A snow-covered former US army base in Greenland -- dubbed "a city under ice" -- could leak pollutants into the environment as the climate changes, raising difficult questions over who is responsible for a clean-up. In 1959, US army engineers began constructing a futuristic project in northwestern Greenland that might as well have been lifted from a Cold War spy movie. A network of tunnels under the snow contained everything from research facilities to a hospital, a cinema and a church -- all powered by a small, portable nuclear reactor.
South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) wants Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), it said on Monday. A decision has been taken "to support the candidacy of Cyril Ramaphosa for president", NUM, one of South Africa's biggest unions, said in a statement. Zuma is expected to stand down as the ANC president at a party conference late next year, ahead of national elections in 2019 when his tenure as the country's leader will come to an end.
By William James LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party promised on Monday to use borrowed money to protect struggling industries and spur growth, setting out an economic policy it hopes will re-engage with working class voters who backed leaving the European Union. Predicting a snap election next year, Labour is using its annual conference to outline its plans to win back the voters that abandoned the party at a 2015 election and spurned the political establishment by backing Brexit. Labour re-elected leader Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday following a failed attempt to oust him after the EU referendum.
By Ludwig Burger FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Lanxess AG is to buy U.S. speciality chemical company Chemtura for 2.4 billion euros ($2.69 billion) including debt in the German company's largest ever takeover, moving it further away from its main synthetic rubber business. Lanxess's offer of $33.50 per share is a premium of about 19 percent to the Philadelphia-based company's share-price close on Friday. The world's largest synthetic rubber maker will use existing funds and new debt to buy Chemtura, Lanxess said in a statement, describing the deal as its largest ever acquisition.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serbs have voted overwhelmingly in favor of keeping a disputed holiday that a constitutional court had said discriminates against non-Serbs.
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Broncos' defense was back in force, led by Super Bowl MVP Von Miller.
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
India's 500th Test match ended in victory celebrations Monday as they romped to a 197-run triumph in their series opener against New Zealand, with Ravichandran Ashwin taking six wickets. New Zealand resumed their second innings on 93 for four at the start of the fifth and final day in pursuit of an unlikely 434-run victory target, but were bowled out shortly after lunch for 236. Ashwin, who recorded his 19th five-wicket haul in Tests, and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja shared 16 wickets between them in the match to flatten the New Zealand batting at Kanpur's Green Park.
Iranian media are saying the country's banks will begin issuing credit cards for the first time in decades. The Monday report by several newspapers, including the daily Donya-e-Eqtesad, say the cards will ...