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Paris to host 2018 Gay Games

Paris won the right to host the 2018 Gay Games on Monday erasing memories of their defeat to German city Cologne for the 2010 edition. Paris saw off rivals London and the Irish city of Limerick for the honour of hosting what started out in 1982 as the Gay Olympics.…

Russia bringing ‘PRISM on steroids’ to Sochi Olympics

Russia’s Sochi Games: Why you may want to leave your laptop at home (via The Christian Science Monitor) Russian President Vladimir Putin (c.) smiles as he lights the Olympic flame at Red Square in Moscow on Sunday. (Ivan Sekretarev/AP) Visitors to the upcoming Sochi Winter Games will be able to…

Venezuelan lawmakers to debate special powers for Maduro

Venezuela’s legislature starts debate Tuesday on granting special powers to President Nicolas Maduro for use fighting corruption, a move opponents say could lead to witch hunts. Just two months before crucial municipal elections, elected leftist Maduro will personally ask the National Assembly to grant him power to toughen laws on…

Nobel Medicine Prize winners warn: Science in the U.S. is in peril

Three American winners of the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday said scientific progress in the United States is in peril due to unprecedented funding cuts and ideological challenges. The scientists were honored for their work on how cells organize their cargo and move molecules — a process that contributes…

Palestinian leader condemns attack on 9-year-old Israeli girl

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Monday condemned an attack on a nine-year-old Israeli girl the day before in the West Bank. “We oppose on principle aggression against anyone, and the spilling of blood,” he told a group of Israeli MPs visiting his headquarters in Ramallah. The girl, Noam Glick, was…

U.S. stocks fall as budget fight continues

US stocks Monday finished lower as a partial US government shutdown entered its second week with no sign of resolution. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 135.76 (0.90 percent) to 14,936.82. The broad-based S&P 500 tumbled 14.31 (0.85 percent) to 1,676.19, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite…

Beauty on a budget: ‘Less elitist’ contemporary art leading market rebound

Sales of contemporary art rose 15 percent in the year to June as the worldwide market bounced back from the global financial crisis, according to research published on Monday. Artprice, a French company which tracks art sales worldwide, said the strong performance compared with a 2.4 percent contraction in the…

Tunisian rappers and journalist on trial for ‘attacks on public morals’

Two Tunisian musicians appeared in court Monday over their alleged role in clashes with the police at the trial of a fellow rapper, while a journalist implicated in the same case was absent. Aymen Feki and Moustapha Fakhfakh, as well as the French-Tunisian journalist Hind Meddeb, are charged with abusing…

U.S. launches colorful new $100 bill

The United States launches on Tuesday a new $100 bill that comes with, for the iconic greenback, a new touch of color, as well as special features to foil counterfeiters. In its first remake since 1969, the $100 banknote, which takes a key role in cash transactions worldwide, sports the…

Spanish sports boss gets light fine for using ringers at Paralympics

A Spanish court on Monday slapped a former sports boss with a fine of 5,400 euros ($7,300) for fielding athletes with no disabilities at the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney in order to win medals. The Madrid court found the former head of the Spanish Federation for Mentally Handicapped Sports, Fernando…

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