Get excited for the Golden Steez Warriors – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Boston Celtics traded Jordan Crawford to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. The three-team deal netted Boston a couple of draft picks and assisted them in their efforts…

Maria Sharapova returns, keeps expectations in check – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Australia — Tempering expectations is not how Maria Sharapova went from a 7-year-old Siberian girl dropped on the front steps of a Florida tennis academy to the world’s…

Spinning the Golden Globes – Milford Daily News

Milford Daily NewsI typically try to avoid embarrassing myself by making Golden Globe predictions because its voting body, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has been known to select winners based…

Francois Hollande faces personal and political crisis as claims of affair with … – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukPresident François Hollande was facing a private and political crisis after a celebrity magazine published photos it says proves he is having a “secret love affair” with a film actress…

French President Threatens to Sue Over Tabloid Report – New York Times

New York TimesPARIS — An angry President François Hollande of France on Friday said he was considering legal action against a glossy tabloid that published an account of his purported…

Turkish Police Purge Broadens in Corruption Inquiry – New York Times

New York TimesISTANBUL — The Turkish government removed police chiefs in 15 cities and the deputy head of the country’s police force in a decree published in the official gazette…

Beyonce wins again: Album tops ‘Billboard’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYQueen Bey continues her reign as Beyoncé lands atop the Billboard album chart for the third straight week, selling 310,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s a grand total…

DEVELOPING: Michael Schumacher seriously injured in skiing accident – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsFormula One icon Michael Schumacher suffered a serious head injury while skiing in the French Alps on Sunday morning, according to a report. He was transported to…

‘Washington will seek triggers to reimpose sanctions on Iran’ – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostUS National Security Adviser Susan Rice rejects idea that, once relaxed, economic sanctions on Tehran will hard to reinstate. National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Photo: REUTERS. HONOLULU – The…

Sources: Continued Talks between Iran, World Powers Depend on High … – Fars News Agency

Fars News AgencyTEHRAN (FNA)- Continued talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) depend on direct contacts between the two sides’ high-ranking…

C. African militias seek president’s overthrow – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Christian militiamen and a former officer in Central African Republic’s national army say they are working together to topple rebel leader-turned-President Michel Djotodia,…

Thai PM insists she will not resign before polls – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBANGKOK (AP) — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb. 2, her voice filling with emotion as she discussed…

Singapore PM condoles Indian’s death in accident – Press Trust of India

Press Trust of IndiaSingapore, Dec 9 (PTI) Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today condoled the death of an Indian national who was killed in a road accident in the…

Samsung Galaxy J with 5-inch full-HD display launched in Taiwan – NDTV

NDTVSamsung has finally launched the Galaxy J smartphone, a Galaxy S4 smartphone variant, in Taiwan. The Galaxy J will be available at 21,900 Taiwanese dollars, which roughly translates to Rs.…