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Hungary Clears Migrants From Train Station

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Opinion polls show declining support for Greece’s Syriza party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras. But Syriza retains a lead over its opponents and the Sept. 20 election could be tight.

China Imposes New Controls to Keep Money From Leaving Country

China is imposing fresh controls to prevent too much money from leaving the country, in an effort to keep badly needed funds at home.

South African Gold Faces Uncertain Future

South Africa’s gold mining industry must undergo radical change to cope with falling prices, intensifying labor disputes and the surging cost of ever-deeper exploration.

Pope to Ease Way for Church to Forgive Abortion in ‘Year of Mercy’

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Russen überholen Microsoft bei der Websuche

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Microsoft-Kampagne gegen Google.

Die russische Websuche Yandex ist laut Internet-Analyse-Unternehmen Comscore bei der Zahl der weltweiten eingebenden Suchanfragen an Microsofts Websuche Bing knapp vorbeigezogen. Demnach bearbeitete die Microsoft-Seite im Zeitraum von November bis Dezember 2012 4,477 Milliarden Suchanfragen, Yandex 4,844 Milliarden. Das berichtet das Fachblog Search Engine Watch. Die Zahl der Microsoft-Abfragen setzt sich sowohl aus der Websuchmaschine Bing zusammen (92 Prozent der Microsoft-Abfragen) als auch aus Suchabfragen anderer Microsoft-Websites.

Beide sind natürlich weit entfernt von den Dimensionen, in denen sich Google bewegt. Im selben Zeitraum beantwortete die Websuche des Marktführers nach der Comscore-Schätzung 114,73 Milliarden Anfragen. Das entspricht einem weltweiten Marktanteil von 65,2 Prozent.

Auf dem zweiten Platz behauptet sich schon mehrere Jahre der chinesische Google-Klon Baidu mit 14,5 Milliarden Suchabfragen (weltweiter Marktanteil 8,2 Prozent), Yahoo folgt mit 8,63 Milliarden (4,9 Prozent) auf dem dritten Platz. Die US-Suchmaschine Yahoo ist vor allem in Japan besonders stark.

Der Grund, warum Yandex Microsoft überrundet hat, liegt aber weniger an der Schwäche Microsofts, als vielmehr am Wachstum des russischen Marktes, analysiert das Blog. Prozentual ist der Anteil von Suchen, die auf Websites von Google und Yahoo (jeweils weltweit minus vier Prozent) durchgeführt wurden sogar stärker zurückgegangen als der Anteil Microsofts (weltweit minus drei Prozent).

Dahinter verbirgt sich vielmehr eine Verschiebung der Internetnutzung in Richtung Schwellenländer. Laut Daten des Marktforschungsunternehmens E-Marketer ist der Anteil der russischen Bevölkerung mit Internetanschluss innerhalb von nur einem Jahr von 44,7 auf 63,8 Prozent gestiegen. Unterdessen ist die Zahl der Suchanfragen laut Comscore in den USA leicht zurückgegangen.

Unabhängig von den von Comscore ermittelten Daten ist, was die Suchmaschinen-Anbieter verdienen. Ein typischer  US-amerikanischer Nutzer beispielswiese bringt deutlich höhere Online-Werbeinnahmen als ein  chinesischer oder russischer Nutzer. Auch lassen sich die Zahlen durchaus anders interpretieren. So könnten beispielsweise Russen bei Yandex auch einfach häufiger suchen, bis sie das gewünschte Ergebnis angezeigt bekommen.

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Stocks Tumble on Weak Chinese Data

U.S. stocks tumbled Tuesday after weak manufacturing data in China fueled investors’ worries about the world’s second-largest economy. 119

Hungary Clears Migrants From Train Station

Authorities cleared hundreds of people from the country’s main international railway station, prompting noisy protests by migrants who have crowded the building in a push to get to Austria and Germany. 98

Greek Polls Suggest Tough Election Test for Tsipras

Opinion polls show declining support for Greece’s Syriza party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras. But Syriza retains a lead over its opponents and the Sept. 20 election could be tight.

