Tuesday, December 17, 2013

17-Dec-2013 23:36

Actor helps China-Japan relations :: After years of playing bad guys, a Japanese actor says he is improving China's view of Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/12/cnn-pkg-watson-china-japan-actor-villian.cnn.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Purge of Chang Song-thaek :: Rise and fall of North Korean leaders' uncle
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25346496#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Smog forces pilots to land 'blind' :: Smog in Beijing is now so bad and such a regular occurrence that the country's civil aviation authority will require the pilots of even small commercial airlines to be able to perform "blind landings."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/china-smog-aviaition/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 13 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25364746#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 7-13 December 2013 :: 7-13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25347555#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sandboarding in the Sahara :: CNN's Ian Lee puts his sandboarding skills to the test in Egypt's Siwa Oasis.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/11/28/spc-inside-africa-sandboarding-sahara.cnn.html?eref�ition

Opinion: Price of school success :: In 2009, Shanghai participated for the first time in the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the tri-annual survey of the world's school systems.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/opinion/china-education-jiang-xueqin/index.html?eref�ition

China launches first moon mission :: China launched its first lunar probe early Monday, which, if all goes well, will make it only the third nation -- after the United States and the Soviet Union -- to soft-land on the moon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/01/world/asia/china-lunar-probe/index.html?eref�ition

China's crazy property bubble :: Cui Shufeng is a retired government worker in Beijing. She is one of the lucky homeowners who bought her place long before the housing sector galloped out of reach for the average Chinese salary worker.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/business/china-property-bubble/index.html?eref�ition

China's bitcoin boom, bust :: When 23-year-old magazine editor Liu Xinda looked to make his first investment in 2012, he considered the stock market. Many Chinese investors have jumped on the skyrocketing property market, but it was too rich for Liu's blood.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/business/china-bitcoin-frenzy/index.html?eref�ition

U.S.: 'Deep concerns' over air zone :: The United States has "deep concerns" over China's newly declared East China Sea air defense zone, Vice President Joe Biden privately told Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Beijing on Wednesday, according to a pool report citing senior administration officials traveling with the delegation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/world/asia/china-us-japan-tensions/index.html?eref�ition

Fashion and art - new BFFs? :: With over 250 of the world's leading galleries on show and in excess of 50,000 attendees, Art Basel Miami Beach can make a legitimate claim to being America's leading art fair.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/08/world/art-basel-miami-beach-fashion-art/index.html?eref�ition

10 common Christmas card dilemmas :: It's the season to send Christmas cards - but the festive postbag can also be a social and ethical minefield, writes Ed Ram.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25230015#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dwarves, dragon and a 'Hobbit' dominate box offices worldwide :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/mx9-zxQ9_Nw/story01.htm

'Lawrence of Arabia' actor Peter O'Toole dies at age 81 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_b44kQnHloQ/story01.htm

High fives as Suarez and Liverpool run riot at Spurs :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/nGTXNt2m7rM/story01.htm

PREVIEW - India begin life without Tendulkar against fiery S Africa :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_2_NKm9x5BA/story01.htm

After China Mobile sugar rush, Apple will fight for customers :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/-VcjP-Jdk5I/story01.htm

In rural China, teacher upholds Mao Thought to save the world :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/owGwVLAK5Iw/story01.htm

AUDIO: 'Population cannot go on increasing' :: Sir David Attenborough tells the Today programme's Sarah Montague he is concerned about worldwide overpopulation.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25397370#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Auction of magnificent gems :: An object of beauty and desire, a jewel also provides a perfect reflection of the personality, lifestyle and tastes of the owner. Jewelry auctions are not a 20th-century phenomenon, but over the past few decades we have seen a wealth of the world's most fabulous jewels, once owned by some of the most notable personalities of the century, pass through the salesrooms.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Actress Joan Fontaine :: Life and career one of Hollywood's biggest stars
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25399445#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

RBI poised to raise rates after inflation surges :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/H-_RNC1T6Yw/story01.htm

Australia on the brink after Watson sparkles :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/J52ZjvbsJtM/story01.htm

