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Abstract painter, sculptor Ellsworth Kelly dies at 92

Abstract painter, sculptor Ellsworth Kelly dies at 92

Influential American abstract painter and sculptor Ellsworth Kelly died on Sunday, said an art gallery owner in New York. He was 92.Matthew Marks of the Matthew Marks Gallery said Kelly died of natural causes at his home in Spencertown, New York. Marks said he was told of the death by Kelly's partner, Jack ...

Israel bars novel about Jewish-Arab love affair from school curriculum

Israel bars novel about Jewish-Arab love affair from school curriculum

JERUSALEM Israel's Education Ministry has ruled against the inclusion of a novel about a romance between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man in the Hebrew high school curriculum because it feared it could raise tensions among pupils, an official said on Thursday. Israeli media said some teachers requested ...

Anupam Kher scared to say he is a hindu in ‘tolerant’ India.

Anupam Kher scared to say he is a hindu in ‘tolerant’ India.

Yeah you read it right. Anupam Kher claims he is scared to disclose he is a hindu. In a recent interview in a tv show he was answering on a question about how some bollywood actors are feeling scared on the situation in the country, he replied in the tone of the die hard Modi & RSS supporters, who cannot think ...

7 hospitalized after severe turbulence

7 hospitalized after severe turbulence

Story highlightsAmerican Airlines Flight 206 from Miami to Milan is diverted to Canada Three flight attendants and four passengers are transported to a hospital"American Airlines Flight 206 from Miami to Milan briefly encountered severe turbulence," the airline said in a statement."The aircraft landed safely in ...

Travel chaos as U.S. cities begin digging out

Travel chaos as U.S. cities begin digging out

Residents in many East Coast cities were digging out beneath blue skies on Sunday after whipping winds and a massive blizzard clobbered the region. But top officials warned that danger lingered even as the storm headed out into the Atlantic Ocean.Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said that dropping temperatures still ...

Flights grounded as blizzard strikes U.S

Flights grounded as blizzard strikes U.S

From the Carolinas to New York, tens of thousands were without power Saturday night as a result of the storm, which was finally heading out to the Atlantic.• 40 inches of snow was recorded in Glengary, West Virginia; 39 inches fell in Philomont, Virginia; and Redhouse, Maryland, received 38 inches.• 25.1 inches of ...

Huge blizzard closes in on U.S. east coast

Huge blizzard closes in on U.S. east coast

• Snow should come to Washington, D.C., earlier than expected Friday, with Mayor Muriel Bowser saying the first flakes should fall between 1 and 3 p.m. She said her city could see between 2 and 2½ feet of snow.• Kevin Curtis, an official with Dominion Virginia Power, said that "a small number" of people didn't have ...

Snowstorm threatens U.S. East Coast

Snowstorm threatens U.S. East Coast

• Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issues a state of emergency for 21 counties.• More than 4,500 flights have reportedly been canceled for Friday and Saturday ahead of the expected storm, according to the flight-tracking website flightaware.com.• Amtrak also announced a modified schedule in the Northeast because of the ...

Pilot accused of flying under the influence

Pilot accused of flying under the influence

Story highlightsDavid Hans Arntson, 60, was arrested Wednesday, and released on bondHe is accused in connection with flights he flew on June 20, 2014A call to his attorney Thursday night was not immediately returnedDavid Hans Arntson, 60, was arrested Wednesday, and released on a $25,000 bond, according to a ...

These small but beautiful hotels are attractions in their own right

These small but beautiful hotels are attractions in their own right

But not if the front desk receptionist sits behind a brass rhino and you're surrounded by life-sized golden elephant and monkey sculptures.Bold and whimsical designs like these make boutique hotels stand out among the giant hotel chains in Singapore.The newest kid on Singapore's boutique block is designed by ...

Shell shock as sacred Vietnamese turtle dies

Shell shock as sacred Vietnamese turtle dies

The turtle, known to locals as Cu Rua, "great-grandfather turtle" in Vietnamese, was spotted floating lifelessly in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem lake Tuesday afternoon, reports state-run news agency VNS. Officials say old age and bad weather are to blame for its demise, and that its shell will be preserved at the Vietnam ...

Catalan group puts on high-flying show in Chile's Valdivia

Catalan group puts on high-flying show in Chile's Valdivia

Catalan theater group La Fura dels Baus put on a high-flying, acrobatic show at the weekend at an event designating Chile's Valdivia the "American Capital of Culture 2016".The group performed along with some 200 local and regional acrobats and musicians. The International Bureau of ...

WWII concentration camp to become luxury resort

WWII concentration camp to become luxury resort

Now, one could be transformed into a luxury beach resort -- a decision that's sparked international outrage.With a diameter of just 200 meters, the uninhabited rocky Adriatic island of Mamula is barely visible on the map.Situated on the bay of Kotor, on the border between Montenegro and Croatia, it's dominated by a ...

Lonely Planet called it a 2016 top spot — here's why

Lonely Planet called it a 2016 top spot — here's why

Often overlooked by visitors making a beeline for neighboring Brazil or Argentina, that's likely to change since Lonely Planet named it a top destination for 2016. And while some might struggle to locate Uruguay (population 3.4 million) on a map or name its river-facing capital, Montevideo, its dynamic coastline, ...

Around the planet, penguins are at risk of extinction

Around the planet, penguins are at risk of extinction

Emperor penguins – There are 17 species of penguin, with emperor penguins being the largest. They weigh up to 45 kilos (100 pounds) and grow to 120 centimeters (48 inches) tall. These three are pictured on sea ice at McMurdo Sound in Antarctica. Where to spot them – Emperors can be seen along the coast of ...

France honors Michael Keaton for contribution to arts

France honors Michael Keaton for contribution to arts

PARIS - France has honored American actor Michael Keaton with a prestigious cultural award, giving him a medal for his contributions to the arts and literature.The "Birdman" and "Spotlight" actor was in Paris on Monday to receive the medal, awarded by French Minister of Culture and Communication Fleur ...

Kenya's megaprojects: What can $50 billion do for a country?

Kenya's megaprojects: What can $50 billion do for a country?

13 photos: Kenya's $50 billion megaprojectsMombasa rail station – Kenya is already an infrastructure powerhouse of East Africa -- leading the region for investment. But the next few years will see a quantum leap forward, with tens of billions of dollars to be spent on some of the world's most spectacular ...

South Korea 'anti-nut rage' law takes effect

South Korea 'anti-nut rage' law takes effect

Don't do it in South Korea. (Well, anywhere.)The South Korean government has announced it's increasing punishments for unruly air passengers.The move follows a 2014 air rage incident in which a former aviation executive threw a fit over how her macadamias were served while flying first class.The revised aviation ...

National Zoo's giant panda cub makes debut

National Zoo's giant panda cub makes debut

Story highlightsGiant panda cub makes debut at Smithsonian National ZooBei Bei will be five months old on January 22The four month old joined his parents, Tian Tian and Mei Xiang, on display at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C..Panda fans have been eagerly awaiting his debut since his birth on August 22. Bei Bei ...

Deal may keep horse-drawn carriages in New York

Deal may keep horse-drawn carriages in New York

That's the result of a deal announced Sunday between New York City and the horse carriage industry.The proposed deal, which still must be approved by the city council, restricts operation of horse-drawn carriages to just Central Park by June 1. The number of licensed horses would drop from 180 to 110 by the end of ...

Traditional ways of life are vanishing in these tiny, remote Pacific islands

Traditional ways of life are vanishing in these tiny, remote Pacific islands

The atoll's children don't care about the refreshments. They scoop out the barrel's ice cubes and cradle them with wonderment like diamonds. The youngest shovel them into their pockets. Living without refrigeration and other modern essentials such as the Internet and cell phones is a way of life in remoter parts of ...

Museum unveils newly found 'Titanosaur'

Museum unveils newly found 'Titanosaur'

This dino surpasses the museum's model of a blue whale by about 30 feet.The prehistoric creature is so big it cannot even fit in the gallery space. Part of its 39-foot-long neck will extend through the passageway to greet visitors. The mysterious dinosaur was discovered in the Patagonian desert region of Argentina ...

Travel warning over Zika pandemic

Travel warning over Zika pandemic

"We're trying to get out some comprehensive travel guidelines that women can follow, with more specific information for pregnant women, " said said Dr. Lyle Petersen, director of the Vector-Born Disease division of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the CDC. "We expect to have them ...

Repatriated antiquities focus of new Egyptian exhibition

Repatriated antiquities focus of new Egyptian exhibition

CAIRO - Nearly 200 antiquities smuggled out of Egypt and repatriated from eight countries are featured in a new exhibition at the Egyptian Museum. "Repatriated Objects Exhibition: 2014-2015, which opened on Thursday and runs until Feb. 29, reflects the government's efforts to return smuggled items to Egypt, ...

Five works from Gurlitt art trove were looted by Nazis, task force finds

Five works from Gurlitt art trove were looted by Nazis, task force finds

BERLIN A task force set up by the German government to determine the ownership history of more than 1,500 art works discovered in 2012 has found that only five were wrongfully taken from Jews, drawing criticism from Jewish groups.German tax inspectors discovered the art collection, which included works by ...

Five works from Gurlitt art trove were looted by Nazis, task force finds

Five works from Gurlitt art trove were looted by Nazis, task force finds

BERLIN A task force set up by the German government to determine the ownership history of more than 1,500 art works discovered in 2012 has found that only five were wrongfully taken from Jews, drawing criticism from Jewish groups.German tax inspectors discovered the art collection, which included works by ...

Artifacts linked to JFK assassination to be sold at auction

Artifacts linked to JFK assassination to be sold at auction

DALLAS - Keys to the limousine President John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was killed more than 50 years ago are expected to fetch up to $50,000 when they are sold in an online auction this month.They are among 13 items linked to the death of Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 that will go to the highest ...

Archaeologists unearth artifacts from ancient civilization in Honduras

Archaeologists unearth artifacts from ancient civilization in Honduras

CATACAMAS, Honduras - A clay tray featuring the head of a jaguar and pottery with handles resembling a vulture were among the treasures from an ancient civilization found by archaeologists in Honduras. President Juan Orlando Hernandez visited the site of what is  thought to be the mythical White ...

Big Mac with a side of quinoa? Inside world's first McDonald's Next

Big Mac with a side of quinoa? Inside world's first McDonald's Next

Its Golden Arches can be neon beacons of hope in a strange land -- a place where you know you'll always get the exact burger and fries you are looking for, followed by pangs of guilt the next day. But in Hong Kong, 40 years after the chain first entered the territory, signs of change glimmer on the greasy fast food ...

World celebrates 'No Pants Subway Ride'

World celebrates 'No Pants Subway Ride'

World celebrates 'No Pants Subway Ride' World celebrates 'No Pants Subway Ride'People ride without pants on the Jerusalem light train. World celebrates 'No Pants Subway Ride'A man rides the Metro in Washington. World celebrates 'No Pants Subway Ride'A commuter takes a photo of participants traveling on a London ...

On the brink: Inside the project to save Osun Oshogbo

On the brink: Inside the project to save Osun Oshogbo

One of a pantheon of Yoruba deities, Osun goes by many names around the world: Ochun in Cuba and Oxum in Brazil, where she is the nations' patron saint. But for the Yoruba people, numbering some 40 million, she is Osun, and dwells in the waters of the Sacred Grove, just outside the city of Osogbo.Worshipers come to ...

The 'ghost fleet' graveyard where nature has risen from the dead

The 'ghost fleet' graveyard where nature has risen from the dead

Almost a century on, the "ghost fleet" of Mallows Bay in the Potomac River, 30 miles south of Washington D.C., is positively brimming with life again.Nature has taken hold amid the rotting hulls and rusted bows of the scores of historic vessels, with flora and fauna inundating the areas where sailors and passengers ...

