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  • We aren't in this alone

    BEFORE TUESDAY'S terror attack, the Bush administration had offended allies and others with unilateralist gestures over an array of issues. The message was that the United States is the world's only superpower, get used to it. Since Tuesday, the...
  • Leaders around the world welcome pope

    LONDON - From Notre Dame in Paris to the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, cathedral bells tolled and prayers were offered yesterday to celebrate the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Roman Catholics and political and religious leaders around the...
  • Making it on their own

    The Irish rock band U2 cemented its position atop the music universe last night as the band swept the 48th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, winning five awards, including album of the year and song of the year. "This is really a big, big night for...
  • Garth Brooks: 'I will go to the last second' to save Dublin shows

    Garth Brooks has told the promoter of his five concerts in Ireland that he’s game to go ahead with the shows as planned if the municipal roadblocks that led to their cancellation on Tuesday can be resolved. “If you think for any reason...
  • Paco Torres Moves Ahead With 'Blue Guitar'

    PARIS- Paco Torres' "Blue Guitar," one of the standout projects pitched at Paris' Small is Biutiful co-production/distribution meet (pictured above), is coming together. "Guitar" turns on Elias, a 30-year-old Palestinian music teacher whose wife and...
  • AbbVie raises bid for drugmaker Shire to $51 billion

    AbbVie raises bid for drugmaker Shire to $51 billion
    AbbVie Inc. on Tuesday said it upped its takeover offer for Shire Plc by nearly 11 percent to more than $51 billion, remaining steadfast in its effort to sway the Irish drugmaker to agree to be bought. The latest bid comes after North Chicago-based...
  • Corporate tax scam watch: The 'inversion' craze

    Corporate tax scam watch: The 'inversion' craze
    Apple's done it. Herbalife has done it. Pfizer wanted to do it. What could be wrong with a corporate maneuver eyed by these fine, upstanding American corporations--and nearly 50 others in the last decade? The subject is "inversions," the catch-all...
  • Cop wounded in fatal shooting: 'Anyone else hurt?'

    Right after being removed from a hospital ventilator Monday, the Fort Lauderdale homicide detective wounded last week in a parking lot shootout turned to his wife and asked, "Was anybody else hurt?" Mark Shotwell, 56, remained in critical but stable...
  • Garth Brooks' 'Comeback Special' shows in Ireland canceled

    In a surprise turn that has left at least 400,000 concert ticket-holders in Ireland disappointed, the promoter of country superstar Garth Brooks’ five sold-out shows in Dublin announced Tuesday that the concerts have been canceled after the city&...
  • Scottish bid to break up UK prompts dread among North Irish loyalists

    BELFAST (Reuters) - Horrified that Scotland might break up the United Kingdom by voting for independence this autumn, thousands of Northern Ireland loyalists are preparing to fight back using their favored 17th century battle regalia: drums, flutes,...
  • All five of Garth Brooks' Irish comeback shows canceled

    All five of Garth Brooks' Irish comeback shows canceled
    Country singer Garth Brooks' five comeback concerts in Dublin this month were canceled on Tuesday after two of the sold-out shows were denied permission to go ahead, the event's promoters said. A council decision last week to uphold objections raised...
  • Factbox - World Cup shock results

    BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - Here are some previous World Cup shock results following Germany's 7-1 demolition of hosts Brazil in the semi-final on Tuesday. 1950 group stage - United States 1 England 0. Arguably the biggest World Cup upset when a...