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Migrant Crackdown Sows Chaos in Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Europe to tackle the migrant crisis and agree on a fair distribution of people, warning that failing to do so might put the EU’s open-border policy at risk. 50

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.

Large Blast Reported in Chinese City

An explosion ripped through an industrial zone in northeastern China just two weeks after a chemical blast killed more than 150 people and raised concerns about industrial safety in China.

Oil Surges as Supply Estimates Shrink

Oil prices soared Monday, marking their strongest three-day rally since Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, on doubts the global glut of crude would be as long-lasting as many investors and traders had earlier believed. 59

Ukrainian National Guard Officer Killed, Dozens Injured in Protest Blast

One member of Ukraine’s National Guard was killed and at least 69 others were injured outside the country’s parliament, as fighting broke out between protesters and law-enforcement officers.

Inside Kellogg’s Effort to Cash In on the Health-Food Craze

Fixing its Kashi brand, says the CEO, is key to bulking up sales in the fast-growing natural and organic food aisles.

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.

Samsung Takes Smartwatch Fight to Apple

Samsung plans to unveil a new smartwatch, as the company attempts to prove that it can outshine Apple on design in a nascent product category.

Apple and Cisco Unveil a Business Partnership

Apple and Cisco Systems are teaming up to help bring more iPhones and iPads to business users.

Patent-Law Change Would Raise Medical Costs

A patent law change pushed by the pharmaceutical industry could cost federal health-care programs $1.3 billion over a decade by delaying new generic drugs, the Congressional Budget Office estimates.

Google, Sanofi Team Up on Diabetes Research

The Internet company said its health-care research unit plans to work with European pharmaceutical major Sanofi on new ways to monitor and treat the condition.

Tokyo Court: Nomura Wrongfully Dismissed U.S. Executive

Japan’s largest brokerage wrongfully dismissed an American managing director during a dispute over compensation for a product he invented, the Tokyo District Court ruled.

China Data Pulls Down Asian Shares

Asian markets fell Tuesday, pressured by disappointing manufacturing data that added to concerns about the health of China’s economy.

David Einhorn’s Greenlight Takes a Beating in August

The firm told investors it lost 5.3% in August as the value of its major holdings declined, said people familiar with the matter, widening its loss for the year to 13.8%.

BNY Catches Up With Pricing Backlog

Bank of New York Mellon said it had updated pricing data for mutual and exchange-traded fund-pricing issues before the market opened Monday, ending a weeklong struggle by the company to provide accurate asset values.

Sports

At the U.S. Open, Djokovic Struggles to Close

Novak Djokovic—the best and most consistent tennis player in the world for five years now—has only won U.S. Open one time in his career.

World

Islamic State Blows Up Palmyra Ruins

Islamic State has partially destroyed Palmyra’s 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in a massive explosion, the latest in a series of attacks by the militants on the Syrian city’s famed historic sites. 171

Turkey Arrests Vice News Journalists

A Turkish court ordered the formal arrest of three Vice News journalists on terrorism-related charges, days after detaining the foreign nationals as they covered a mounting Kurdish insurgency in the country.

Blue Bell Ice Cream Returns to Store Shelves

Cartons of Blue Bell ice cream began reappearing in grocery stores in cities Monday, a major step after the ice-cream maker yanked all its products following a deadly listeria outbreak and faced a financial crisis.

Crackdown on Racial Bias Boosts Some Auto-Loan Costs

A federal regulator’s campaign to fight bias against minorities is changing the way many car loans are priced, a move that is increasing costs for some consumers. 153

StubHub Gets Out of ‘All-In’ Pricing

Nearly two years after shifting to “all-in” pricing, ticket-resale giant StubHub is reversing course and returning to its old system of adding 15% to 17% at the last minute.

U.K. Approves Giant North Sea Gas Project

A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S said it has received approval to develop the $4.5 billion Culzean gas field, the largest new find in the U.K. North Sea for a decade.

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.

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Ukraine Protest Blast Kills Officer, Injures Dozens

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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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What to Watch for After Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is afflicting more people, and research shows patients who have had non-melanoma skin cancers are at increased risk of recurrence.

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Video Music Awards 2015

Kanye West gave a long rant at the MTV Video Music Awards as he apologized to Taylor Swift for taking her microphone in 2009. Swift presented West with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Earlier, she and Nicki Minaj buried their beef by joining forces onstage.

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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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Migrant Crackdown Sows Chaos in Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Europe to tackle the migrant crisis and agree on a fair distribution of people, warning that failing to do so might put the EU’s open-border policy at risk.

