Person Career en Egypt's Brotherhood says UAE arrests unfounded <p>* Claim is "devoid of truth", Brotherhood says</p> <p>* UAE-<a href="">Egypt</a> relations since Mubarak ouster</p> <p>By Shaimaa Fayed and Tamim Elyan</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said on Wednesday some of its members had been wrongfully arrested in United Arab Emirates (UAE) on allegations of helping to train local Islamists in subversion tactics.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Arab world Arab–Israeli conflict Egypt Egypt Egyptian people Egyptian revolution Family Relation Hosni Mubarak Islam in Egypt Middle East Muslim Brotherhood Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Person Career Person Location Politics of Egypt Quotation Tamim Elyan United Arab Emirates Thomson Reuters Wed, 02 Jan 2013 20:15:31 +0000 5730920 at Soccer-Ameobi stays upbeat amid Newcastle slump <p>LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Long-serving Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has seen plenty of upheaval at the north-east England club and despite their precarious position in the Premier League the forward is hopeful this season will end with smiling faces.</p> <p>Newcastle surprised even themselves by finishing fifth last term to secure a Europa League berth but after making few new signings and suffering injuries to key players they sit 15th, two points above relegation.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alan Pardew Ameobi Association football Contact Details English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Hatem Ben Arfa Person Attributes Person Career Quotation Shola Ameobi Shola Ameobi Steven Taylor Technology Yohan Cabaye Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:53:19 +0000 5730963 at Britain's FTSE 100 stalls above 6,000 at 17-month highs <p>* FTSE 100 up half a point, remains above 6,000</p> <p>* Momentum wanes as investors focus on U.S. outlook</p> <p>* Banks, commodities stall after previous session's gains</p> <p>* Compass drops after Espirito downgrade</p> <p>* Retailer Next rallies after lifting profit guidance</p> <p>By David Brett</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Earnings quality Entertainment Finance Financial economics FTSE 100 FTSE 100 Index Fundamental analysis Person Career Quotation Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:57:12 +0000 5730964 at Reuters People News Summary <p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Putin gives tax exile Depardieu <a href="">Russian</a> citizenship</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autograph British people Cinema of the United States Conviction D-A-S-H Entertainment Family Relation Film Human Interest Kardashian family Kim Kardashian Mick Jagger Movie Release Person Attributes Person Career Person Party Person Relation President Quotation Rees-Mogg Reuters Social Issues Sylvester Stallone Technology The Expendables Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:59:12 +0000 5730965 at U.S. pop singer Patti Page dies at age 85 <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 2 (Reuters) - American pop singer Patti Page, whose 1950 hit "Tennessee Waltz" topped the charts for months, has died in Southern California, her manager said on Wednesday. She was 85.</p> <p>Nicknamed "The Singing' Rage," Page sold more than 100 million albums in her 67-year career, which included 1950s chart toppers "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window," "I Went to Your Wedding" and "All My Love (Bolero)."</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window? All My Love CDATA Conquest Employment Relation Human Interest Hush Icky Thump In the Wind Patti Page Patti Page Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Quotation Singles Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:23:07 +0000 5730967 at UPDATE 1-Runaway Alaska oil rig dragged two tugs for miles <p>* Shell's Kulluk drillship "upright and stable"</p> <p>* Coast Guard plans more overflights of grounded rig</p> <p>* Kulluk needed as backup for Shell's other Arctic rig</p> <p>By Andrew Callus and Yereth Rosen</p> <p>LONDON/ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan 2 (Reuters) - The runaway oil rig that ran aground in Alaska on New Year's Eve dragged two vessels trying to control it more than 10 miles ( 16 kilometer s) to ward shore in just over an hour before the crews cut it loose to save themselves in "near hurricane" conditions.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Contact Details Disaster Drillship Guard Natural Disaster oil Person Career Quotation Shell Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:23:32 +0000 5730968 at Cricket-Black Caps lambasted back home for Cape Town 'shambles' <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>WELLINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - New Zealand's long-suffering cricket fans had further reason to bury their heads in their hands as they woke up on Thursday to find the Blacks Caps had been skittled for 45 runs in the first test against <a href="">South Africa</a> in Cape Town.</p> <p>Local media described the performance as the worst seen in 30 years, a "humiliation" and a "shambles", while one fan labelled it "an international embarrassment, a truly shocking display of ineptness" on an Internet message board.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brendon McCullum CDATA Contact Details Cricket Cricket in New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand Cricket New Zealand national cricket team Person Career Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:40:58 +0000 5730971 at Cricket-Bird strikes to leave Sri Lanka two down at lunch <p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>SYDNEY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Australian paceman Jackson Bird removed both Sri Lanka openers to reduce the tourists to 80 for two at lunch on the first day of the third and final test on Thursday.</p> <p>Australia skipper Michael Clarke won the toss and put the tourists in to bat against his four-pronged pace attack in a bid to take the early initiative in their quest to wrap up a 3-0 series sweep.