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  • In Pictures Figure skating

    Britain's ice dancers Sinead Kerr, right, and John Kerr, left, perform during the gala exhibition at the 2010 European figure skating championships in Tallinn, Estonia. The siblings are seven-time British national champions and will compete in the Vancouver Games in their second Olympic appearance.

  • How does Conan O'Brien's severance stack up on Wall Street?

    How does Conan O'Brien's severance stack up on Wall Street?

    NBC's $40 million severance to Conan O'Brien is worth 15 lifetimes of work for the average American. But it's no lollapalooza on Wall Street.

  • Obama can put brakes on big bank bonuses

    David R. Francis Obama can put brakes on big bank bonuses

    With a little creative pressure, President Obama could put serious heat on banker bonuses without a long Congressional battle.

  • Terrorism & Security China balks at Iran sanctions

    Western nations tried to portray Saturday's meeting between the US, UK, France, Germany, China, and Russia as positive, with a senior European Union official saying there was 'consensus' to focus on the 'second track' - meaning sanctions.

  • China stalls UN effort to sanction Iran over nuclear program

    China stalls UN effort to sanction Iran over nuclear program

    The United States is expected Saturday to push for more sanctions against Iran, as Tehran refuses to discuss its nuclear program. But China signals it will resist the idea, especially if new sanctions will be targeted at agents clamping down on the Iranian protest movement.

  • In Pictures This Week in Weather 01/11-01/15

    Workers de-ice a cargo plane at the airport in Munich, Germany, on Monday after Germany was hit with heavy snowfall over the weekend.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/13

    United States Agency for International Development (USAID) search and rescue officials and K-9 Units depart from Fairfax, Va., for Haiti on Wednesday. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday and International Red Cross spokesman Paul Conneally said an estimated 3 million people may have been affected by the quake and that it would take a day or two for a clear picture of the scope of the destruction to emerge.

  • Cut flowers with an English accent

    Diggin' It Cut flowers with an English accent

    David Austin English roses are now available as bouquets of cut flowers.

  • Why is Vatican paper reviewing Avatar, the Simpsons?

    L’Osservatore Romano, the famously staid semi-official mouthpiece of the Catholic Church, has been seeking to remake its image, panning the blockbuster 'Avatar' but praising Homer Simpson and forgiving John Lennon for his 'more popular than Jesus' comment.

  • Senior Blair aide defends UK case for Iraq war at Chilcot Inquiry

    Senior Blair aide defends UK case for Iraq war at Chilcot Inquiry

    The Chilcot Inquiry into former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision to invade Iraq heard from Alastair Campbell, its most senior witness so far. Mr. Campbell has been at the center of allegations that intelligence was distorted to make Saddam Hussein appear a greater threat than he was.

 
 
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