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Johnson & Johnson quarterly sales beat expectations

Johnson & Johnson reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue on Tuesday, helped by strong demand for its drugs to treat cancer and psoriasis.

Polish proposal on Irish backstop time limit is not EU's position: Commission

Poland's proposal to limit to five years the Irish backstop arrangement in the agreement with Britain on its withdrawal from the European Union is not the position of the EU, European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Tuesday.

Indonesia backtracks on unconditional release of cleric linked to Bali bombing

Indonesia's president said on Tuesday a radical Muslim cleric linked to the 2002 Bali bombings would only be released from jail if he pledged loyalty to the state and its ideology, after news he would be freed unconditionally sparked criticism.

Michael Knowles: Covington kids can teach a lot to rash 'adults' in media, politics who condemned first, got facts later

By Michael Knowles

The defamers framed the narrative: These teenage boys, many of whom wore hats that read, “Make America Great Again,” had surrounded the peaceful Native American elder Nathan Phillips to taunt and threaten and smirk at him.

U.S. man Russia accuses of spying was misled, says lawyer

The lawyer for a former U.S. marine accused of spying by Russia said on Tuesday that his client had been misled before his arrest and believed that a thumb drive handed to him in a hotel room had contained cultural rather than secret information.

Factbox: UK PM May's Brexit 'plan B' - What happens next in parliament?

British Prime Minister Theresa May has sought to break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit by proposing to seek further concessions from the European Union on a plan to prevent customs checks on the Irish border.

Zimbabwe president condemns crackdown, supporters raise impeachment fears

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised on Tuesday to investigate a brutal crackdown by security forces on anti-government protesters, as two of his supporters spoke of a possible plot to remove him from office.

Alleged U.S. spy Whelan didn't know he was handed secret files: lawyer

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine charged by Russia with espionage, was detained moments after being handed a USB drive he believed contained cultural information but which turned out to contain secret files, his Russian lawyer said on Tuesday.

Opposition leader pushes for parliament vote on new Brexit referendum

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn moved a step closer to paving the way for another referendum on European Union membership by trying to use parliament to grab control of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May.

Doctors: Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective?

By LAUREN C. HOWE and KARI LEIBOWITZ

Connecting with patients doesn’t just make them think someone cares. It can make a difference for health outcomes.

Doctors: Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective?

By LAUREN C. HOWE and KARI LEIBOWITZ

Connecting with patients doesn’t just make them think someone cares. It can make a difference for health outcomes.

DealBook: Chilling Davos: A Bleak Warning on Global Division and Debt

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN

An influential financier says investors should pay heed to growing risks and social tensions — a message resonating at the World Economic Forum.

A Museum for K.G.B. Aficionados? Da!

By SOPAN DEB

The new K.G.B. Spy Museum houses artifacts that tell the story of the rise of the Soviet Union’s intelligence agency.

Exclusive: Tesla holds battery supply talks with China's Lishen

U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc has held talks with China's Tianjin Lishen to supply batteries for its new Shanghai factory, and two people with direct knowledge of the matter said the pair signed a preliminary agreement.

Russian court rules to keep suspected U.S. spy Whelan in custody: Ifax

A court in Moscow ruled on Tuesday that former U.S. marine Paul Whelan, who is being held in Russia on spying charges, can remain in custody, the Interfax news agency said.

IMF pessimism + trade tensions = sickly stocks

Pessimism about global growth drove down world shares and commodity markets on Tuesday and left investors seeking refuge in the dollar, government bonds and gold.

South Africa's Ramaphosa calls for lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called on Tuesday for sanctions against Zimbabwe to be lifted and said his government was in discussions with Harare about how best to help.

UK PM May's Brexit deal must change, says DUP's Wilson

British Prime Minister Theresa May must secure changes to her withdrawal deal with the European Union itself to provide legally-binding assurances on the Irish backstop, the Democratic Unionist Party’s Sammy Wilson said on Tuesday.

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