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Putin says Russia economy will be cured,
ReutersPutin says Russia economy will be cured, offers no remedyReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin assured Russians on Thursday that the economy would rebound after the ruble's dramatic slide this year but offered no remedy for a deepening financial crisis. Defiant and confident at a three-hour news ...Putin: 'External factors' are to blame for plunging Russian economyLos Angeles TimesRussian president Vladimir Putin says West behaving like 'empire'; reassures ...ABC OnlineCrisis, what crisis? Putin's marathon news conferenceCNNFinancial Times -BBC News -Irish Timesall 6,291 news articles »
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:32 am
Israel raps Palestinian UN draft as
ReutersIsrael raps Palestinian UN draft as 'gimmick'ReutersJERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's foreign minister on Thursday described as a gimmick a Palestinian-proposed U.N. Security Council draft resolution that calls for a peace deal within a year and an end to the occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of ...Netanyahu: Israel will never accept unilateral steps by AbbasYnetnewsDraft UN Resolution Targets Israeli OccupationWall Street Journalall 2,869 news articles »
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:32 am
As Havana Celebrates Historic Shift,
New York TimesAs Havana Celebrates Historic Shift, Economic and Political Hopes RiseNew York TimesHAVANA — They crowded around old, battered televisions in Havana and erupted in tears and applause at a spectacle they could scarcely imagine, let alone believe: President Raúl Castro, followed by President Obama, heralding a new era of relations ...Castro brothers' resistance to change could test renewed US-Cuba diplomacyWashington PostRand Paul, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz react to Cuba normalizationCBS NewsRepublicans threaten to stop US embassy opening in CubaTelegraph.co.ukBBC News -ABC News -Fox Newsall 9,044 news articles »
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:29 am
Journey to Reconciliation Visited Worlds of
New York TimesJourney to Reconciliation Visited Worlds of Presidents, Popes and SpiesNew York TimesWASHINGTON — The deal that freed an American jailed in Cuba and ended 53 years of diplomatic estrangement between the United States and Cuba was blessed at the highest levels of the Holy See but cut in the shadowy netherworld of espionage.How Pope Francis' diplomacy may change everythingUSA TODAYPope Francis Scores on Diplomatic Stage With US-Cuba AgreementBusinessweekPope Francis Celebrates 78th Birthday With Tango, Cake and ChickenABC NewsWall Street Journal -TIME -Washington Postall 1,175 news articles »
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:21 am
Boko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants
BBC NewsBoko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants 'kidnap 200 villagers'BBC NewsMilitants have stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200, a survivor has told the BBC. He said that suspected Boko Haram militants had seized young men, women and children from Gumsuri village.Boko Haram 'kidnap 100 villagers' in NigeriaTelegraph.co.ukSuspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap over 180 women, children in NigeriaSydney Morning HeraldArmed men kill 32, abduct over 180 in NigeriaXinhuaABC Online -Wall Street Journal -CTV Newsall 678 news articles »
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:11 am
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How much will cyberattack cost Sony?
It may be the most damaging hack ever inflicted on an American business.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:05 pm
Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:37 am
Accused Boston bomber says satisfied with
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Marathon bombing suspect, in his first court appearance in more than a year, told a judge on Thursday that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was dressed in a dark sweater and wore his hair shaggy for his appearance at U.S. ...
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:08 am
Bill O'Reilly declares victory in the 'War
The Fox News host, who has become Christianity's General Patton in the so-called "War on Christmas," is declaring victory.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:52 am
Good news for U.S. homebuyers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan rate reaching a new low for the year.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:34 am
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Mozambique offers opposition leader plum $2
Maputo (AFP) - Mozambique's President Armando Guebuza has signed into law a bill granting special status to opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama, who lost October's presidential elections. The move on Wednesday was seen as an olive branch to the former rebel ...
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 5:14 am
Ex-Wife of British Hedge Fund Manager Chris
A $531 million divorce judgment in a case that has riveted Britain appears poised to stand after the ex-wife of a hedge fund manager said she would not appeal the decision. In late November, a London high court judge ordered Chris Hohn, the hedge fund ...
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 5:13 am
ECB's Draghi tells European leaders: hurry
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The president of the European Central Bank urged the region's leaders on Thursday to speed along a new EU investment plan and renewed his calls for economic reform. At a meeting of European Union leaders including Germany's Angela ...
