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Feb 1st, 2011
(AFP/File) - A couple sits together on a bench. A hoax website in France has revealed something poignant in modern society by offering to rent men a girlfriend who can stun relatives, friends or business partners with their charm and beauty.(AFP/File/Olivier Laban-Mattei) -
By David Brunnstrom CHISINAU (Reuters) - John Kerry became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Moldova in more than two decades on Wednesday, part of a show of support for pro-Western moves by the former Soviet republic in the face of Russian pressure. Kerry opted to make his brief stop in Moldova after it and another former Soviet republic,... [Full Article]
Enormous herds of rhinolike animals turned parts of what is now Argentina into minefields of dung, new fossils reveal. These massive herbivores were dicynodonts, mammal-like reptiles that looked something like a cross between a rhinoceros and the demon dogs from "Ghostbusters." Argentine researchers have now found that these dicynodonts p... [Full Article]
By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A group of leading European and American banks will be fined a record 1.7 billion euros ($2.3 billion) by the European Commission for the rigging of interest-rate benchmarks, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The penalty is the biggest yet to be handed down to banks for rigging the ben... [Full Article]
As millions of people shop online for new insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, about 10 percent of applications to the main website are not being accurately transmitted, a government spokeswoman said on Friday. Last week, the White House wrapped up a five-week emergency effort to fix the most obvious of the web... [Full Article]
PARIS (AP) - France has long served as Africa's policeman, sending troops in regularly - and often meddling behind the scenes - to keep the peace and secure its interests on a continent where it was once a major colonial power. In more recent years, as it comes to terms with that colonial past, France has tried to forge a different, more equal... [Full Article]