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ECB Ready to Expand Stimulus Programs

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi indicated that the bank stands ready to expand its stimulus programs if slowdowns in large developing economies and turbulence in financial markets hinder its ability to boost inflation to a target of just under 2%.

Global Markets Bounce Back

Stocks around the world extended gains as investors looked for signals of how central banks will contend with upheaval in financial markets.

China Flexes Its Muscle at Military Parade

With an extravagant parade, President Xi Jinping made the most forceful display yet of China’s military muscle and his own grip on power.

Inside Uber’s Fight With Its Chinese Nemesis

China’s multibillion-dollar ride-hailing market has erupted into a brawl between Uber and Beijing startup Didi Kuaidi.

Syrians Take Arctic Route to Europe

More than 150 refugees have entered Norway from Arctic Russia this year—a fraction of the estimated half-million people who have sought asylum in Europe, but the flow is quickening as Syrians share the tip for a cheaper and safer route.

Image of Syrian Boy Reverberates Around World

The 3-year-old was a Syrian Kurd whose family’s efforts to emigrate to Canada had been rebuffed, according to media and Kurdish activists.

Hungary’s Leader Says Migrant Crisis Is Germany’s Problem

Hundreds of migrants rushed trains at Hungary’s main station as Prime Minister Viktor Orban blamed Germany for Europe’s migration crisis and warned that border-free travel within the bloc is at risk. 50

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Tsipras Moves Greece Past Austerity Debate

Greeks can now have a conventional political debate on the choices needed to hit its bailout targets.

Netanyahu to Continue Campaign Against Iran Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will keep up his campaign against the nuclear deal with Iran, despite his failed lobbying effort to scuttle it in the U.S. Congress, a senior Israeli official said.

NATO Opens Military Post in Lithuania

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization inaugurated a new command post in Vilnius Lithuania, one of six across the alliance’s eastern border meant to shore up the region’s defenses against Russia.

French Farmers Stage Paris Tractor Protest

Farmers converged on Paris, blocking streets in the east of the city with more than 1,000 tractors and gathering at the National Assembly to protest against high costs and low food prices.

Foreign Firms Feel China’s Chill

Market turmoil and Beijing’s crackdown on brokers and investors is complicating the plans of foreign funds and investment banks that had bet on bigger business in China.

Devaluation Strengthens China’s Hand at IMF

Beijing’s careful management of its currency since its devaluation last month is bolstering China’s bid to get the yuan included in the IMF’s basket of reserve currencies as soon as November.

Credit-Card Fraudsters Pump Gas Stations for Profit

A delay in guidelines encouraging gas stations to upgrade their equipment leaves them more vulnerable to credit-card fraud than other sectors.

As motorists head out on the last big driving weekend of the summer, the credit-card industry and gas-station owners are deploying everything from sophisticated software to heavy-duty padlocks to combat an epidemic of fuel-related theft and fraud.

Krom River Closes Commodity Hedge Fund

Commodity hedge fund Krom River, which managed around $1 billion at its peak, is returning money to investors as it plans a shift in focus following a tough period for commodities funds.

Vivendi Chairman Ousts Longtime Chief of Canal Plus

French billionaire and Vivendi Chairman Vincent Bolloré has ousted the longtime chief of Canal Plus, further tightening his grip over the Vivendi-owned pay-TV group amid falling subscriber numbers.

Novartis to Begin Selling Copy of Amgen’s Neupogen in U.S.

Novartis said it will begin selling the first biosimilar drug in the U.S. after an appeals court denied Amgen’s request to block the Swiss drug maker’s sale of its copycat version of blockbuster remedy Neupogen.

Syngenta Moves to Calm Disappointed Shareholders

Syngenta moved to appease shareholders angered by its rejection of a takeover from Monsanto, saying it will divest its global vegetables seeds business and return more than $2 billion to shareholders.

Soda, Health Officials Duke It Out

The soda industry is playing a never-ending game of Whac-A-Mole with health officials and anti-obesity campaigns in cities across the country. When it beats down critics in one place, they pop up in another.

Small Firms Are Slow to Embrace Chip-Card System

Many small businesses aren’t racing to update their checkout systems ahead of an Oct. 1 shift that will put merchants on the hook for some fraudulent card charges.

Obama Locks in Votes to Secure Iran Nuclear Deal

President Barack Obama locked in enough support in Congress to ensure he can overcome bipartisan opposition and implement a landmark nuclear accord with Iran. 1860

Solitary Confinement Poses ‘Grave Problem,’ Study Says

Prisons are holding as many as 100,000 inmates in solitary confinement, a striking figure that poses a “grave problem” for the criminal justice system, according to a study. 61

Emails Point to Large Role for Clinton Adviser Blumenthal

Longtime aide Sidney Blumenthal maintained an outsize role with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, despite being blocked from taking a job at the department. 191

Court Weighs Request to Immediately Stop Phone-Data Collection

An appeals court panel is considering whether to allow the government to continue the bulk collection of phone records during a six-month transition period until a new law kicks in prohibiting the controversial program.

