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News: National Stories

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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

  • Kanye West Teases New Album
    The title of Kanye West's new album has been revealed. On Saturday, the rapper announced that So Help Me God will be the album's title, and he also shared this image which may be the cover art. West, 37, spoke about his latest album with The Breakfast Club on Feb. 20.
  • Ludacris and Wife Eudoxie Are Having a Baby!
    It's a beautiful Sunday for Ludacris and Eudoxie. The couple announced on Instagram that Eudoxie is expecting with an adorable beach photo. The Fast and Furious actor kisses her belly in a sweet moment, and they both shared it.
  • Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney Take the Plunge Together
    Brrrrr! Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney braved the Chicago Polar Plunge together, and they managed to make the icy cold event look romantic. In an effort to raise money for the Special Olympics, the "Born This Way" singer went in the water with her fiance, and he was there for her the entire time.
  • William Shatner Answers Fan Questions About Leonard Nimoy In Twitter Tribute
    William Shatner answered fan questions about Leonard Nimoy as a way to remember him. After Shatner said that he wouldn't be able to make it to Nimoy's funeral on Sunday due to a prior commitment he had for the Red Cross Ball in Florida on Saturday night, he honored his words by saying he would remember his friend and celebrate his life. In fact, he even posted a time for fans to convene and made the hashtag #LeonardNimoy for fans to ask him questions about his late Star Trek costar.
  • Michelle Rodriguez Is Sorry For Saying Minorities Shouldn't Play White Superheroes
    Michelle Rodriguez is admitting that she stuck her foot in her mouth. The Fast and Furious actress expressed her opinions on white superheroes and how minorities should not play them, and on Sunday, she made a video for Facebook to explain what she meant. "I said that people should stop trying to steal white people's superheroes," she says in the video. "I guess it got taken out of context because a lot of people got offended or whatever. I have a tendency to speak without a filter. Sorry about that."