Artists say celebrity pastor's church stole Miami murals for ads

Artists say celebrity pastor's church stole Miami murals for ads

NEW YORK A group of street artists say a church led by a pastor to celebrities like hip hop mogul Kanye West used their artwork from a Miami public school in an advertising campaign without their permission, according to a lawsuit.In a copyright infringement complaint filed in federal court in Miami on ...

Ancient citadel remains to be integrated in Israeli high-rise

Ancient citadel remains to be integrated in Israeli high-rise

NAHARIYA, Israel - The remains of a 3,400-year old Canaanite Citadel will be incorporated into a high-rise residential building, Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has said.   Archaeologists unearthed the remains at a construction site in the Israeli beach town of Nahariya. The IAA said they have agreed with the ...

Artists compete in sculpture contest at China ice festival

Artists compete in sculpture contest at China ice festival

HARBIN - Designing and carving out elaborate pieces, artists from around the world are competing in an ice sculpture contest this week as part of China's annual Ice and Snow Festival.Some 30 teams from countries including China, Russia, Italy and Mongolia are taking part in the three-day contest. ...

West London theatre raises the curtain on the Hermit Kingdom

West London theatre raises the curtain on the Hermit Kingdom

LONDON The Finborough Theatre, a tiny off-West End stage tucked away above a pub, has built its reputation on innovative new writing and on occasions has a knack for seizing highly topical issues for its plays.Still, even the award-winning theatre could not have planned to open In-Sook Chappell's "P'yongyang" on ...

Sweden: Climate model for the world?

Sweden: Climate model for the world?

Media captionThe future of nuclear power in Sweden is uncertain as the government says that greener and more renewable sources are the way forward. In the wake of the Paris Climate Agreement, many countries ...

Tourists help save lion trapped by poacher's noose in South Africa

Tourists help save lion trapped by poacher's noose in South Africa

Social media was "crucial to this operation," said Glenn Phillips, managing executive of Kruger National Park. Even though a tourist had already reported the wounded lion to officials Saturday -- before the images spread rapidly online -- social media played a key role in helping find it, Phillips said. "Because ...

West London theatre raises the curtain on the Hermit Kingdom

West London theatre raises the curtain on the Hermit Kingdom

LONDON The Finborough Theatre, a tiny off-West End stage tucked away above a pub, has built its reputation on innovative new writing and on occasions has a knack for seizing highly topical issues for its plays.Still, even the award-winning theatre could not have planned to open In-Sook Chappell's "P'yongyang" on ...

Malaysia Airlines temporarily bans luggage on Europe-bound flights

Malaysia Airlines temporarily bans luggage on Europe-bound flights

But few have ever been told prior to boarding that their checked luggage simply wouldn't be joining them on the same flight. That's what happened to Malaysia Airlines passengers flying to Europe from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week when the airline announced it was temporarily banning checked luggage from ...

China: Villagers erect giant gold Mao statue

China: Villagers erect giant gold Mao statue

Rare color photos reveal life in Mao's Communist China Rare color photos reveal life in Mao's Communist ChinaUnlike most photojournalists of the era, who still shot in black-and-white, Barbey was already working with color film. But any kind of photography was a rarity in China, where Chairman Mao Zedong's Red ...

New 102-story Seattle skyscraper deemed 'hazard' to aircraft

New 102-story Seattle skyscraper deemed 'hazard' to aircraft

That's the problem facing developers in Seattle who have had plans to build a mighty 102-story tower rejected by authorities.Their proposal for a super tall office, apartment, hotel and retail skyscraper in the city's downtown represents a "presumed hazard" to air traffic, says the Federal Aviation ...

Bloodhound Diary: Racing into 2016

Bloodhound Diary: Racing into 2016

A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, the vehicle will first mount an assault on the world land ...

VIDEO: The bionic eye that can restore sight

VIDEO: The bionic eye that can restore sight

A woman who has gradually been losing her sight for years has been describing the joys of being able to see again after being fitted with a bionic eye.Rhian Lewis, from Cardiff, Wales, was given the retinal implant as part of a trial which could go on to benefit thousands of people suffering from sight loss. The ...

December warmest and wettest month

December warmest and wettest month

Media captionRoger Harrabin shows how the warm December has affected plants in his gardenA wet, but mild, December was a record-breaking month, the UK Met Office's final figures show - so why was it so extreme ...

VIDEO: How warm December affected gardens

VIDEO: How warm December affected gardens

December 2015 was a double record-breaking month according to figures from the Met Office. Last month was the warmest December on record since 1910 - and the wettest of any calendar month in that time.Temperatures have been around 4C above the long-term average.Roger Harrabin showed the affect of the unseasonal ...

It's going to be a great year for tourists in search of the next big thing

It's going to be a great year for tourists in search of the next big thing

The Middle East will get its most advanced snow park in Doha."Hunger Games" fans will step into the shoes of Katniss Everdeen in Dubai.And a life-sized replica of Noah's Ark will rise above the bluegrass meadows of northern Kentucky to become the planet's largest wooden structure.A look at these and more on our ...

What's sexier than a man, a horse and a stick?

What's sexier than a man, a horse and a stick?

Aspen's alternative winter sportsIt's the sport of polo, but not as you know it. Aspen's alternative winter sports Aspen's alternative winter sportsThis version of polo is played on a snow-packed field surrounded by fencing to keep the ball in play. Aspen's alternative winter sportsLike arena polo -- a fast-paced ...

Kuwait Airways scraps NYC flights amid Israeli passenger dispute

Kuwait Airways scraps NYC flights amid Israeli passenger dispute

The airline has this week pulled its connection between New York's JFK airport and London Heathrow after U.S. authorities threatened legal action over alleged discrimination.The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in September warned the Kuwaiti carrier that it had "unlawfully discriminated" against a passenger ...

Air Force: Laser-armed fighter jets by 2020

Air Force: Laser-armed fighter jets by 2020

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, said it's on track to demonstrate a working laser weapon on a fighter jet by 2020."It really is a national tipping point," said Kelly Hammett, chief engineer for the AFRL's directed energy directorate. "We see the technology evolving and maturing to the stage where ...

Social media reacts to manager's sacking

Social media reacts to manager's sacking

What's gone wrong for Jose Mourinho?Jose Mourinho was sacked as Chelsea manager Thursday, the club confirmed on its official website. The Portuguese manager endured a difficult downturn in results in the 2015-16 season, just months after leading Chelsea to the English Premier League title. What's gone wrong for ...

Cuba and U.S. agree to resume commercial flights

Cuba and U.S. agree to resume commercial flights

"This arrangement will continue to allow charter operations and establish scheduled air service, which will facilitate an increase in authorized travel, enhance traveler choices and promote people-to-people links between the two countries," according to the announcement. U.S. law still bars travel to Cuba for ...

Jose Mourinho: 'Special One' leaves Chelsea

Jose Mourinho: 'Special One' leaves Chelsea

Widely regarded as one of the world's best soccer coaches, Chelsea has sacked the Portuguese manager after an awful run of form left the English Premier League champion with no chance of retaining its title. But Mourinho was so much more than just a football manager.Brands flocked to him, attracted by his swagger, ...

December 17, 1903: The Wright brothers take flight

December 17, 1903: The Wright brothers take flight

The Wright brothers take flightAviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright made history December 17, 1903, with the first powered and sustained flight. The historic moment took place in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers take flightWilbur, left, and Orville are shown in this undated file photo. The ...

Brazil WhatsApp suspension lifted

Brazil WhatsApp suspension lifted

A judge in Brazil has ordered that a suspension of the popular messaging application WhatsApp be lifted.Judge Xavier de Souza said the service should be ...

South Africa embraces sevens

South Africa embraces sevens

The first Cape Town Sevens tournament helped bring the sport to a new audience, helped by the home team's title success. CNN's Brent Swails reports. Source link

Russia travel agency offers vacations to Syria conflict

Russia travel agency offers vacations to Syria conflict

Starting next year, it's reportedly hoping to sell what it has dubbed Assad Tours: four- to five-day trips to the Syrian front line. Named for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a longtime Russian ally, the expeditions would cost $1,500. That covers flights, accommodation, food and the guide's services -- but not ...

Rare recording of basketball's inventor

Rare recording of basketball's inventor

A University of Kansas professor has discovered what is believed to be the only audio recording of James Naismith, the man who invented the game of basketball. The interview took place in New York on January 31, 1939, just months before he died that November at age 78. Naismith was in New York to attend a ...

Clinton outlines plan to stop ISIS from recruiting online

Clinton outlines plan to stop ISIS from recruiting online

Hillary Clinton's career in the spotlightFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, pictured here on Tuesday, March 3, has become one of the most powerful people in Washington. Here's a look at her life and career through the years. Hillary Clinton's career in the spotlightBefore she married Bill Clinton, she was ...

Abby Wambach blasts 'egotistical' U.S. men's coach

Abby Wambach blasts 'egotistical' U.S. men's coach

U.S. women in the World CupThe leading goalscorer in the history of international soccer, Abby Wambach, is calling time on her incredible career. The U.S. World Cup winner will play her final matches for her country in December. U.S. women in the World CupThe U.S. Women's National Soccer Team celebrates after ...

Carly Fiorina on high-tech democracy: 'There 's an app for this'

Carly Fiorina on high-tech democracy: 'There 's an app for this'

Story highlightsFiorina: We need to use technology to reengage citizens in the process of their governmentTechnology should play a huge role in immigration issues as well, Fiorina said."The technology for a citizen government exists. There's an app for this actually," the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard said ...

Abby Wambach blasts 'egotistical' U.S. men's coach

Abby Wambach blasts 'egotistical' U.S. men's coach

U.S. women in the World CupThe leading goalscorer in the history of international soccer, Abby Wambach, is calling time on her incredible career. The U.S. World Cup winner will play her final matches for her country in December. U.S. women in the World CupThe U.S. Women's National Soccer Team celebrates after ...

Is faster than light travel really doable?

Is faster than light travel really doable?

As the latest installment of the space saga opens nationwide this week, fans rejoice. The franchise, which began in 1977, has captured the imagination of millions worldwide. With a blast of its mighty engines, the starship Millennium Falcon fled the surface of the planet Tatooine and launched itself into history. ...

Serena vs. American Pharoah: The fallout

Serena vs. American Pharoah: The fallout

But the somewhat begrudging reaction to the 34-year-old's accolade bears witness to America's complicated attitude towards gender and racial equality, according to one horse racing expert.Williams became the first black woman to win the prestigious award after trumping an unlikely rival to the prize -- thoroughbred ...

VIDEO: A $5,900 chair for the office

VIDEO: A $5,900 chair for the office

If you're working at a desk for a long time it can be hard to remain focused. The Altwork Station is designed to transform itself into different positions to help keep you alert and comfortable. It can go from being a standing desk - all the rage in offices right now - right down to a setting that has the user ...

Your personal $849 underwater 'drone'

Your personal $849 underwater 'drone'

Story highlightsA new submersible robot -- sort of an underwater drone -- could open up undersea explorationThe OpenROV can be controlled remotely with a laptopIt's equipped with a video camera to stream back imagesThe device was designed in Silicon Valley and sells for $849"Live every week like it's Shark Week." ...

Chinese President Xi Jinping: Hands off our Internet

Chinese President Xi Jinping: Hands off our Internet

Speaking at the second World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, Xi said that the international community should "respect the right of individual countries to choose their own path to cyber development, model of cyber regulation and participate on the same footing." Rights groups have condemned ...