Biden’s Florida Trip Draws Campaign-Level Attention

Vice President Joe Biden received full-court national attention for an otherwise routine visit to Miami Dade College, with dozens of television cameras, photographers and reporters there to cover his 30 minutes of remarks.

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Manolo Blahnik on Old Films and Kate Moss

The shoe designer on what he’d blow his money on, the drama behind Kate Moss’s wedding shoes and exactly how he feels about fake Manolos.

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Robert Redford: From Sundance Kid to Hollywood Legend

The legendary actor is as busy as ever, with starring roles in the film adaptation of Bill Bryson’s ‘A Walk in the Woods’ and in the forthcoming drama, ‘Truth.’

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Vogelstrom aus Schleswig-Holstein

Kaum ein Politik-Thema wird so intensiv diskutiert wie die Energiewende. Ab Neujahr müssen die Verbraucher deutlich tiefer in die Tasche greifen, um den Ausbau erneuerbaren Energien, wie Wind- und Solarenergie zu finanzieren. Doch noch ist völlig unklar, wie der Windstrom vor den Küsten des Landes produziert, dorthin kommt, wo er am meisten gebraucht wird, in die bevölkerungsreichen Gegenden in  der Mitte des Landes.

Keine Frage, das Netz der Stromautobahnen wächst langsam. Das liegt daran, dass Planung und Genehmigung kompliziert und langwierig ist, aber auch daran, dass jeder Deutsche den Strom aus der Steckdose, nicht aber die Hochspannungsleitung über seinem Haus haben will. In einem Beitrag eines öffentlich-rechtlichen Senders ereiferte sich eine Mutter gar, dass ihrer Tochter das Gesicht vibrieren würde, wenn sie auf dem Spielplatz unter einer Hochspannungsleitung schaukelt.

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Störche haben ihr Nest auf einem Strommast gebaut. Die Eon Hanse versucht sich aktuell am vogelfreundlichen Netzausbau.

Damit sich mit den Tierschützern nicht noch eine neue Front auftut, geht die Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG, die Kommunen des nördlichsten deutschen Bundeslandes und der Eon Hanse gehört, mit gutem Beispiel voran: „Gemeinsam mit dem Landesamt für Landwirtschaft, Umwelt und ländliche Räume Schleswig-Holstein hatte die Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG ihr Mittelspannungs-Stromnetz auf Bereiche untersucht, die für Vögel potenziell  gefährlich sein könnten. 173 dieser sensiblen Bereiche wurden identifiziert und in einer Maßnahmenliste festgehalten,“ heißt es in einer Pressemitteilung.

Doch damit nicht genug, gehandelt wurde auch: In 141 von 173 Bereichen wurden Mittelspannungs-Freileitungen abgebaut. An 32 Bereichen wurden Vogelschutzmaßnahmen wie Büschelabweiser, Vogelsitzstangen oder Vogelschutzhauben montiert. „Mit diesen Vorrichtungen ist gewährleistet, dass die Tiere auf den Leitungen und Masten sicher landen und abfliegen können, ohne mit den leitenden Betriebsmitteln in Berührung zu kommen“, teilt Birgit Aufderheide, Vogelschutzbeauftragte der Eon Hanse Gruppe, stolz mit.

Ob die getroffenen Maßnahmen aber auch die Bedenken von Menschen zerstreuen, den Ausbau der Stromautobahnen beschleunigen und somit die Energiewende zum Erfolg bringen, ist freilich noch unklar.

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ECB Ready to Expand Stimulus Programs

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi indicated that the bank stands ready to expand its stimulus programs if slowdowns in large developing economies and turbulence in financial markets hinder its ability to boost inflation to a target of just under 2%.

Global Markets Bounce Back

Stocks around the world extended gains as investors looked for signals of how central banks will contend with upheaval in financial markets.

China Flexes Its Muscle at Military Parade

With an extravagant parade, President Xi Jinping made the most forceful display yet of China’s military muscle and his own grip on power.

Inside Uber’s Fight With Its Chinese Nemesis

China’s multibillion-dollar ride-hailing market has erupted into a brawl between Uber and Beijing startup Didi Kuaidi.

Syrians Take Arctic Route to Europe

More than 150 refugees have entered Norway from Arctic Russia this year—a fraction of the estimated half-million people who have sought asylum in Europe, but the flow is quickening as Syrians share the tip for a cheaper and safer route.