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka Chanaka Welegedara Cricket Kumar Sangakkara Lahiru Thirimanne Pakistani cricket team vs Sri Lanka in the UAE in 2011–12 Person Career Person Travel Prasanna Jayawardene Shaminda Eranga Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Suranga Lakmal Tillakaratne Dilshan Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:58:46 +0000 5730980 at GLOBAL MARKETS-Share rally stalls as more U.S. budget battles loom <p>* World shares ease back from 18-month highs</p> <p>* Brent oil falls to $112 a barrel</p> <p>* Dollar index hits three-week high</p> <p>* Euro dips 0.3 pct to $1.3150</p> <p>By Richard Hubbard</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - A global share market rally petered out on Thursday as investors focused on U.S. political battles ahead over spending cuts, halting the gains that followed a deal to avoid sharp tax hikes.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economic disasters Economic history Economics Economy of the United States Government oil Person Career Quotation Recessions United States federal budget United States public debt USD World oil market chronology from Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:00:19 +0000 5730983 at Soccer-Chelsea recall Benayoun from West Ham <p>LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Chelsea have recalled <a href="">Israeli</a> midfielder Yossi Benayoun from his loan spell at fellow London club West Ham United after the <a href="">European</a> champions suffered a shock 1-0 defeat by the Premier League's bottom side Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday.</p> <p>"Yossi Benayoun has completed his loan spell at West Ham United and returns to Chelsea today," the club said in a statement on their website ( on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Benayoun CDATA Contact Details Football in Israel Football in the United Kingdom Person Career Technology Yossi Benayoun Yossi Benayoun Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:03:17 +0000 5731034 at US STOCKS-Fed minutes short-circuit Wall St rally <p>* Fed to continue asset buys as doubts grow * Investors eye congressional-White House battles ahead * Retailers post December sales * Positive jobs data has little impact * Indexes down: Dow 0.16 pct, S&amp;P 0.21 pct, Nasdaq 0.38 pct By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped on Thursday after signs the Federal Reserve has growing concern about its highly stimulative monetary policy, giving investors reason to pull back after a two-day rally.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dow Jones & Company Dow Jones Industrial Average Economy of the United States Entertainment Environment Financial economics Futures contract Health Labor Law New York Stock Exchange Person Career Politics Quotation Stock market US Federal Reserve USD Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:04 +0000 5731089 at CORRECTED-Taylor Swift's 'Red' holds down top spot on Billboard chart <p>(Corrects Swift's total number of albums to four from three in 3rd paragraph) LOS ANGELES, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Country-pop star Taylor Swift's "Red" finished 2012 atop the Billboard 200 album chart on Thursday, claiming the No. 1 spot for the fourth consecutive week. It was the album's seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart as post-holiday digital sales accounted for more than half of its 241,000 units sold, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 1 Billboard 200 Billboard charts Christmas Mass media Music Music industry Nielsen SoundScan Person Attributes Person Career Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:10 +0000 5731090 at UPDATE 5-Transocean to pay $1.4 bln for role in BP oil spill <p>* Transocean owned doomed rig in 2010 Macondo disaster * Payment less than company set aside, shares jump 6.4 pct * Settlement still to be reached with plaintiffs * Halliburton still to settle with DoJ; its shares up 1.7 pct By David Ingram WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Offshore rig contractor Transocean Ltd has agreed to pay $1.4 billion to settle U.S. government charges arising from BP Plc's massive oil spill in the Gulf of <a href="">Mexico</a> in 2010. The settlement unveiled on Thursday by the U.S.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP BP Plc Business Business Relation Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Deepwater Horizon Deepwater Horizon oil spill Disaster DoJ Economy of the United States Environment Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico Halliburton Halliburton Macondo Macondo Prospect Man Made Disaster oil Person Career Petroleum Quotation Transocean Transocean Ltd USD Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:13 +0000 5731092 at WRAPUP 4-US private sector job gains offer hope for labor market <p>* Private employers add 215,000 jobs in December * Weekly jobless claims rise 10,000 last week * Four-week average of claims steady at 360,000 * Data point to underlying momentum in the economy By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. private-sector employers shrugged off a looming budget crisis and stepped up hiring in December, offering further evidence of underlying strength in the economy as 2012 ended.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ADP National Employment Report Business Company Location Economics Employment Human resource management Job losses caused by the late-2000s recession Job security Jobless claims Labor Labor economics Labour law Law Macroeconomics Person Career Person Location Quotation Socioeconomics Unemployment Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:19 +0000 5731093 at GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. bonds, world shares fall after Fed minutes <p>* World shares slip as Fed hints at tighter policy * 10-yr Treasury yields hit highest since May * Dollar index extends rally By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury debt prices slid and world stocks reversed course and dipped on Thursday after minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve's policy committee showed rising concern about the Fed's policy of buying bonds to stimulate growth. The Federal Open Market Committee's minutes also extended a rally in the U.S.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Company Location Dow Jones Industrial Average Economic history Economics Economy of the United States Emergency Economic Stabilization Act Federal Reserve System Government Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Law Person Career Person Location Quotation Subprime crisis impact timeline United States United States public debt US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:23 +0000 5731095 at