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  • Egypt's referendum appears to be big winner amid light turnout

    Egypt's referendum appears to be big winner amid light turnout
    CAIRO -- In a lopsided margin reminiscent of elections held during ex-dictator Hosni Mubarak’s decades of rule, unofficial results on Thursday indicated that Egypt’s new constitution was approved by nearly 98% of voters. The military-...
  • Iran nuclear deal debate: How much does Tehran benefit?

    WASHINGTON – The formal start of the landmark deal to restrain Iran’s nuclear program drew clashing statements from Iran and the Obama administration about how much of a boost the temporary accord would give Iran’s battered economy....
  • Iran halts part of uranium enrichment efforts; West loosens sanctions

    TEHRAN — Iran suspended part of its uranium enrichment efforts Monday and the U.S. and European Union began loosening some economic sanctions, the first concrete steps toward a comprehensive deal to end the long confrontation over Tehran's nuclear...
  • Thai government declares state of emergency as violence escalates

    Thai officials proclaimed a state of emergency Tuesday to contain increasingly violent anti-government protesters trying to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and derail an election she has called. The 60-day emergency state gives the government...
  • Reels and deals at Sundance

    Reels and deals at Sundance
    PARK CITY, Utah — Director Todd Miller was more nervous than he had expected to be.  The 37-year-old filmmaker's self-financed documentary "Dinosaur 13" had scored one of the Sundance Film Festival's coveted four opening-night slots. Now, facing a...
  • Pimco's El-Erian unexpectedly resigns

    Pimco's El-Erian unexpectedly resigns
    From an office tower overlooking the sumptuous Fashion Island mall in Newport Beach, Mohamed El-Erian sat atop a massive treasure trove of wealth as chief executive of Pimco. Soft-spoken and cerebral, El-Erian presided over a financial juggernaut that...
  • CNN Falls to Lowest Ratings Yet Under Jeff Zucker

    The climb has gotten steeper for Jeff Zucker and CNN. This week marks Zucker's one-year anniversary as prexy of the cable news network, and Nielsen ratings released Tuesday show that for the week of Jan. 13-19, the net delivered its lowest ratings yet...
  • Rouhani shopping a new Iran at Davos in Charm Offensive Part II

    Rouhani shopping a new Iran at Davos in Charm Offensive Part II
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took the annual Davos forum by storm on Thursday, touting investment opportunities on the horizon as his country works to get sanctions lifted and hailing a new day in Tehran's relations with the West. He even deemed...
  • Boston TV News Anchor Chet Curtis Dies at 74

    Chet Curtis, the longtime Boston television news anchorman who, along with his former wife, became the most popular and trusted anchor teams in the market, has died. Curtis died Wednesday at Brigham and Women's Hospital of complications of pancreatic...
  • Blast hits Chinese city in region visited by Xi; 3 reported dead

    Blast hits Chinese city in region visited by Xi; 3 reported dead
    An explosion rocked a plaza outside a train station in Urumqi, capital of China’s Xinjiang province, on Wednesday in the wake of a four-day inspection tour of the restive northwestern area by President Xi Jinping. The blast at Urumqi’s south...
  • Sultan of Brunei imposes harsh Islamic criminal code

    Sultan of Brunei imposes harsh Islamic criminal code
    The sultan of oil-rich Brunei on Thursday announced the start of a new criminal code based on sharia law that will eventually prescribe punishments that include amputation and stoning, the first of Southeast Asia's predominantly Muslim countries to impose...