Sunday, November 25, 2012


  • Vettel becomes F1's youngest triple champion

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel became Formula One's youngest triple world champion at the age of 25 after a wet and wild Brazilian Grand Prix rollercoaster won by McLaren's Jenson Button behind the safety car on Sunday.

  • Fiscal Cliff Talks Could Sideline Immigration Reform: Reuters Analysis

    WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's re-election this month gave supporters of comprehensive immigration reform an immediate dose of optimism.

  • Black Friday sales online top $1 billion for 1st time: comScore

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Black Friday retail sales online this year topped $1 billion for the first time ever as more consumers used the Internet do their early holiday shopping, comScore Inc said on Sunday.

  • Catalonia to test Spanish unity with separatist vote

    BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain's Catalonia region, fed up with the tax demands of cash-strapped Madrid, was expected to elect on Sunday a separatist government that will try to hold a referendum on independence.

  • Egypt stocks plunge after Mursi power grab

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's stock market plunged on Sunday in its first day open since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi seizure of new powers set off street violence and a political crisis, unraveling efforts to restore stability after last year's ...

  • Vampires foil Tooth Fairy, Santa to claim box office win

    (Reuters) - Teen vampire film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" continued to take a bite out of the domestic box office, drawing $64 million in ticket sales over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend to finish ahead of James Bond film ...

  • Pope tells new cardinals: shun "worldly logic of power"

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict on Sunday told six prelates newly elevated to the rank of cardinal that all Catholic leaders should shun the "worldly logic of power" and stick to spreading the gospel.

  • Israel says successfully tests more powerful rocket interceptor

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A new Israeli air shield against rockets more powerful than those intercepted by Iron Dome in the Gaza conflict passed its first field test last week after being rushed through development, officials said on Sunday.

  • RPT-War-weary Goma frets under uneasy rebel occupation

    GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Hours before rebels captured the eastern Congolese city of Goma on Tuesday, more than a thousand prisoners hammered a hole through the prison wall and escaped.

  • No Greek debt writedown in next rescue package: ECB's Asmussen

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A write-down on Greek debt should not be part of the country's next rescue package, European Central Bank board member Joerg Asmussen told Germany's Bild newspaper ahead of Monday's euro zone group meeting.

  • McCain says UN's Rice could change his mind over Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain, a vocal opponent of Susan Rice's possible nomination as Secretary of State, said on Sunday that the U.N.

  • Springfield, Massachusetts, blast blamed on gas company worker

    (Reuters) - A utility worker who punctured a natural gas line caused an explosion in a Massachusetts city last week that injured 18 people, a city hall spokesman said on Sunday.

  • China lands fighter jet on new carrier in show of force

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has carried out its first successful landing of a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier, state media said on Sunday, a symbolically significant development as Asian neighbors fret about the world's most populous country's ...

  • UK calls for US focus on Israel-Palestinian issue

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Sunday urged the United States to take a more active role in seeking a lasting settlement between Israelis and Palestinians, warning of a "final chance" for a two-state solution.

  • Bangladesh's worst-ever factory blaze kills over 100

    DHAKA (Reuters) - Fire swept through a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital killing more than 100 people, the fire brigade said on Sunday, in the country's worst-ever factory blaze.

  • Suicide bombs kill 11 at military church in Nigeria

    KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two suicide bombs killed at least 11 people on Sunday at a church in a barracks in northern Nigeria, where the Islamist sect Boko Haram is waging a campaign of violence, the military said.

  • Iran warns Turkey not to deploy Patriot missiles

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said Turkey's plans to deploy Patriot defensive missiles near its border with Syria would add to the region's problems, as fears grow of the Syrian civil war spilling across frontiers.

  • Knight CEO plays down deal talk

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Knight Capital Group (KCG.N), currently in talks with at least two firms on the possible sale of its largest business unit, is well capitalized and would only pursue a deal if it created value for its shareholders and clients ...

  • Italy centre left picks candidate for next PM

    ROME (Reuters) - Italy's centre left voted on Sunday to choose the candidate who will be the leading contender to succeed Mario Monti as prime minister after an election in March and take charge of steering the country through a deep recession.

  • Rose's course record 62 not quite enough

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Britain's Justin Rose carved two shots off the previous Earth course record as he blitzed his way to a stunning 10-under 62 to finish second behind DP World Tour Championship winner Rory McIlroy on Sunday.

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