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NEW YORK-- They say you can never be too rich or too thin. Did Jesus really look like Brad Pitt, only slightly better? "Listen, films are big business," says Steven Kraftchick, professor at Emory University's Candler School of Theology.
*France's Western allies reluctant to send troops to help. PARIS/ DAKAR, Feb 23- When France sent troops to halt violence between Christians and Muslims in Central African Republic, commanders named the mission Sangaris after a local butterfly to reflect its short life.
*Pro-Palestinian activists see hope in Israel boycotts. JERUSALEM, Feb 23- Though voices are getting louder inside and outside Israel about the threat of economic boycotts for its continued occupation of Palestinian territories, there seems little prospect of it facing measures with real bite.
Feb 18- For other related diaries, please. ACCRA- Bank of Ghana announces interest rate decision. SYDNEY- Institute of Internal Finance/G20 conference in Australia.
VIENNA, Feb 18- Six world powers and Iran began "substantive" talks on Tuesday in pursuit of a final settlement on Tehran's contested nuclear programme in the coming months despite caveats from both sides that a breakthrough deal may prove impossible.
VIENNA, Feb 18- Six world powers and Iran began talks on Tuesday in pursuit of a final settlement on Tehran's contested nuclear programme in coming months despite caveats from both sides that a breakthrough deal may prove impossible.
*Both sides play down expectations ahead of Vienna meeting. VIENNA, Feb 18- Six world powers and Iran began talks on Tuesday in pursuit of a final settlement on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme in the coming months despite caveats from both sides that a breakthrough deal may prove impossible.
TEL AVIV, Feb 11- "Welcome to the new economy," boasts a sign at the entrance of the self-styled Bitcoin Embassy in the heart of Tel Aviv.
Hydraulic fracturing, coupled with tougher fuel-economy standards and increased use of biofuels, has reversed the growing dependence of the United States on energy imports in less than 10 years.
WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama will urge the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to do more to help poor and middle-class Americans move up the economic ladder. BP back in favor despite spill legacy, Russia doubts. LONDON- If you had spent 10 pounds on BP shares on April 19, 2010, you would have just nine pounds now, including dividends.
JERUSALEM, Jan 26- Investors in Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries largely shrugged off a negative opinion from the European Medicines Agency on multiple sclerosis drug laquinimod in the belief that it will be reformulated.
Shares were also supported by the producer's ongoing negotiations over its Chinese contract, which could set a price floor, said Boris Krasnojenov, an analyst at Renaissance Capital in Moscow.
Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister and military leader, has died in hospital aged 85.
TEL AVIV, Dec 24- Israel plans to cut oil use in transportation by 60 percent by 2025, an aggressive target by world standards, and will tap into its newfound natural gas deposits to make it happen.
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec 23- Israel freed a Palestinian prisoner from jail on Monday, completing a deal agreed earlier this year in exchange for him halting a lengthy hunger strike that almost killed him.
*Israel creates partition, but unwilling to cede control. JERUSALEM, Dec 20- Palestinian Sana Musa holds her 8- year old daughter Susann's hand as they start the long trek home from school across a caged walkway through Israel's concrete separation wall.
Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, shares his thought on why Syria "exploded", and why an international peace force has to go in and take over the country, take down the "bad guys", and create a political transition that will allow citizenship to emerge.
Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, weighs in on the strength of the U.S. economy. I believe a huge stimulus would be if both parties got together and did some kind of grand bargain, Friedman says.
Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, takes a look at global risks and weighs in on China. China is always going to be the big enchilada, says Friedman.
JERUSALEM, Dec 17- Israel dismissed as "radical leftist" a group of American scholars that has decided to boycott it but worries that other academic forums in the United States could take similar action, the deputy Israeli foreign minister said on Tuesday.