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Greek vote fails to derail Europe’s share rally

Greek stocks fell in volatile trade Monday after anti-austerity party Syriza swept Sunday’s vote, while other European equities kept rising on the promise of European Central Bank bond-buying.

An empty initiative

Nearly four years after a popular uprising erupted in Syria, followed by a brutal crackdown that degenerated into all-out war and generated the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.

An empty initiative

Nearly four years after a popular uprising erupted in Syria, followed by a brutal crackdown that degenerated into all-out war and generated the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.

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.

Draw takes Tunisia and DR Congo through

Tunisia and Democratic Republic of Congo both advanced to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations Monday after drawing 1-1 in their final Group B game in Bata.

Draw takes Tunisia and DR Congo through

Tunisia and Democratic Republic of Congo both advanced to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations Monday after drawing 1-1 in their final Group B game in Bata.

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.

Colombia’s Vega wins Miss Universe title

Colombia’s Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and the Netherlands at the world’s top beauty pageant in Florida.

Colombia’s Vega wins Miss Universe title

Colombia’s Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and the Netherlands at the world’s top beauty pageant in Florida.

Bones exhumed in hunt for Cervantes’ grave

Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes have started what they hope will be the final phase of their nine-month quest to solve the mystery of where the great Spanish writer was laid to rest.

Beaufort Castle: From military post to landmark

When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, then Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon stood in front of Beaufort Castle and, addressing his soldiers, said the edifice had secured a front for his men.

Larger-than-life singer Demis Roussos dies at 69

Greek singer Demis Roussos, best known for operatic pop ballads in the 1970s and 1980s, died in Athens on the weekend at age 69, the private hospital that had been treating him said Monday.