AUDIO: Do grammar schools help the poor? :: Grammar schools are not improving social mobility for poor pupils, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted claims.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25401260#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 16 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 16 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25399364#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AUDIO: Racism increases against NHS staff :: Zimbabwean nurse "Simba," who has worked in the NHS since 1998, describes the racist language used against him by patients.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25401254#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Santa's color isn't important :: Ruben Navarrette says we shouldn't be focusing on skin color but on Santa's message
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/16/opinion/navarrette-santa-good-and-bad/index.html?eref�ition

GSK to spend $1 billion to raise stake in Indian unit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/a00UfRxg57o/story01.htm

Russia has stationed Iskander missiles in western region: reports :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/bHIrhUe648M/story01.htm

17-Dec-2013 23:36 10

Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342741269490544.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342580651057500.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203458604577265460960140008.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342552773070858.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342771985751896.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342311961968652.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342440377083144.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

UK Judge Rejects Defense in Brutal Killing - Wall Street Journal :: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304403804579264662282568106.html

The top TV complaints of 2013 - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10523732/The-top-TV-complaints-of-2013.html

George Zimmerman's Painting Bids Reach $100K :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ebbde3/sc/38/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cgeorge0Ezimmermans0Epainting0Ebids0Ereach0E10A0A0A0A0A0Cstory0Did0F21242693/story01.htm

Big Sur Fire Destroys 15 Homes, Forces 100 to Flee :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34e79b9d/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cwildfire0Ebig0Esur0Eleads0Eevacuations0E21235760A/story01.htm

Boeing announces $10 billion buyback, raises dividend :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/jo9FOU-VE4s/story01.htm

Ray Price, Country Singer, Dies at 87 :: Mr. Price placed more than 100 singles on the country charts, including hits like "Make the World Go Away," and helped change the genre.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/arts/music/ray-price-country-singer-dies-at-87.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342160621330212.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323864304578320861732248742.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578343843582306944.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342603236052908.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324162304578304491492559684.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular


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17-Dec-2013 22:35

Actor helps China-Japan relations :: After years of playing bad guys, a Japanese actor says he is improving China's view of Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/12/cnn-pkg-watson-china-japan-actor-villian.cnn.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Purge of Chang Song-thaek :: Rise and fall of North Korean leaders' uncle
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25346496#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Smog forces pilots to land 'blind' :: Smog in Beijing is now so bad and such a regular occurrence that the country's civil aviation authority will require the pilots of even small commercial airlines to be able to perform "blind landings."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/china-smog-aviaition/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 13 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25364746#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 7-13 December 2013 :: 7-13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25347555#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sandboarding in the Sahara :: CNN's Ian Lee puts his sandboarding skills to the test in Egypt's Siwa Oasis.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/11/28/spc-inside-africa-sandboarding-sahara.cnn.html?eref�ition

Opinion: Price of school success :: In 2009, Shanghai participated for the first time in the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the tri-annual survey of the world's school systems.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/opinion/china-education-jiang-xueqin/index.html?eref�ition

China launches first moon mission :: China launched its first lunar probe early Monday, which, if all goes well, will make it only the third nation -- after the United States and the Soviet Union -- to soft-land on the moon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/01/world/asia/china-lunar-probe/index.html?eref�ition

China's crazy property bubble :: Cui Shufeng is a retired government worker in Beijing. She is one of the lucky homeowners who bought her place long before the housing sector galloped out of reach for the average Chinese salary worker.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/business/china-property-bubble/index.html?eref�ition

China's bitcoin boom, bust :: When 23-year-old magazine editor Liu Xinda looked to make his first investment in 2012, he considered the stock market. Many Chinese investors have jumped on the skyrocketing property market, but it was too rich for Liu's blood.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/business/china-bitcoin-frenzy/index.html?eref�ition

U.S.: 'Deep concerns' over air zone :: The United States has "deep concerns" over China's newly declared East China Sea air defense zone, Vice President Joe Biden privately told Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Beijing on Wednesday, according to a pool report citing senior administration officials traveling with the delegation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/world/asia/china-us-japan-tensions/index.html?eref�ition

Fashion and art - new BFFs? :: With over 250 of the world's leading galleries on show and in excess of 50,000 attendees, Art Basel Miami Beach can make a legitimate claim to being America's leading art fair.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/08/world/art-basel-miami-beach-fashion-art/index.html?eref�ition

