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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

  • 'American Horror Story': Neil Patrick Harris Arrives at the Freak Show
    Neil Patrick Harris is joining the freak show. The actor and real-life magician will join FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show for the final episodes of the season, beginning in Jan. 7. Harris will play Chester, who Jessica Lange’s Elsa Mars toasts in the newly-released trailer as the "new owner" of the freak show. EXCLUSIVE: 'AHS' Star Kathy Bates on Her Hollywood Struggle: I Questioned the Value of What Actors Do
  • 6 Celebs Who Burned Through All Their Good Will in 2014
    Public meltdowns and PR nightmares aren't just for celebs you already hate – sometimes even the most acclaimed super stars find new and insane ways to burn through years of good will and popularity. NEWS: 9 Things That Happened in 2014 That Ruined Your Childhood Here are the six celebrities who managed to fall from grace the fastest in 2014.
  • Miley Cyrus Slams Pregnancy and Drug Abuse Rumors
    She’s just being Miley – and she’s tired of all the rumors!
  • Ashlee Simpson Reportedly Expecting First Child With Evan Ross
    The Christmas season just got merrier for singer Ashlee Simpson and her husband, musician-actor Evan Ross. Ashlee and Evan are expecting a baby, E! News first reported. VIDEO: They're Having a Baby! 6 Best Pregnancy Announcements of 2014
  • Ben McKenzie is 'Great in Bed,' Uses Fluffy Pink Handcuffs
    Gotham star Ben McKenzie might have grown up in the Friday Night Lights world of Texas high school football, but he insists he was no Tim Riggins. "Oh man, I wish I was Riggins," the actor told Elle in a recent interview. "I did have a chance to briefly date a cheerleader, which was fun. Until she dumped me." He might not have been Riggins, but it sounds like the actor channeled his O.C. character Ryan Atwood, another handsome brooder, for most of his high school years.