Southwest flight rolls off taxiway in Nashville

Southwest flight rolls off taxiway in Nashville

Story highlights The Nashville Fire Department reports minor injuries, "mostly bumps and bruises" A spokesman with Southwest Airlines says the nose gear collapsedThe FAA is investigating the incidentA Southwest spokesman said the nose gear of the Boeing 737 collapsed.The Nashville Fire Department said that it ...

The 217 mph man with nerves of steel

The 217 mph man with nerves of steel

For motorcycling's brightest young star Marc Marquez, that moment came when he was just eight years old.The double MotoGP world champion -- who began riding aged just four -- was at his local motocross track in the Catalonia region of Spain when a talent scout spotted him. "I come from a normal family, and ...

The floating hotel that could be the future of cruising

The floating hotel that could be the future of cruising

The vessel, which spans about a half a mile in length, features capsules housing guest accommodations and amenities like theaters, gardens, restaurants, and a swimming pool. Additionally, a helipad and detachable boats are included to give guests the opportunity to explore the surrounding area. Is this the future ...

Ski legend's bromance with Putin

Ski legend's bromance with Putin

Vladimir Putin is also an accomplished skier, so much so that he has made quite an impression on one of the sport's greatest speedsters.And if the Russian president's style of government might have its critics, skiing legend Jean-Claude Killy isn't joining in the chorus of disapproval. Far from it, telling CNN's ...

Serena's dad: 'I was close to being killed'

Serena's dad: 'I was close to being killed'

The city, in Los Angeles County, was riven with internecine gang warfare at the time, and verbal conflict could quickly escalate to violence. Yet the man doing the shouting, and the girls on the receiving end of his invective, were not acting out one of Compton's then common tragic scenes. For a start, the ...

The UN's Human Development Index measures achievement in three areas — life expectancy, education and standard of living. So which countries came out on top?

The UN's Human Development Index measures achievement in three areas — life expectancy, education and standard of living. So which countries came out on top?

World's most livable countries 9. New Zealand – The United Nations has just released its 2015 Human Development Index (HDI), which measures countries in three basic areas -- life expectancy, education and income/standard of living. New Zealand tied with Canada as the 9th best place to live, with an overall score ...

Xi calls for 'cyber sovereignty'

Xi calls for 'cyber sovereignty'

Media captionHow China wants to control the internetChina's President Xi Jinping has called on countries to respect one another's "cyber sovereignty" and different internet governance models.Mr Xi said that ...

Julius Baer to buy Commerzbank Luxembourg arm for 68 mln euros

Julius Baer to buy Commerzbank Luxembourg arm for 68 mln euros

ZURICH Swiss private bank Julius Baer (BAER.VX) will buy Commerzbank AG's (CBKG.DE) Luxembourg private banking franchise that has close to 3 billion euros ($3.28 billion) in assets under management, Baer announced on Wednesday."The total consideration is approximately 68 million euros, assuming 25 million euros ...

Our favorite luxury SUVs of 2015

Our favorite luxury SUVs of 2015

Luxury SUVs are a rapidly expanding part of the automotive market as buyers seem to have an insatiable appetite for SUVs in all shapes, sizes, capabilities and price ranges. These are just some of the best luxury SUVs CNNMoney has tried out in the past year. Tesla Model X The Tesla Model X is ...

China: Hands off our Internet

China: Hands off our Internet

Speaking at the second World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, Xi said that the international community should "respect the right of individual countries to choose their own path to cyber development, model of cyber regulation and participate on the same footing." Rights groups have condemned ...

Japanese women fight to keep their maiden names

Japanese women fight to keep their maiden names

What's in a name? In Japan, quite a lot. The country's Supreme Court will decide on Wednesday whether a law that requires spouses to have the same surname is constitutional. While the 19th century law doesn't say which spouse should change their name, an overwhelming majority of women take their husband's. ...

This year could be Ackman's worst, investors stick by firm: letter

This year could be Ackman's worst, investors stick by firm: letter

BOSTON Billionaire hedge fund investor William Ackman, whose funds have suffered double-digit losses this year, on Tuesday told investors that 2015 could be his firm's worst ever, but said clients are generally sticking with him."If the year finishes with our portfolio holdings at or around current values, 2015 ...

French retrospective celebrates work of German artist Anselm Kiefer

French retrospective celebrates work of German artist Anselm Kiefer

Paris - France's Centre Pompidou opened a retrospective of the works of German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer on Tuesday with more than 150 works documenting his career from the late 1960's to the present.Visitors to the exhibition, the first of its kind in France for more than three decades, can stroll ...

Star Wars puts Abu Dhabi on Hollywood's map

Star Wars puts Abu Dhabi on Hollywood's map

A few years ago, director J.J. Abrams and his producers went looking for the perfect desert to feature in the new Star Wars film. They found it in Abu Dhabi. Large chunks of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" were filmed near the capital of the United Arab Emirates, which is offering powerful financial ...

VIDEO: World's first modular phone goes on sale

VIDEO: World's first modular phone goes on sale

A smartphone designed to be easy to repair and upgrade goes on sale this week.The internal components of the Fairphone 2 are split into modules which can be replaced with minimal tools or expertise.The company behind the phone hopes this will encourage owners to keep their phones for longer, rather than regularly ...

Firm steered investors to $43 million in bonds to benefit owner: U.S. SEC

Firm steered investors to $43 million in bonds to benefit owner: U.S. SEC

A Connecticut-based investment firm placed more than $43 million of clients' funds in illiquid bonds without disclosing that an affiliated company earned fees from the securities, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday.Atlantic Asset Management LLC in Stamford, Connecticut, invested the $43 ...

How hummingbirds avoid overheating

How hummingbirds avoid overheating

Media captionThermal footage reveals how hummingbirds lose heat as they beat their wings up to 70 times per second.Colourful footage, shot with a thermal camera, has revealed how hummingbirds avoid overheating ...

Why police are having trouble stopping ISIS

Why police are having trouble stopping ISIS

Police everywhere are having a hard time keeping track of terrorists, because modern phones make it easier than ever to communicate privately. 1. Technology companies are increasingly using encryption to protect your data. By translating your messages and private information into a string of ...

Bodies found in van in Mexico are missing Australian surfers

Bodies found in van in Mexico are missing Australian surfers

Story highlightsDean Lucas and Adam Coleman, both 33, were on a surf trip from CanadaRemains were found in a van registered to Coleman in CanadaSuspects were part of gang who robbed motorists in Sinaloa, authorities saySinaloa Attorney General Marco Antonio Higuera confirmed during a Tuesday news conference that ...

U.S. lawmakers likely to nix changes to debt restructuring law: source

U.S. lawmakers likely to nix changes to debt restructuring law: source

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK/CHICAGO Lawmakers are likely to scrap a revision to certain legal protections for bondholders from a spending bill that was under negotiation, a congressional aide said on Tuesday.Critics had said the changes under consideration to the Depression-era Trust Indenture Act (TIA) would strip ...

French retrospective celebrates work of German artist Anselm Kiefer

French retrospective celebrates work of German artist Anselm Kiefer

Paris - France's Centre Pompidou opened a retrospective of the works of German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer on Tuesday with more than 150 works documenting his career from the late 1960's to the present.Visitors to the exhibition, the first of its kind in France for more than three decades, can stroll ...

Angry guest smashes truck through hotel lobby

Angry guest smashes truck through hotel lobby

One guest preferred to drive his truck through the lobby of an Alva, Oklahoma, hotel last week, authorities say, narrowly missing two employees at the front desk. CNN has obtained surveillance video of a truck plowing through the lobby of a Comfort Inn & Suites on December 10.John Edward Parsley, 62, was angry ...

Pimco looks at junk bond investments after sell-off: CIO Ivascyn

Pimco looks at junk bond investments after sell-off: CIO Ivascyn

NEW YORK Dan Ivascyn, the group chief investment officer at Pimco, one of the world's largest bond asset management firms, said investors have been overreacting to the credit turmoil stemming from the junk-bond fund collapse at Third Avenue Management, and that Pimco is looking to take advantage of the sell-off. ...

British watchdog investigates Reckitt's Nurofen Express ad

British watchdog investigates Reckitt's Nurofen Express ad

Britain's advertising watchdog is investigating whether a television ad for Reckitt Benckiser Group's Nurofen Express pain relief tablets misled consumers with unfounded claims.The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it received complaints in February that the ad was misleading because it implies the drug ...

Swiss banks to pay $130 million, avoid charges on aiding U.S. tax evasion

Swiss banks to pay $130 million, avoid charges on aiding U.S. tax evasion

Three Swiss banks, including a unit of France's Crédit Agricole SA CRAGO.UL, will pay a total of more than $130 million to the U.S. Justice Department to avoid possible prosecution for helping Americans evade taxes, the department said on Tuesday.The Zurich-based unit of Crédit Agricole will pay $99.2 million, ...

Parents may not notice when children are overweight

Parents may not notice when children are overweight

(Reuters Health) - Many parents don’t realize when their children are overweight and so they fail to help the youngsters shed excess pounds, an Australian study suggests.When researchers asked parents to report their child’s height and weight, the results suggested that about 16 percent of the kids were ...

VIDEO: The moment Tim Peake arrives on ISS

VIDEO: The moment Tim Peake arrives on ISS

UK astronaut Tim Peake has boarded the International Space Station, which will be his home for the next six months."Major Tim", and fellow crew members Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra floated through the hatch from their Soyuz space capsule, where they were greeted by the current ISS astronauts. Source ...

How to avoid failing at your crowdfunding campaign

How to avoid failing at your crowdfunding campaign

NEW YORK When Morna Murphy Martell launched her first-ever crowdfunding campaign this year, she had high hopes.Her goal was to bring the one-woman show she wrote, 'Harriet Tubman Herself, performed by actress Christine Dixon, to venues that could not afford it, like African-American churches and youth community ...

Vacation is mandatory at these companies

Vacation is mandatory at these companies

It's December. A lot of U.S. workers will end this year without having taken all of their vacation days. Explanations usually go something like this: "I'm too busy." "My boss never takes any time and he'll think I'm a slacker if I do." "I feel guilty leaving colleagues in the lurch." But at some ...

Romanian parliament bans smoking in bars and playgrounds

Romanian parliament bans smoking in bars and playgrounds

BUCHAREST Romania extended a smoking ban on Tuesday to include bars and playgrounds, becoming the latest European Union state to strengthen anti-smoking controls. Prior to the bill, which has been under consideration since 2011, smoking had been banned in state institutions, schools and hospitals, but bars ...

The week's best sports photos

The week's best sports photos

What a shot! 39 amazing sports photos What a shot! 39 amazing sports photosSeattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin, left, is hit by Baltimore's Kendrick Lewis during an NFL game in Seattle on Sunday, December 13. Baldwin scored on the play -- one of three touchdowns he had in the 35-6 drubbing. What a shot! 39 amazing ...

BTG Pactual Swiss unit BSI says client outflows manageable: paper

BTG Pactual Swiss unit BSI says client outflows manageable: paper

ZURICH Customer outflows from Swiss private bank BSI are "absolutely manageable" despite the turbulence shaking Brazilian parent Gruppo BTG Pactual, BSI Chief Executive Stefano Coduri told a Swiss newspaper.He told Finanz und Wirtschaft that the Swiss bank was operating normally and its liquidity and equity ...

Brazil reports 1,761 microcephaly cases as mosquito virus spreads

Brazil reports 1,761 microcephaly cases as mosquito virus spreads

GENEVA Brazil has reported 1,761 cases of babies born with unusually small brains, or microcephaly, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, as a mosquito-borne disease linked to the condition spread across Latin America. Brazilian health authorities said last month there was a link between the ...

