G20 steps back from currency brink, heat off Japan

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Group of 20 nations declared on Saturday there would be no currency war and deferred plans to set new debt-cutting targets, underlining broad concern about the fragile state of the world economy.

Germany probes Amazon warehouses

Germany demands explanations from the online retailer Amazon after a documentary showed seasonal workers being harassed by security guards.

Karzai limits Afghan air strike help

Afghan security forces are to be banned from calling for foreign air strikes in residential areas, says President Hamid Karzai, in the wake of a raid which killed 10 civilians.

Ohio teen’s lawyers begin plea talks in fatal school shooting

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – An attorney for the Ohio teen charged in the shooting deaths of three high school students in the town of Chardon said on Saturday he is negotiating with prosecutors to settle the case as the first anniversary of the attack approaches.

Brazil launches sustainability party

Former environment minister and presidential candidate Marina Silva launches a new party, but still needs 500,000 signatures to register it officially.

Pistorius, slain girlfriend had planned future: uncle

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, known as the “Blade Runner”, was planning a future with the girlfriend he is accused of shooting dead this week, his uncle said on Saturday.

Farm theme boosts enrollment in rural Kansas school

WALTON, Kansas (Reuters) – The first clue is a sign “Fresh Eggs for Sale” in front of the school. There is a sheep pen on the baseball field and the sounds of farm animals greet pupils every morning.

Romanian film wins top Berlin prize

The Romanian film Child’s Pose picks up the Golden Bear for best film at the Berlin film festival, while an unemployed Bosnian Roma wins best actor.