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  • Israeli barber's 'magic' hair yarmulke offers concealment from anti-Semites

    An Israeli barber has fashioned what he calls "magic" yarmulkes out of hair, designed to allow religious Jews to cover their heads without attracting unwanted attention from anti-Semites. Shalom Koresh said his skullcap, known as a yarmulke in Yiddish...
  • Funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah under way

    RIYADH The funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah was under way in Riyadh on Friday, hours after his successor signalled continuity and a smooth succession in the world's top oil-exporting country. Abdullah died early Friday at the age of about 90,...
  • Malaysian minister confident ASEAN will declare itself an economic community by year's end

    The 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, will be able to declare itself an economic community by the end of the year even though some thorny issues mostly about services are unlikely to be resolved, a top Malaysian minister said...
  • EU court scraps sanctions on Iran bank, shipping concerns, says no proof of nuclear links

    A European Union high court has annulled sanctions that the 28-nation bloc imposed on an Iranian bank and a shipping line and companies linked to it, over Tehran's nuclear program. The General Court ruled Thursday that the EU had not justified its...
  • Different housing markets, politics, multiple bond markets all complicate ECB stimulus effort

    Big bang or disappointment? Markets are waiting to see just how much financial firepower the European Central Bank will unleash Thursday, when it is expected to announce large-scale purchases of government bonds with newly printed money to stimulate a...
  • Fight against terrorism in mind, France plans tough new tack as EU ponders rights protection

    Reeling from the Paris terror attacks, France announced broad new measures to fight homegrown terrorism like giving police better equipment and hiring more intelligence agents, as European officials sought to strike the right balance between rushing...
  • Remembering the last lion

    Fifty years ago this Saturday, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill died at age 90. Churchill is remembered for his multiple nonstop careers as a statesman, cabinet minister, politician, journalist, Nobel laureate historian, and combat...
  • Ukraine talks start as Poroshenko warns of an escalation

    Ukraine is in "grave danger" of an escalation in its conflict against separatists, President Petro Poroshenko said, as diplomats restarted peace talks and NATO accused Russia of involvement in the fighting. "The situation can get worse in days,"...
  • European Central Bank expected to unveil stimulus plan

     European Central Bank expected to unveil stimulus plan
    In the summer of 2012, with the euro in crisis and the European experiment of unified government seemingly on the brink, the head of the European Central Bank made a now-famous vow. "The ECB will do whatever it takes to preserve the euro," Mario...
  • VTB's Kostin says Russia not going to burn foreign bondholders

    MOSCOW Russia companies aren't planning to renege on borrowings from foreign investors as the country faces having its debt rating cut to junk, VTB Group Chairman Andrey Kostin said. The Bank of Russia has sufficient reserves to provide borrowers with...
  • Ukraine asks International Monetary Fund for new financial rescue program as economy worsens

    The head of the International Monetary Fund says Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asked for a new program of financial rescue loans. Christine Lagarde met Poroshenko on Wednesday on the sidelines of an economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, and...