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Germany to get a new coalition government for Weihnachten

Nov 27, 2013
The lynchpin of the European economy is now on track for a new government by Christmas.
Posted In: Germany, Angela Merkel, nuclear energy

Indonesia tries its hand at universal health care

Nov 26, 2013
As the Obama administration continues its erratic roll out of health care reform, halfway around the world in Indonesia, authorities are getting ready to introduce the world's biggest universal health care program.
Posted In: Indonesia, health care

Take down the Union Jack? Scotland to vote on independence

Nov 26, 2013
Next year, Scottish voters will get to decide if they want to remain a part of the United Kingdom. What economic challenges would an independent Scotland face?
Posted In: Scotland, United Kingdom (U.K.)

E-cigarettes are still cool at Heathrow Airport

Nov 25, 2013
As increasing attention is paid to the e-cigarette industry, London's Heathrow Airport will open an e-smoking lounge.
Posted In: e-cigarettes, Heathrow, London

London Tube rides go high tech

Nov 22, 2013
Starting soon, London Underground riders will be able to enjoy WiFi and other services.
Posted In: London, public transportation, wifi

Hydrogen powered cars to hit the road near you

Nov 21, 2013
Hydrogen fuel cells worked for Apollo astronauts. Now cars with the technology are bound for showrooms.
Posted In: hydrogen, fuel-cell, Honda, Toyota

A women's-only bank in India

Nov 20, 2013
India launches its first women-only public sector bank this week.
Posted In: India, Banks

Iran returns to the bargaining table

Nov 20, 2013
The economic sanctions against Iran could be eased or toughened quite quickly.
Posted In: Iran, Iran sanctions

Google and Microsoft will crack down on child porn searches

Nov 18, 2013
Google and Microsoft will ban 100,000 words in an effort to stop child pornography.
Posted In: Google, Microsoft

Boeing's new 777X mini-jumbos are on fire at the Dubai Air Show (but not literally)

Nov 18, 2013
At the Dubai Air Show, Boeing claims the largest product launch in the history of commercial aviation.
Posted In: Boeing, dubai, aviation

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