Becoming a woman in a man's world

Becoming a woman in a man's world

Boxing promoter Kellie Maloney, previously Frank, talks about transitioning and returning to the sport which shot her to fame in the 1990s. Source link

Wells Fargo Advisors hires Kent Evans from Merrill Lynch

Wells Fargo Advisors hires Kent Evans from Merrill Lynch

Wells Fargo Advisors said on Tuesday it hired Kent Evans from Bank of America Corp's Merrill Lynch unit.Evans joined the firm as senior vice president, investments along with his brother Daniel Evans, an associate financial adviser, Wells Fargo said. Wells Fargo said Kent Evans managed more than ...

NIH-funded trials dip, industry trials on the rise

NIH-funded trials dip, industry trials on the rise

(Reuters Health) – - Every year since 2006 in the U.S., the amount of new medical research in humans that’s funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has gone down, while the number of industry-funded trials has gone up, a new study shows. Analyzing the ClinicalTrials.gov database, researchers found that ...

Rare vintage Dodge Charger to go up for auction

Rare vintage Dodge Charger to go up for auction

For car collectors, it's equivalent to finding a Picasso in the attic or a letter from Abraham Lincoln in their grandfather's papers. A rare vintage car has been sitting in a barn for decades. Next month in Kissimmee, Florida, a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona is set to go up for auction. The car has been ...

Valeant offers price cuts in distribution deal with Walgreens

Valeant offers price cuts in distribution deal with Walgreens

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, which has been accused of price gouging, said it would sell its skin and eye products at a discount in more than 8,000 Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc's pharmacies in the United States.Valeant's U.S.-listed shares rose 12 percent to $105.42 in early trading on Tuesday. The ...

Volkswagen to shed 600 temporary jobs to tackle scandal costs

Volkswagen to shed 600 temporary jobs to tackle scandal costs

BERLIN Volkswagen will shed about 600 temporary workers at a factory in Zwickau, Germany next year as it battles to cope with the fallout from its cheating of diesel emissions tests, labor representatives at the carmaker said.Europe's largest automaker is cutting spending on factories, equipment and models to ...

The anti-Silicon Valley: Start-up haven blooms in Moroccan paradise

The anti-Silicon Valley: Start-up haven blooms in Moroccan paradise

The pinprick town on Morocco's west coast has sketchy Internet coverage and little obvious appeal to workaholic, technophile entrepreneurs. But buzz is building around Taghazout in start-up circles, and it is becoming an international hotspot.Taghazout is currently rated the fifth best town for "digital nomads" to ...

Boxing promoter: 'I should've been born a woman'

Boxing promoter: 'I should've been born a woman'

"That's Frank Maloney!" exclaimed one of the small crowd who had gathered around the bewildered man, better recognized as the tough-talking manager behind former heavyweight champion of the world Lennox Lewis.Today, dressed in a fluffy maroon jumper with painted nails to match, Maloney is almost unrecognizable from ...

Investors cut U.S. equity holdings to eight-year low: BAML poll

Investors cut U.S. equity holdings to eight-year low: BAML poll

LONDON Investors have cut their U.S. equity allocation to an 8-year low, reducing risk ahead of the U.S. Fed's December meeting as worries about the impact of a rate rise have mounted, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) survey showed on Tuesday.Fund managers reduced their U.S. equity holdings to a net 19 ...

Drink linked to ambulance calls

Drink linked to ambulance calls

Ambulance staff say alcohol is a factor in more than half of all the incidents they attend at weekends. They have issued a plea to the public to drink ...

Taylor Swift meets her lookalike

Taylor Swift meets her lookalike

Quoted: Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift is often willing to confide in fans, a characteristic that has made her one of the most popular singers in the world. "I think for me it feels very natural to talk to teenagers and people my age ... about feelings and what they're going through and their insecurities," she told ...

Sharapova looks ahead to 2016

Sharapova looks ahead to 2016

The five-time Grand Slam winner talks to CNN World Sport about her 'Maria & Friends' event, as well as Serena Williams' huge year. Source link

Time for the Fed to vote for Christmas, the turkeys never will

Time for the Fed to vote for Christmas, the turkeys never will

Just as turkeys are opposed to Christmas on culinary grounds, so investors in risky assets like junk bonds are forever and always against interest rate hikes.There are several plausible reasons why the Federal Reserve, expected to lift rates from zero on Wednesday, might weeks ago have signaled a delay, but a ...

Qualcomm says to maintain current corporate structure

Qualcomm says to maintain current corporate structure

Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) has decided not to separate its chipmaking and technology licensing businesses, concluding a six-month strategic review instigated by hedge fund Jana Partners.San Diego-based Qualcomm, the biggest maker of chips used in mobile phones, said on Tuesday its current structure offered unique ...

Did San Bernardino shooter's Facebook settings foil feds?

Did San Bernardino shooter's Facebook settings foil feds?

San Bernardino shootingPolice officers stand guard as they investigate a suspicious vehicle in Redlands, California, on Wednesday, December 2, after a mass shooting in nearby San Bernardino in which 14 people died and 21 were injured. The shooting took place at the Inland Regional Center, where employees with the ...

VIDEO: 'Tim was ready to go to Space'

VIDEO: 'Tim was ready to go to Space'

Among those watching the launch of the Soyuz rocket on Tuesday morning, carrying a crew of astronauts that included Tim Peake, was his boss. Frank de Winne, head of the European Astronaut Centre, told BBC News that the British astronaut was excited but focused and "ready to fly". Source link

Billionaire women on the rise, especially in Asia: UBS

Billionaire women on the rise, especially in Asia: UBS

SINGAPORE The number of women billionaires in the world is rising fast, with a growing number of them from Asia and self-made, Swiss bank UBS Group AG said in a study released on Tuesday.There are nearly seven times more women billionaires than 20 years ago and their average wealth has nearly doubled to $4.3 ...

'American Horror Story' actress Rose Siggins dead at 43

'American Horror Story' actress Rose Siggins dead at 43

Story highlightsSiggins was born with a rare genetic disorder, sacral agenesis "We are saddened to learn of the passing of Rose Siggins," FX Networks says She was 43."At this time we can confirm her passing, but cannot provide any other information until we release an official statement," her manager James Mullen ...

Bo Xilai's wife avoids death sentence

Bo Xilai's wife avoids death sentence

Story highlightsWife of disgraced Chinese politician gets life in jail Gu Kailai poisoned British businessman Neil HeywoodIn 2012, Gu Kailai, who in happier days had drawn comparisons with Jackie Kennedy, admitted poisoning British businessman Neil Heywood in a hotel room in the mega-city of Chongqing a year ...

How Medellin became one of the world's hippest new dining destinations

How Medellin became one of the world's hippest new dining destinations

If you answered the Colombian city of Medellin, you wouldn't be alone. And if you didn't even think of this vibrant Colombian city -- it's been dubbed the City of Eternal Spring for its perma-pleasant weather -- you might want to consider getting here before the masses dub it the world's next great foodie ...

Number of women billionaires up 660% from 1995

Number of women billionaires up 660% from 1995

Girls rule, boys drool! The world's female billionaire population has grown 660% over the past two decades, according to a new report. A record 145 women around the world are now billionaires, compared to just 22 in 1995, finds a study by UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers. They're largely building their ...

Dow, DuPont eye big tax savings in rare merger of equals

Dow, DuPont eye big tax savings in rare merger of equals

NEW YORK The tax-free treatment of the spin-offs Dow Chemical Co DOW.N and DuPont DD.N plan to carry out after they merge their businesses is a prime driver of the deal, potentially saving tens of billions of dollars, industry experts said.The $120 billion merger, announced last week, comes less than a month ...

Briton Tim Peake blasts off for space

Briton Tim Peake blasts off for space

Media captionThe Soyuz rocket taking Tim Peake to the International Space Station launches into spaceThe rocket carrying Briton Tim Peake on his landmark flight to the International Space Station has launched ...

Mumbai police probe murders of artist and her lawyer

Mumbai police probe murders of artist and her lawyer

Story highlightsBodies were found in boxes dumped in a drain over the weekendHema Upadhyay, 43, specialized in the depiction of life in the metropolis of MumbaiThe boxes carrying the bodies of artist Hema Upadhyay and her legal counsel Harish Bhambhani were recovered from a drain on Saturday, said Mumbai's police ...

Stocks: 4 things to know before the U.S. open

Stocks: 4 things to know before the U.S. open

Click chart for in-depth premarket data. There's an expectant, nervous mood on Wall Street as top policymakers at the Federal Reserve come together for a historic two-day meeting. Nearly everyone is expecting the Fed to raise its key interest rate tomorrow at the close of the meeting. Here are the four ...

Farage and Jones to hold Europe debate

Farage and Jones to hold Europe debate

Nigel Farage and Carwyn Jones will take part in a head-to-head debate on the UK's membership of the EU.The UKIP leader and Welsh first minister will lock horns ...

Standard Chartered names new head for global private banking

Standard Chartered names new head for global private banking

HONG KONG Standard Chartered has named former Barclays Plc executive Didier Von Daeniken as its global head of private banking and wealth management, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Tuesday.Von Daeniken takes on a new, expanded role that combines oversight of the bank's private banking and ...

Mum 'can't wait for chemo' after birth

Mum 'can't wait for chemo' after birth

Media captionHeidi Loughlin is looking forward to starting chemo for her aggressive breast cancer now her daughter Ally Louise Smith has been safely born by C-sectionA mother who gave birth to her daughter 12 ...

Hong Kong watchdog fines JP Morgan for control, dark pool failures

Hong Kong watchdog fines JP Morgan for control, dark pool failures

HONG KONG Hong Kong's securities watchdog has fined U.S. bank JP Morgan HK$30 million ($3.87 million) for systems and control failings in its institutional equities business in Hong Kong, in one of the largest fines ever levied by the watchdog.In a statement published on Tuesday, the Securities and Futures ...

China: human rights lawyer stands trial

China: human rights lawyer stands trial

According to his indictment, Pu had made seven comments on the Twitter-like Weibo between July 2011 and May 2014 -- three criticized government officials and a pro-government author, while the rest were critical of Chinese policy in ethnically divided Tibet and Xinjiang.Supporters and journalists scuffled with ...

'Hoverboard' fires being investigated in U.S.

'Hoverboard' fires being investigated in U.S.

At least 11 reports of "hoverboard" fires in 10 states are being investigated by a federal agency. "We consider this a priority investigation," Patty Davis, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, told CNNMoney on Monday. "This is a popular holiday item and it's going to be in a lot ...

Is Kourtney Kardashian dating Justin Bieber?

Is Kourtney Kardashian dating Justin Bieber?

Justin Bieber's troubled timelineSinger Justin Bieber was found guilty in June 2015 of assault and careless driving, according to an Ontario court clerk. The charges stemmed from an August incident in which Bieber was arrested after his ATV collided with a minivan. Click through to see more of Bieber's troubles in ...

All Blacks star: 'I want to be like Bolt, Ali'

All Blacks star: 'I want to be like Bolt, Ali'

It is a question the All Blacks star is desperate to answer next year.The dual-code international has never played sevens -- the format of the game making its debut in Rio -- but he is targeting a spot in New Zealand's squad for the 2016 Games."Going back in time, the best sportsmen ever have been Olympians -- ...

Platini: Soccer power broker excluded from glitzy draw

Platini: Soccer power broker excluded from glitzy draw

UEFA president Michel Platini had hoped to attend the draw for Euro 2016 in Paris Saturday, ahead of this summer's tournament in his French homeland.But after the Court of Arbitration -- sport's ultimate courtroom -- upheld his 90-day suspension by FIFA, one of the country's most famous former players will have to ...