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 5:13 am
British VIP abuse ring inquiry probes boys'
London (AFP) - An inquiry into an alleged powerful ring of child abusers in the British establishment of the 1970s and 1980s is investigating the murders of three young boys, police said on Thursday. An alleged victim known only as Nick told the ...
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 5:12 am
Iowa Spa 'Makeover' Lifts This 4-Year-Old
An Iowa spa catered to a very special client when it gave a full "makeover" to young cancer patient Wednesday. Taryn Oberthein, 4, has spent much of the past year dealing with doctors and hospitals after she was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer ...
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 5:12 am
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US Airstrikes Kill Top IS Leaders In Iraq
Kurdish forces recapture areas, but a senior commander cautions the turning point in the conflict is at least three years away.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:39 pm
CCTV Shows Police Shoot-Out On London
The gunman is shown running down the street exchanging fire with an armed officer outside a pool hall in in Haringey.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:18 pm
Punch-Up At Parish Council Captured On Video
"We'll be able to sell tickets for the next one," one witness tells Sky News after two men come to blows over allotments.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:04 pm
Actors Slam Hollywood For 'Caving In' To
A host of stars criticise the decision not to show The Interview, calling it "disgraceful" and an "un-American act of cowardice".
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:48 am
Man Jailed For Cling Film 'Sex Game' Death
Richard Bowler's delay in getting help for Alun Williams after he stopped breathing was "reprehensible", a judge says.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:45 am
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Sony hack is 'US security issue'
The cyber attack on Sony that forced the cancellation of a major film release is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:37 am
VIDEO: Sony scraps The Interview worldwide
Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of its upcoming film The Interview, a comedy about a plot to assassinate the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:29 am
Japan 'could preserve tsunami sites'
A panel in Japan puts forward a plan to protect four buildings damaged by the 2011 tsunami and earthquake, including a former elementary school.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:11 am
UN seeks North Korea ICC charges
The UN General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:59 am
US Congress threat to Cuba thaw
Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:55 am
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2014: The year in pictures
"The year in pictures" treks across the globe, looking back on the events that shaped 2014.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:29 pm
Gingrich: Cyberwar lost over Sony
Newt Gingrich: No one should underestimate the historic importance of the cyberwar and the failure of American defenses in the Sony Pictures attack
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:21 pm
Celebrities share their best advice
Celebrities share their best advice
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:16 pm
Ebola aide: Why kill my dog?
It's a long road to recovery for Spanish nurse's assistant Teresa Romero Ramos.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:02 pm
Kurds: ISIS 'cleansed' from area
Kurdish Pershmerga forces say they've recaptured territory near Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq from ISIS and "cleansed" the area of ISIS fighters.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:01 pm
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How Pope Francis' diplomacy may change
Pope Francis is being hailed around the world for his pivotal role in brokering the historic breakthrough.        
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:11 am
Update: 'Team America' screening canceled at
Texas theater subs for another irreverent movie about North Korean leader.        
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 3:33 am
Pentagon's IED unit improperly collected
IG report details how anti-IED unit improperly collected intelligence        
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 3:13 am
Researchers figure out how cows 'talk'
There's a lot happening in those moos.        
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 2:12 am
Report gives USA low grades on preparing for
On a scale of 1 to 10, half the states and Washington, D.C., scored a five or less.        
