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Globe nominees benefit long after the show is over Globe nominees benefit long after the show is over

One of the surprises when the Golden Globes nominations were announced in December 2008 was the attention given “The Reader,” a Holocaust drama that earned nods for best picture, director, screenplay and actress Kate Winslet.

2010 could be busy year for digital music mergers 2010 could be busy year for digital music mergers

Think last year’s acquisitions of iLike, imeem and Lala marked the end of consolidation for digital music services? Think again.

“Hurt Locker” a blast at Critics Choice Awards “Hurt Locker” a blast at Critics Choice Awards

“The Hurt Locker,” a low-budget movie about an American bomb-disposal unit in Iraq, was named best picture on Friday at the Critics’ Choice Awards, an event that has an uncanny knack of foreshadowing Oscar success.

High-end water filters a tough sell High-end water filters a tough sell

Manuel Desrochers and his sister, Noemie, are the founders of Aquaovo, a Montreal, Canada-based startup that designs unique water filters, aimed at reducing the environmental hazard from billions of plastic water bottles filling up landfills.

UK’s Darling says not considering bank levy -paper UK’s Darling says not considering bank levy -paper

Britain is not considering adopting U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposal for a levy on banks to repay taxpayers for bailouts, Finance Minister Alistair Darling told The Scotsman in an interview published on Saturday.

Cadbury investors look for higher Kraft bid Cadbury investors look for higher Kraft bid

Some of Cadbury’s biggest shareholders, led by Legal & General, continued to reject Kraft Foods’ 10.5 billion pound ($17.2 billion) bid and will look for an increased offer over the next four days.

Camargo told to make Cimpor counterbid or withdraw Camargo told to make Cimpor counterbid or withdraw

Brazil’s Camargo Correa Group must present a counterbid to take over cement maker Cimpor or withdraw its merger proposal, Portugal’s stock market regulator told the company on Saturday.

El Salvador’s Funes apologizes for civil war abuses El Salvador’s Funes apologizes for civil war abuses

El Salvador’s leftist president, Mauricio Funes, apologized on behalf of the state on Saturday for crimes committed by the former right-wing government in the country’s long and vicious civil war.

Magnitude 5.0 quake hits western Iranian town: USGS Magnitude 5.0 quake hits western Iranian town: USGS

A magnitude 5.0 quake struck very close to the western Iranian town of Dezful Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Angolan police arrest priest in Cabinda Angolan police arrest priest in Cabinda

Angolan police arrested a priest in Cabinda Saturday, a lawyer and human rights activist said, adding that authorities were using an attack on the Togo soccer team last week as an excuse to round up critics.

Abbas signals readiness to resume talks with Israel Abbas signals readiness to resume talks with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has signaled a readiness to resume peace talks with Israel if the United States were to set out specific goals for negotiations, official Palestinian news agency Wafa said Saturday.

Ukraine votes for president after angry campaign Ukraine votes for president after angry campaign

Ukraine votes for a president on Sunday in an election marked by widespread disillusionment among ordinary people but one which will prove crucial to its relations with Russia and its place in Europe.

U.N. confirms death of Haiti mission chief Annabi U.N. confirms death of Haiti mission chief Annabi

The U.N. mission chief in Haiti, Hedi Annabi of Tunisia, died in Tuesday’s earthquake that devastated the country’s capital, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Saturday.

U.S. pours aid into Haiti, survivors fight for food U.S. pours aid into Haiti, survivors fight for food

President Barack Obama on Saturday declared one of the largest relief efforts in U.S. history to help Haiti’s earthquake victims as survivors begged for aid still only trickling through to them and looters fought in the streets.