Design firm that built Ferrari is now Indian-owned

Design firm that built Ferrari is now Indian-owned

Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group has purchased floundering auto designer Pininfarina, paying $28 million for the Italian firm that dreamed up many of Ferrari's most legendary cars. Mahindra and its IT arm are buying 76% of the heavily indebted Pininfarina at a steep discount, and have pledged to ...

Myanmar's high opium output a huge test for Suu Kyi government: U.N.

Myanmar's high opium output a huge test for Suu Kyi government: U.N.

BANGKOK Opium production in Myanmar has stabilized for a third year, the United Nations said on Tuesday, but remained a daunting challenge for the untested government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi that takes power in February.Myanmar produced an estimated 647 tons of opium in 2015, second only to ...

Exclusive: StanChart axes senior bankers in energy M&A team – sources

Exclusive: StanChart axes senior bankers in energy M&A team – sources

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Standard Chartered plc (STAN.L) has axed at least half a dozen oil and gas advisory banking roles in recent weeks, ending an eight-year attempt to build a global energy M&A team as new CEO Bill Winters moves to rein in costs, people familiar with the matter said. Asia-focused lender ...

VIDEO: Star Wars world premiere held in LA

VIDEO: Star Wars world premiere held in LA

Fans have turned out in 'force' for the world premiere of one of the year's most hotly-anticipated films, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.The latest instalment of the series reunites the cast of the original film.The plot remains a closely guarded secret, and all guests have signed temporary confidentiality ...

Five reasons to love Euro 2016

Five reasons to love Euro 2016

Former England International Owen Hargreaves gives us 5 reasons why all football fans should be excited by next year's European Championships tournament. Source link

How much people in 34 countries pay in taxes

How much people in 34 countries pay in taxes

The U.S. has surprisingly low taxes compared to other developed nations, according to new data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Total tax revenue as % of GDP ...

Acetaminophen may do no good for flu

Acetaminophen may do no good for flu

(Reuters Health) - Acetaminophen may not have an effect on the flu virus or its symptoms, according to a new study. International guidelines, including those of the British Infection Society, recommend anti-fever drugs like acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol) as they may help and are unlikely to cause ...

Fans mourn 'final' One Direction performance

Fans mourn 'final' One Direction performance

OMG, boy bands5 Seconds of Summer – Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin met in the Western Sydney suburbs and played their first gig as 5 Seconds of Summer at a Sydney hotel in 2011. They grew their fan base by posting videos on YouTube, and soon enough, they were opening for One ...

Hargreaves: My fondest Euro memories

Hargreaves: My fondest Euro memories

Former England International Owen Hargreaves reflects on his personal, intimate memories of the tournament - from the sweet highs to the bitter lows. Source link

Time for the Fed to vote for Christmas, the turkeys never will: James Saft

Time for the Fed to vote for Christmas, the turkeys never will: James Saft

(James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own) Just as turkeys are opposed to Christmas on culinary grounds, so investors in risky assets like junk bonds are forever and always against interest rate hikes.There are several plausible reasons why the Federal Reserve, expected to lift rates ...

Pacira, FDA reach agreement on pain drug marketing restrictions

Pacira, FDA reach agreement on pain drug marketing restrictions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed to drop restrictions on the marketing of Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc's post-surgery pain drug Exparel, resolving a lawsuit the company filed against the agency earlier this year.Under the agreement, announced Tuesday, Exparel's label will be updated to say the drug ...

Oil extends losing streak as oversupply concerns persist

Oil extends losing streak as oversupply concerns persist

SINGAPORE Oil prices dipped on Tuesday, with Brent set to extend its losing streak to an eighth day, as investors remain concerned about a global glut and mild winter demand that sent prices close to 11-year lows during the previous session.Brent LCOc1, the global benchmark, was at $37.74 at 0440 GMT, down 18 ...

Foreign banks charge back into Gulf as local lenders squeezed

Foreign banks charge back into Gulf as local lenders squeezed

DUBAI/TOKYO Foreign banks are regaining lost ground in the Gulf's financial sector, stealing a march on local lenders as they grapple with job cuts and a liquidity squeeze caused by the plunging oil price. Japanese, French and U.S. banks are looking to pick up business in the region as the oil price slump ...

In presidential politics, to the victors go the spoiled life expectancy

In presidential politics, to the victors go the spoiled life expectancy

(Reuters Health) - Presidential candidates may want to be careful what they wish for, because winning the election might not be good for their health, new research suggests. In a study of elected presidents and prime ministers from 17 countries, the winners typically lived 2.7 fewer years and had a 23 percent ...

VIDEO: Australia's entrepreneurial exercise

VIDEO: Australia's entrepreneurial exercise

The Australian government has forecast its budget deficit will increase to more than 37.4bn Australian dollars ($27.2bn; £17.95bn) in the 12 months to June. The increase is being largely blamed on falling prices for its resource exports. Despite this, the government is planning to come up with a way to pay for its ...

'Star Wars' gear tops gifts for gamers

'Star Wars' gear tops gifts for gamers

As anticipation builds for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," due December 18, gamers young and old have no shortage of new "Star Wars"-related products to choose from -- from controllers and headsets to games and accessories.As always, make sure you know the player's tastes before you shop. There are a lot of ...

The Dukha: Last of Mongolia's reindeer people

The Dukha: Last of Mongolia's reindeer people

Moving from pasture to pasture every seven to 10 weeks, this tiny community of nomadic reindeer herders is one of the few remaining tribes of its kind.Natives of Russian Siberia and Mongolia's northernmost province of Khovsgol, Dukha herders depend on their reindeer for nearly all aspects of survival, as well as ...

Honduras soccer star shot dead

Honduras soccer star shot dead

Peralta, 26, was shot in a shopping mall parking lot in La Ceiba, but no suspects have been identified. "We won't rest until those responsible for this act are identified and detained so that they can face justice," the government said. Authorities did not say what day Peralta was killed and have ruled out robbery ...

Hedge fund manager covers short bet against Lumber Liquidators

Hedge fund manager covers short bet against Lumber Liquidators

BOSTON Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson, who had accused flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc of selling flooring laced with cancer causing materials and bet the stock price would drop, said on Monday that he has covered his short position."In the past week, I've received information that leads me ...

Asian stocks firm as Fed looms large, yuan slips

Asian stocks firm as Fed looms large, yuan slips

TOKYO Asian shares firmed on Tuesday as recently volatile crude oil prices showed some stability, though gains were limited by caution ahead of a widely anticipated U.S. interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. China's yuan, meanwhile, weakened against the dollar after the People's Bank of China (PBOC) set ...

VIDEO: Inside Apollo 11

VIDEO: Inside Apollo 11

As British astronaut Tim Peake heads to the International Space Station, Apollo 11, the first manned space craft to land on the moon, is also making history again. For the last week, scientists have been scanning the command capsule in an effort to give the public a virtual experience of what it was like inside. ...

France to open against Romania

France to open against Romania

Euro 2016 draw: 24 teams await fateAfter more than a year of qualifying matches, 23 teams as well as host nation France will fight it out at Euro 2016 -- the continent's biggest football party. The 24 teams discovered Saturday who they will play after the draw in the Palais des Congres. Euro 2016 draw: 24 teams ...

Economic pain in U.S. heartland as likely Fed hike nears

Economic pain in U.S. heartland as likely Fed hike nears

CHICAGO America's heartland, the vast area in the middle of the country that produces much of the nation's food and energy and is home to many of its traditional manufacturers, is sending warning signals that all is not well with the economy.From agriculture to heavy equipment and small business lending, ...

Brief periods of standing, walking tied to better blood sugar

Brief periods of standing, walking tied to better blood sugar

(Reuters Health) - Older women at risk for type 2 diabetes may want to break up prolonged periods of sitting by standing or going for short walks, suggests a new study from the UK.Researchers found standing up or walking every so often improved blood sugar, or glucose, levels among postmenopausal women at risk ...

Artist Jeff Koons sued for copyright infringement over gin ad photo

Artist Jeff Koons sued for copyright infringement over gin ad photo

NEW YORK Jeff Koons, a U.S. pop artist whose works can fetch millions, is facing allegations he used a New York photographer's commercial photo from the 1980s in a painting without permission or compensation, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday. The photographer, Mitchel Gray, said in the complaint filed in ...

'Star Trek Beyond' trailer debuts

'Star Trek Beyond' trailer debuts

Highlights of the 'Star Trek' universeA worldwide cultural phenomenon was birthed on September 8, 1966 -- something no one involved with "Star Trek" could have predicted. The sci-fi series premiered on NBC that day, and almost 50 years later, it has perhaps the most enduring following of any show in TV history. A ...

'Ghost' stadium's relaunch hit by FIFA wrangle

'Ghost' stadium's relaunch hit by FIFA wrangle

Due to feature the likes of Steven Gerrard, Andrea Pirlo and Carlo Ancelotti in FIFA-banned Kuwait, the game had been scheduled for the long-awaited reopening of the country's national arena. Organizers had released a statement saying Gerrard of the LA Galaxy, New York City FC midfielder Pirlo and former Real ...

The Dukha: Last of Mongolia's reindeer people

The Dukha: Last of Mongolia's reindeer people

Moving from pasture to pasture every seven to 10 weeks, this tiny community of nomadic reindeer herders is one of the few remaining tribes of its kind.Natives of Russian Siberia and Mongolia's northernmost province of Khovsgol, Dukha herders depend on their reindeer for nearly all aspects of survival, as well as ...

Billionaire Lasry backs junk bond fund hit with heavy redemptions

Billionaire Lasry backs junk bond fund hit with heavy redemptions

BOSTON Billionaire hedge fund manager Marc Lasry on Monday backed a junk bond mutual fund hemorrhaging assets at his Avenue Capital Group as jittery investors exit high-yield bonds amid a market rout. Investors have taken note that Lasry's $884 million Avenue Credit Strategies Fund is run by the same portfolio ...

Mexican artist Toledo mourns disappeared, murdered in new show

Mexican artist Toledo mourns disappeared, murdered in new show

OAXACA, Mexico Bloodshot faces, baked into ceramic pots, grimace in pain. Gnarled fingers poke from ashen clay. A skull and hands, the only remains of a body, grip the top of a wall, trying to escape.They are among more than 100 pieces created by Francisco Toledo, perhaps Mexico's most famous living artist, for ...

Dell says could buy back at least $3 billion in VMware tracking stock

Dell says could buy back at least $3 billion in VMware tracking stock

Dell Inc said in a filing on Monday that it has the flexibility to buy back at least $3 billion in VMWare Inc (VMW.N) tracking stock, the special class of shares the computer maker plans to issue to help finance its acquisition of EMC Corp (EMC.N).The disclosure could prove important as Dell seeks ways to boost ...

'I was in Star Wars'

'I was in Star Wars'

Almost every weekend, somewhere in the world, Star Wars fans don Jedi robes or put their hair in buns to head to a sci-fi convention.As well as allowing devotees to indulge in their love of everything Star Wars, it ...

Leicester City 2-1 Chelsea: EPL fairytale goes on

Leicester City 2-1 Chelsea: EPL fairytale goes on

Nearly half the way through the 2015-2016 season this is the side that surprisingly tops the table, despite most experts predicting that Leicester City would be certainties to be relegated. A season of struggle was expected under experienced Italian manager Claudio Ranieri, who succeeded Nigel Pearson in the ...

Hedge fund manager covers short bet against Lumber Liquidators

Hedge fund manager covers short bet against Lumber Liquidators

BOSTON Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson, who had accused flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc of selling flooring laced with cancer causing materials and bet the stock price would drop, said on Monday that he has covered his short position."In the past week, I've received information that leads me ...

