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March 5, 2015 10:00 AM Study Finds Girls Still Lag Boys at Math

Despite decades of global efforts to get more young women to study and pursue careers in math and science, girls still lag behind their male classmates in terms of academic performance and career aspirations in STEM-related fields. Using results from a 2012 assessment given to about a half-million 15-year-olds around the world, a new report by the Organization 50 34

March 5, 2015 8:41 AM Upsets galore in first round of Algarve Cup

Top-ranked Germany went to an early lead in their match against Sweden but ended up losing 4-2 on the opening day at the unofficial World Cup warmup tournament, the Algarve Cup. Germany's Dzsenifer Marozsan and Simone Laudehr managed to score in the second and third minutes of the game respectively to give the two-time World Cup winners an early advantage 1

March 5, 2015 8:13 AM European Stocks Advance as Investors Seek ECB Stimulus Details

(Bloomberg) -- European stocks advanced for a second day, pushing the Stoxx Europe 600 Index near a seven-year high, as investors await details of the European Central Bank’s bond-buying program. The Stoxx 600 rose 0.3 percent to 391.95 at 11:01 a.m. in London. The gauge has rallied 14 percent this year after the ECB said it would start a quantitative-easing 3

March 5, 2015 6:04 AM Top Brits Call On The U.K. To Decriminalize Drugs

British businessman Richard Branson and U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have advocated for drug policy reform in the past. But experts say their op-ed calling on the U.K. to end the war on drugs, published Tuesday in The Guardian, is especially noteworthy as British elections near. "Doing this in advance of the election is symbolically important 2

March 5, 2015 3:49 AM Carli Lloyd's two goals lead USWNT over Norway at Algarve Cup

On Hope Solo’s return from suspension, the United States women came from behind to defeat Norway, 2-1, in their opening match of the 2015 Algarve Cup. The U.S. passed a stern test against a historic rival, but not without difficulties. Ada Hegerberg thundered home a header from just outside the six-yard box to give Norway the lead before halftime, but Carli 2

March 5, 2015 2:06 AM ECB set to raise growth forecasts, flesh out bond buying plan

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Keen to keep a low profile over the Greek crisis, the European Central Bank will focus on improved growth prospects when it meets on Thursday and unveil some but not all the details of its 1 trillion euros-plus bond buying plan. Meeting in Cyprus, the ECB will keep rates on hold, likely lift growth forecasts to reflect a string 2

March 5, 2015 1:08 AM Lloyd has 2 goals and US defeats Norway 2-1 at Algarve Cup

VILA REAL de SAN ANTONIO, Portugal (AP) — Carli Lloyd scored two goals and the U.S. women's national team opened the Algarve Cup in Portugal with a 2-1 victory over Norway on Wednesday. Trailing 1-0 at the half, Lloyd evened the match with a left-footed goal in the 56th minute before putting the United States ahead on a penalty kick about six minutes 4

March 5, 2015 12:01 AM 1 win over Norway at Algarve Cup

VILA REAL DE SANTO ANTÓNIO, Portugal — Wearing a smile and a shiner under her left eye, Carli Lloyd didn’t mince words after the U.S.’s 2-1 come-from-behind victory against Norway on Wednesday in the Algarve Cup. “I’m sick of losing,” she said. “I’m sick of all the naysayers out there saying, ‘You’re [only] second in the world, the U.S. is done, they had a horrible 9

March 4, 2015 11:23 PM Algarve Cup Sweden rally to upset Germany with four unanswered goals

Top-ranked Germany jumped out to a quick lead in the opening minutes but Sweden scored four unanswered goals for a 4-2 victory to open the women's Algarve Cup in Portugal on Wednesday. Sophia Jacobsson and Caroline Seger each scored twice for Sweden, ranked No. 5 in the world. The annual tournament in the Algarve region is serving this year as a tuneup 2

March 4, 2015 8:47 PM Spain Wants Best Possible Relationship with Greece, Rajoy Says

MADRID—Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Wednesday his country wants to have the best possible relations with Greece and will look to leave a recent spat behind, in comments that may help defuse a rare, high-profile controversy between the two European Union countries. Speaking at a news conference with the leaders of France, Portugal and the European