A swath of the US East Coast from Philadelphia to New York
City to Maine is bracing for a potentially historic blizzard
that is expected to dump as much as 2 feet (60 cm) of snow
and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people.
US President Barack Obama will
visit Saudi Arabia to meet its new King Salman after the
death of his predecessor Abdullah, testimony to Riyadh's
important role in energy markets and the fight against
A German court ruled in favour of mens' right to pee standing
up, after a landlord tried to retain part of a tenant's €3000
deposit for allegedly damaging the marble floor of a toilet
by sprinkling it with urine.
Russia may have to spend more
than $40 billion this year to avert a banking crisis, as the
growing likelihood of a sharp recession threatens to pile
extra costs on a sector suffering from Western sanctions over
Ukraine and a plunge in the rouble.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah,
one of the richest men in history, was carried in a simple
white shroud to an unmarked grave on Friday in a Riyadh
cemetery where many of his commoner subjects rest, in keeping
with ascetic traditions.
Saudi Arabia's new Crown Prince
Muqrin represents the biggest break from the kingdom's
tradition of any of his predecessors in the role - both
because of his lowly maternal birth and his foreign