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World Feb 21Despite faltering economy, Russia will continue defense upgrade
In the face of a moribund economy and growing tensions with the west, Moscow will move ahead with a planned decade-long upgrade of the Russian military, raising 2015 defense spending to 3.3 trillion rubles ($50 billion), a 30 percent nominal…
World Feb 15HSBC publishes apology for tax dodge scandal
Britain’s largest bank, HSBC, published a full-page apology letter in several U.K. newspapers Sunday, following allegations that the company’s Swiss private banking arm helped clients dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets.
World Feb 08Forgotten copy of Magna Carta found in UK archive
A rare early copy of the Magna Carta, the medieval English charter that forms the foundation of modern democratic rights, has been found in a Victorian-era scrapbook in Kent County, England.
Nation Feb 07Brian Williams will take brief leave of absence from ‘Nightly News’
Brian Williams said Saturday he will take a leave of absence from his anchor role at “NBC Nightly News.”…
Arts Feb 07Photos: Life in the Mississippi Delta in the 1980s and 90s
Photographer Birney Imes spent more than 20 years wandering through the Mississippi Delta region capturing images of the lives he came upon.
World Feb 01Thousands take part in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong
Pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in their first major march since police crackdowns and ebbing public support halted demonstrations in December.