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High fives, selfies as Zelenski takes power

Television comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy took the oath of office as Ukraine’s new president Monday, promising that as hard as he had worked in the past to make Ukrainians laugh, he would now work to keep them from crying.

Germany spends record $25B on refugees

Germany spent a record 23 billion euros ($25.65 billion) last year on helping to integrate more than 1 million refugees and fighting the root causes of migration abroad, a government document seen by Reuters showed Monday.

Perfect storm for sunken Solidere shares 

The economic slowdown, a slump in property prices, lucrative interest rates on deposits and a shortage of liquidity in the stock exchange have all contributed to the decline of Solidere shares to record lows in the past two weeks, brokers said Friday.

Perfect storm for sunken Solidere shares 

The economic slowdown, a slump in property prices, lucrative interest rates on deposits and a shortage of liquidity in the stock exchange have all contributed to the decline of Solidere shares to record lows in the past two weeks, brokers said Friday.

Over $1 trillion in M&A hits Gulf

More than 20 Gulf financial institutions with total assets exceeding $1 trillion are in merger talks, part of an unprecedented wave of consolidation in the region’s financial industry. Here’s an overview:

Nadal beats Djokovic for ninth Italian Open title

Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be. After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay court tournaments, Nadal dominated for stretches against his longtime rival, Novak Djokovic, in a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 win Sunday for a record-extending ninth Italian Open title.

Superlatives flow for Koepka but challenges ahead

Brooks Koepka received lots of plaudits for his PGA Championship victory Sunday and the American will no longer be able to slip into major championships almost unnoticed as he has become the man to beat for the foreseeable future at least.

Dominant Mercedes brush aside invincibility

The dominance of Mercedes has some people asking already, with 16 races to go, whether the Formula One world champions could do the unthinkable and become the invincibles.

Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97

Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97.

Rescued from war, animals find haven in Jordan

For more than a year after being moved to a Jordanian wildlife reserve from war-hit Syria, two bears, Loz and Sukkar, would cower whenever planes flew by, traumatized by past bombardments.

Rescued from war, animals find haven in Jordan

For more than a year after being moved to a Jordanian wildlife reserve from war-hit Syria, two bears, Loz and Sukkar, would cower whenever planes flew by, traumatized by past bombardments.

Fears over rising violence in Amazon

Following traditional rituals, indigenous chief Olimpio Santos Guajajara paints his face with red dye from urucum seeds as he prepares to go on patrol to protect Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.