The U.N. Security Council convened Tuesday to discuss the Syrian crisis, but the prospects for a resolution aimed at halting the violence seem dim. Russia is vowing to veto an Arab-backed resolution that calls on President Bashar Assad to step aside to make room for a national unity government.
In better times, ordinary Hungarians flocked to low-interest mortgages denominated in Swiss francs. Then, the Hungarian currency crashed and the franc soared, and now 1 million Hungarians face exorbitant payments on properties that have lost value.
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