10 common Christmas card dilemmas :: It's the season to send Christmas cards - but the festive postbag can also be a social and ethical minefield, writes Ed Ram.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25230015#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dwarves, dragon and a 'Hobbit' dominate box offices worldwide :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/mx9-zxQ9_Nw/story01.htm

'Lawrence of Arabia' actor Peter O'Toole dies at age 81 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_b44kQnHloQ/story01.htm

High fives as Suarez and Liverpool run riot at Spurs :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/nGTXNt2m7rM/story01.htm

PREVIEW - India begin life without Tendulkar against fiery S Africa :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_2_NKm9x5BA/story01.htm

After China Mobile sugar rush, Apple will fight for customers :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/-VcjP-Jdk5I/story01.htm

In rural China, teacher upholds Mao Thought to save the world :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/owGwVLAK5Iw/story01.htm

Auction of magnificent gems :: An object of beauty and desire, a jewel also provides a perfect reflection of the personality, lifestyle and tastes of the owner. Jewelry auctions are not a 20th-century phenomenon, but over the past few decades we have seen a wealth of the world's most fabulous jewels, once owned by some of the most notable personalities of the century, pass through the salesrooms.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Actress Joan Fontaine :: Life and career one of Hollywood's biggest stars
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25399445#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

RBI poised to raise rates after inflation surges :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/H-_RNC1T6Yw/story01.htm

Australia on the brink after Watson sparkles :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/J52ZjvbsJtM/story01.htm

AUDIO: Do grammar schools help the poor? :: Grammar schools are not improving social mobility for poor pupils, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted claims.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25401260#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 16 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 16 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25399364#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AUDIO: Racism increases against NHS staff :: Zimbabwean nurse "Simba," who has worked in the NHS since 1998, describes the racist language used against him by patients.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25401254#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Santa's color isn't important :: Ruben Navarrette says we shouldn't be focusing on skin color but on Santa's message
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/16/opinion/navarrette-santa-good-and-bad/index.html?eref�ition

What $550M lottery win buys you ... :: As the Mega Millions jackpot climbs higher, take a look at some of the things you could afford with $550 million.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/12/13/mega-millions-what-could-you-buy-orig.cnn.html?eref�ition

China panda boom thanks to science :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports of the success and challenges for the Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu, China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/15/pkg-watson-china-panda-breeding-center.cnn.html?eref�ition

GSK to spend $1 billion to raise stake in Indian unit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/a00UfRxg57o/story01.htm

17-Dec-2013 22:35 10

Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342741269490544.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342580651057500.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203458604577265460960140008.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342552773070858.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342771985751896.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342311961968652.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342440377083144.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

British volunteer surgeon Abbas Khan 'in effect, murdered' by Assad in Syria - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10524281/British-volunteer-surgeon-Abbas-Khan-in-effect-murdered-by-Assad-in-Syria.html

Michael O'Leary: let the market decide where to build airport runways - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/10522945/Michael-OLeary-let-the-market-decide-where-to-build-airport-runways.html

Stop pussyfooting around on airports, warns Boris - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/10523792/Stop-pussyfooting-around-on-airports-warns-Boris.html

Bids for George Zimmerman painting near $100000 on eBay - Reuters UK :: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/12/17/us-usa-florida-zimmerman-idUKBRE9BG1B120131217

British drug mules in Peru sentenced to six years - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/peru/10524110/British-drug-mules-in-Peru-sentenced-to-six-years.html

Reid open to NSA legislation - Politico :: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/harry-reid-nsa-ruling-101250.html

The top TV complaints of 2013 - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10523732/The-top-TV-complaints-of-2013.html

George Zimmerman's Painting Bids Reach $100K :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ebbde3/sc/38/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cgeorge0Ezimmermans0Epainting0Ebids0Ereach0E10A0A0A0A0A0Cstory0Did0F21242693/story01.htm

Big Sur Fire Destroys 15 Homes, Forces 100 to Flee :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34e79b9d/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cwildfire0Ebig0Esur0Eleads0Eevacuations0E21235760A/story01.htm

