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U.S. to hit debt limit before Inauguration Day

The United States will hit its statutory borrowing limit near the end of 2012, just as a new Congress gears up to do battle over the country’s huge debt burden and fiscal deficits. The country’s current debt is around $16.2 trillion, and continued borrowing needs to finance the budget shortfall…

Polish auction features rare original photos of Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene

Marilyn Monroe aficionados are flocking to a Warsaw auction house to see pictures of the American blonde bombshell and other Hollywood stars snapped by acclaimed celebrity photographer Milton Greene. Juliusz Windorbski, who heads the Dom Aukcyjny Desa Unicum auction house in the Polish capital, said a total of 240 photos…

New Yorkers take to social media to find, provide help after Hurricane Sandy

As Americans reeled from the aftermath of superstorm Sandy Wednesday, they took to tweeting, posting and crowdsourcing to mobilize much-needed aid and help those left without power or food. The storm has devastated New York City and New Jersey, killing dozens of people in several states and swamping miles of…

Protests begin outside Parliament after Portugal passes austerity budget

The Portuguese parliament adopted on Wednesday a 2013 austerity budget that includes draconian tax increases required by international creditors, in the teeth of swelling street protests. The country’s ruling centre-right coalition had the votes to push the budget through despite opposition from the Socialist and extreme left parties. Several thousand…

Swiss seize illegal Chinese teargas disguised as lighters, lipstick

Nearly 500 canisters of illegal tear gas made in China and hidden inside innocent-looking lighters and lipsticks have been seized by Swiss customs, authorities said Wednesday. Michel Bachar, spokesman for the customs service, said officers at Geneva airport uncovered the canisters after they grew suspicious of a package from China…

‘The Quiet Man’ castle in Ireland now for sale at a loss

A luxury Irish hotel made famous in the classic John Wayne movie “The Quiet Man” went on sale on Wednesday for half the price paid for it five years ago. Ashford Castle, a five-star hotel on 365 acres (148 hectares) of land on the west coast, is on the market…

Obama tours New Jersey areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy

US President Barack Obama landed in New Jersey Wednesday to start a tour of areas devastated by flooding triggered by superstorm Sandy. Obama, traveling with the federal government’s emergency relief director Craig Fugate, linked up with New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie for the tour, with his re-election bid still…

Redheads more susceptible to cancer even without sun exposure

People with pale skin and red hair may be more prone to developing a deadly form of skin cancer regardless of whether they spend time in the sun or not, a study said Wednesday. Not only is this group more vulnerable to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, but a study…

U.S. ‘concerned’ about Bahrain’s ban on public protests

The United States on Wednesday voiced concern at Bahrain’s ban on all protests and public gatherings, urging the Gulf state to find a way to allow peaceful demonstrations to resume. “The United States is deeply concerned by the Bahraini government’s decision to ban all public gatherings. Freedoms of assembly, association…

Chrysler chief slams Romney for ‘inaccurate’ Jeep ad

DETROIT, Michigan — Chrysler’s chief on Tuesday joined a chorus of critics slamming Mitt Romney for an ad that implies Jeep is shipping American jobs to China as a result of President Barack Obama’s policies. The ad is airing in the critical battleground of Ohio, where one in eight jobs…

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