of Syria talks

09/05/2013 1:06pm
European Union nations enter high-octane talks on Syria as divided as ever, split between moral outrage over the use of chemical weapons and the obligations of slow and burdensome U.N. diplomacy.