Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

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HELSINKI (Reuters) - Wearing only a bathrobe, Finnish inventor Janne Kapylehto sailed his self-made floating sauna across the Gulf of Finland on Monday,...
Cliffhanging Swiss restaurant seeks new managers

Cliffhanging Swiss restaurant seeks new managers

ZURICH (Reuters) - A cliffhanging Swiss hotel and restaurant made famous by a National Geographic magazine cover is looking for new management after...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

Gulp! Georgian boy solves six Rubik’s cubes under water in one breath

TBILISI (Reuters) - An 18-year-old student from Georgia solved six Rubik’s Cubes under water in one breath on Friday, in a bid to...
No people, no problem for reclusive forest dwellers in Belarus

No people, no problem for reclusive forest dwellers in Belarus

YUKHOVICHI, Belarus (Reuters) - Tamara and Yuri Baikov knew it was time to move away from their village when one of their ducks...
Masterpiece theater: Chinese make-up artist brings paintings to life

Masterpiece theater: Chinese make-up artist brings paintings to life

CHONGQING, China (Reuters) - Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Cristiano Ronaldo are just a few of the famous faces that Chinese make-up artist...
George Washington gold coin sells for $1.7 million

George Washington gold coin sells for $1.7 million

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An 18th century gold coin featuring the likeness of first U.S. President George Washington sold for $1.7 million at...
Despite summer heat, Brussels' flower carpet emblazons city center

Despite summer heat, Brussels’ flower carpet emblazons city center

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian flower growers bested the summer’s blistering heat to lay out 500,000 blossoms on the central square of Brussels, in...
Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble car

Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble car

ZURICH (Reuters) - With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms...
Five 'Crazy Rich Asian' ways to splash your cash in Singapore

Five ‘Crazy Rich Asian’ ways to splash your cash in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is the setting for new Hollywood movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ - an adaptation of a best-selling novel that explores...

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S&P hits record, equals longest bull-run

(Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 hit an all-time intraday high on Tuesday, the same day it equaled its longest-ever bull-market run, as...

U.S. officials threaten Russia with ‘much more economic pain’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington is prepared to impose more economic pain on Russia if it does not change its behavior, Trump administration officials said...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is no evidence that the latest Russian hacking attacks against U.S. Senate offices or American-based think tanks were successful, Microsoft...