WALL STREET JOURNAL, CNN (USA), REUTERS

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European stocks and U.S. stock futures fell Friday after Republican House members canceled a vote on a tax bill intended to avert a massive budget crisis, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Republican lawmakers have rejected party leader John Boehner's proposal designed to win concessions from President Barack Obama in the "fiscal cliff" talks, explains Reuters.

[rebelmouse-image 27086111 alt="""" original_size="320x213" expand=1] Obama and Boehner at a happier moment, at 2011 State of the Union (White House)

Oil and gold prices slumped while German government bonds moved higher as investors grew concerned that time was running out for U.S. lawmakers to come to an agreement on a plan to avoid tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to take effect at the start of 2013, writes the Wall Street Journal.

Asian shares suffered their worst losses in five weeks, while the yen strengthened .

The FTSE 100 was down 0.7%, the DAX was down 0.4% and the CAC-40 was down 0.4%.

Congress now plans not to vote on budget issues until after Christmas, according to CNN.

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Lady Amazona, 29, a lucha libre wrestler for 10 years, recently competed against five other luchadoras in the Furia de Titanes women’s championship.

Mar García

MEXICO CITY — Huge lamps swing from the ceiling on the sixth floor of a building in downtown Mexico City, illuminating the wrestling ring below. The crowd holds its collective breath as a woman emerges from the shadows. Her bright blue hair whirls behind her sparkling makeup as she kicks out her knee-high black boots. A deep voice booms over the loudspeaker:

“From the Mexican jungle comes Ladyyy Amazonaaa!”

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