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Germany's Paradox: Family-Friendly Benefits, But Few Kids

Germany is considered quite generous when it comes to helping women raise families. But some analysts say the way many of the benefits are set up hurts those with a career and a family.

U.S. Turns Up Heat On Costly Commercial Cyber Theft In China

U.S. official displeasure has grown over the problem of Chinese cyber-espionage. The Obama administration has signaled that it will step up the investigation and prosecution of trade-secret theft and has not ruled out punitive measures.

North Korea Reportedly Moves Missiles Off Launch Status

The medium-range ballistic missiles were reportedly taken off launch-ready status for the first time in weeks.

Crowd Funding Effort Seeks To Save Venice's Everyday Gondolas

There are two types of gondolas in Venice — the fancy, expensive tourist boats, and then the traghetto, the everyday boat used by locals. But the traghetto is quickly disappearing, and gondola enthusiasts have harnessed 21st century technology to save this ancient form of transportation.