Boeing announces $10 billion buyback, raises dividend :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/jo9FOU-VE4s/story01.htm

Ray Price, Country Singer, Dies at 87 :: Mr. Price placed more than 100 singles on the country charts, including hits like "Make the World Go Away," and helped change the genre.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/arts/music/ray-price-country-singer-dies-at-87.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

FRANCE: French culture minister snubs launch of Google's Paris arts hub :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/culture/20131210-french-culture-minister-snubs-launch-googles-paris-arts-hub

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342160621330212.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323864304578320861732248742.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578343843582306944.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342603236052908.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324162304578304491492559684.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular


10

17-Dec-2013 21:34

Actor helps China-Japan relations :: After years of playing bad guys, a Japanese actor says he is improving China's view of Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/12/cnn-pkg-watson-china-japan-actor-villian.cnn.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Purge of Chang Song-thaek :: Rise and fall of North Korean leaders' uncle
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25346496#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Smog forces pilots to land 'blind' :: Smog in Beijing is now so bad and such a regular occurrence that the country's civil aviation authority will require the pilots of even small commercial airlines to be able to perform "blind landings."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/china-smog-aviaition/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 13 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25364746#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 7-13 December 2013 :: 7-13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25347555#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sandboarding in the Sahara :: CNN's Ian Lee puts his sandboarding skills to the test in Egypt's Siwa Oasis.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/11/28/spc-inside-africa-sandboarding-sahara.cnn.html?eref�ition

Opinion: Price of school success :: In 2009, Shanghai participated for the first time in the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the tri-annual survey of the world's school systems.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/opinion/china-education-jiang-xueqin/index.html?eref�ition

China launches first moon mission :: China launched its first lunar probe early Monday, which, if all goes well, will make it only the third nation -- after the United States and the Soviet Union -- to soft-land on the moon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/01/world/asia/china-lunar-probe/index.html?eref�ition

China's crazy property bubble :: Cui Shufeng is a retired government worker in Beijing. She is one of the lucky homeowners who bought her place long before the housing sector galloped out of reach for the average Chinese salary worker.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/business/china-property-bubble/index.html?eref�ition

China's bitcoin boom, bust :: When 23-year-old magazine editor Liu Xinda looked to make his first investment in 2012, he considered the stock market. Many Chinese investors have jumped on the skyrocketing property market, but it was too rich for Liu's blood.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/business/china-bitcoin-frenzy/index.html?eref�ition

U.S.: 'Deep concerns' over air zone :: The United States has "deep concerns" over China's newly declared East China Sea air defense zone, Vice President Joe Biden privately told Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Beijing on Wednesday, according to a pool report citing senior administration officials traveling with the delegation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/world/asia/china-us-japan-tensions/index.html?eref�ition

Fashion and art - new BFFs? :: With over 250 of the world's leading galleries on show and in excess of 50,000 attendees, Art Basel Miami Beach can make a legitimate claim to being America's leading art fair.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/08/world/art-basel-miami-beach-fashion-art/index.html?eref�ition

10 common Christmas card dilemmas :: It's the season to send Christmas cards - but the festive postbag can also be a social and ethical minefield, writes Ed Ram.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25230015#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dwarves, dragon and a 'Hobbit' dominate box offices worldwide :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/mx9-zxQ9_Nw/story01.htm

'Lawrence of Arabia' actor Peter O'Toole dies at age 81 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_b44kQnHloQ/story01.htm

High fives as Suarez and Liverpool run riot at Spurs :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/nGTXNt2m7rM/story01.htm

PREVIEW - India begin life without Tendulkar against fiery S Africa :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_2_NKm9x5BA/story01.htm

After China Mobile sugar rush, Apple will fight for customers :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/-VcjP-Jdk5I/story01.htm

In rural China, teacher upholds Mao Thought to save the world :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/owGwVLAK5Iw/story01.htm

Auction of magnificent gems :: An object of beauty and desire, a jewel also provides a perfect reflection of the personality, lifestyle and tastes of the owner. Jewelry auctions are not a 20th-century phenomenon, but over the past few decades we have seen a wealth of the world's most fabulous jewels, once owned by some of the most notable personalities of the century, pass through the salesrooms.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Actress Joan Fontaine :: Life and career one of Hollywood's biggest stars
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25399445#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

