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  • Shares hit by U.S. unease; ECB supports Italy, Spain

    World stocks racked up more losses on Monday on jitters about the U.S. ratings cut, but signs the European Central Bank was buying Italian and Spanish debt gave some respite to battered markets.


  • Dalai Lama's political successor sworn in

    Lobsang Sangay, a 43-year-old Harvard scholar, took office Monday as head of the Tibetan government in exile, vowing to free his homeland from Chinese "colonialism."


  • U.K. police arrest 100 after riots in British capital

    British police arrested more than 100 people overnight in London after shops were looted and officers attacked in a second night of violence that followed some of the worst disorder seen in the capital for years.


  • Saudi Arabia recalls Syria envoy, Assad further isolated

    Saudi Arabia recalled its envoy to Damascus and the Arab League condemned violence in Syria, leaving President Bashar al-Assad further isolated.


  • China shares tumble, U.S. downgrade accelerates derisking

    Hong Kong and China shares crumbled on Monday morning, pressured by an acceleration of derisking from equity investments following Standard & Poor's downgrade of the long-term credit rating of the United States late on Friday. The Hang Seng Index was down 4.04 per cent at 20,100.2 by the midday trading break, its lowest level in a year, and the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 3.68 per cent.


News: Entertainment

  • 9 Topics to Talk About During Thanksgiving Dinner (That Won't Start Any Family Fights)
    Thanksgiving dinner is a veritable minefield of potential drama. Any number of seemingly innocent conversations about, say, politics, religion, the past could easily lead to someone storming away from the table, screaming “Well, happy effing Thanksgiving.” PHOTOS: Take a look at your favorite celeb’s Thanksgiving feasts Best to stick to these non-offensive, safe topics:
  • As New Cosby Accusers Come Forward, Legal Options Remain Limited
    The number of women accusing Bill Cosby of alleged sexual assault continues to grow, with nearly 20 women now claiming that they were drugged and assaulted by the comedian. Cosby’s attorneys have vigorously denied all allegations and Cosby himself has dismissed the claims as "innuendos."
  • Watch Michael Douglas Sneak Up On His Legendary Dad
    Nancy O'Dell shares a beautiful talk with 97-year-old film legend Kirk Douglas (who is celebrating his birthday on Dec. 9!) and his famous son, Michael, who surprises him during the interview.
  • 14 Foolproof Tips For Conquering America’s Favorite Holiday: Black Friday
    Black Friday is America’s greatest holiday. Dare I say, it’s the only thing we really have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. But if you think you’re just going to show up at the mall and pick out a few nice Christmas gifts for people, you’re wrong. This is a day when the utmost planning is required to ensure you snag the best deals this great nation of ours has to offer its people. So we thought we’d help out in advance with this list of 14 Foolproof Tips For Conquering Black Friday. Get ready for a little taste of deal heaven. 1. BLACK FRIDAY IS A LIE. Yes, it’s called Black Friday. But as we all know, Black Friday is a trick fooling idiots into believing the sales start on Friday. True Black Friday connoisseurs know that the real sales start on Thursday, a day you might know as "Thanksgiving," but we know as "Brown Thursday." Brown because you are truly going to soil yourselves when you see these prices.
  • Chris Rock on Tracy Morgan's Recovery and How ET's Nischelle Turner Inspired 'Top Five'
    Chris Rock's Top Five is coming to theaters Dec. 12 and the comedian admitted to ET's Nischelle Turner that she inspired one of the moments in the movie.