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Summit of Arab leaders in Beirut a prod for quarreling Lebanese politicians?

  • January 19, 2019 -

    January 19-20, 2019, LEBANON. The looming 2019 Arab Economic and Social Development Summit in Beirut might prod Lebanon to end the political gridlock that is exacerbating its economic mess. Evidence of a functioning government could open business opportunities when the Arab leaders are in town.

Blood Moon on show for much of the world

  • January 21, 2019 - SPACE

    For just over an hour, the Moon will turn red for viewers in all of North and South America, and a few areas of Western Europe and Africa. It is the last of three consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2018 and 2019, each one separated by six months. The good news is that, unlike a solar eclipse, the spectacle will be safe to look at.

Young Catholics flock to Panama for World Youth Day 2019?

  • January 22, 2019 - PANAMA

    Pope Francis has invited young people from around the globe to Panama for World Youth Day, but he can’t count on the usual rapturous crowds. The pedophile priests scandal appears to be taking a toll on both his popularity and on the Catholic Church.

Movers and shakers gather in Davos for World Economic Forum

  • January 22, 2019 - SWITZERLAND

    The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, the foremost event on the calendars of the rich and powerful, will draw thousands of political leaders, business magnates and other trailblazers to the Alpine resort of Davos to discuss the most pressing issues on the global agenda.

Globalization 4.0 on agenda for world and business leaders meeting at Davos

  • January 22, 2019 - SWITZERLAND

    World and business leaders gather for the 2019 World Economic Forum at Davos, a favored destination for world leaders with an appeal or a message, to work on Globalization 4.0. Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has been pleading for help to ward off Russia, and Davos is a logical next stop.

Academy announces nominations for Oscars

  • January 22, 2019 - UNITED STATES

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces its 2019 nominations for February’s Oscars ceremony. Eyes are on A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, to see if it can live up to the buzz it has created since its release.

Egypt opens Sphinx International Airport to accommodate returning tourists

  • January 25, 2019 - EGYPT

    Egypt’s vital tourism sector receives a boost with the official opening of Sphinx International Airport. It is located some 45 km (29 miles) west of Cairo on the doorstep of the Pyramids and Sphinx on the Giza Plateau.

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh in Park City for Slamdance Festival award

  • January 25, 2019 - UNITED STATES

    Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh receives the Founders Award at the rebel indie-fest in Park City called Slamdance. The award marks the 30th anniversary of Sex, Lies and Videotape, a feted Soderbergh film that made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in the Utah mountain city.

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh in Park City for Slamdance Festival award

  • January 25, 2019 -

    January 25-31, 2019, UNITED STATES, Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh receives the Founders Award at the rebel indie-fest in Park City called Slamdance. The award marks the 30th anniversary of Sex, Lies and Videotape, a feted Soderbergh film that made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in the Utah mountain city.

Suleman octuplets turn 10 years old

  • January 26, 2019 - UNITED STATES

    The Suleman octuplets in California turn 10, a remarkable milestone that sees their mother, Nadya Suleman, on the way to shedding notoriety.