Major powers agree on Syria ceasefire plan

MUNICH - Major powers agreed to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns, but failed to secure a complete ceasefire or an end to Russian bombing.

Asian shares slide as bank fears add to global gloom 10:03pm EST

TOKYO Asian shares slid on Friday as mounting concerns about the health of European banks further threatened a global economic outlook already under strain from falling oil prices and slowdown in China and other emerging markets.

A sign thanking the FBI hangs in Burns, Oregon February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Oregon standoff ends with dramatic surrender

BURNS, Ore. - The four holdouts in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered, with the last protester repeatedly threatening suicide before he gave up, ending the 41-day standoff.  Full Article | Related Story 

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 

People exit the AIG building in New York's financial district March 19, 2015.   REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

AIG strikes deal with Icahn

American International Group Inc capitulated in its boardroom fight with activist investor Carl Icahn, nominating both his representative and billionaire John Paulson to its board, as it unveiled a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss.  Full Article 

Actress Meryl Streep, President of the international jury for the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival, attends a news conference in Berlin February 11, 2016. The festival runs from February 11 until February 21 in the German capital. REUTERS/Stefanie Loos

Streep blasted for 'We're all Africans' remark

BERLIN/NEW YORK - Meryl Streep, the most admired actress of her generation, fueled Hollywood's diversity controversy when she said that all of humanity originated in Africa.  Full Article 

Dozens killed in Mexican prison riot

A deadly prison riot breaks out in Monterrey's Topo Chico prison, reportedly killing dozens of people and injuring dozens more. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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