Image of Syrian Boy Reverberates Around World

The 3-year-old was a Syrian Kurd whose family’s efforts to emigrate to Canada had been rebuffed, according to media and Kurdish activists.

Hungary’s Leader Says Migrant Crisis Is Germany’s Problem

Hundreds of migrants rushed trains at Hungary’s main station as Prime Minister Viktor Orban blamed Germany for Europe’s migration crisis and warned that border-free travel within the bloc is at risk. 50

Europe File

Tsipras Moves Greece Past Austerity Debate

Greeks can now have a conventional political debate on the choices needed to hit its bailout targets.

Netanyahu to Continue Campaign Against Iran Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will keep up his campaign against the nuclear deal with Iran, despite his failed lobbying effort to scuttle it in the U.S. Congress, a senior Israeli official said.

NATO Opens Military Post in Lithuania

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization inaugurated a new command post in Vilnius Lithuania, one of six across the alliance’s eastern border meant to shore up the region’s defenses against Russia.

French Farmers Stage Paris Tractor Protest

Farmers converged on Paris, blocking streets in the east of the city with more than 1,000 tractors and gathering at the National Assembly to protest against high costs and low food prices.

Foreign Firms Feel China’s Chill

Market turmoil and Beijing’s crackdown on brokers and investors is complicating the plans of foreign funds and investment banks that had bet on bigger business in China.

Devaluation Strengthens China’s Hand at IMF

Beijing’s careful management of its currency since its devaluation last month is bolstering China’s bid to get the yuan included in the IMF’s basket of reserve currencies as soon as November.

Credit-Card Fraudsters Pump Gas Stations for Profit

A delay in guidelines encouraging gas stations to upgrade their equipment leaves them more vulnerable to credit-card fraud than other sectors.

As motorists head out on the last big driving weekend of the summer, the credit-card industry and gas-station owners are deploying everything from sophisticated software to heavy-duty padlocks to combat an epidemic of fuel-related theft and fraud.

Krom River Closes Commodity Hedge Fund

Commodity hedge fund Krom River, which managed around $1 billion at its peak, is returning money to investors as it plans a shift in focus following a tough period for commodities funds.

Vivendi Chairman Ousts Longtime Chief of Canal Plus

French billionaire and Vivendi Chairman Vincent Bolloré has ousted the longtime chief of Canal Plus, further tightening his grip over the Vivendi-owned pay-TV group amid falling subscriber numbers.

Novartis to Begin Selling Copy of Amgen’s Neupogen in U.S.

Novartis said it will begin selling the first biosimilar drug in the U.S. after an appeals court denied Amgen’s request to block the Swiss drug maker’s sale of its copycat version of blockbuster remedy Neupogen.

Syngenta Moves to Calm Disappointed Shareholders

Syngenta moved to appease shareholders angered by its rejection of a takeover from Monsanto, saying it will divest its global vegetables seeds business and return more than $2 billion to shareholders.

Soda, Health Officials Duke It Out

The soda industry is playing a never-ending game of Whac-A-Mole with health officials and anti-obesity campaigns in cities across the country. When it beats down critics in one place, they pop up in another.

Small Firms Are Slow to Embrace Chip-Card System

Many small businesses aren’t racing to update their checkout systems ahead of an Oct. 1 shift that will put merchants on the hook for some fraudulent card charges.

Obama Locks in Votes to Secure Iran Nuclear Deal

President Barack Obama locked in enough support in Congress to ensure he can overcome bipartisan opposition and implement a landmark nuclear accord with Iran. 1860

Solitary Confinement Poses ‘Grave Problem,’ Study Says

Prisons are holding as many as 100,000 inmates in solitary confinement, a striking figure that poses a “grave problem” for the criminal justice system, according to a study. 61

Emails Point to Large Role for Clinton Adviser Blumenthal

Longtime aide Sidney Blumenthal maintained an outsize role with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, despite being blocked from taking a job at the department. 191

Court Weighs Request to Immediately Stop Phone-Data Collection

An appeals court panel is considering whether to allow the government to continue the bulk collection of phone records during a six-month transition period until a new law kicks in prohibiting the controversial program.

Biden’s Florida Trip Draws Campaign-Level Attention

Vice President Joe Biden received full-court national attention for an otherwise routine visit to Miami Dade College, with dozens of television cameras, photographers and reporters there to cover his 30 minutes of remarks.

Video

Chaos in Budapest Station As Migrants Rush Trains

2:13

Suicide Bombings at Yemen Mosque Kill at Least 22

1:20

Three Trillion Trees in the World, Says New Report

1:14