China: Couples hold chilly mass wedding at annual ice festival

Couples tied the knot in a mass wedding on 6 January in Harbin, one of the coldest cities in China located on the edge of Siberia. The 15 couples, including one from Ukraine, made their vows and exchanged wedding rings under temperatures of as low as -20C. A 26-year-old bride Sun Liyun marrying her 27-year-old groom said that the wedding was special for both of them. Jan 6, 2016

Bernie Sanders lays out plan to break up big banks in 1st year

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has made reining in Wall Street a top campaign theme, warned on 5 January that financial-sector greed of Wall Street and corporate America is destroying the very fabric of our nation. Sanders delivered a speech in New York in which he detailed his plan for Wall Street reform. Jan 6, 2016