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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

  • Watch George Clooney Turn Heads in His 'Downton Abbey' Debut!
    George Clooney is turning heads in his Downton Abbey debut! The A-list star’s much-publicized stint on the British period drama wasn’t for an episode of the show sadly, but rather a sketch for Text Santa, an annual U.K. telethon that raises money for charities over the holiday season. NEWS: George Clooney Reacts to Sony Pulling 'The Interview'
  • Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Welcome Daughter No. 2!
    Congratulations are in order for Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard! The Frozen star and her husband welcomed their second daughter, Delta Bell Shepard on Friday, according to the couple’s tweets. Shepard, who is currently starring in the final season of Parenthood, joked on Twitter that his new baby girl didn’t resemble him or his wife, but "we’re gonna keep her anyway." Bell, meanwhile, tweeted a joking apology to her hubby, who is now outnumbered three to one by women in his house. Delta joins older sister Lincoln, who was born in March 2013.
  • The Ultimate Binge-Watch Guide: Which TV Shows to Marathon Over the Holidays!
    The holidays are here, and while some would argue that this time should be spent with your family and friends, we think you should grab some coco and use this much-needed break to catch up all of the best TV shows that you keep putting off. While the usual batch of television shows are currently hibernating in their winter hiatus, you should take advantage of the small screen slumber to get caught up on all the series that are worth watching (or even re-watching) before the new year approaches. We at ETonline have created your ultimate guide to help you figure out which shows you need to catch up on or binge before Christmas break is over. So put on those sweatpants and blow off those family obligations because your schedule is now jam-packed with these can't miss shows…
  • ‘The Amazing Race’ Crowns Season 25 Winners
    Victory is sweet for the champions of The Amazing Race season 25: food scientists Amy DeJong and Maya Warren. The pair, whose team was nicknamed the "Sweet Scientists" conquered the final leg of the reality show's latest season, flying from the Philippines to Los Angeles and ending up on the winners’ platform. After nearly being eliminated in last week's episode, the team rallied from fourth place to tackle a Hollywood stunt test, where Maya donned a stunt suit and head-mounted camera to jump through a window made of sugar glass and fall a few stories to a soft landing.
  • President Barack Obama: Sony 'Made a Mistake'
    President Barack Obama weighed in on the Sony hacking scandal and the decision to cancel the release of The Interview during a press conference on Friday.