RBI poised to raise rates after inflation surges :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/H-_RNC1T6Yw/story01.htm

Australia on the brink after Watson sparkles :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/J52ZjvbsJtM/story01.htm

AUDIO: Do grammar schools help the poor? :: Grammar schools are not improving social mobility for poor pupils, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted claims.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25401260#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 16 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 16 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25399364#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AUDIO: Racism increases against NHS staff :: Zimbabwean nurse "Simba," who has worked in the NHS since 1998, describes the racist language used against him by patients.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25401254#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Santa's color isn't important :: Ruben Navarrette says we shouldn't be focusing on skin color but on Santa's message
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/16/opinion/navarrette-santa-good-and-bad/index.html?eref�ition

What $550M lottery win buys you ... :: As the Mega Millions jackpot climbs higher, take a look at some of the things you could afford with $550 million.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/12/13/mega-millions-what-could-you-buy-orig.cnn.html?eref�ition

China panda boom thanks to science :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports of the success and challenges for the Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu, China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/15/pkg-watson-china-panda-breeding-center.cnn.html?eref�ition

GSK to spend $1 billion to raise stake in Indian unit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/a00UfRxg57o/story01.htm

17-Dec-2013 21:34 10

Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342741269490544.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342580651057500.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203458604577265460960140008.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342552773070858.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342771985751896.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342311961968652.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342440377083144.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Is Kim Jong-un shaping up to be the worst of the Kims? - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10522668/Is-Kim-Jong-un-shaping-up-to-be-the-worst-of-the-Kims.html

Ashes to 'taches - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/10522953/Ashes-to-taches.html

The Advocate Names Pope Francis 'Person Of The Year:' LGBT Magazine ... - Huffington Post :: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/17/advocate-pope-francis-lgbt_n_4461065.html

Feline appetite for rodents helped tame wild ancestors, study says - Vancouver Sun :: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Feline%2Bappetite%2Brodents%2Bhelped%2Btame%2Bwild%2Bancestors%2Bstudy%2Bsays/9295106/story.html

The top TV complaints of 2013 - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10523732/The-top-TV-complaints-of-2013.html

George Zimmerman's Painting Bids Reach $100K :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ebbde3/sc/38/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cgeorge0Ezimmermans0Epainting0Ebids0Ereach0E10A0A0A0A0A0Cstory0Did0F21242693/story01.htm

Big Sur Fire Destroys 15 Homes, Forces 100 to Flee :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34e79b9d/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cwildfire0Ebig0Esur0Eleads0Eevacuations0E21235760A/story01.htm

Boeing announces $10 billion buyback, raises dividend :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/jo9FOU-VE4s/story01.htm

Ray Price, Country Singer, Dies at 87 :: Mr. Price placed more than 100 singles on the country charts, including hits like "Make the World Go Away," and helped change the genre.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/arts/music/ray-price-country-singer-dies-at-87.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

FRANCE: French culture minister snubs launch of Google's Paris arts hub :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/culture/20131210-french-culture-minister-snubs-launch-googles-paris-arts-hub

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342160621330212.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323864304578320861732248742.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578343843582306944.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342603236052908.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324162304578304491492559684.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular


10

17-Dec-2013 20:33

Actor helps China-Japan relations :: After years of playing bad guys, a Japanese actor says he is improving China's view of Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/12/cnn-pkg-watson-china-japan-actor-villian.cnn.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Purge of Chang Song-thaek :: Rise and fall of North Korean leaders' uncle
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25346496#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Smog forces pilots to land 'blind' :: Smog in Beijing is now so bad and such a regular occurrence that the country's civil aviation authority will require the pilots of even small commercial airlines to be able to perform "blind landings."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/china-smog-aviaition/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 13 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25364746#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 7-13 December 2013 :: 7-13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25347555#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sandboarding in the Sahara :: CNN's Ian Lee puts his sandboarding skills to the test in Egypt's Siwa Oasis.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/11/28/spc-inside-africa-sandboarding-sahara.cnn.html?eref�ition

