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Syriza's Alexis Tsipras to name Greek cabinet as EU clash looms - live updates

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Rolling coverage as Greece’s new prime minister gets down to business, and European ministers meet in BrusselsCabinet announcement expected todayYanis Varoufakis is new finance ministerCameron offers Greece help with its taxes Continue reading...

Obama Stresses Religious Tolerance, Women’s Safety in Final Speech in India

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Obama Stresses Religious Tolerance, Women’s Safety in Final Speech in India
Obama is the first U.S. President to visit India twice while in office
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Australian man found dead in Bali hotel

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A 42-year-old Australian man has been found dead in a hotel room in the popular tourist precinct of Seminyak in Bali.

Airlines suspend Baghdad flights as shots fired at plane

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Airlines have suspended flights to Baghdad after a low-cost carrier had shots fired at it as it came in to land on Monday.

Sinosphere Blog: Q. and A.: Luigi Tomba on Privatized Housing and Political Legitimacy in China

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Sinosphere Blog: Q. and A.: Luigi Tomba on Privatized Housing and Political Legitimacy in China
Mr. Tomba, a China expert based in Australia, talks about how the privatization of housing in China appears to be strengthening the grip of the Communist Party.


Blizzard 2015 may be falling short of predictions

Heavy snow blanketing Northeast, but not as much as forecast; tens of millions remain hunkered down

Blizzard 2015: Heavy snow, winds begin to hammer northeast

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As governors ban road travel, shut down commuter systems, and prepare for an historic nor'easter, airlines cancel thousands of flights and millions try to withstand ... more

SNB Still Prepared to Intervene, Official Says

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The Swiss franc fell after a senior official at the Swiss National Bank was quoted as saying the central bank was still prepared to intervene ... more

Outage Leaves Millions Without Facebook, Instagram

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Outage Leaves Millions Without Facebook, Instagram
Facebook and Instagram suffered an outage Tuesday, affecting users in the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe.

Facebook, Instagram suffer 40 minute outage affecting users in US, Asia, other regions

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Facebook suffered a widespread outage lasting an hour on Tuesday affecting users worldwide.
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Living with my parents in Florida, it's difficult to feel like an adult

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Florida is a strange place. I love it here, and love how nothing makes senseI am a nomad right now: I am avoiding winter, ice, ... more

Giorgio Moroder producing tracks for forthcoming Lady Gaga album

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Disco pioneer says that he has about five or six basic tracks for the followup to ArtpopNot content on collaborating with artists such as Charli ... more

Christopher Eccleston and writer Peter Flannery: how we made Our Friends in the North

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Christopher Eccleston: ‘It gets called the best drama ever, but it had many flaws – including terrible wigs’I was filming Shallow Grave, and Danny Boyle ... more

East coast blizzard: travel bans across US as storm intensifies – live

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More than 6,500 flights cancelled across north-eastern statesSnow begins to accumulate up and down US east coastAmtrak suspends service between Boston and New YorkNew York ... more

Obama challenges India on women's rights and religious tolerance

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President speaks out in Delhi on importance of empowering women in India in wake of recent high-profile sexual attacksBarack Obama has challenged India’s record on ... more
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Op-Ed Contributors: Save the New Ukraine

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Op-Ed Contributors: Save the New Ukraine
The pro-European reformers desperately need financial aid to survive Russia’s assault.

British Judge Set to Open Inquiry Into Death of Ex-K.G.B. Officer

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Alexander V. Litvinenko was poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope, polonium 210, as he sipped tea in an upscale London hotel in November 2006.

World Briefing: WikiLeaks Assails Google and the U.S.

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Lawyers acting for WikiLeaks said Monday that they were exploring possible legal action against the American government and Google over the seizure of emails.

World Briefing: Italy: Prosecutors Seek Long Sentence for Cruise Ship Captain

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Prosecutors on Monday asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship and sentence him to 26 years in prison for ... more

World Briefing: Spain: 10 Die in Greek-NATO Jet Crash

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A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other planes on the ground during a NATO training program in southeastern Spain on Monday, killing at least ... more

H-P Shuffles Management at China Unit

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H-P Shuffles Management at China Unit
Hewlett-Packard is making changes to top management at a subsidiary in China that has recently been hit by worker protests.

