Young black voters more open to Sanders

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - If Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders has a chance of drawing African-American voters away from rival Hillary Clinton in South Carolina's presidential nominating contest on Feb. 27, his best opportunity will be among the young.

People walk past a building that opened as an asylum centre in February in Lysaker, south of Oslo, Norway, February 3, 2016. TREUTERS/Alister Doyle

Finland? No, thanks

HELSINKI - Thousands of Iraqi refugees who arrived in Finland last year have decided to cancel their asylum applications and to return home voluntarily, citing family issues and disappointment with life in the frosty Nordic country.  Full Article 

Gold bullion is displayed at Hatton Garden Metals precious metal dealers in London, Britain July 21, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Shunned for years, gold makes a comeback

NEW YORK - Gold's prospects for a sustained price rally are better than they have been for years as a weaker dollar, crashing oil prices and concerns about the global economy have revived its safe-haven status.  Full Article 

Shoppers take part in Black Friday Shopping at a Target store in Chicago, Illinois, United States, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Consumers spend despite slowdown

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, challenging the view that a recession is looming near.   Full Article 



Melania Knavs poses for a picture in Ljubljana in March 1987.   REUTERS/Stane Jerko .

SEVNICA, Slovenia - If Melania Trump succeeds Michelle Obama as First Lady, she may trace her road to the White House back to 1987 and a chance encounter in the capital of her native Slovenia.  Full Article 

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) waves during the opening ceremony of the new Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt’s iron-fisted ruler won’t last

One day, Sisi will be replaced — probably not democratically.  Commentary