Chris Rossi

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Spain Debates: Is It Time To Scrap The Siesta?

Every day at 2 p.m., Antonio Davila rolls the metal shutters down over the front of his computer repair shop in central Madrid. He heads home for lunch, picks up his kids at school — and then goes back to work from 5 to 9 p.m. He's originally from Peru, and says Spanish hours took some getting used …

10 things you need to know today

<b>The Bank of England kept policy on hold.</b> With a vote of 9 to 0, the UK's central bank kept its benchmark interest rate at 0.50%, where it has been since March 2009. The only surprise was that Monetary Policy Committee member Ian McCafferty dropped his vote for a rate hike, citing slower inflation. …


Steven Tyler stumbles upon live CNN broadcast, gives sage snowstorm advice

Anything can happen on live TV. Including running into Steven Tyler.<p>The sage wizard of rock 'n' roll band Aerosmith was out in New York City with his …


Why Angela Merkel Canceled Her Trip to Davos This Year

One important dignitary will be absent from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland when it starts next week.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

Kosovo opposition releases tear gas in parliament

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Opposition lawmakers released tear gas Monday in Kosovo's parliament as they once again tried to pressure the government into …


Putin says Russian air strikes to last until plane bombers are punished

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a video conference with Russia's personnel engaged in Syria military operation, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin