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Tribunal Finds Suzuki-VW Alliance Has Terminated

An arbitrator has ruled that an alliance between Suzuki Motor and VW has been terminated and ordered the German car maker to dispose of its 19.9% stake in Suzuki.

France, Germany, U.K. Call for Emergency Migrant Meeting

The interior ministers of France, Germany and the U.K. called for an emergency European ministerial meeting to discuss measures to deal with the highest wave of migration in Europe since World War II.

Ageas to Sell Hong Kong Life Insurance Business

Belgian insurance company Ageas said Sunday it will sell its Hong Kong Life insurance business to Chinese asset-management firm JD Capital for €1.23 billion.

Lebanese Official Defies Calls to Resign

A top Lebanese official defied demands from thousands of protesters over the weekend to step down, providing potential fuel for a growing antigovernment movement that is coalesced around uncollected trash.

Financially Strapped Greece Struggles With a Flood of Refugees

On the island of Lesbos, volunteers shore up efforts to house and feed tens of thousands of migrants.

China Places Cap on Local Government Debt

Chinese lawmakers have placed a $2.5 trillion cap on local government debt as Beijing looks for ways to address one of the major impediments to its economy.

Fed’s Fischer: ‘Good Reason’ to Think U.S. Inflation Will Move Higher

The Fed‘s Stanley Fischer said there is “good reason” to think sluggish U.S. inflation will firm and move back toward the U.S. central bank’s 2% annual target, touching on a significant assessment facing the Fed ahead of its September policy meeting. 85

Malaysia Protesters Face Uphill Battle to Dislodge Najib

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Malaysia’s capital over the weekend to rally against Prime Minister Najib Razak, but analysts say the leader of the resource-rich nation is still in a strong position.

Turkey Bombs Islamic State Targets in Syria as Part of U.S.-Led Coalition

Turkish jets bombed Islamic State targets in Syria under the umbrella of the U.S.-led international coalition for the first time, the country’s government said, as Turkey expands its fight against the extremist group.

Egyptian Court Sentences Al Jazeera Journalists

An Egyptian judge sentenced a trio of Al Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, prompting fresh criticism of the government’s clampdown on press and political freedoms.

New Orleans Honors Katrina’s Victims on Anniversary

A city known for its resilience marked the 10th anniversary of one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the United States on Saturday, beginning with a somber ceremony at a memorial to Hurricane Katrina’s victims.

Modi Changes Course on Land Acquisition

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he would not renew a contentious executive order aimed at making it easier for the state to acquire land for infrastructure and industry.

Buying the Dips Doesn’t Work for Everyone

The old strategy of buying the dips may not work for everyone. In fact, for some people, it could be disastrous, writes Jason Zweig.

How Do You Short China?

Traders are scouring stock, bond and currency markets for ways to make money on the malaise afflicting China. Some are piling into insurance-like contracts that would pay out if the country defaulted on a small pool of its foreign-denominated bonds.

Stock Swings Don’t Shake Investors

Stock indexes’ wildest week in years rattled investors and fueled expectations for further price swings, but it failed to squelch the belief U.S. markets remain the best place to put money. 60

A ‘Black Swan’ Fund Makes $1 Billion

Universa Hedge Fund, a well-known ‘black swan’ fund, made more than $1 billion in profits in one week amid volatility. 58

Suppliers Feel Pain as Coal Miners Struggle

As big coal miners struggle, their equipment suppliers—thousands of firms sprinkled throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky—are scrambling to find new customers anywhere they can.

Inmarsat Says Russian Proton Rocket Puts Satellite Into Orbit

Inmarsat declared the launch of a Russian Proton rocket carrying one of its satellites a success after the rocket delivered its cargo into its initial orbit position.

Rebekah Brooks to Return to News Corp

Rebekah Brooks is expected to head News Corp’s U.K. division, a position similar to one she resigned from amid the phone-hacking scandal. Separately, Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service is reviewing a police referral related to the hacking probe.

China’s Moves Won’t Help U.S. Tech Firms

China’s moves to spur its slowing economy are having an important but less obvious effect on the tech sector: Strengthening local companies that already were making life difficult for U.S. rivals.

U.S.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), right, listens to Sen. John Barrasso (R., Wyo.) last month in Washington, D.C.

Foes Try New Ways To Attack Iran Deal

Congressional opponents of the Iranian nuclear accord are devising a Plan B as President Obama moves closer to locking up the support needed to implement the deal. 706

Book Reviews

Stieg Larsson’s Heroine Lives Again

David Lagercrantz’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” revives Lisbeth Salander in fitting style.

World War II’s Greatest Escape

Allied prisoners broke out of a German camp using ladders inspired by medieval siege tools.

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Body Count Rises in Migrant Effort to Reach Europe

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Lebanese ‘Stink’ Protest Turns Toward Politicians

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Buzz Aldrin Developing Plan to Colonize Mars

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On Wine: Will Lyons

Why Gin Is Back With a Flourish

Gin is experiencing the kind of boom the wine industry experienced in the mid-1980s, as boutique-distilled bottles with names like Half Hitch, Opihr and Ransom Old Tom give the classic G&T a new—and flavorful—twist

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Foals’ ‘What Went Down’ Is a Visceral Confessional

Yannis Philippakis, the lead singer whose energetic stage presence and novelistic lyrics have made Foals one of British rock’s most compelling propositions, talks about the band’s fourth album.

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Kann es Firefox OS mit Apple und Google aufnehmen?

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Es kann nur zwei geben? Irrtum! Neben den großen Smartphone-Betriebssystemen von Apple und Googles Android wird’s demnächst auch Mozillas Firefox geben. Die Überraschung des Sonntags, ein Tag vor der offiziellen Eröffnung des Mobile World Congress, der jährlich Ende Februar die Telekom-Szene in Barcelona vereint.

Alle sind da, außer Apple. Obwohl offiziell nicht präsent schickt der kalifornische Smartphone-Hersteller einige Hundert Mitarbeiter nach Barcelona. Mit einigem Glück trifft man dann doch einen auf dem MWC, wie die Veranstaltung abgekürzt heißt.

Aber zurück zu Mozilla: Die Überraschung ist weniger, dass in dem Markt, der von Apple und Google dominiert wird, und von dem sich Blackberry und Microsoft auch noch eine Scheibe abschneiden wollen, ein weiterer Spieler seinen Hut ins Rennen wirft. Die Überraschung ist die breite Unterstützung: Gleich 18 Mobilfunkunternehmen stützen das neue Betriebssystem, und in neun Ländern wird demnächst ein Smartphone mit Moziallas Firefox als Betriebssystem zu haben sein. Zu der Achse der Gutwilligen gehört auch die Deutsche Telekom: Zwischen der Kieler der Förde und dem Berchtesgadener Land werden Kunden vergeblich auf die Alternative zu Apple und Android warten – aber in Polen wird es zu haben sein, und dann später in anderen osteuropäischen Ländern, meldet die Telekom.

Die Analysten von Ovum senken zwar noch den Daumen und sagen dass ein niedrigere Preis keine Entschuldigung für ein schlechtes, störungsanfälliges System sein kann. Aber es ist trotzdem ein Zeichen, dass große Unternehmen wie die Deutsche Telekom sich nicht allein von Apple und Google den Takt vorgeben lassen wollen.

“Wir brauchen ein drittes und ein viertes Betriebssystem. Das ist wichtig für Innovationen ebenso wie für die Preisgestaltung”, sagte Telekom-Chef René Obermann dem Wall Street Journal in Barcelona. Der ehemals französische und jetzt in chinesischer Hand befindliche Anbieter Alcatel OneTouch wird übrigens die ersten Smartphones mit dem neuen Betriebssystem heraus bringen, das ebenfalls chinesische Unternehmen Huawei will Anbietern wie LG aus Korea erst den Vortritt lassen und dann folgen.

Huawei zeigt Flagge im Hochpreissegment

Am Sonntag galt es für Huawei Flagge im Hochpreissegment zu zeigen: das Ascend P2 wurde vorgestellt. Beim Datenfunk ist es schneller als jedes andere Handy - einschließlich des iPhone 5. Außerdem will es durch eine 13 Megapixel-Kamera und ein dünnes Design bei unveränderter Batterielaufzeit begeistern.

Schon das Ascend P1 hatte in Deutschland seine Fans, allerdings nur beim netzunabhängigen Anbieter Freenet. Wenn die Chinesen auch mit hochpreisigen Smartphones die Deutschen überzeugen wollen, dann müssen sie die Mobilfunkanbieter gewinnen, die das Gerät dann subventioniert oder per Ratenzahlung anbieten können.

Was war sonst noch? Samsung wird mit dem Galaxy Note 8 ein 8-Zoll-Tablet ermarkten, das gegen das iPad Mini von Apple antreten muss. Auch der PC- und Laptop-Hersteller HP will sich ein Stück vom Laptop-Kuchen sichern: Der US- Hersteller bringt ein 7-Zoll-Tablet auf den Markt.

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Tribunal Finds Suzuki-VW Alliance Has Terminated

An arbitrator has ruled that an alliance between Suzuki Motor and VW has been terminated and ordered the German car maker to dispose of its 19.9% stake in Suzuki.

France, Germany, U.K. Call for Emergency Migrant Meeting

The interior ministers of France, Germany and the U.K. called for an emergency European ministerial meeting to discuss measures to deal with the highest wave of migration in Europe since World War II.

Ageas to Sell Hong Kong Life Insurance Business

Belgian insurance company Ageas said Sunday it will sell its Hong Kong Life insurance business to Chinese asset-management firm JD Capital for €1.23 billion.

Lebanese Official Defies Calls to Resign

A top Lebanese official defied demands from thousands of protesters over the weekend to step down, providing potential fuel for a growing antigovernment movement that is coalesced around uncollected trash.

Financially Strapped Greece Struggles With a Flood of Refugees

On the island of Lesbos, volunteers shore up efforts to house and feed tens of thousands of migrants.

China Places Cap on Local Government Debt

Chinese lawmakers have placed a $2.5 trillion cap on local government debt as Beijing looks for ways to address one of the major impediments to its economy.

Fed’s Fischer: ‘Good Reason’ to Think U.S. Inflation Will Move Higher

The Fed‘s Stanley Fischer said there is “good reason” to think sluggish U.S. inflation will firm and move back toward the U.S. central bank’s 2% annual target, touching on a significant assessment facing the Fed ahead of its September policy meeting. 85

Malaysia Protesters Face Uphill Battle to Dislodge Najib

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Malaysia’s capital over the weekend to rally against Prime Minister Najib Razak, but analysts say the leader of the resource-rich nation is still in a strong position.

Turkey Bombs Islamic State Targets in Syria as Part of U.S.-Led Coalition

Turkish jets bombed Islamic State targets in Syria under the umbrella of the U.S.-led international coalition for the first time, the country’s government said, as Turkey expands its fight against the extremist group.

Egyptian Court Sentences Al Jazeera Journalists

An Egyptian judge sentenced a trio of Al Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, prompting fresh criticism of the government’s clampdown on press and political freedoms.

New Orleans Honors Katrina’s Victims on Anniversary

A city known for its resilience marked the 10th anniversary of one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the United States on Saturday, beginning with a somber ceremony at a memorial to Hurricane Katrina’s victims.

Modi Changes Course on Land Acquisition

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he would not renew a contentious executive order aimed at making it easier for the state to acquire land for infrastructure and industry.

Buying the Dips Doesn’t Work for Everyone

The old strategy of buying the dips may not work for everyone. In fact, for some people, it could be disastrous, writes Jason Zweig.

How Do You Short China?

Traders are scouring stock, bond and currency markets for ways to make money on the malaise afflicting China. Some are piling into insurance-like contracts that would pay out if the country defaulted on a small pool of its foreign-denominated bonds.

Stock Swings Don’t Shake Investors

Stock indexes’ wildest week in years rattled investors and fueled expectations for further price swings, but it failed to squelch the belief U.S. markets remain the best place to put money. 60

A ‘Black Swan’ Fund Makes $1 Billion

Universa Hedge Fund, a well-known ‘black swan’ fund, made more than $1 billion in profits in one week amid volatility. 58

Suppliers Feel Pain as Coal Miners Struggle

As big coal miners struggle, their equipment suppliers—thousands of firms sprinkled throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky—are scrambling to find new customers anywhere they can.

Inmarsat Says Russian Proton Rocket Puts Satellite Into Orbit

Inmarsat declared the launch of a Russian Proton rocket carrying one of its satellites a success after the rocket delivered its cargo into its initial orbit position.

Rebekah Brooks to Return to News Corp

Rebekah Brooks is expected to head News Corp’s U.K. division, a position similar to one she resigned from amid the phone-hacking scandal. Separately, Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service is reviewing a police referral related to the hacking probe.

China’s Moves Won’t Help U.S. Tech Firms

China’s moves to spur its slowing economy are having an important but less obvious effect on the tech sector: Strengthening local companies that already were making life difficult for U.S. rivals.

U.S.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), right, listens to Sen. John Barrasso (R., Wyo.) last month in Washington, D.C.

Foes Try New Ways To Attack Iran Deal

Congressional opponents of the Iranian nuclear accord are devising a Plan B as President Obama moves closer to locking up the support needed to implement the deal. 706

Book Reviews

Stieg Larsson’s Heroine Lives Again

David Lagercrantz’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” revives Lisbeth Salander in fitting style.

World War II’s Greatest Escape

Allied prisoners broke out of a German camp using ladders inspired by medieval siege tools.

Video

Body Count Rises in Migrant Effort to Reach Europe

1:38

Lebanese ‘Stink’ Protest Turns Toward Politicians

2:11

Buzz Aldrin Developing Plan to Colonize Mars

1:09