News Archive for January 25, 2015

  • Kyrgios—and His Personality—Keep Rolling in Australia

    MELBOURNE, Australia—Nick Kyrgios, the 19-year-old Australian who reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open on Sunday, makes people crazy. Fans scream for him. Umpires warn him to stop swearing and smashing rackets. And opponents, ...

  • Greece Votes as Role in Eurozone Hangs in Balance

    ATHENS—Greeks headed to the polling booths Sunday for the third time in less than three years in a fraught and historic national election that could determine the country's future in the eurozone and reverberate across Europe.

  • Yemen Parliament Session Canceled

    SAN'A, Yemen—Yemen's parliament canceled a session Sunday that had been called to approve or reject President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's sudden resignation last week, casting fresh uncertainty over the political future of a key U.S. ally in ...

  • Nine Dead After Clashes in Cairo

    CAIRO—Egyptian security officials say clashes between police and Islamist protesters in an eastern Cairo district have left nine demonstrators dead.

  • Edgar Lungu Wins Zambia Election

    Zambians elected ruling party stalwart Edgar Lungu their next president, setting the stage for more haggling between a mercurial government and the powerful mining firms that drive its economy.

  • Japan Holds Out Hope for Journalist Held by Islamic State

    Japan on Sunday held out slim hopes for a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after a video showed that his fellow captive had been beheaded.

  • Obama, Modi Say Progress Made on Civil Nuclear Trade

    NEW DELHI—U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday they had made progress on a range of issues, including moving toward an agreement on civil nuclear trade, cooperating on defense and addressing ...

  • Photos: Greece Heads to the Polls

    A Greek orthodox priest casts his ballot at a polling station in a school in Athens on Sunday.Alexis Tsipras, center, leader of left-wing opposition party Syriza, is widely expected to win the election.

  • Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian City

    ABUJA, Nigeria—Suspected Islamic militants attacked one of northern Nigeria's biggest cities early Sunday, a day after visiting President Goodluck Jonathan pledged to vanquish terrorists who are taking over the region's towns and villages ...

  • Greek Election Likely to Have Muted Effect on Markets

    As Greece goes to the polls Sunday, investors are bracing for a volatile reaction in markets. But some analysts say the wider impact is likely to be contained.

  • 2016 Republican Hopefuls Court Range of Voters at Iowa Forum

    DES MOINES, Iowa—A parade of potential candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination sought to win the favor of conservative activists at a forum here Saturday but also called for expanding the party's appeal to centrist ...

  • Ten Killed in Baghdad Bombings

    BAGHDAD—Ten civilians were killed and dozens were wounded when two bombs exploded in Iraq's capital on Sunday, officials said.The deadliest attack took place in Baghdad's Bab al-Sharji neighborhood. A bomb went off outside a small ...

  • Minister Kidnapped in Central African Republic

    BANGUI, Central African Republic—A minister in Central African Republic's transitional government was kidnapped on Sunday by armed men believed to belong to the Christian Anti-Balaka militia group, his wife said.

  • Bank of Italy Gov. Visco: ‘Who Knows’ Whether QE Program Will Be Big Enough

    DAVOS, Switzerland—Bank of Italy Gov. Ignazio Visco said it isn't clear whether the European Central Bank's bond-buying program announced last week will be big enough.

  • Kerry Visits Nigeria to Promote Peaceful Vote, Fight Against Boko Haram

    LAGOS, Nigeria—Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Nigeria on Sunday for a day of meetings with the country's two presidential candidates, in a step to pave the way for a peaceful election amid a wave of attacks from terrorist group ...

  • Obama Deeply Concerned About Ukraine Violence

    NEW DELHI—U.S. President Barack Obama said that his administration is “deeply concerned" about the latest violence in eastern Ukraine, but added that it won't alter his handling of the situation.

  • Obamas Arrive in India for 3-Day Visit

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama have coffee in the gardens of Hyderabad House, in New Delhi, India, Jan. 25, 2015.

  • BAE Offers to Build Howitzers in India

    NEW DELHI—BAE Systems PLC has offered to build a howitzer factory in India to close a deal valued at more than $800 million after years of stalled talks left it closing plants in the U.S. and the U.K. that were supposed to produce the ...

  • Indian Activist Arrested Again, a Day After Court Set Her Free, Says Brother

    NEW DELHI—Indian rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu has been rearrested by police in the northeastern state of Manipur, a day after a local court set her free, according to her brother.

  • Truck Blast Shakes Kabul, Injures Two

    KABUL, Afghanistan—A truck packed with explosives blew up on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Sunday, police said, in the first such violent incident in Kabul for almost three weeks.

  • Ashley Wagner Outshines Gracie Gold at U.S. Figure Skating Championships

    Greensboro, N.C.Figure skater Ashley Wagner reclaimed her national title here Saturday night, besting last year's holder Gracie Gold as the U.S. continues to search for a female skater who can end a long Olympic and world championship ...

  • Yingluck’s Troubles May Be Overshadowed by Thai Economy

    BANGKOK—Thailand's ruling junta entered a new phase in its attempts to reshape the country as its rubber-stamp parliament impeached former leader Yingluck Shinawatra and state prosecutors said they would press criminal charges for her role ...

  • New York Sports Roundup

    Hornets Hold Off Knicks; Melo Is MIAThe Knicks, playing without Carmelo Anthony, had their three-game winning streak snapped, losing on the road to the Charlotte Hornets 76-71. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points for the Knicks (8-37). Along ...

  • Intuit Kicks a TurboTax Hornet’s NestRaising TurboTax Prices, Intuit Kicks a Hornet’s Nest

    Intuit, maker of the popular TurboTax tax-preparation software, has infuriated many longtime users by requiring them to buy more-expensive software to complete their 2014 tax returns.

  • The Headwinds Facing Active Mutual-Fund Managers

    It's widely accepted these days that most actively managed mutual funds routinely deliver below-average results and underperform their benchmarks.

  • Have the Right Tools for Retirement

    You wouldn't play golf without a full set of clubs. Don't go into retirement without a fully equipped retirement toolbox.Retirement brings the freedom to explore a new stage of life. But for many, after years of working for others, it also ...

  • Don’t Spend Old Age Pinching Pennies

    Half of us need to make serious financial changes—or we won't be able to maintain our standard of living once retired.According to the National Retirement Risk Index created by Boston College's Center for Retirement Research, 52% of ...

  • States That Tax Social Security Benefits

    Minnesota is looking to become the next state to exempt Social Security income from taxes, a move lawmakers hope will dissuade retirees from fleeing.

  • Callaway Golf Tees Up Growth

    After struggling for a number of years, Callaway Golf is getting its swing back.Since CEO Chip Brewer joined in 2012, the Carlsbad, Calif., maker of golf clubs and balls has been turning its fortunes around.

  • IRS Giveaway: Tax-Filing Software

    Grappling with confusing tax forms and instructions may seem like the textbook definition of cruel and unusual punishment.But there are a few ways for most taxpayers to make the task less burdensome. For example, about 70% of all taxpayers ...

  • The Financial Problems in Your Head

    If you think you're making the best possible decisions with your money, think again.We all like to regard ourselves as rational spenders and investors, optimizing the use of our hard-earned money. But in fact, say psychologists and ...

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