Got a spare billion? Bankers keen to help

Jan 26, 2015

Got a spare billion? Bankers keen to help

The growing ranks of the super rich and their increased appetite for risk have caught the eye of investment bankers. Traditionally focused on companies and institutions, investment banks are hiring staff and reorganizing teams to cater to wealthy clans, from Chinese multimillionaires to old ...

Cuba eyes concessions as part of better U.S. ties

Jan 26, 2015

Cuba eyes concessions as part of better U.S. ties

The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left Cuban President Raul Castro’s government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for ...

Survivor detailed camp life in his book

Jan 26, 2015

Survivor detailed camp life in his book

In a little leather book, the kind some men used to use to list lovers, Holocaust survivor Hy Abrams keeps the names that still haunt him: Auschwitz, Plaszow, Mauthausen, Melk and Ebensee. It has been 70 years since the Soviet Army liberated Auschwitz concentration ...

Jan 26, 2015

U.N. Security Council condemns Japanese hostage's murder

The United Nations Security Council on Sunday condemned the murder of a Japanese hostage by the Islamic State group and called for the immediate release of a second fellow national held captive. In a unanimous declaration, the 15 members of the security body spoke ...

Jan 25, 2015

North Korean ministry slams 'loser' Obama over regime collapse remark

North Korea on Sunday described U.S. President Barack Obama as a “loser” over his criticism on its regime, accusing him of being obsessed with hostility toward Pyongyang. The comment from the North’s Foreign Ministry came after Obama spoke of the eventual collapse of the ...

Jan 25, 2015

Nevada considering strict condom regulation for porn films

Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow. Nevada health officials said Friday that they’re considering strict brothel-style regulations for a booming adult ...