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“Finally!” Francis exclaimed as he embraced Kirill in the small, wood-paneled VIP room of Havana’s airport, where the encounter took place.
Let’s play Jeopardy, cars for $100. “Which race car is so quick that it was banned from most motor sports? Which British race car is not street legal in America? Which British car company
Emirati Oil Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said Friday he expects supply levels on world markets to stabilize, easing pressure on crumbling prices.
Bailed-out eurozone member Cyprus exited 2015 on a high with a fourth straight quarter of economic growth, rounding off its best performance in seven years, official figures showed Friday.
Russia’s deficit goal is in jeopardy this year after crude resumed its sell-off, leaving the government few options to stabilize public finances, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
There is firm support for a deposit rate cut within the European Central Bank’s Governing Council but appetite for more radical action is still limited, conversations with policymakers indicate a mont
The International Monetary Fund said Thursday economic growth in the Israeli-occupied West Bank slowed to an estimated 2.8 percent in 2015 and was likely to remain below 3.0 percent this year.
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The red carpet at the Grammy Awards has long had a reputation for serving up some of the most memorable ensembles of the awards-show season. On the eve of the music industry's biggest night, we've
The investment of foster care is painful, but it’s needed. It’s just one way we can answer Jesus’ command to follow him.              
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Working mom feels tug of guilt for leaving young son at home [...] over the past few months, I've felt torn about not being a stay-at-home mom. When your grandmother's health no longer allows her t
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DJ Inferno puts a new spin on the classic 'Peanuts' theme by Vince Guaraldi.             
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In the Atlantic, Amanda Ripley describes how soccer officials who wanted to raise the level of soccer playing in the U.S. turned to a teacher of teachers, Doug Lemov, for answers.
Less-than-stellar holiday sales — despite extra-long hours and extra-steep discounts — may be a wake-up call to department stores that they need a new approach. "What shoppers are looking for from dep
For 30 years, Edgar Latulip didn't remember his own name or realize he was living 80 miles from home, where there were competing theories about how and where he had most likely died. No one had seen h
Brazil's health minister said Friday that authorities were "absolutely sure" that the Zika virus is connected to devastating birth defects and rejected criticism that the government was slow to invest
With a hug and an exclamation of "Finally!" Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic developmen
Let's say you have the misfortune of having bought the cheapest entry-level iPhone 6s. They're expensive, I know, but with just 16GB of storage and a 8MP camera, not to mention Live Photos, that thin
A study has tried to do away with the widely held belief Native Americans are more likely to abuse alcohol than other groups, concluding Native Americans are more likely than white people not to drin
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BOSTON (Reuters) - The northeastern United States on Friday faced a cold snap so severe that even world-class ski jumpers preparing for a night-time competition at Boston's Fenway Park worried about t
(Reuters) - Some 1.8 million acres of scenic California desert were designated national monuments by U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday, roughly doubling the amount of public land set aside for pro
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Valero Energy Corp filed lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday to push the regulator to alter a U.S. policy designed to boost use of renewables in tr
Isotope analysis of 2,000-year-old skeletons buried in Imperial Rome reveal some were migrants from the Alps or North Africa, according to a new study .
A daily dose of beetroot juice significantly improved exercise endurance and blood pressure in elderly patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, a new study has concluded.
At the rate humans are emitting carbon into the atmosphere, Earth may suffer irreparable damage that could last tens of thousands of years, according to a new analysis published this week.
A research wildlife biologists have created a series of motion-sensitive camera traps to monitor golden eagle migration and distribution in southwest Idaho.
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The Commerce Department said retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, increased 0.6 percent last month.
By Monday, BG will be part of Anglo-Dutch giant Royal Dutch Shell after a £35bn takeover. The new group is now the world’s biggest trader of liquefied natural gas.
The rising cost of the precious metal relative to oil is seen by some as a sign of stress in the financial markets and world economy.
British Land, one of the FTSE's biggest property companies, saw its share price slide more than 8 per cent this week, while Land Securities’ has dropped nearly 15 per cent so far this year.
The slowdown in global growth and uncertainty created by the EU referendum mean interest rates are unlikely to rise until late 2016 at the earliest, Nationwide said yesterday.
This is on top of 50 senior managers who went last month and a further 3,600 staff who have already left or are in the process of leaving its civil aerospace division and marine business.
The British fashion brand, modelled here by Cara Delevingne, is accused of labelling garments in outlet stores to give the impression they had once been for sale at a higher price in its retail sto
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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, says he feels perfectly healthy but isn’t sure when he’ll make
Bryan Murray was trying to show the Senators he still believes this club can make the playoffs when he acquired defenceman Dion Phaneuf on Tuesday.
The Vancouver Canucks will be missing two key pieces as they make a push for a playoff spot.
It was one play, a play that could have changed the flow of the game, maybe a play that could have knocked the Ottawa RedBlacks out of the playoffs and put the Hamilton Tiger-Cats into the Grey Cup.
WWE's John Cena revs up, will drive pace car at Daytona 500.
Valencia coach Gary Neville has pleaded with the club’s disgruntled fans to turn up and support his struggling side when they face Espanyol at the Mestalla Saturday.
Leicester City will be wary of a reality check when Premier League front-runners visit Arsenal Sunday before Tottenham Hotspur’s burgeoning title ambitions come under scrutiny at Manchester City.
The baton passed from Eden Hazard to Riyad Mahrez in the second minute of Leicester City’s 2-1 victory over Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in December.
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Consumer Spending Gains Offset Recession Fears

The Commerce Department said retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, increased 0.6 percent last month.
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It's goodbye to BG group: Gas giant shuts its doors and ceases to exist after Shell takeover

By Monday, BG will be part of Anglo-Dutch giant Royal Dutch Shell after a £35bn takeover. The new group is now the world’s biggest trader of liquefied natural gas.
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So much for 'black' gold... An ounce of the metal is now worth more than 40 barrels of oil for first time since the Victorian age

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Nationwide warns savers to expect more misery with no interest rate rise on the cards until the end of 2016 at the earliest 

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Rolls-Royce cuts dividends for first time in 24 years and warns it will axe between 200 and 400 management jobs over the next few months

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How faster mobile internet has helped EE boost profits by 12%

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Zika casts a pall on some company getaways

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