Opinion: Price of school success :: In 2009, Shanghai participated for the first time in the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the tri-annual survey of the world's school systems.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/opinion/china-education-jiang-xueqin/index.html?eref�ition

China launches first moon mission :: China launched its first lunar probe early Monday, which, if all goes well, will make it only the third nation -- after the United States and the Soviet Union -- to soft-land on the moon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/01/world/asia/china-lunar-probe/index.html?eref�ition

China's crazy property bubble :: Cui Shufeng is a retired government worker in Beijing. She is one of the lucky homeowners who bought her place long before the housing sector galloped out of reach for the average Chinese salary worker.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/business/china-property-bubble/index.html?eref�ition

China's bitcoin boom, bust :: When 23-year-old magazine editor Liu Xinda looked to make his first investment in 2012, he considered the stock market. Many Chinese investors have jumped on the skyrocketing property market, but it was too rich for Liu's blood.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/business/china-bitcoin-frenzy/index.html?eref�ition

U.S.: 'Deep concerns' over air zone :: The United States has "deep concerns" over China's newly declared East China Sea air defense zone, Vice President Joe Biden privately told Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Beijing on Wednesday, according to a pool report citing senior administration officials traveling with the delegation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/world/asia/china-us-japan-tensions/index.html?eref�ition

Fashion and art - new BFFs? :: With over 250 of the world's leading galleries on show and in excess of 50,000 attendees, Art Basel Miami Beach can make a legitimate claim to being America's leading art fair.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/08/world/art-basel-miami-beach-fashion-art/index.html?eref�ition

10 common Christmas card dilemmas :: It's the season to send Christmas cards - but the festive postbag can also be a social and ethical minefield, writes Ed Ram.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25230015#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dwarves, dragon and a 'Hobbit' dominate box offices worldwide :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/mx9-zxQ9_Nw/story01.htm

'Lawrence of Arabia' actor Peter O'Toole dies at age 81 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_b44kQnHloQ/story01.htm

High fives as Suarez and Liverpool run riot at Spurs :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/nGTXNt2m7rM/story01.htm

PREVIEW - India begin life without Tendulkar against fiery S Africa :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_2_NKm9x5BA/story01.htm

After China Mobile sugar rush, Apple will fight for customers :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/-VcjP-Jdk5I/story01.htm

In rural China, teacher upholds Mao Thought to save the world :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/owGwVLAK5Iw/story01.htm

Auction of magnificent gems :: An object of beauty and desire, a jewel also provides a perfect reflection of the personality, lifestyle and tastes of the owner. Jewelry auctions are not a 20th-century phenomenon, but over the past few decades we have seen a wealth of the world's most fabulous jewels, once owned by some of the most notable personalities of the century, pass through the salesrooms.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Actress Joan Fontaine :: Life and career one of Hollywood's biggest stars
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25399445#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

RBI poised to raise rates after inflation surges :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/H-_RNC1T6Yw/story01.htm

Australia on the brink after Watson sparkles :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/J52ZjvbsJtM/story01.htm

AUDIO: Do grammar schools help the poor? :: Grammar schools are not improving social mobility for poor pupils, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted claims.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25401260#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 16 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 16 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25399364#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AUDIO: Racism increases against NHS staff :: Zimbabwean nurse "Simba," who has worked in the NHS since 1998, describes the racist language used against him by patients.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25401254#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Santa's color isn't important :: Ruben Navarrette says we shouldn't be focusing on skin color but on Santa's message
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/16/opinion/navarrette-santa-good-and-bad/index.html?eref�ition

What $550M lottery win buys you ... :: As the Mega Millions jackpot climbs higher, take a look at some of the things you could afford with $550 million.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/12/13/mega-millions-what-could-you-buy-orig.cnn.html?eref�ition

China panda boom thanks to science :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports of the success and challenges for the Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu, China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/15/pkg-watson-china-panda-breeding-center.cnn.html?eref�ition

GSK to spend $1 billion to raise stake in Indian unit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/a00UfRxg57o/story01.htm

17-Dec-2013 20:33 10

Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342741269490544.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342580651057500.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203458604577265460960140008.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342552773070858.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342771985751896.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342311961968652.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342440377083144.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

