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  • Celtics Guard Rondo Suspended Game For Bumping Referee

    Celtics Guard Rondo Suspended Game For Bumping Referee

    Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended one game without pay for making contact with a referee and failing to cooperate with a league investigation, the National Basketball Association (NBA) said on Monday.

  • Intel Bets Big On Thin Pcs And Phones At Las Vegas Show

    Intel Bets Big On Thin Pcs And Phones At Las Vegas Show

    Top chipmaker Intel Corp on Monday announced shipments of a new low-power chip and showed off next-generation ultra thin laptops and convertible tablets in its latest bid to prove that the struggling PC industry still has a bright future.

  • Kuwait Sentences Second Man To Jail For Insulting Emir-lawyer

    Kuwait Sentences Second Man To Jail For Insulting Emir-lawyer

    A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to two years in prison on Monday for insulting the country's ruler on Twitter, his lawyer said, the second person to be jailed for the offence in as many days.

  • Nfl-Bills Name Syracuse's Marrone As Head Coach

    Nfl-Bills Name Syracuse's Marrone As Head Coach

    The Buffalo Bills named Syracuse's Doug Marrone as their new head coach, the team said on Monday in the hope that the offensive-minded college coach can turn around the struggling franchise.

  • US Supreme Court Won't Take Combat Veterans' Mental Health Appeal

    US Supreme Court Won't Take Combat Veterans' Mental Health Appeal

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a challenge by veterans who said delays by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in processing combat-related mental health claims contributed to suicides by veterans.

  • Obama Picks Hagel For Defense, Brennan For Cia

    Obama Picks Hagel For Defense, Brennan For Cia

    President Barack Obama on Monday nominated former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to head the CIA, potentially setting up at least one Senate confirmation battle and establishing a tough tone to start his second term.

  • Israel's Right-wing Likud Leads Opinion Polls

    Israel's Right-wing Likud Leads Opinion Polls

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party, allied with the nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party, continues to lead opinion polls ahead of Israel's Jan.22 parliamentary election.

  • South African Farm Workers To Revive Wine Region Strikes

    South African Farm Workers To Revive Wine Region Strikes

    Thousands of South African farm workers will go on strike in the Western Cape wine region from Wednesday, reviving labour action for higher wages in which two workers were killed in clashes with police and vineyards were damaged.

  • French Employers Say Draft Labour Accord Unacceptable

    French Employers Say Draft Labour Accord Unacceptable

    French employers will reject moves to overhaul rigid labour rules unless unions drop demands to tax short-term contracts more heavily than long-term ones, their leader said on Monday, suggesting talks this week could fail.

  • Exclusion Drives C. African Republic Revolt, France Steers Clear

    Exclusion Drives C. African Republic Revolt, France Steers Clear

    The French dubbed it the neglected "Cinderella" of their African colonial empire; modern observers have called it a "phantom state".

  • Right Surge Before Israel Votes

    Right Surge Before Israel Votes

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled on Sunday to hold back an opinion-poll surge by a far-right party, appealing in rare radio interviews for his supporters to stand by him in the Jan. 22 election.

  • Double Suicide Attack Kills Four In Afghan South

    Double Suicide Attack Kills Four In Afghan South

    Two suicide bombers targeted a community meeting at a major border town in southern Afghanistan, killing at least four people and wounding 15 others, local officials said on Sunday.

  • Syrian Army Rockets Damascus Rebel District

    Syrian Army Rockets Damascus Rebel District

    The Syrian army fired rockets at a district of Damascus on Saturday to try to drive out insurgents fighting their way closer to the seat of President Bashar al-Assad's power.

  • Nba-Boozer Leaves Heat Reeling As Bulls Dominate

    Nba-Boozer Leaves Heat Reeling As Bulls Dominate

    The Miami Heat's rebounding troubles cost them dearly as Carlos Boozer scored 27 points and pulled down 12 boards to spark the Chicago Bulls to a 96-89 win over the NBA champions in South Florida on Friday.

