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  • Luxury watch brands spin the color wheel for 2014

    Luxury watch brands spin the color wheel for 2014
    It's time for color. That's one of the takeaways from the luxury timepieces being showcased at the JCK Swiss Watch and Couture Jewelry shows here, where pops of eye-catching color are cropping up on watch faces, hands and especially a range of NATO straps...
  • Shouldn't Europe pay more for its own defense?

    This month in Poland, President Obama offered $1 billion in military assistance to address our NATO allies' anxiety about a resurgent Kremlin. Labeled the European Reassurance Initiative, this boosts NATO's budget by a mere 0.1%. It was nonetheless...
  • Jane Chu Confirmed as Chairwoman of NEA

    Jane Chu, president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday as the new chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA has been without a permanent chair for 18 months,...
  • Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad

    Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad
    Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state....
  • EU to toughen up bankers pay rules

    By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union's banking watchdog will toughen up its guidelines on bankers' pay after a study uncovered wide variations in how lenders apply the rules across the 28-country bloc and how banks are avoiding the bonus...
  • S&P lifts outlook on UK's top credit rating, but warns on EU exit

    LONDON (Reuters) - Ratings agency Standard & Poor's upgraded its outlook on Britain's top-notch triple-A credit rating to stable from negative on Friday, but said this would be threatened if Britain decided to leave the European Union. In news that...
  • Iraq's prime minister calls for state of emergency after Mosul attack

    Islamic militants in Iraq overran the city of Mosul on Tuesday, gaining control of Nineveh   provincial headquarters, the airport, two television stations and other facilities, authorities said. The militants, who were affiliated with the Al Qaeda...
  • European Union launches probe of tax breaks for Apple, Starbucks, Fiat

    European Union officials, taking a tough stance on tax evasion, launched an investigation into whether Ireland and two other member nations were providing improper tax breaks to Apple Inc., Starbucks Corp. and a unit of Fiat Group. The announcement...
  • World Bank cuts growth outlook as Ukraine crisis weighs

    The World Bank trimmed its global growth forecast late Tuesday, saying a confluence of events, from the Ukraine crisis to unusually cold weather in the United States, dampened economic expansion in the first half of the year. The poverty-fighting...