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Will Middle Eastern migrants upset Europe’s cultural balance?

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Europe | Migrants streaming into southern and eastern Europe are fleeing clear danger and destitution back home, but Europe can hardly cope. The sheer numbers of…

Europe struggles to solve a migration crisis with no end in sight

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Immigration | Austrian police found 71 migrants dead in a confiscated food truck left yesterday on Austria’s main highway. As officials began the difficult task of…

Migrants fleeing Islamic regimes flood Europe

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Immigration | Migrants are seeking refuge in Europe in record numbers. This year, more than 360,000 have come to Germany—far from the southern borders of the European…

Dirty water may force Rio to move 2016 Olympic aquatic events

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Olympics | Sewage contamination in Rio de Janeiro’s bay and urban waters may force the Brazilian city to give up hosting 2016 Olympic events planned at iconic beach…

New transportation bill clears funding bottleneck for three months

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Transportation | Congress approved a short-term, $8 billion transportation bill last week, only one day before funding would have stopped  flowing for current projects.

Coming to America: the tuk-tuk

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Transportation | Open-air rickshaw taxis similar to those found in Asia may soon be a transport solution for U.S. cities. Tuk-tuks provide hop-on, hop-off flexibility and help…

FBI questions in-flight hacker who claims plane takeover

FBI questions in-flight hacker who claims plane takeover

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Transportation | A hacker told the FBI last week he has been able to crack aircraft computers on numerous occasions—as a passenger. According to the affidavit, Chris Roberts…

Tensions between U.S., China escalate over island dispute

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Foreign Policy | China’s massive land reclamation in the South China Sea will be on the agenda when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Beijing this weekend. His…

Chinese and Russian navies join forces in the Mediterranean

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Military | China’s Defense Ministry announced last week that the Russian and Chinese navies will carry out joint military drills for the first time in the…

Gyrocopter jaunt shows capital’s restricted airspace is a flying free-for-all

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Homeland Security | The small, open-air gyrocopter that landed at the U.S. Capitol this month continues to churn big debate. The aircraft flew through miles of restricted…

American Airlines–US Airways marriage gets FAA blessing

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Transportation | American Airlines and US Airways are celebrating the final step in their $11 billion merger deal. The milestone came last week when the Federal Aviation…

Will a laptop be the next in-flight terror weapon?

Will a laptop be the next in-flight terror weapon?

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Transportation | Air passengers can now use their electronic devices gate-to-gate, but in-flight Wi-Fi access may make planes vulnerable to hackers armed only with a lowly…

 
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