Oil Surges as Supply Estimates Shrink

Oil prices soared Monday, marking their strongest three-day rally since Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, on doubts the global glut of crude would be as long-lasting as many investors and traders had earlier believed. 58

Large Blast Reported in Chinese City

An explosion ripped through an industrial zone in northeastern China just two weeks after a chemical blast killed more than 150 people and raised concerns about industrial safety in China.

Islamic State Blows Up Palmyra Ruins

Islamic State has partially destroyed Palmyra’s 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in a massive explosion, the latest in a series of attacks by the militants on the Syrian city’s famed historic sites. 171

Inside Kellogg’s Effort to Cash In on the Health-Food Craze

Fixing its Kashi brand, says the CEO, is key to bulking up sales in the fast-growing natural and organic food aisles.

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.

Ukrainian National Guard Officer Killed, Dozens Injured in Protest Blast

One member of Ukraine’s National Guard was killed and at least 69 others were injured outside the country’s parliament, as fighting broke out between protesters and law-enforcement officers.

Samsung Takes Smartwatch Fight to Apple

Samsung plans to unveil a new smartwatch, as the company attempts to prove that it can outshine Apple on design in a nascent product category.

Apple and Cisco Unveil a Business Partnership

Apple and Cisco Systems are teaming up to help bring more iPhones and iPads to business users.

Patent-Law Change Would Raise Medical Costs

A patent law change pushed by the pharmaceutical industry could cost federal health-care programs $1.3 billion over a decade by delaying new generic drugs, the Congressional Budget Office estimates.

Google, Sanofi Team Up on Diabetes Research

The Internet company said its health-care research unit plans to work with European pharmaceutical major Sanofi on new ways to monitor and treat the condition.

Tokyo Court: Nomura Wrongfully Dismissed U.S. Executive

Japan’s largest brokerage wrongfully dismissed an American managing director during a dispute over compensation for a product he invented, the Tokyo District Court ruled.

China Data Pulls Down Asian Shares

Asian markets fell Tuesday, pressured by disappointing manufacturing data that added to concerns about the health of China’s economy.

David Einhorn’s Greenlight Takes a Beating in August

The firm told investors it lost 5.3% in August as the value of its major holdings declined, said people familiar with the matter, widening its loss for the year to 13.8%.

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.

Sports

At the U.S. Open, Djokovic Struggles to Close

Novak Djokovic—the best and most consistent tennis player in the world for five years now—has only won U.S. Open one time in his career.

World

China ‘Punishes’ Nearly 200 People for Spreading Rumors

Sweep targets people who the government said spread false Internet rumors regarding the stock-market turmoil and deadly blasts in Tianjin. 66

Turkey Arrests Vice News Journalists

A Turkish court ordered the formal arrest of three Vice News journalists on terrorism-related charges, days after detaining the foreign nationals as they covered a mounting Kurdish insurgency in the country.

Blue Bell Ice Cream Returns to Store Shelves

Cartons of Blue Bell ice cream began reappearing in grocery stores in cities Monday, a major step after the ice-cream maker yanked all its products following a deadly listeria outbreak and faced a financial crisis.

Crackdown on Racial Bias Boosts Some Auto-Loan Costs

A federal regulator’s campaign to fight bias against minorities is changing the way many car loans are priced, a move that is increasing costs for some consumers. 152

Startups Put Data in Farmers’ Hands

Farmers and startups like Farmobile and Granular are starting to compete with agribusiness giants over the newest commodity being harvested on U.S. farms: data.

StubHub Gets Out of ‘All-In’ Pricing

Nearly two years after shifting to “all-in” pricing, ticket-resale giant StubHub is reversing course and returning to its old system of adding 15% to 17% at the last minute.

U.K. Approves Giant North Sea Gas Project

A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S said it has received approval to develop the $4.5 billion Culzean gas field, the largest new find in the U.K. North Sea for a decade.

Video

Ukraine Protest Blast Kills Officer, Injures Dozens

0:45

Body Count Rises in Migrant Effort to Reach Europe

1:38

Lebanese ‘Stink’ Protest Turns Toward Politicians

2:11

Economy

California Lawmakers Approve Equal-Pay Measure

California lawmakers gave final approval to legislation that seeks to ensure equal compensation for women in the workplace by prohibiting employers from paying differing wages to employees who do “substantially similar work.”

Tech

Digits: News Digest

Google’s self-driving prototype cars will soon cruise streets outside of its native California for the first time.