NSA Judge Is No Stranger to Controversial Rulings - Wall Street Journal :: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304403804579264413734088306.html

Bids for George Zimmerman painting near $100000 on eBay - Reuters UK :: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/12/17/us-usa-florida-zimmerman-idUKBRE9BG17720131217

The top TV complaints of 2013 - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10523732/The-top-TV-complaints-of-2013.html

Neanderthals cared for elders - Ninemsn :: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/technology/2013/12/17/10/33/neanderthals-cared-for-elders

George Zimmerman's Painting Bids Reach $100K :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ebbde3/sc/38/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cgeorge0Ezimmermans0Epainting0Ebids0Ereach0E10A0A0A0A0A0Cstory0Did0F21242693/story01.htm

Big Sur Fire Destroys 15 Homes, Forces 100 to Flee :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34e79b9d/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cwildfire0Ebig0Esur0Eleads0Eevacuations0E21235760A/story01.htm

Boeing announces $10 billion buyback, raises dividend :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/jo9FOU-VE4s/story01.htm

Ray Price, Country Singer, Dies at 87 :: Mr. Price placed more than 100 singles on the country charts, including hits like "Make the World Go Away," and helped change the genre.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/arts/music/ray-price-country-singer-dies-at-87.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

FRANCE: French culture minister snubs launch of Google's Paris arts hub :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/culture/20131210-french-culture-minister-snubs-launch-googles-paris-arts-hub

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342160621330212.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323864304578320861732248742.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578343843582306944.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342603236052908.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324162304578304491492559684.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular


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Actor helps China-Japan relations :: After years of playing bad guys, a Japanese actor says he is improving China's view of Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/12/cnn-pkg-watson-china-japan-actor-villian.cnn.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Purge of Chang Song-thaek :: Rise and fall of North Korean leaders' uncle
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25346496#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Smog forces pilots to land 'blind' :: Smog in Beijing is now so bad and such a regular occurrence that the country's civil aviation authority will require the pilots of even small commercial airlines to be able to perform "blind landings."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/china-smog-aviaition/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 13 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25364746#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 7-13 December 2013 :: 7-13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25347555#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sandboarding in the Sahara :: CNN's Ian Lee puts his sandboarding skills to the test in Egypt's Siwa Oasis.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/11/28/spc-inside-africa-sandboarding-sahara.cnn.html?eref�ition

Opinion: Price of school success :: In 2009, Shanghai participated for the first time in the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the tri-annual survey of the world's school systems.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/opinion/china-education-jiang-xueqin/index.html?eref�ition

China launches first moon mission :: China launched its first lunar probe early Monday, which, if all goes well, will make it only the third nation -- after the United States and the Soviet Union -- to soft-land on the moon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/01/world/asia/china-lunar-probe/index.html?eref�ition

China's crazy property bubble :: Cui Shufeng is a retired government worker in Beijing. She is one of the lucky homeowners who bought her place long before the housing sector galloped out of reach for the average Chinese salary worker.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/business/china-property-bubble/index.html?eref�ition

China's bitcoin boom, bust :: When 23-year-old magazine editor Liu Xinda looked to make his first investment in 2012, he considered the stock market. Many Chinese investors have jumped on the skyrocketing property market, but it was too rich for Liu's blood.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/business/china-bitcoin-frenzy/index.html?eref�ition

U.S.: 'Deep concerns' over air zone :: The United States has "deep concerns" over China's newly declared East China Sea air defense zone, Vice President Joe Biden privately told Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Beijing on Wednesday, according to a pool report citing senior administration officials traveling with the delegation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/world/asia/china-us-japan-tensions/index.html?eref�ition

Fashion and art - new BFFs? :: With over 250 of the world's leading galleries on show and in excess of 50,000 attendees, Art Basel Miami Beach can make a legitimate claim to being America's leading art fair.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/08/world/art-basel-miami-beach-fashion-art/index.html?eref�ition

10 moments from Mandela mourning :: Six days, hundreds of hours of broadcasting and a journey over many miles. So what were the key moments of Mandela's funeral events?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347069#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

10 common Christmas card dilemmas :: It's the season to send Christmas cards - but the festive postbag can also be a social and ethical minefield, writes Ed Ram.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25230015#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dwarves, dragon and a 'Hobbit' dominate box offices worldwide :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/mx9-zxQ9_Nw/story01.htm

