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February 20, 2015 10:02 PM Europe’s firewalls may not be enough to stem Grexit investor panic

LONDON — For all the firewalls Europe put in place over the last three years, the actions investors say they would take if Greece left the euro currency bloc suggest the ensuing panic would rumble through financial markets. As European policymakers struggle to reach a deal to keep Greece from a bankruptcy, experts are making rough estimates of the potential 7

February 20, 2015 5:02 PM 77 People Surf The Same French Wave, And It's A Huge Bore

A surfer takes part in the Arnette Punta Galea Big Wave World Tour, on January 28, 2013 in the Northern Spanish Basque town of Getxo. 16 surfers took part during the five hours surf competition, riding 5 meters high waves. AFP PHOTO/ RAFA RIVAS (Photo credit should read RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images) A surfer takes part in the Arnette Punta Galea Big Wave World 12

February 20, 2015 4:35 PM Greece's future in the euro at stake as talks resume

Finance ministers from the eurozone are meeting in Brussels Friday just a week before a financial lifeline keeping Greece afloat is due to expire. Without an extension of support, Greece could see a run on its banks and would have trouble paying its bills. It may have no option but to print its own currency. Two previous attempts to secure an agreement 11

February 20, 2015 12:54 PM Germany, others ready to let Greece leave eurozone: Malta

ROME: The European Union's biggest countries may be prepared to see Greece leave the eurozone due to growing impatience with its new government's debt demands, Maltese Finance Minister Edward Scicluna told the weekly Malta Today. "I think they've now reached a point where they will tell Greece 'If you really want to leave, leave,'" Scicluna told the newspaper 11

February 19, 2015 8:00 PM Harry Glickman recalls how Trail Blazers landed Jerome Kersey in 1984 draft

Trail Blazers president emeritus Harry Glickman helped secure an NBA franchise in Portland in 1970 and played a key role in drafting Jerome Kersey in 1984. Glickman said the Blazers will "never have a better human being than Jerome Kersey," who passed away on Thursday at the age of 52, but Kersey landing in Portland was far from a sure thing. On Thursday 12

February 19, 2015 6:41 PM Hope Solo to be reinstated to U.S. Women's National Team after 30-day suspension

Goalkeeper Hope Solo, after serving a 30-day suspension, is expected to be officially reinstated to the U.S. women's national team on Saturday, sources told ESPN.com on Thursday. Solo was suspended after her husband, Jerramy Stevens, was pulled over for DUI on Jan. 21 while driving the team van. Solo was a passenger in the vehicle. Sources told ESPN that Solo has abided 11

February 19, 2015 2:52 PM Carnival Looks Pretty Wild In Europe, Too

MADRID (AP) — The wild and colorful costumes and masquerades that precede the Christian season of Lent have created popular festival traditions in Spain and Portugal. One of Portugal's most famous Carnival events takes place in the northcentral town of Lazarin, with its pagan 'careto' ritual of young men in colored woolen quilts donning brass, leather 31

February 19, 2015 1:56 PM ECB profits fall as it digests costs of new bank watchdog

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank reported a steep rise in costs on Thursday, as it digested the expense of hiring hundreds of supervisors to watch the euro zone's banks. Laying out its annual accounts for 2014, the ECB said the jump in wages and costs and the squeeze on income from its record low interest rates meant profits fell by almost 12

February 19, 2015 11:21 AM Figo proposes expanded World Cup, spreading more FIFA cash

Luis Figo says he would consider expanding the World Cup if he is elected FIFA president in May. Figo says the 32-team World Cup could be expanded to 40 teams or FIFA could stage two 24-team tournaments simultaneously on two continents followed by a knockout phase in one nation. The former Real Madrid and Inter Milan winger is one of four candidates 12

February 19, 2015 11:14 AM AP PHOTOS: Spanish, Portuguese Towns Celebrate Carnival

The wild and colorful costumes and masquerades that precede the Christian season of Lent have created popular festival traditions in Spain and Portugal. One of Portugal's most famous Carnival events takes place in the northcentral town of Lazarin, with its pagan 'careto' ritual of young men in colored woolen quilts donning brass, leather or wooden masks 11