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East German village sells for 140,000 euros

The only bidder at an unusual auction on Saturday put down 140,000 euros and walked away the new owner of a small slice of German history: the village of Alwine, population 20.

S. Korea to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang: report

South Korea will impose new unilateral sanctions against nuclear-armed Pyongyang, a report said Sunday, in Seoul’s latest effort to pressure the North after a series of weapons tests that have sent regional tensions surging.

Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings

Bitcoin will make its debut on a major exchange Sunday, a landmark for the cryptocurrency that has generated enthusiasm among some investors and more than a little anxiety from others.

Venezuelan president eyes wins in local votes

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is expecting few surprises in Sunday’s municipal elections, amid an opposition boycott and voter enthusiasm undercut by economic crisis.