Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collectionJERUSALEM (AP) ? The National Library of Israel says it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts.
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Bonds, Clemens making slow gains with changing electorate
Dollar rebounds, bond yields jump on Yellen's rate guidance
By John Geddie LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar bounced back, Asian and European shares slipped and government bond yields soared to multi-week highs on Thursday after U.S. central bank chief Janet Yellen signaled a path of steady interest rate increases for the world's largest economy. The European Central Bank was set to meet as the euro recovered some of the ground it lost overnight against the greenback, but with no policy changes expected. Further hints of disagreements among the region's monetary guardians -- revealed in minutes of the ECB's December meeting -- could ruffle markets, however.
German anti-trust case against Audible, Apple droppedBERLIN (AP) ? Germany's anti-trust agency says it's dropping its investigation of Amazon subsidiary Audible and Apple after the two companies agreed to end exclusivity deals for audiobook supply and distribution.
Italy's premier urges authorities to redouble efforts to reach people isolated by new earthquakes, heavy snowROME (AP) ? Italy's premier urges authorities to redouble efforts to reach people isolated by new earthquakes, heavy snow.
Gambia's President-elect to be sworn in at embassy in Senegal -officials
Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at a ceremony in the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday, diplomatic sources and party officials said. Then we can make arrangements for him to go back to Gambia," Isatou Toure, a senior Barrow aide, told Reuters. Barrow defeated President Yahya Jammeh in a December election but Jammeh has refused to step aside despite regional pressure to oust him if he persists in clinging on to power.
Europe's Galileo satellites hit by anomalies
Children among 25 feared dead in Italy avalanche
Several children were among more than 25 people unaccounted for, feared dead, Thursday after an avalanche engulfed a mountain hotel in earthquake-ravaged central Italy. The national civil protection agency said the Hotel Rigopiano had suffered a direct hit by a two-metre (six-feet) high wall of snow on Wednesday. Civil protection chief Fabrizio Curcio said there had been around 30 guests and staff at the small ski hotel on the eastern lower slopes of the Gran Sasso mountain when the first of four powerful tremors rattled the region on Wednesday morning.