China Imposes New Controls to Keep Money From Leaving Country

China is imposing fresh controls to prevent too much money from leaving the country, in an effort to keep badly needed funds at home.

South African Gold Faces Uncertain Future

South Africa’s gold mining industry must undergo radical change to cope with falling prices, intensifying labor disputes and the surging cost of ever-deeper exploration.

Pope to Ease Way for Church to Forgive Abortion in ‘Year of Mercy’

Pope Francis will make it easier for priests to forgive women for having had abortions, and those who assisted, during a “year of mercy” starting Dec. 8. 218

EU Set to Extend Sanctions on Russians, Ukraine Rebels

The EU is set to roll over until mid-March sanctions targeted against almost 200 Russian and Ukrainian-separatist individuals and firms to keep pressure on Moscow to fully implement the Minsk cease-fire terms by year end.

Apple’s Ian Rogers Is Going to LVMH

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has recruited Ian Rogers, a key executive from Apple, to spearhead the expansion of the luxury goods giant’s online retail presence.

U.S. Report Finds Economic Benefit in Allowing Oil Exports

A Obama administration study has concluded that lifting the nation’s four-decade ban on exports of U.S. oil wouldn’t raise gas prices and could help lower them.

Whirlpool Mulls Rival Bid for Oven-Maker AGA

Whirlpool has approached AGA Rangemaster, the iconic British maker of cast-iron ovens, over a possible cash bid, turning up the heat on Middleby Corp. which agreed in July to buy AGA for $198 million.

Iran Deal Could Open Door to Gulf Businesses

While executives in the Gulf see opportunities, the region’s governments remain at loggerheads on other issues.

Valeant Strikes Psoriasis-Drug Pact With AstraZeneca

Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals has struck a deal with AstraZeneca of the U.K. to develop and sell psoriasis treatment brodalumab.

Heard on the Street

In a World Awash with Gas, Why Finding More is Good for Eni

Italy’s Eni has found a big gas field in Egypt. That highlights its strengths as the company also gets its financial house in order.

Service Providers See Gold in Shares of Startups

Branding firm Red Antler is among vendors that are looking to profit on the soaring valuations of young startups by taking payment in stock instead of cash.

Portuguese Central Bank Ends Talks With Anbang Over Novo Banco Sale

Portugal’s central bank will now enter talks with another bidder for the Portuguese bank created out of failed lender Banco Espírito Santo last year.

Main Suspect in Bangkok Bombing Arrested

Thailand’s prime minister said security forces arrested a man whom they believe to be the primary suspect in the bombing of a shrine in Bangkok last month.

China’s World

In China’s Heartland, Small Cities Flourish

Fengdu on the Yangtze River is one of hundreds of smaller Chinese cities still bursting with consumer vitality. It’s if these striving cities lose momentum that China is in danger of failing, writes Andrew Browne.

Kiev Death Toll Rises After Monday’s Clashes

The death toll from Monday’s blast outside Ukraine’s parliament has risen to three.

Clerk Defies Court, Denies Gays Marriage Licenses

A county clerk in Kentucky who has invoked “God’s authority” and is defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to license same-sex marriage has been summoned to explain to a federal judge why she shouldn’t face stiff fines or jail time. 386

Lebanese ‘YouStink’ Activists Stage a Sit-In

Dozens of protesters staged a sit-in outside the office of the environment minister in central Beirut, after he refused to meet demands to resign over uncollected trash piling up in the city streets.

Technology

Russia Puts Off Data Showdown With Technology Firms

Facebook, Google and Twitter are among the U.S. companies that are getting more time to comply with a new law requiring Russian data centers.

Sports

Are You Good Enough to Be a Tennis Line Judge?

Watch a series of shots at full speed and decide whether each was in or out. Some will be traveling upwards of 100 miles per hour and you only get one chance to make the call. Good luck!

Soccer

FIFA May Weaken Its Executive Committee

The executive committee of FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, will be the first target of major reforms when the organization meets in Zurich next month.

Video

Hungary Stops Migrants Boarding Trains To Germany

1:46

Ukraine Protest Blast Kills Officer, Injures Dozens

0:45

Body Count Rises in Migrant Effort to Reach Europe

1:38