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Disappearing jobs: organ grinders

Jan 13, 2014
In Mexico, sounds of the organ grinder are fading away.
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Volkswagen looks to expand in the North American market

Jan 13, 2014
Volkswagen says it plans to invest billions in North America. The VW brand, which continues to achieve low U.S. quality scores, says the bold move was a sign of a new commitment to the market.
Posted In: Volkswagen, Auto
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A Texas safari club's solution to saving the rhinos? Kill one.

Jan 10, 2014
The Safari Club of Dallas, Texas wants to auction off the right to shoot an endangered black rhinoceros... for conservation purposes.
Posted In: endangered species, safari, Africa
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Two economic powerhouses have a sit down

Jan 6, 2014
This week, the U.S. and Germany will sit down to talk economy.
Posted In: Germany, jack lew, Europe
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Uncertainty ahead for India's economy

Jan 3, 2014
India's Prime Minister announces he'll leave office in May. That could mean big changes for their economy.
Posted In: India
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Cuba's drivers don't have to be stuck in the 50s anymore

Jan 3, 2014
Cuba has lifted its ban on importing cars.
Posted In: cuba
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Indian PM Manmohan Singh to retire after 10 years

Jan 3, 2014
Today, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced his plan to retire after 10 years in power.
Posted In: India
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Peace talks in world's newest state involve oil revenue

Dec 31, 2013
Talks of mediation between the government and rebels could end fighting in South Sudan.
Posted In: South Sudan
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Will Volgograd attacks scare off Olympic tourists?

Dec 30, 2013
The attacks in Volgograd in the past two days have raised fear of terrorism in Russia in the lead up to the February Sochi Winter Olympics.
Posted In: Sochi, Olympics, Russia, Chechen
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Saudi Arabia pledges $3bn to help Lebanon fight Hezbollah

Dec 30, 2013
Saudi Arabia has made a $3 billion pledge to help Lebanon buy arms to counteract the role of Hezbollah.
Posted In: Saudi Arabia, lebanon, hezbollah

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