In a vote that has become something of a tradition, only one country in the U.N. General Assembly agreed with the United States that its embargo of Cuba should continue. The final count in the vote was 188-2.
Bicycle sales held steady over a six-year period in the European Union, but sales of electric bikes soared. In places like the Netherlands, electric bikes are already the most important sales segment. Overall sales are still low, but their popularity is growing around the world.
Scentee draws power from an iPhone to blast you with the smell of hearty meat or lavender. But could the synthetic smell of meat trick your brain into thinking you're eating meat instead of plain rice?
The last American combat troops are slated to leave Afghanistan in 2014, but the U.S. reconstruction effort will continue. We explore the challenge of delivering aid in Afghanistan after the draw-down.
An Egyptian kung fu champion is suspended for supporting ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Also, Japanese financial regulators examined the records of three major banks. And a tunnel now connects the Asian and European parts of Istanbul.
The Roma have lived in Europe for centuries, and face persecution and isolation. Many are illiterate and are more likely to be unemployed, impoverished and in poor health than other Europeans. They have been in the news after a blond, blue-eyed girl was taken from a Roma couple in Greece.
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