Huawei to Focus on Higher-End Smartphones

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Huawei to Focus on Higher-End Smartphones
Huawei Technologies is focusing on selling more higher-end smartphones, a senior executive said, as it braces for tougher competition from low-cost Chinese vendors such as ... more

Foreign Law Firms Face Pressure in China

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Foreign Law Firms Face Pressure in China
For foreign lawyers looking for work in China, scrutiny from regulators over possible mergers and culture clashes between Eastern and Western firms create hurdles.

Taiwan Spy Affair Shines Light on Military Morale

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Taiwan Spy Affair Shines Light on Military Morale
Taiwan’s latest spy scandal has accentuated concerns about low morale in a pared-down defense force as the island forges warmer ties with China.

Russia Rating Slips to Junk, Hurting Ruble

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Russia Rating Slips to Junk, Hurting Ruble
Russia’s fractured economy suffered another potential blow Monday after credit-rating firm Standard & Poor’s cut the country’s credit rating to junk.

World Briefing: Canada: Residents Tests Positive for H7N9 Bird Flu After Trip to China

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A resident of British Columbia has tested positive for the H7N9 avian flu virus in the first documented case of the infection in a human ... more

Argentine Leader Attacks Spy Agency Amid Furor Over Prosecutor’s Death

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Argentine Leader Attacks Spy Agency Amid Furor Over Prosecutor’s Death
Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, accused rogue factions of trying to sabotage a deal with Iran to investigate a 1994 bombing that the prosecutor, ... more

Journalist in Argentina, Fearing for His Safety, Flees to Israel

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Damian Pachter, who broke the story of the death of a prosecutor investigating the bombing of a Jewish center, said he was being followed.

Toller Cranston, a Pioneer on Ice, Dies at 65

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Toller Cranston, a Pioneer on Ice, Dies at 65
A flamboyant figure skater with a style often likened to dancing, Mr. Cranston played a major role in popularizing his sport.

Argentina Points to Spy After Lawyer’s Eerie Death

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Argentina’s government asserted that a former intelligence official was involved in the murky events around the death of Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor found dead from ... more

Obama Leading a High-Powered Delegation to Saudi Arabia

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A bipartisan group of prominent current and former officials will join the president on Tuesday as he offers his condolences on the death of King ... more

World Briefing: Libya: Kidnappers Free Government Minister

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The deputy foreign minister of Libya’s internationally recognized government was released Monday after being kidnapped a day earlier, said a security official.

A Nigerian City, Long Under Siege, Survives an Audacious Militant Assault

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In some ways, it seemed as though the city of Maiduguri had returned to normal just 24 hours after a fierce Boko Haram attack.

Saudi Succession Hinting at Shift in Foreign Role

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Saudi Succession Hinting at Shift in Foreign Role
Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the interior minister who has tried to prop up allies and dismantle perceived foes, has been named deputy crown prince, making ... more

World Briefing: Israel: Dissident Reservists Dismissed

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The military on Monday terminated the service of 43 reservists who in September signed a letter refusing to participate in “actions against Palestinians” for moral ... more

Cameron and Miliband's morning interviews: Politics Live blog

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Cameron and Miliband's morning interviews: Politics Live blog
Rolling coverage of all the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Cameron’s and Ed Miliband’s morning interviews, Labour’s health launch and Sir Jeremy ... more

Quadcopters straddle the line between drones and toys

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Quadcopters like the one that crashed at the White House on Monday are among the most popular remote-controlled aircraft being sold today. But are they ... more

Appeals court weighs suit in US Marshals shooting

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Appeals court weighs suit in US Marshals shooting
WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued ... more

Democrats, Republicans spar over Benghazi investigation

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Democrats, Republicans spar over Benghazi investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) — A special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, began last year with promises of bipartisanship and cooperation.

Koch

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Groups backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch are prepared to spend heavily to target Hillary Clinton in 2016