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Gunmen kidnap Libya deputy foreign minister

Gunmen kidnapped a Libyan deputy foreign minister from his hotel room in the eastern city of Al-Baida where the recognized government is based, a ministry official says.

CAR: Militia kidnaps sports minister

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - A minister in Central African Republic's transitional government was kidnapped Sunday by armed men believed to belong to the Christian anti-Balaka militia group, his wife said.

Russia faces $40B battle to stave off bank crisis

Russia may have to spend more than $40 billion this year to avert a banking crisis, as the growing likelihood of a sharp recession threatens to pile extra costs on a sector suffering from Western sanctions and a plunge in the ruble.

Russia faces $40B battle to stave off bank crisis

Russia may have to spend more than $40 billion this year to avert a banking crisis, as the growing likelihood of a sharp recession threatens to pile extra costs on a sector suffering from Western sanctions and a plunge in the ruble.

New Saudi king to focus economic policy on jobs

Saudi Arabia’s new king is expected to focus economic policy on creating jobs and multibillion dollar infrastructure projects to prevent tumbling oil prices from causing social tensions or undermining business confidence.

Continuing the vision

The smooth course of events in Saudi Arabia after the passing of King Abdullah is working to quash speculation, made in some quarters, that the kingdom would face turbulence upon the succession of King Salman.

Continuing the vision

The smooth course of events in Saudi Arabia after the passing of King Abdullah is working to quash speculation, made in some quarters, that the kingdom would face turbulence upon the succession of King Salman.

Will Europeans get anti-terrorism right?

The recent terror attacks in Paris and the killing or arrest of suspected terrorists in Belgium have clarified the dangerous reality of thousands of European radicals fighting with ISIS in Syria-Iraq and returning to carry out attacks in their home countries.

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.

Sagesse, Riyadi set up all-Lebanese final

Lebanese basketball heavyweights Riyadi and Sagesse set up an exciting final at the 26th edition of the Dubai International Basketball Championship after edging out Morocco’s AS Sale and USA’s And1 respectively Friday.

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.

Filmmakers showcase virtual reality at Sundance

Whether putting moviegoers inside the yurt of a Mongolian tribe, in the studio with a musician or in the path of an oncoming train, filmmakers are blurring the lines of reality for viewers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

A glamour-free Aniston stars in a drab Cake

Ah, to de-glam. It’s one of the surest shortcuts to newfound artistic appreciation – a bedraggled deviation into dowdy drama by a beautiful star. Acclaim by way of sweatpants.