  • Stocks, Treasuries Yields Up On U.S. Data

    Stocks, Treasuries Yields Up On U.S. Data

    World shares and Treasury yields rose to eight-month highs on Friday, sending bond prices lower, after a strong showing by the U.S.services sector, signaling a steady recovery by the U.S.economy.

  • Former US Rep. Frank Wants To Replace Sen. Kerry For Short Time

    Former US Rep. Frank Wants To Replace Sen. Kerry For Short Time

    Former Massachusetts U.S. Representative Barney Frank says he would like to fill in for Senator John Kerry, who has been nominated for secretary of state, as Congress battles over the budget and raising the debt ceiling in the next few months.

  • US Congress Verifies: Obama, Biden Win Electoral College Vote

    US Congress Verifies: Obama, Biden Win Electoral College Vote

    The U.S. Congress formally confirmed on Friday, nearly two months after polls closed, that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden won the 2012 White House election.

  • US House Passes Sandy Insurance Bill Amid Anger Over Delay

    US House Passes Sandy Insurance Bill Amid Anger Over Delay

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved $9.7 billion in initial federal funds for victims of Superstorm Sandy, wi th New York and New Jersey lawmakers still seething over delays in voting on the rest of a $60 billion aid package.

  • Pioli Out As Chiefs' General Manager

    Pioli Out As Chiefs' General Manager

    Kansas City Chiefs' general manager Scott Pioli has parted company with the National Football League team paving the way for the club's expected hiring of former Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid.

  • Man Charged With Spying For Israel In Yemen

    Man Charged With Spying For Israel In Yemen

    A man in Yemen has been charged with spying for Israel and will soon face trial in the southern port city of Aden, official sources said on Friday.

  • Analysis-Soaring Syria Death Toll Brings Intervention No Closer

    Analysis-Soaring Syria Death Toll Brings Intervention No Closer

    The death toll in Syria now exceeds 60,000, the United Nations says. Another 100,000 may die this year, warns U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. About 220 were killed on Wednesday alone.

  • Novak Shines As Knicks End Spurs' Win Streak

    Novak Shines As Knicks End Spurs' Win Streak

    Bench player Steve Novak led a sizzling three-point shooting display as the New York Knicks mixed spectacular offense with a much improved defense to stun the red-hot San Antonio Spurs with a 100-83 win at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

  • Sec Drops Case Against Former Berkshire Executive Sokol: Lawyer

    Sec Drops Case Against Former Berkshire Executive Sokol: Lawyer

    The U.S. securities regulator has decided not to take action against David Sokol, a former top executive at Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, and has completed its probe into possible insider trading, Sokol's lawyer told Reuters.

  • Vp Maduro Back In Venezuela, No News On Ailing Chavez

    Vp Maduro Back In Venezuela, No News On Ailing Chavez

    Vice President Nicolas Maduro returned to Venezuela on Thursday after visiting Hugo Chavez in hospital in Cuba, but gave no new details on the cancer-stricken president as rumors grow that he could be close to death.

  • Venezuela's Chavez Still Has 'Severe' Respiratory Problem

    Venezuela's Chavez Still Has "Severe" Respiratory Problem

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is still suffering a "severe" respiratory infection that has hindered his breathing as he struggles to recover from cancer surgery in Cuba, the government said on Thursday.

  • Vice President Maduro Back In Venezuela, No News On Ailing Chavez

    Vice President Maduro Back In Venezuela, No News On Ailing Chavez

    Vice President Nicolas Maduro returned to Venezuela on Thursday after visiting Hugo Chavez in hospital in Cuba, but gave no new details on the cancer-stricken president as rumors grow about his condition.

  • Analysis-Geithner's Planned Departure Puts Obama In Tough Spot

    Analysis-Geithner's Planned Departure Puts Obama In Tough Spot

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plans to leave near the end of January put the White House in a tricky spot, depriving the Obama administration of its longest-serving economic adviser for its next fiscal showdown with Congress.

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