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A $100 billion Spanish retailer is outsmarting everyone else in the industry

Zara's parent company, Inditex, just reached a monumental achievement.<p>Inditex's valuation mark surpassed 100 billion euros (about $109 billion) on …

Clothing

The 20 most successful fast food chains in America

The chains are ranked by systemwide sales in the United States in 2014.<p>Check out the companies that raked in the most cash last year.

Taco Bell

See Dwayne Johnson at age 16

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson looked older at age 16 than he does now.<p>The 43-year-old "Ballers" star shared a shocking photo of himself from high school on Throwback Thursday, and also disclosed quite a bit about his rough upbringing.<p>"By the time I was 16 yrs old, I had already enrolled in four high …

High School

Nigeria to ramp up domestic weapons production

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari had said his country plans to ramp up the domestic production of weapons for its armed forces, in an effort to cut the country's dependence on imported arms.<p>"The Ministry of Defence is being tasked to draw up clear and measurable outlines for development of a …

Africa

The world's 7th largest economy is in a downward spiral

It's unloading its "entire business in Brazil," it said this week, including retail banking and insurance. It will hand its long list of wealthy clients and over 21,000 employees to Bradesco, one of the largest private banks in Brazil, for $5.2 billion. Too much? Bradesco's stock has since plunged …

'SSE won’t pay for my solar electricity'

Our consumer expert helps a reader waiting six months for payment from her solar panels<p><i>Six months ago we had solar energy installed. The installation company took us through the unnecessarily complicated paperwork.</i><p><i>Four days later this was sent to SSE. It asked for a reading for the “feed-in</i> …

Oil prices fall as an Iran nuclear deal seems likely

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices opened up lower on Monday as Iran and six world powers were close to nailing down a nuclear deal, while Greece and its creditors failed to find a bailout agreement over the weekend.<p>The potential of Iran soon adding to global oil oversupply and the demand side …

Queen Rania's Style Just Keeps Getting Better (PHOTOS)

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder -- and we've confirmed this adage after a serious lack of Queen Rania appearances. So when she accompanied her husband King Abdullah II of Jordan to a recent appearance at the Vatican, we thought to revisit her classic style sensibilities.<p>Rania has …

Princess Iman Bint Abdullah of Jordan, 17, Is Already Her Mom's Mini-Me (PHOTOS)

When it comes to royals, the apples don't seem to fall too far from the regal tree. Case in point: Princess Iman Bint Abdullah.<p>The 17-year-old princess has grown up before our very eyes. Luckily, the Jordanian royal has a stylish mom, Queen Rania, to look up to as she grows into a young woman. We …

Queen Rania Of Jordan Has An Instagram Account -- How Cool Is That?

Not many royals are hip enough to jump on the social media bandwagon. Thankfully, Queen Rania of Jordan has now officially joined the cool club -- she's gotten an Instagram account.<p>In her bio, the stylish queen describes herself as "A mum and a wife with a really cool day job... " (No kidding.) Her …

Isis Dragging Arab World Back to the Dark Ages, says Queen Rania of Jordan

Islamic State (Isis) fanatics are dragging the Arabic world back to the Dark Ages and Arabs do nothing at their peril, Queen Rania of Jordan has …

Queen Rania of Jordan on Empowering Girls Through Education

Queen Rania of Jordan is a modern royal: She's a passionate spokesperson for women's rights and travels the world as a representative not just of her nation but of hope for peace in the Middle East.<p>Recently, Queen Rania sat down with <i>Mashable</i>—and one of the most poignant things she talked about was …

Possible Tactical Nuclear Strike (Neutron Bomb) in Yemen? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<b>GR Editor’s note</b><p>The report below is unconfirmed. The evidence is scanty. The analysis of this event requires further examination. There is no proof …

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>The latest developments as an international coalition considers military action …

Tajik officer's defection to Isis highlights US support for repressive regime

Gulmurod Khalimov underwent extensive military training in America during government crackdown on opposition in Tajikistan. Eurasianet.org reports<p>The senior Tajik police commander who defected to Islamic State (Isis) was trained in America on five separate occasions, a US State Department official …

Special Forces

CIA chief: We won't be able to destroy ISIS on the battlefield

First Defense Secretary Ashton Carter publicly berated Iraqi troops for lacking the "will to fight" ISIS and for retreating from a showdown in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province where scores of U.S. troops gave their lives during the Iraq war.<p>"What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces …

Iraq's incompetent military is in even worse shape than it appears

Despite over a decade's worth of US training and military support for the Baghdad government, along with 11 months of US-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and the mobilization of Iranian-backed Shiite militias to fight the jihadist group, ISIS has continued to gain ground in the country.<p>…

South China Sea: Barack Obama warns China and other nations against land reclamation

US president Barack Obama has weighed in on territorial disputes in the South China Sea, urging regional powers, particularly China, to respect the …

Veteran Journalist Makes Big Admission About Obama and the Media

“Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer, who signed off this weekend after more than two decades hosting the CBS Sunday morning show, told Fox News’ Howard Kurtz that it’s possible the media weren’t skeptical enough of Barack Obama during his first presidential run in 2008.<p>When asked whether …

Barack Obama

Latest GDP Report Proves that Obama is Purposefully Destroying America

I told you so. Forget Islamic State. Forget Al Queda. Forget Putin. Forget China.<p>The worst threat to America is Barack Hussein Obama.<p>I’ve screamed from the highest mountains for almost seven long years that we have a drug dealer in the White House. Obama is dive-bombing our nation’s …

Economics

Nuclear tests, Pakistan and China set to wreck Balochistan

The divide between Balochistan and Pakistan was clear Thursday, the 17th anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear tests in France-sized Balochistan. …

Pakistan's Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Puts Rs 1 Billion 'Bounty' on Indian PM Narendra Modi

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq reportedly put the 'bounty' on Narendra Modi on Monday.<p>A Pakistani lawmaker has put a 'bounty' of Rs 1 billion on …

Moscow Is Disappointed with Europe's Reaction to Ban on Officials' Travel to Russia | VICE News

Moscow is "disappointed" with the European Union's reaction to the news that Russia has banned dozens of European officials from entering the country, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said Monday. The list, which features 89 names, was leaked to the press Saturday (document below).<p>EU …

Russia Wants To Convince BRIC Partners To Create Alternative Banking System

Russia has decided it will take the lead in disrupting the dollar denominated unipolar world. It’s first attempt is to create an alternative to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication system, aka the SWIFT code, which is a Western-led financial backbone dealing with $6 …

Russia

Russia Calls the United States a Joke to the World

Ever wonder why Obama does not sit with Putin? Because Obama does not want to be seen with a man who knows what he is doing, even if some of it may …

Brooklyn Official's Jewish Rant Sparks Outrage

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) responded with shock and outrage, after Brooklyn Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte made combative …

Iraqi soldiers die in attack on army base

At least 42 members of Iraq's security forces have been killed in a suicide bombing on an army base north of Fallujah, Al Jazeera has learned.<p>The attack was carried out with an explosives-laden armoured Humvee vehicle, which exploded near a weapons depot at the base, military sources told Al …

Middle East

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West expecting second child

Kimye are expecting another baby.<p>Kim Kardashian says she is pregnant with her second child with Kanye West.<p>She revealed the news in a clip that appeared after Sunday's episode of the E! reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."<p>The show documented her fertility struggles, and she confided that …