Violent clashes between protesters and security forces snowballed in cities throughout eastern Libya, as the country's leader Moammar Gadhafi struggled to crush an uprising aimed at ending his 42-year rule.
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Iran's opposition for the second time in a week drew tens of thousands of protesters across the nation on Sunday calling for the end to the Islamic Republic's rule. They were met with what witnesses said was an extraordinary large and violent crackdown by government security forces.
Chinese authorities detained dozens of political activists after an anonymous online call for protests in 13 cities, though only a handful of people appear to have shown up to demonstrate.
Diageo is close to buying Turkish spirits company Mey Icki for between $2 billion and $2.5 billion, a deal that would give the U.K. alcohol giant access to a vast distribution network Turkey.
Iceland's president again vetoed a bid by the Parliament to repay the U.K. and the Netherlands more than $5 billion lost by depositors in Iceland's banking collapse—sending the matter to a referendum.
The European Central Bank must avoid at all costs the rise in oil and commodities prices being passed on to wages and other prices, its president, Jean-Claude Trichet, said, repeating that the ECB will do whatever it takes to ensure price stability in the euro zone.
An unusual surge in ECB overnight lending last week was connected to Ireland's effort to wind down nationalized lenders Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society, a person familiar with the matter said.
Online deals website Groupon appears to be making preparations to launch operations in China, a move that could shake up the market for group buying.
Negotiators from the world's leading economies haggled all night over seemingly technical details regarding how to measure global economic imbalances. They eventually produced a 53-word sentence intended to appease all sides—and open to interpretation by all sides.
The 401(k) generation is beginning to retire, and it isn't pretty. The retirement savings plans that many baby boomers thought would see them through old age are falling short in many cases.
Mubarak had no idea how to counter the power of social media. China, Russia and Iran know better.
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U.S. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan said Sunday he wasn't pushing for a government shutdown as a budget deadlock continued, and suggested Republicans would seek a short-term extension of the budget to allow negotiations to proceed.
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While London's Leicester Square has long been associated with multiplex cinemas, casinos and tourists, it hasn't typically been known as a desirable place to stay. But with the opening of two upmarket hotels, that may change.
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