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Syrian activists say IS has killed 12 captives in PalmyraBEIRUT (AP) ? The Islamic State group has killed 12 people it held captive in Syria's ancient Palmyra by shooting and beheading them, with some of the slayings carried out in the city's second-century Roman amphitheater, activists said on Thursday.
Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized
Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing. ...
S. Koreans' ties with Samsung are lifelong, often conflicted
The family smartphones? An assortment of Samsung Galaxies. The flat-screen TV that illuminates the living room? A Samsung SUHD, with the brand name sparkling on the nameplate. The maker of the digital ...
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.