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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

  • Helen Mirren, Jerry Seinfeld & Tom Hanks Ride the Subway -- Just Like You
    Next time you're people-watching on a subway, don't be surprised to see an A-lister. Dame Helen Mirren, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and actor Tom Hanks have all been spotted on NYC's MTA subway, and they look pretty comfortable taking surprisingly unflashy forms of transportation. On Thursday, Mirren looked as sophisticated as ever while riding the R train.
  • These 15 Seconds of Neil Patrick Harris Will Make You Excited for His Variety Show
    Neil Patrick Harris is a busy man. In addition to hosting the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, Harris is busy prepping his own NBC variety show that is reportedly based on the British series Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. And while fans eagerly await the show's debut, NBC did share an amazing, albeit short preview.
  • Val Kilmer Undergoes Medical Tests, Refutes Rumors of Throat Tumor
    Val Kilmer is thankful for the support after it was revealed he taken to an intensive care unit. The Top Gun actor took to Facebook on Saturday to deny reports of a throat tumor, which was previously reported by TMZ as the reason for his visit. "Thank you for all your sweet support. But I have not had a tumor, or a tumor operations, or any operation," he wrote. "I had a complication where the best way to receive care was to stay under the watchful eye of the UCLA ICU. Friends have assisted who know my spiritual convictions and have been most sensitive and kind for the extra effort in making sure there's minimum gossip and silly talk. I am praying for a speedy return to the boards as they say. God bless you all and please don't worry."
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Bathtub Incident Is ‘No Coincidence,’ Source Says
    Following breaking news that Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Saturday, a source close to the family tells ET, “It doesn’t look good.” NEWS: Whitney Houston's Daughter Found Unresponsive In Bathtub Brown, who was revived on scene by local medical officials before being taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Ga., was initially found unconscious in a bathtub by her husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend.
  • Jay Z Is Buying Aspiro for How Much?
    Jay Z is making a big investment. The hip-hop mogul is putting money into a music streaming service. According to Reuters, he is purchasing the Scandinavian music streaming company, Aspiro, for a reported $56 million. NEWS: Mike Huckabee Calls Jay Z a 'Pimp'