'Lawrence of Arabia' actor Peter O'Toole dies at age 81 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_b44kQnHloQ/story01.htm

High fives as Suarez and Liverpool run riot at Spurs :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/nGTXNt2m7rM/story01.htm

PREVIEW - India begin life without Tendulkar against fiery S Africa :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_2_NKm9x5BA/story01.htm

After China Mobile sugar rush, Apple will fight for customers :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/-VcjP-Jdk5I/story01.htm

In rural China, teacher upholds Mao Thought to save the world :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/owGwVLAK5Iw/story01.htm

Auction of magnificent gems :: An object of beauty and desire, a jewel also provides a perfect reflection of the personality, lifestyle and tastes of the owner. Jewelry auctions are not a 20th-century phenomenon, but over the past few decades we have seen a wealth of the world's most fabulous jewels, once owned by some of the most notable personalities of the century, pass through the salesrooms.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Actress Joan Fontaine :: Life and career one of Hollywood's biggest stars
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25399445#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

RBI poised to raise rates after inflation surges :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/H-_RNC1T6Yw/story01.htm

Australia on the brink after Watson sparkles :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/J52ZjvbsJtM/story01.htm

AUDIO: Do grammar schools help the poor? :: Grammar schools are not improving social mobility for poor pupils, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted claims.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25401260#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 16 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 16 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25399364#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AUDIO: Racism increases against NHS staff :: Zimbabwean nurse "Simba," who has worked in the NHS since 1998, describes the racist language used against him by patients.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25401254#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Santa's color isn't important :: Ruben Navarrette says we shouldn't be focusing on skin color but on Santa's message
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/16/opinion/navarrette-santa-good-and-bad/index.html?eref�ition

What $550M lottery win buys you ... :: As the Mega Millions jackpot climbs higher, take a look at some of the things you could afford with $550 million.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/12/13/mega-millions-what-could-you-buy-orig.cnn.html?eref�ition

China panda boom thanks to science :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports of the success and challenges for the Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu, China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/15/pkg-watson-china-panda-breeding-center.cnn.html?eref�ition

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Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342741269490544.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342580651057500.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203458604577265460960140008.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342552773070858.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342771985751896.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342311961968652.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342440377083144.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

How do lottery winners spend their money? - USA TODAY :: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2013/12/17/lottery-winners-mega-millions/4051001/

The Wolf of Wall Street, review: Scorsese 's best film since Goodfellas? - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/10522425/The-Wolf-of-Wall-Street-review-Scorsese-s-best-film-since-Goodfellas.html

The top TV complaints of 2013 - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10523732/The-top-TV-complaints-of-2013.html

Neanderthals cared for elders - Ninemsn :: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/technology/2013/12/17/10/33/neanderthals-cared-for-elders

George Zimmerman's Painting Bids Reach $100K :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ebbde3/sc/38/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cgeorge0Ezimmermans0Epainting0Ebids0Ereach0E10A0A0A0A0A0Cstory0Did0F21242693/story01.htm

Celeb doppelganger: Khloe Kardashian - Chicago Tribune :: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/celebrity/aboutlastnight/chi-celeb-doppelganger-khloe-kardashian-mandy-moore-20131217,0,7410351.column

Big Sur Fire Destroys 15 Homes, Forces 100 to Flee :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34e79b9d/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cwildfire0Ebig0Esur0Eleads0Eevacuations0E21235760A/story01.htm

French border chief says UK 'a magnet for illegal immigrants' - The Independent :: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/french-border-chief-says-uk-a-magnet-for-illegal-immigrants-9010760.html

Boeing announces $10 billion buyback, raises dividend :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/jo9FOU-VE4s/story01.htm

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

FRANCE: French culture minister snubs launch of Google's Paris arts hub :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/culture/20131210-french-culture-minister-snubs-launch-googles-paris-arts-hub

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342160621330212.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323864304578320861732248742.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578343843582306944.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342603236052908.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Google moves into military robotics :: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_mostpopular/~3/TYHY10lQACI/index.html

Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324162304578304491492559684.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular


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