In presidential politics, to the victors go the spoiled life expectancy

In presidential politics, to the victors go the spoiled life expectancy

(Reuters Health) - Presidential candidates may want to be careful what they wish for, because winning the election might not be good for their health, new research suggests. In a study of elected presidents and prime ministers from 17 countries, the winners typically lived 2.7 fewer years and had a 23 percent ...

VIDEO: How would a US rate rise affect you?

VIDEO: How would a US rate rise affect you?

Interest rates in the US have been close to zero since the depths of the financial crisis but now global investors expect that to change. With the Federal Reserve poised to raise borrowing costs, the BBC's World Business team explain the ramifications of a decision that will extend around the world. Source ...

VIDEO: Camera offers unique view of lunar eclipse

VIDEO: Camera offers unique view of lunar eclipse

An American satellite stationed a million miles from Earth has obtained a unique view of a lunar eclipse.The DSCOVR spacecraft, which was launched in February, has a camera that stares constantly at the sunlit face of the Earth.The images are being used to track moving features such as clouds and dust storms, and ...

Rome rewarded for 'ambitious' Ryder Cup bid

Rome rewarded for 'ambitious' Ryder Cup bid

Rome's Colosseum may once have witnessed bloody battles to the death, but in 2022 the Eternal City will host golf's most gladiatorial contest for the first time.Italy overcame competition from Austria, Germany and Spain to be named only the third country from mainland Europe to stage the Ryder Cup -- golf's ...

Wells Fargo says slump in oil prices could last longer: FT

Wells Fargo says slump in oil prices could last longer: FT

Wells Fargo & Co's head of corporate banking has warned of stresses in the bank's energy portfolio and said the slump in oil prices "feels deeper and broader and could last longer", the Financial Times reported on Monday.Wells Fargo has the largest exposure to oil and gas industry among the big U.S. banks, ...

Neothetics' abdominal bulging drug fails in trials, stock plunges

Neothetics' abdominal bulging drug fails in trials, stock plunges

Neothetics Inc said its experimental drug to reduce abdominal bulging failed in two late-stage studies, sending its shares down 78 percent in extended trading.The safety and tolerability of the drug, LIPO-202, was measured using two independent assessment scales, with patients expected to achieve a two point or ...

Artist Jeff Koons sued for copyright infringement over gin ad photo

Artist Jeff Koons sued for copyright infringement over gin ad photo

NEW YORK Jeff Koons, a U.S. pop artist whose works can fetch millions, is facing allegations he used a New York photographer's commercial photo from the 1980s in a painting without permission or compensation, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday. The photographer, Mitchel Gray, said in the complaint filed in ...

Lockheed wins $1.09 billion contract for Patriot PAC-3 missiles

Lockheed wins $1.09 billion contract for Patriot PAC-3 missiles

WASHINGTON Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) has won a U.S. Army contract worth $1.09 billion to build PAC-3 missiles for the U.S. Army, South Korea, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for use in Raytheon Co's (RTN.N) Patriot missile defense system, the Pentagon said Monday.The contract runs through June 30, 2019, the U.S. ...

VIDEO: Tim Peake rocket 'blessed' ahead of launch

VIDEO: Tim Peake rocket 'blessed' ahead of launch

The rocket which will launch British astronaut Tim Peak into space on Tuesday has been blessed by an Orthodox priest.He is lifting off in a Russian spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.It will take him 6 hours to reach the International Space Space. He says what he is looking forward to most on ...

VIDEO: Corbyn attends Stop the War dinner

VIDEO: Corbyn attends Stop the War dinner

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has addressed a fund-raising dinner for the Stop the War coalition, despite calls from some of his MPs not to attend.Mr Corbyn said the group was a "vital force" and "one of the most important democratic campaigns of modern times", which had brought "hundreds of thousands of people" to ...

Leicester City 2-1 Chelsea: EPL fairytale goes on

Leicester City 2-1 Chelsea: EPL fairytale goes on

Nearly half the way through the 2015-2016 season this is the side that surprisingly tops the table, despite most experts predicting that Leicester City would be certainties to be relegated. A season of struggle was expected under experienced Italian manager Claudio Ranieri, who succeeded Nigel Pearson in the ...

Massachusetts probes whether failed junk fund treated investors equally

Massachusetts probes whether failed junk fund treated investors equally

BOSTON Massachusetts' top securities regulator, William Galvin, said on Monday he is investigating whether some investors in Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund knew before others about the decision to close the junk bond fund.In a telephone interview, Galvin said he has subpoenaed the New York asset management ...

FDA panel rejects Merck claim that Vytorin cuts heart risk

FDA panel rejects Merck claim that Vytorin cuts heart risk

Merck & Co should not be allowed to claim that its cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes in patients with coronary heart disease, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Monday.The panel evaluated data from an 18,000-patient trial ...

Tributes for sevens legend Lomu

Tributes for sevens legend Lomu

Jonah Lomu: Giant of rugby Man mountain – New Zealand's Jonah Lomu was arguably the best known rugby player of all time and one who enjoyed the greatest stature in the game over the past two decades. Jonah Lomu: Giant of rugby Heavyweight star – During the mid-1990s and early 2000s, Lomu terrorized opposition ...

Big investors going short on the short end to play Fed hike

Big investors going short on the short end to play Fed hike

NEW YORK Top bond investors favor long-dated U.S. Treasury bonds over short-dated notes, using short positions in Eurodollar futures and short-dated Treasuries in anticipation that anxiety over the Fed's path will dominate market action in the coming year.It is expected the Federal Reserve will raise rates at ...

Amgen reacquires rights to three drugs from Glaxo in 48 countries

Amgen reacquires rights to three drugs from Glaxo in 48 countries

Amgen Inc on Monday said it had reached a deal with British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to reacquire the sales rights to three of its products in 48 countries, including Australia as well as markets in Asia, South America and Europe.The three Amgen drugs are the osteoporosis treatment Prolia; the related drug ...

General Electric valuation hits lofty levels after stock surge

General Electric valuation hits lofty levels after stock surge

NEW YORK General Electric Co (GE.N) shares are trading at their highest valuation in more than a decade, reversing discounts to other industrial rivals and adding pressure on the U.S. conglomerate to show it can drive profits in line with its newfound market premium. After a big run this year, GE shares sit ...

How ski legend became Putin's friend

How ski legend became Putin's friend

Skiing great Jean-Claude Killy spent seven years overseeing the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and became friends with Russian president Putin. Source link

Massachusetts regulator investigates Third Avenue junk bond closure

Massachusetts regulator investigates Third Avenue junk bond closure

BOSTON The top securities regulator in Massachusetts on Monday said he is investigating the liquidation of Third Avenue Management's junk bond fund, a move that blocked investor redemptions last week."Average investors do not expect to be cut off from trading in an open-end investment company," Massachusetts' ...

Antidepressants in pregnancy tied to autism

Antidepressants in pregnancy tied to autism

(Reuters Health) - Women who take antidepressants during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with autism, a Canadian study suggests.The overall risk is low – less than 1 percent of the nearly 150,000 babies in the study were diagnosed with autism by age six or seven. But children of women who took ...

VIDEO: Nurofen ban explained – in 60 seconds

VIDEO: Nurofen ban explained – in 60 seconds

The UK maker of the Nurofen "specific pain" range of products has defended their packaging, after an Australian court ordered the products off shelves.The court said the UK-based Reckitt Benckiser had misled consumers.It said products marketed to treat specific pains, such as migraine, were identical to one ...

Third Avenue says management group to lead firm after CEO Barse exits

Third Avenue says management group to lead firm after CEO Barse exits

Third Avenue Management LLC said its management committee would lead it going forward, after the investment management company and Chief Executive David Barse mutually agreed to separate.The news comes after the collapse of the company's junk bond fund last week, which jolted Wall Street and renewed worries ...

Fed weighs merits of jumbo portfolio in post-crisis era

Fed weighs merits of jumbo portfolio in post-crisis era

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO Once the Federal Reserve lifts interest rates from near zero, likely this week, the focus will turn to the other legacy of the crisis-era policies: the Fed's swollen balance sheet.The prevailing view is that the U.S. central bank's $4.5 trillion portfolio, vastly expanded by bond purchases ...

Ski resorts combat climate change

Ski resorts combat climate change

The French resort of Val d'Isère has invested in the largest snow-making facility in Europe to make sure the Ski World Cup races can go ahead. Source link

Ex-Perella Weinberg partner to launch equity hedge fund

Ex-Perella Weinberg partner to launch equity hedge fund

LONDON Former Perella Weinberg Partners Capital Management partner Andrew Dickson is preparing to launch an equities hedge fund firm called Albert Bridge Capital, six sources familiar with the matter said.The firm is set to open an initial fund with $100 million in the first quarter of 2016, one source said, ...

Watch this dog get emotional over Adele's 'Hello'

Watch this dog get emotional over Adele's 'Hello'

It's not enough that she scored the top-selling album of 2015 in a matter of days and that she has sparked mania around the world, but now the British singer has dogs feeling all the feels.Adele's 'Hello' sparks an obsessionJillian Caspers posted a video of her dog listening to Adele's hit single "Hello," and the ...

'Ghost' stadium's relaunch hit by FIFA wrangle

'Ghost' stadium's relaunch hit by FIFA wrangle

Due to feature the likes of Steven Gerrard, Andrea Pirlo and Carlo Ancelotti in FIFA-banned Kuwait, the game had been scheduled for the long-awaited reopening of the country's national arena. Organizers had released a statement saying Gerrard of the LA Galaxy, New York City FC midfielder Pirlo and former Real ...

Social Security benefits for same-sex couples in legal limbo

Social Security benefits for same-sex couples in legal limbo

CHICAGO Nearly six months after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling making same-sex marriage the law of the land, the Social Security Administration is dragging its feet on implementing changes to its benefit eligibility policies.Some same-sex spouses have been caught up in a legal limbo while the ...

AstraZeneca chases Acerta to secure next cancer drug winner

AstraZeneca chases Acerta to secure next cancer drug winner

LONDON AstraZeneca said on Monday it was in talks that might lead to the acquisition of privately held biotech firm Acerta Pharma, a potential $5 billion-plus deal designed to build up its cancer drug portfolio."AstraZeneca confirms that it is exploring potential strategic options with Acerta Pharma BV. There ...

Oil tumbles towards 11-year lows on worsening glut

Oil tumbles towards 11-year lows on worsening glut

LONDON Oil prices tumbled 4 percent on Monday, coming close to their 11-year low, on growing fears that the global oil glut would worsen in the months to come in a pricing war between leading OPEC and non-OPEC producers.Brent crude LCOc1 fell by 4 percent to below $36.40 a barrel for the first time since ...

DJ Neil Fox cleared of sex assaults

DJ Neil Fox cleared of sex assaults

Media captionRadio DJ Neil Fox: "Today I have been vindicated"Radio DJ Neil Fox has been cleared of sexually abusing fans and colleagues.Mr Fox, 54, from south-west London, had denied eight indecent assaults ...

VIDEO: What is ransomware?

VIDEO: What is ransomware?

Computer viruses that threaten to delete your files unless you pay a ransom are known as ransomware. Security experts have warned that ransomware is the fastest growing form of computer virus.Like other computer viruses, it usually finds its way onto a device by exploiting a security hole in vulnerable software or ...

Rome rewarded for 'ambitious' Ryder Cup bid

Rome rewarded for 'ambitious' Ryder Cup bid

Rome's Colosseum may once have witnessed bloody battles to the death, but in 2022 the Eternal City will host golf's most gladiatorial contest for the first time.Italy overcame competition from Austria, Germany and Spain to be named only the third country from mainland Europe to stage the Ryder Cup -- golf's ...

