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Big banks, under pressure, on defense at Davos

January 23, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

James Dimon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer JP Morgan Chase and Co, left, and Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors UBS, right, gestures during a panel session on the first day of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe [&hellip...

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Exit polls: Netanyahu narrowly wins Israel vote

January 22, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Supporters of the Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrate in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party is predicted to have the largest faction in a hotly contested parliamentary...

As Israelis vote, peace seems distant

January 21, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Israelis wait for transportation under election campaign billboards of Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Israel’s Labor party candidate Shelly Yachimovichin, in the central Israeli city of Ramat gan, Monday,...

India political heir Rahul Gandhi condemns elitism

January 20, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

India’s Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, left, talks to his mother and party president Sonia Gandhi at a meeting of the party in Jaipur, India, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, was Saturday...

Merkel’s coalition loses German state vote

January 20, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks up after smelling at coffee beans during the opening tour of the ‘International Green Week’ in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. International Green Week opens to the public from Jan. 18 until Jan. 27,...

Algeria: 32 militants killed, with 23 hostages

January 19, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Two British hostages, Peter, right, and Alan, carrying his luggage, center, no family name available, gather their belongings after being released, in Ain Amenas, near the gas plant where they were kidnapped by Islamic militants, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013....

Givenchy makes menswear combatorial

January 18, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A model presents a creation by designer Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy as part of his men’s fall-winter 2013/2014 fashion collection, presented in Paris, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) PARIS (AP) — Gladiatorial combat is in the air for...

China’s growth rebounds but still vulnerable

January 18, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this Jan. 17, 2013 photo, a man stops his bicycle to check an artistic rendering of a residential real estate project outside its construction site in Beijing, China, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. China’s economy rebounded in the final quarter of 2012 but...

Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear

January 17, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A man reads a newspaper headlining “Terrorist attack and kidnapping in In Amenas”, at a news stand in Algiers, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Algerian forces raided a remote Sahara gas plant on Thursday in an attempt to free dozens of foreign hostages...

Video game puts players in shoes of Syrian rebels

January 17, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

This undated image provided by Auroch Digital Ltd. shows the video game “Endgame: Syria.” The new video game based on Syria’s civil war seeks to illustrate the hard choices facing the country’s rebels: Should one agree to a negotiated...