With the election just days away, Germany's traditional political partnerships could be fracturing.
Thousands of protesters in Ukraine have turned out on Independence Square despite a warning from the government to "desecalate" the crisis.
A cartel of international banks secretly conspired to fix interest rates. For doing so the European Commission has fined them with a record 1.7 billion euros. The benchmark rates involved are the London interbank rate Libor, the Tokyo interbank rate Tibor, and the euro area equivalent Euribor.
US Vice President Joe Biden kicked off a two-day tour of China on Wednesday as part of the US goal of pivoting toward Asia. But instead, Biden has been playing mediator between China and Japan over disputed islands in the east China Sea. Tensions between the two powers has been rising and a confrontation over the islands could destabilize the region.
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