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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

  • 8 Christmas Cocktails That Are the Reason for the Season
    Christmas can be a difficult time – with navigating the crowds at the mall to navigating the complex politics of family reunions, sometimes the stress can catch up with you. When it does, you might want to kick back and enjoy one of these seasonal libations. NEWS: 14 Pieces of Holiday-Themed Attire That You Can Buy, But Probably Shouldn’t From cinnamon to peppermint to old fashioned eggnog, here are a few delicious drink recipes that are great for wild holiday parties, classy work celebrations, and exhausting family gatherings. Enjoy!
  • Khloe Kardashian Bashes Rumor She Booted Brother Rob Kardashian Out Of Her Home
    Blood runs thicker than rumors, especially in the Kardashian clan. Khloe Kardashian took to Twitter on Saturday to squash rumors that she had kicked her brother, Rob Kardashian, out of her home in Calabasas, Calif. "One of the best things about my house is that my brother lives with me," Khloe, 30, Tweeted. "I would never kick him out." NEWS: Kim Who? Khloe Kardashian Shows Off Assets in Winter Pastels
  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Estate Is on Sale for $18.5 Million
    Living like country royalty comes with a hefty price tag. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are a power country couple and real estate tycoons. According to Zillow, just last year, they sold a part of their $20 million 753-acre estate outside of Nashville, but they are now selling the remaining 623 acres as two properties for $18.5 million. The larger 353 acre part comes with a log home from 1800. For $10 million, it has 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, a 12-stall barn and a guest house.
  • Kourtney Kardashian Reveals Her Baby's Name
    There have been a lot of unusual baby names this year, and Kourtney Kardashian also went with one that is not so common. On Dec. 14, the reality star welcomed her third child with her beau Scott Disick. Today, she shared the first pic of her baby boy, Reign Aston Disick. PHOTOS: They Named Their Kids What?!
  • Harry Styles and Kristen Wiig Dance Party After 'SNL' Performances
    Harry Styles and Kristen Wiig know how to party! The One Direction boy band member and the Bridesmaids actress were both on Saturday Night Live yesterday, and after the show, they went out for some more singing and dancing in New York City. As seen in this Instagram, the two got down and sang along to the song we all know so well from Dirty Dancing, "(I've Had) The time of My Life."'