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  • Wines for sipping away the dog days of summer

    Wines for sipping away the dog days of summer
    Old man alert. I'd always thought that the phrase "dog days of summer" referred to the way dogs lazed around on the front porch most of the day come July and August. I got the time period right, just not the allusion. "Dog days," it turns out, is a term...
  • Ebola causing huge damage to West Africa economies

    Ebola causing huge damage to West Africa economies
    The worst ever Ebola outbreak is causing enormous damage to West African economies as foreign businessmen quit the region, the African Development Bank said, while a leading medical charity branded the international response "entirely inadequate". As...
  • Venice Film Festival Shows Solidarity With Jailed Directors

    VENICE - The Venice Film Festival on Wednesday expressed its solidarity with two film directors who have been recently imprisoned for political reasons, Mahnaz Mohammadi of Iran and Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, by leaving two empty chairs during...
  • Cubans pack a punch on last day in the ring

    NANJING China (Reuters) - World champion Javier Ibanez Diaz and Yordan Alain Hernandez Morejon enhanced Cuba's fine boxing reputation with a gold medal apiece on the final day in the ring at the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday. Ibanez Diaz collected the...
  • Ébola causa enormes daños económicos en África, dice banco de desarrollo

    FREETOWN (Reuters) - El brote del ébola está causando un enorme daño a las economías de África Occidental, drenando sus recursos presupuestarios y recortando su crecimiento en un 4 por ciento a medida que los empresarios extranjeros se van y son...
  • Sanctions headache for foreign executives at Russian firms

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis could force some executives at Russian firms with foreign passports to give up certain duties, complicating life at the top of some of the country's largest companies. U.S. and European Union...
  • U.S. and Spain on course for World Cup showdown

    BELGRADE (Reuters) - A much-weakened United States should still be strong enough at least to reach the final of the 2014 basketball World Cup, which begins in Spain on Saturday. The holders, together with the hosts, will be strong favorites to reach...
  • Ukraine crisis forces European defense spending rethink

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine may achieve what successive U.S. defense secretaries have failed to do -- persuade European NATO members to spend more on their armed forces. The Ukraine crisis...
  • IMF chief charged with negligence in French arbitration case

    PARIS International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde has been charged with "negligence" over a 400-million-euro state payout to a businessman when she was French finance minister, French media reported on Wednesday. Lagarde was questioned...
  • ECB's Draghi has been 'overinterpreted', says Germany's Schaeuble

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told a newspaper on Wednesday that European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi had been "overinterpreted" after suggesting that fiscal policy could play a greater role in promoting growth. The...
  • Juppe joins race for French presidency in challenge to Sarkozy

    PARIS (Reuters) - Former prime minister Alain Juppe joined the race to be the presidential candidate of France's centre-right on Wednesday, posing a potential challenge both to a 2017 comeback bid by Nicolas Sarkozy and to the rise of the extreme right....