Blackstone raises $18 billion for global buyout fund

Blackstone raises $18 billion for global buyout fund

Blackstone Group LP, the largest alternative asset manager, said on Monday it had raised $18 billion for its latest global private equity fund, highlighting the healthy pace of fundraising by large buyout firms.The fund, dubbed Blackstone Capital Partners VII, exceeded its fundraising limit of $17.5 billion and ...

Moderate drinking may be tied to fewer deaths in early Alzheimer’s

Moderate drinking may be tied to fewer deaths in early Alzheimer’s

(Reuters Health) - People with early Alzheimer’s disease who consumed light to moderate amounts of alcohol every day were less likely to die during a recent one-year study, researchers found. “These results are somewhat surprising because Alzheimer´s disease is a neurodegenerative disease and we know that ...

Adele kills it on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon

Adele kills it on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon

Story highlightsAdele appeared on "The Tonight Show" on TuesdayFallon and his band accompanied her on classroom instrumentsFresh off of breaking chart records and already boasting the biggest-selling album of 2015 with "25," the British singer positively crushed it Tuesday on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy ...

Arsenal takes over at EPL summit

Arsenal takes over at EPL summit

The Gunners won 2-0 at bottom side Aston Villa to move to 33 points from 16 games, but Leicester could leapfrog them with victory over reigning champion Chelsea in Monday night's game.The easy victory capped a triumphant week for Arsene Wenger's men, who booked a place in the last 16 of the Champions League last ...

After glory days, cheap oil forces sovereign funds to retreat

After glory days, cheap oil forces sovereign funds to retreat

OSLO/LONDON The glory days of some oil-based sovereign wealth funds could be behind them now that cash-strapped governments are raiding the coffers to plug yawning budget gaps, with investment returns too weak to make up the shortfall. This is forcing some funds to sell assets to find ready cash, raising ...

Newell Rubbermaid to buy Jarden for about $13 billion

Newell Rubbermaid to buy Jarden for about $13 billion

Newell Rubbermaid Inc, the maker of Sharpie markers and Parker pens, agreed to buy diversified consumer products company Jarden Corp for $13.22 billion, adding brands such as Sunbeam kitchen appliances and Coleman outdoor gear.Jarden shareholders will receive $21 in cash and 0.862 Newell shares for each share ...

Forget 'Sit down!' Students now stand up to learn

Forget 'Sit down!' Students now stand up to learn

"A lot of kids at our school literally lacked the hip range motion to get into the sack and then were having difficulty jumping," said Starrett, who lives in San Rafael, California and has two daughters, ages 7 and 10.The couple's company educates corporations, athletes and professional teams on movement, mobility, ...

Champions League: Arsenal faces Barcelona, Bayern plays Juventus

Champions League: Arsenal faces Barcelona, Bayern plays Juventus

The London club, which won at Olympiakos in the final game of the group stages to ensure qualification, was handed the toughest possible assignment against the titleholder in Monday's draw at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.In-form Barcelona sits top of the Spanish league despite drawing its last two ...

British businesses say leaving Europe would hurt

British businesses say leaving Europe would hurt

What if Britain votes to leave the European Union? A so-called 'Brexit' (British exit) from the EU would trigger a host of unknown consequences, and the country's boardrooms are getting increasingly worried. A survey of the top 350 publicly traded U.K. companies showed 70% now say leaving the EU ...

Adele announces her North American tour

Adele announces her North American tour

Story highlightsThe tour will star in MinnesotaTickets go on sale ThursdayAdele fans stateside have had to watch enviously as European fans snap up tickets for her tour there, but no more. On Monday morning, the singer tweeted a link to we have all been waiting for: her North American tour dates.According to her ...

VIDEO: What is Tim's Christmas space plan?

VIDEO: What is Tim's Christmas space plan?

14 December 2015 Last updated at 12:09 GMT Astronaut Tim Peake has described how he will spend Christmas on the International Space Station. The British astronaut was speaking to journalists on the eve of his landmark flight into space from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Source link

UK 'will deliver' on Paris climate deal

UK 'will deliver' on Paris climate deal

Media captionAmber Rudd MP: "It is a compromise but it is, nevertheless, an historic moment"The UK is "absolutely committed" to the Paris climate deal and will be "making sure we deliver on it", Energy ...

Around the world in 80 days?

Around the world in 80 days?

CNN's Mainsail looks at the ever-improving record for circumnavigating the globe, and the sailors who have won the Jules Verne trophy. Source link

Stocks: 4 things to know before the U.S. open

Stocks: 4 things to know before the U.S. open

Click chart for in-depth premarket data. It's going to be a moody Monday. U.S. stock futures are declining again following a sharp Friday drop. And oil futures are slumping to fresh lows this morning. Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York: 1. Global market ...

Touring play says Germany no paradise for migrants

Touring play says Germany no paradise for migrants

STRALSUND, Germany A satirical play touring Germany aims to debunk any suggestion that the million migrants who entered Germany this year have made it to paradise.Heiko Ostendorf, director of "Asylant im Wunderland" ("Asylum Seeker in Wonderland"), said many Germans harbored the suspicion that the new arrivals ...

Futures little changed as investors focus on Fed meet

Futures little changed as investors focus on Fed meet

U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as investors brace for a widely expected interest rate hike in more than a decade. The Federal Reserve will begin its two-day meeting on Dec. 15 to decide on the rate hike.Traders expect an 85 percent chance the Fed will lift its target rate range to 0.25 ...

Arsenal faces Barcelona, Bayern plays Juventus

Arsenal faces Barcelona, Bayern plays Juventus

The London club, which won at Olympiakos in the final game of the group stages to ensure qualification, was handed the toughest possible assignment against the title-holders in Monday's draw in Nyon, Switzerland.In-form Barcelona sits at the top of the Spanish league despite drawing its last two matches, and ...

Russia is bracing for $30 oil in 2016

Russia is bracing for $30 oil in 2016

Russia is planning for oil prices to drop to $30 per barrel in 2016. The country's top finance official, Anton Siluanov, said the government must be prepared for prices to fall further in 2016 as the global glut grows and new supply -- for example from Iran -- enters the market. "Everything ...

Drug approvals top 2014 high but R&D returns still struggle

Drug approvals top 2014 high but R&D returns still struggle

LONDON The number of new drugs approved in the United States this year has already topped last year's 18-year high, yet large pharmaceutical companies are still struggling to get a decent return on their research dollars.In fact, returns on research and development (R&D) spending by the world’s top ...

Please, stop Forcing 'Star Wars' on me

Please, stop Forcing 'Star Wars' on me

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens December 18, but thanks to the drip-drip-drip of the Galactic Marketing Apparatus -- also known as Walt Disney Pictures -- anticipation has been at ecstatic levels for months. Years. Who can chart such fervent energy?Because, when it comes to "Star Wars," I'm in a distinct ...

VIDEO: Is Wi-FM the solution to slow wi-fi?

VIDEO: Is Wi-FM the solution to slow wi-fi?

Researchers at Northwestern University have been working on using Radio Digital Signals (RDS) to improve wi-fi connections.In this method, data is sent at the best time, potentially making signals much faster even in busy locations.BBC Click's Vieri Capretta spoke to Aleksandar Kuzmanovic of the McCormick School ...

'Yellow Submarine' sinks wasteful Real

'Yellow Submarine' sinks wasteful Real

Real was hoping to take advantage of Barca's disappointing 2-2 home draw with Deportivo La Coruna Saturday, but an early goal by Roberto Soldado in El Madrigal proved its undoing. To rub salt into the wound, city rival Atletico had earlier come from a goal down to beat Athletic Bilbao, drawing level with Barcelona ...

'Star Wars' is ready to awaken as a box office force

'Star Wars' is ready to awaken as a box office force

Hollywood is ready to "punch it" as it braces for what could be one of the biggest premieres in cinema history when "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens next week. The Disney film is the most anticipated film of the year, and that anticipation has box office analysts projecting a U.S. opening weekend ...

VIDEO: NI gay blood ban likely to be lifted

VIDEO: NI gay blood ban likely to be lifted

Northern Ireland's lifetime ban on gay men donating blood should be lifted if a government advisory group says it is safe, the health minister says. Simon Hamilton's position is at odds with his two predecessors in the office, as BBC News NI's David Maxwell reports. Source link

Wall Street veterans say rate-hike past is not prologue for markets

Wall Street veterans say rate-hike past is not prologue for markets

NEW YORK It has only been six years since the U.S. stock market rout brought on by the financial crisis, but as far as Deena Katz's clients are concerned, that might as well be ancient history."People have a thirty-second memory," said Katz, 65, co-chairman at Evensky & Katz/Foldes Financial Wealth ...

Ski slope could be built on top of apartment block

Ski slope could be built on top of apartment block

Despite suffering bitterly cold winters where temperatures regularly fall below -15 degrees centigrade, Astana has few places where local ski and snowboard enthusiasts can hone their skills.A group of local residents have even been reduced to fashioning their own mini-slopes in public parks by packing snow together ...

$320 billion to disappear from oil budgets

$320 billion to disappear from oil budgets

The crash in oil prices is forcing energy companies to do some serious penny-pinching. Large companies are scrambling with even greater urgency now that oil prices have collapsed below $37 a barrel for the first time in nearly seven years. This week, Chevron (CVX) and ConocoPhillips (COP) ...

VIDEO: Changes to how we manage our taxes

VIDEO: Changes to how we manage our taxes

HM Revenue and Customs has introduced an easier way for self-assessing taxpayers to work out how they owe.It is called the Personal Tax Account and it will work in a similar way to online banking.Business Correspondent Joe Lynam reports. Read more Autumn Statement 2015: Tax changes in the pipeline ...

'Mystery Science Theater 3000' revival sets new Kickstarter record

'Mystery Science Theater 3000' revival sets new Kickstarter record

Fans of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" are now one step closer to seeing the campy comedy series return with a new cast and star cameos.The Kickstarter campaign, launched by show creator and original star Joel Hodgson, raised $5,764,229 in a month. That money, plus another $425,000 raised outside of Kickstarter, is ...

Golden pair? Federer and Hingis to play in mixed

Golden pair? Federer and Hingis to play in mixed

After months of speculation, Roger Federer has finally confirmed that he will play mixed doubles with Martina Hingis at the Summer Games.The 17-time grand slam winner has already topped the podium at the Olympics, winning gold with Stan Wawrinka in men's doubles in Beijing and took silver in the singles at the 2012 ...

Americans are saying 'supersize me' again

Americans are saying 'supersize me' again

Americans are saying "supersize me" again. They want bigger and better products from TVs to turkeys, according to Sam's Club CEO Rosalind Brewer. Shopping at discount retailers like Sam's Club (owned by Walmart (WMT)) isn't just about saving on everyday items. Brewer sees more and more demand for ...

Shell-BG deal clears last regulatory hurdle

Shell-BG deal clears last regulatory hurdle

LONDON Royal Dutch Shell RDSa.l cleared the final regulatory hurdle for its takeover of BG Group (BG.L) after receiving the green light from China on Monday, leaving the deal on track for completion by early 2016 following shareholder votes.The combination will transform Shell into the world's top liquefied ...

Euro 2016: Host France to open against Romania

Euro 2016: Host France to open against Romania

Euro 2016 draw: 24 teams await fateAfter more than a year of qualifying matches, 23 teams as well as host nation France will fight it out at Euro 2016 -- the continent's biggest football party. The 24 teams discovered Saturday who they will play after the draw in the Palais des Congres. Euro 2016 draw: 24 teams ...

