Markets tumble after weak China data

Wall Street opened sharply lower after weak data from China heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

Hit by cheap oil, Canada's economy falls into recession 10:42am EDT

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy shrank again in the second quarter, putting the country in recession for the first time since the financial crisis, with a plunge in oil prices taking a toll as business investment fell and inventory accumulation slowed.

A man waves an LGBT equality rainbow flag at a celebration rally in West Hollywood, California, United States, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Clerk defies high court over gay marriage

A Kentucky county clerk, defying a new U.S. Supreme Court decision, rejected requests for marriage licenses from three same-sex couples, deepening a legal standoff now two months old.   Full Article 

An illustration picture shows a projection of binary code on a man holding a laptop computer, in an office in Warsaw June 24, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Cyber attacks: sanctions likely on Russia, China

WASHINGTON - U.S. is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against commercial targets.   Full Article 

A policeman tries to control migrants as ticket control rules now mandate each passenger to have allocated seats on trains bound for the West from Budapest, Hungary, on August 31, 2015.  REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Hungary closes Budapest station to refugees

BUDAPEST/BERLIN - Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, as European Union asylum rules came close to collapse.   Full Article 

Soap bubbles flies next to Pope Francis (L)  as he leads the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope allows priests to forgive abortion

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions and seek absolution during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year.   Full Article 

A bleak outlook for Japan's nuclear power

A new Reuters analysis shows the number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards.

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