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"Gangs of New York" seems a fitting favourite movie for Egypt's new culture minister, a film studies professor who styles himself an outsider fighting to break the hold of a privileged elite over spending on the arts.
4 hrs ago | Mendocino Beacon
A federal investigator carries yellow crime tape at a field which investigators are prepared to dig up for the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa in Oakland Township, Michigan June 17, 2013.
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The euro hit a four-month high against the dollar after a survey showed German analyst and investor sentiment rose for a second consecutive month in June, suggesting Europe's largest economy is on track for a modest recovery.
10 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago on June 14, 2013 Sen. Claire McCaskill , who surprised a number of Democrats in January 2008 when she threw her support to Barack Obama , has become the first sitting senator to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.
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Sony Corp climbed 3.6 percent after New York-based hedge fund company Third Point said it had raised its stake in the Japanese firm and asked for an opportunity to present its proposal for a partial spin-off of Sony's entertainment unit to the board.
19 hrs ago | The Straits Times
Graphics depicting the locations of 7-Eleven stores involved in a federal indictment are shown after a news conference at the US Attorney's office, on Monday, June 17, 2013, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
The FBI has used secret evidence obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to prosecute at least 27 accused terrorists since 2007, according to a Reuters review of public records.
The Fed's policy statement, expected on Wednesday, will be followed by a news conference with Ben Bernanke.
But U.S. stocks pared gains late in the session as confidence eroded that the Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, will provide investors with a clearer view on the U.S. central bank's monetary policy at the end of its two-day meeting on Wednesday.
A man holds up Samsung Electronics Co's latest Galaxy S4 phone during its launch at the Radio City Music Hall in New York March 14, 2013.
Singer Kanye West and reality television actress Kim Kardashian arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" in New York, in this file picture taken May 6, 2013.
Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident who fled his home country to become a visiting scholar at New York University, accused the school on Sunday of asking him to leave because of "unrelenting pressure" from China.
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In an interview with Matt Lauer ahead of the opening of George W. Bush's presidential library in April, former first lady Barbara Bush was asked how she felt about her son Jeb, the former governor of Florida, being a possible presidential candidate in 2016.
Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon and John Cusack are among an array of A-list actors starring in a new video urging President Barack Obama to "set the world's course" for an end to nuclear weapons at next week's G8 Summit in Northern Ireland.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke listens to opening remarks before testifying at the Joint Economic Committee in Washington May 22, 2013.
U.S. composer Joseph Bertolozzi makes sounds by striking the surface of the Eiffel Tower with a large log wrapped in lambswool for a musical project called 'Tower Music' in Paris, June 7, 2013.