Thinking of buying a smartwatch? Read this first

Thinking of buying a smartwatch? Read this first

Are you thinking of buying a smartwatch for the holidays? There are dozens to choose from -- but most of them have identical features, and differ mainly in quality of materials, design, and cost. Before you decide which one to buy, figure out what you want most out of a smartwatch first, then focus on ...

Is this Nintendo's next Pokemon?

Is this Nintendo's next Pokemon?

Yo-Kai Watch has an array of strange and cute characters to collect, a massive following in Japan, and arrives in the U.S. complete with its own anime series.So far, so Pokémon. But a deep connection with Japanese culture gives Yo-Kai Watch a distinctive feel compared to Nintendo's other enormous hand-held ...

Climate deal 'is world's best chance'

Climate deal 'is world's best chance'

Media captionPresident Obama: "The historic agreement is a tribute to American leadership"The climate deal reached in Paris is "the best chance we have to save the one planet we have", US President Barack Obama ...

Kenya stuns host Boks

Kenya stuns host Boks

Kenya stunned host South Africa 14-12 on the first day of the HSBC World Sevens in Cape Town on the way to qualifying as a seed for the quarterfinals Sunday.Tries from Collins Injera and Williams Ambaka Ndayara, with two conversions from Biko Adema, saw off the Boks. Kenya backed this up by holding England to a ...

Why does flying suck?

Why does flying suck?

More than half wanted to wait no more than 1-3 minutes to drop off their luggage. But the real dissatisfaction began once passengers were onboard, with in-flight service and seat size topping the list of complaints.What is the source of this dissatisfaction? The belief that air passengers simply don't realize how ...

Year's best fund focuses on shorting 'poorly designed' ETFs

Year's best fund focuses on shorting 'poorly designed' ETFs

NEW YORK In a year that is shaping up to be the worst for hedge funds since at least 2011, one little-known long-short mutual fund manager is beating some of Wall Street’s biggest names at their own game. David Miller, 35, is doing so largely by using options to short leveraged exchange traded funds which are ...

VIDEO: 'Quick fix' diet pills warning

VIDEO: 'Quick fix' diet pills warning

A coroner has warned teenagers and young people about the dangers of taking a diet pill which contains the banned substance DNP. It follows the death of 25-year old Rachael Cook in May this year. She bought the unlicensed drug on the internet in a bid to lose weight. Chrissy Sturt reports. Source link

VIDEO: Peake's Soyuz craft moved to launch site

VIDEO: Peake's Soyuz craft moved to launch site

The Soyuz space craft which British astronaut Tim Peake will use for his mission to the International Space Station has been delivered to the launch site in Khazakstan.Tim's mother, Angela Peake, is also in Baikonur, ready for her son's take off on Tuesday.Sarah Rainsford watched the craft's journey and spoke to ...

EPL: Arsenal goes top in tight title race

EPL: Arsenal goes top in tight title race

The Gunners won 2-0 at bottom side Aston Villa to move to 33 points from 16 games, but Leicester could leapfrog them with victory over reigning champion Chelsea in Monday night's game.The easy victory capped a triumphant week for Arsene Wenger's men, who booked a place in the last 16 of the Champions League last ...

Hedge fund LionEye to shut after losses, redemptions: sources

Hedge fund LionEye to shut after losses, redemptions: sources

BOSTON LionEye Capital, a $1.5 billion event-driven hedge fund, is closing its doors at the end of December after suffering double digit losses and heavy redemptions this year, two people familiar with the matter said.The six year-old fund, run by Stephen Raneri and Arthur Rosen, is the latest casualty in an ...

'Independence Day: Resurgence' trailer drops

'Independence Day: Resurgence' trailer drops

Sequel mania: A guide to the next 5 years of film Sequel mania: A guide to the next 5 years of film The "X-Men" franchise has been thoroughly revived with the arrival of 2011's "X-Men: First Class" and 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Now we can look forward to "X-Men: Apocalypse," which is currently ...

VIDEO: How the climate change deal was done

VIDEO: How the climate change deal was done

A deal to attempt to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2C has been agreed at the climate change summit in Paris after two weeks of negotiations.The pact is the first to commit all countries to cut carbon emissions.The agreement is partly legally binding and partly voluntary.Daniel Boettcher ...

'No legal action' for Shaker Aamer

'No legal action' for Shaker Aamer

Media captionShaker Aamer told Victoria Derbyshire that he believes a British agent witnessed his beating in AfghanistanThe last British resident held at Guantanamo Bay has said he does not intend to take legal ...

Vonn, Hirscher dominate World Cup

Vonn, Hirscher dominate World Cup

Vonn, who scored a hat-trick of wins at Lake Louise last weekend in the speed disciplines, took the giant slalom honors at Are in Sweden to continue her domination of the 2015-16 season.But teammate Mikaela Shiffrin, one of her main rivals for overall World Cup honors, saw her hopes dashed by a knee ligament injury ...

Junk bond managers battle fallout from Third Avenue fund blowup

Junk bond managers battle fallout from Third Avenue fund blowup

BOSTON U.S. junk bond fund managers said on Friday they are shying away from big cash trades after liquidity in the high-yield market took another hit from the meltdown of the Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund.Third Avenue's decision this week to block redemptions and liquidate a fund with $789 million in assets ...

VIDEO: Could lemurs give clues to human health?

VIDEO: Could lemurs give clues to human health?

Hibernation is the ultimate extreme resting state. Like bears and bees, every winter the fat-tailed lemur puts its metabolism into suspended animation during hibernation. Scientists in the United States are studying the lemurs to see if a better understanding of hibernation could help with some serious medical ...

Cheniere votes to replace CEO Souki, appoints Shear as interim head

Cheniere votes to replace CEO Souki, appoints Shear as interim head

NEW YORK Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG.A) said on Sunday it would replace Chief Executive Charif Souki months after activist investor Carl Icahn took a big stake in the company as it prepared to become the first exporter of natural gas from the United States.The board decided on the change over the weekend at a ...

10 great quotes from Steve Jobs

10 great quotes from Steve Jobs

But the late Apple co-founder, who died a year ago Friday, had many other colorful and insightful things to say.1. "What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." (film "Memory & Imagination," 1990)2. "I end up not buying a ...

Peake's rocket arrives at launch pad

Peake's rocket arrives at launch pad

Media captionSarah Rainsford watched the Soyuz space craft's journey to the launch siteThe rocket that will carry UK astronaut Tim Peake into orbit has arrived at the launch pad in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.At 01:00 ...

'Blitzboks' tame Pumas

'Blitzboks' tame Pumas

Story highlightsHost South Africa wins titleBeats Argentina 29-14 in finalFrance edges Kenya for thirdKenya beat South Africa in pool The pace of Seabelo Senatla and Rosko Speckman, who grabbed two tries apiece, combined with the guile of man of the final Justin Geduld undid the brave challenge of the Pumas in ...

Bain Capital raises $3 billion for Asia private equity fund: WSJ

Bain Capital raises $3 billion for Asia private equity fund: WSJ

NEW YORK Private equity firm Bain Capital LLC has closed a new Asia-focused fund that raised $3 billion, exceeding the fund's initial target of $2.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing a source familiar with the situation. The fund will begin making investments next year and will invest ...

Eva Longoria gets engaged to Jose Antonio Baston

Eva Longoria gets engaged to Jose Antonio Baston

Story highlightsThe "Desperate Housewives" actress is engaged to a media heavyweightShe and Jose Antonio Baston got engaged in Dubai"Ummmmm so this happened..." Longoria captioned a photo on her social media pages Sunday. In the snapshot, she's kissing Baston against a desert backdrop and wearing what appears to be ...

VIDEO: Final preparations for space mission

VIDEO: Final preparations for space mission

The rocket that will carry UK astronaut Tim Peake into orbit has arrived at the launch pad in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.Mr Peake will be accompanied by American Tim Kopra and Russian Yuri Malenchenko on Tuesday's flight to the International Space Station (ISS).Pallab Ghosh reports. Source link

Council tax alternatives set out

Council tax alternatives set out

Several possible ways of replacing the council tax are set to be spelled out in an official report.The suggestions come from a commission set up by the ...

Yellow Submarine sinks wasteful Real

Yellow Submarine sinks wasteful Real

Real was hoping to take advantage of Barca's disappointing 2-2 home draw with Deportivo La Coruna Saturday, but an early goal by Roberto Soldado in El Madrigal proved its undoing. To rub salt into the wound, city rival Atletico had earlier come from a goal down to beat Athletic Bilbao, drawing level with Barcelona ...

Celebrating the second-best thing to do with ice

Celebrating the second-best thing to do with ice

Drinks chilling in the cooler. Ice clinking in your margarita glass.Then winter hits. Fear not -- there's another use for large blocks of ice, as you can discover for yourself at some of the world's most dramatic water-walking spots.Banff Lake Louise, Banff, CanadaBanff Lake Louise; mid-December to mid-April ...

Third Avenue parts with CEO after collapse of junk bond fund: WSJ

Third Avenue parts with CEO after collapse of junk bond fund: WSJ

Third Avenue Management LLC has parted ways with Chief Executive Officer David Barse after the collapse of the company's junk bond fund last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing sources familiar with the matter. The collapse of Third Avenue's Focused Credit Fund jolted Wall Street and renewed ...

Asia stocks drop as oil rout deepens, yuan extends slide

Asia stocks drop as oil rout deepens, yuan extends slide

TOKYO Asian stocks fell on Monday and China's yuan hit fresh 4-1/2 year lows as plunging oil prices added to investors' nervousness about riskier assets ahead of an expected U.S. rate rise by the Federal Reserve later in the week.The People's Bank of China (PBOC) on Monday continued guiding the currency lower, ...

VIDEO: Bollywood's biggest stars in new film

VIDEO: Bollywood's biggest stars in new film

Bollywood hopes its most expensive movie of the year will help it win over even more foreign fans.Indian films are already successful in many parts of the world including Britain, America and UAE.But now with a new film called Dilwale they want to make it just as popular in countries like China, France and ...

How to build a real lightsaber

How to build a real lightsaber

The idea behind a lightsaber is simple genius: a light-weight and immensely powerful tool that uses a blade of energy to not only slice up disciples of the Dark Side in a single blow but also act as an effective shield against laser blasts. So why don't we have working lightsabers in real life? Surely physicists ...

VIDEO: Cosmonaut Padalka: 'Reaching orbit is intense'

VIDEO: Cosmonaut Padalka: 'Reaching orbit is intense'

On Tuesday, Tim Peake will become the first British astronaut to fly to the International Space Station (ISS).He will spend six months on the ISS on his first ever mission.The man with the record for the most time ever spent in space is Russian Gennady Padalka, who has accumulated a massive 879 days in orbit.Sarah ...

Can 'Diddy' deliver rising star's big dream?

Can 'Diddy' deliver rising star's big dream?

American equestrian star Laura Graves, who is bidding for glory at the U.S. national championships this weekend, has developed an almost telepathic understanding with her horse, Verdades. "I know exactly how he's feeling every day and what I can do to make him feel better if I need to," Graves told CNN. "If you ...

Eaton Vance wins final regulator approval on new ETFs: statement

Eaton Vance wins final regulator approval on new ETFs: statement

NEW YORK Eaton Vance Corp has won the last of the approvals it needs from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to launch NextShares, a new breed of exchange-traded funds, the Boston-based company said in a statement.NextShares, a hybrid between actively managed mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, ...

Kids eat more veggies when salad bar is in lunch line

Kids eat more veggies when salad bar is in lunch line

(Reuters Health) - Kids in middle schools eat more fruits and vegetables when the salad bar is in the lunch line than when it’s outside the line, according to a new study. “We were surprised, not that there was a difference in amounts of fruits and vegetables that students took and consumed, but by the size of ...