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WikiLeaks: Google handed over emails to US

WikiLeaks accuses Internet giant Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to the US authorities, and not notifying them for almost three years.

Euro rocked by Greek election result

The euro struck an 11-year low versus the dollar after anti-austerity party Syriza won Greece's elections, sparking fears that the country could end up exiting the eurozone.

Euro rocked by Greek election result

The euro struck an 11-year low versus the dollar after anti-austerity party Syriza won Greece's elections, sparking fears that the country could end up exiting the eurozone.

Retreat of Russian shoppers fails to dent DSF

Russian shoppers caught in a currency crunch are staying away from the Dubai Shopping Festival this year, but visitors from elsewhere look set to make up the numbers at the annual retail bonanza.

World Bank urges haste on dam approval

The World Bank’s country director for the Middle East has urged the Lebanese Parliament to speed up the approval of the construction of the Bisri dam, a $612 million project financed by the World Bank and the Islamic Bank.

Ill-advised targeting

As promised, a Syrian rebel militia leader fired a wave of rockets and mortar bombs at Damascus Sunday.

Ill-advised targeting

As promised, a Syrian rebel militia leader fired a wave of rockets and mortar bombs at Damascus Sunday.

In Davos, signs of profound economic worries

A sign of the concern among business and political leaders in Davos, Switzerland, about sluggish economic growth is that one of the World Economic Forum sessions this week was titled “Avoiding a Centennial Slump” – meaning a downturn that lasts a hundred years.

Agonizing wait for Schumachers and Bianchis

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has entered a second year battling back from a horrific ski accident that has left him a recluse in his Swiss home, his condition a closely guarded secret.

Nadal back to best, Kyrgios wins thriller

Rafael Nadal looked back to his best after recent problems as exciting Australian youngster Nick Kyrgios won a memorable five-setter to reach the quarterfinals at the Australian Open Sunday.

Riyadi defeat Sagesse 120-118 in epic final

Riyadi were crowned champions of the 26th edition of the Dubai International Basketball Tournament after clinching an epic 120-118 double overtime victory against arch-rivals Sagesse Saturday.

Irrepressible Vonn adds 64th jewel to crown

Lindsey Vonn added a 64th jewel to her World Cup crown when she won a Super-G in St. Moritz Sunday, her last race before the world championships at home in Beaver Creek next week.

The show must go on for Paris fashion

There was a subdued atmosphere at the first day of Paris Fashion Week menswear shows – which began in earnest following the French capital’s worst terror attacks in decades.

The show must go on for Paris fashion

There was a subdued atmosphere at the first day of Paris Fashion Week menswear shows – which began in earnest following the French capital’s worst terror attacks in decades.

Tech barons paint rosy future at Davos

Technological advances are to explode 10 times faster than even the Internet boom in the 1990s, top tech tycoons told the global Davos elite Wednesday, but also warned that security threats this year would be worse than ever.

The Chablis region offers increasingly promising wines

The 2012 premier crus from Burgundy’s Chablis region are almost all on the market now, their quality testament to the ever-increasing amount of effort being put into the vineyards in this climatically marginal region.