Delayed ceasefire lets Russia keep bombing

MUNICH/AMMAN - Major powers agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week, doing nothing in the meantime to halt Russian bombing poised to give government forces their biggest victory of the five-year-old war.

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Wall Street rallied on Friday, led by a rebound in beaten-down financial and energy stocks after five straight days of a grueling selloff on fears over the health of the global economy and the banking sector.

Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress" in Capitol Hill, Washington February 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Yellen's dilemma

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Reserve's carefully scripted decision to raise interest rates last December, and return to "normal" policy, may now become a nightmare for the central bank if an economic downturn forces a return to unconventional methods.  Full Article 

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 

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Elon Musk's vision is not for the faint of heart

Leave it to Elon Musk to make a company's stock jump nearly 5 percent a day after reporting widening losses - all in the middle of a market selloff.  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