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 2:00 am
Source: NY Times
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Bits Blog: Uber Driver in Boston Area Is
The man is accused of picking up a young woman in Boston on Dec. 6 while presenting himself as the driver for a ride-sharing service.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:09 pm
Chris Snee and Tom Coughlin Recall
When Chris Snee visited Coach Tom Coughlin last summer to talk about retiring from football, the coach saw the father of his three grandchildren, not a Pro Bowl lineman.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:50 am
U.S. Companies Assess a Beachhead in Cuba
Whether their products and services will be welcome, however, remains an open question, experts say.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:48 am
Pakistan Grants Bail to Key Suspect in 2008
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a militant commander behind the blitz of attacks in India that left 166 people dead, was freed on a bond of about $5,000, prompting protests from Indian officials.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:27 am
Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Court
The federal courtroom in Boston was packed as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first court appearance since July 2013.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:03 am
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U.S. considers 'proportionate' response to
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures blamed on North Korea was a serious national security matter and the Obama administration was considering a proportional response.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:09 am
'Another Wall falls': Europe hails U.S.-Cuba
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall reunited Europe, the European Union hailed a "historic turning point" in the Caribbean with the renewal of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:02 am
Putin says Russia economy will be cured,
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin assured Russians on Thursday that the economy would rebound after the ruble's dramatic slide this year but offered no remedy for a deepening financial crisis.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:02 am
Accused Boston bomber says satisfied with
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Marathon bombing suspect, in his first court appearance in more than a year, told a judge on Thursday that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:56 am
United Nations concerned by 'highly
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations General Assembly expressed concern on Thursday at digital spying and said unlawful or arbitrary mass surveillance and the interception and collection of online data are "highly intrusive acts" that violate privacy rights.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:55 am
Source: RT
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Privacy advocates split over new limits on
​A bill that’s expected to soon be signed into law by President Barack Obama will codify rules for collecting the communications of Americans, and privacy activists are split over whether it’s a step forward or back for reining in surveillance.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:34 pm
San Diego police sued over tracking cell
The San Diego Police Department is being sued by a civil rights organization over the possible use of dragnet-capable ‘Stingray’ cellphone surveillance technology that has given national police observers pause for its widespread tracking capabilities.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:43 pm
Obama signs Russia sanctions bill, no plans
US President Barack Obama has signed a bill that will allow the White House to levy further sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, though the Administration has said it has no immediate plans to introduce them.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:02 pm
Chinese villagers sign petition to isolate
A petition to isolate a small boy has attracted more than 200 signatories in a remote Chinese village requesting “preventative isolation measures by taking Kun Kun [the child] away from the village, and protect the health of the villagers and children.”
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:12 am
‘Spear phished’: Hackers attack internet
ICANN, the US-based overseer of the internet structure and naming system, has fallen victim to hackers who impersonated employees to gain access to confidential data.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:26 am
Source: Al Jazeera
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Kurds retake ground from ISIL in Iraq
Top US commander says Kurdish forces backed by US-led warplanes recapture large area in Iraq near the Syrian border.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:40 am
Suicide bombers target Shia fighters in
At least 10 killed and dozens wounded in twin car blasts targeting positions of Houthi rebels in city of al-Hudaydah.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:32 am
Pakistan grants bail to Mumbai attack
Bail for Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, under arrest since 2009, comes days after massacre of students at a Pakistani school.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:35 am
Putin says Russian economy will rebound
Russia leader tries to quell fears of economic collapse and vows rapid recovery from worst financial crisis of his rule.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 5:20 am
Boko Haram kills dozens in northeast Nigeria
At least 32 killed and scores abducted in village of Gumsuri as army court sentences 54 soldiers to death for mutiny.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:59 am
Source: News.com.au
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Sydney accused drug mule to face KL court
MARIA Elvira Pinto Exposto, 51, of Sydney, is set to appear in court in Kuala Lumpur to face charges of carrying 1.5kg of crystal meth.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:47 am
NSW police, AFP conduct raids in Sydney
NSW police and Australian Federal Police have conducted raids in Sydney as part of an ongoing counter-terrorism operation.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:47 am
Drone strikes counterproductive: CIA
DRONE strikes against extremist groups can galvanise support and be counterproductive, according to a secret CIA report released by WikiLeaks.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:13 am
UK police pursue pedophile link in murders
THE alleged murders of three boys linked to a Westminster pedophile ring active in the 1970s and 80s is being investigated by British police.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 6:56 am
US jobless aid applications decline
IN a sign of growing confidence among American employers, latest data shows a drop in the numbers seeking unemployment benefiits in the US.
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 6:33 am
Source: Telegraph
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Phil Stern - obituary
Photographer whose candid camera caught James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne off guard
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:47 am
Ernie Terrell - obituary
Heavyweight boxer who suffered a brutal and humiliating defeat at the hands of Muhammad Ali
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:03 am
Dave West - obituary
Fruit-and-veg stallholder who made a fortune from booze cruises and launched an 'erotic nightclub'
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:03 am
Weird Tokyo: the city's quirkiest
An interactive guide to Tokyo's quirkiest sights, from owl and bunny cafes to pachinko parlours, robot cabaret and cosplay
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:42 am
Flood insurance scheme is expanded to
Flood Re will now also cover the most expensive homes, the Government has confirmed
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:39 am
Source: Euronews
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Kenya MPs trade blows in parliament over
Parliament descended into chaos in Kenya as MPs traded blows over a new bill to toughen security. Opposition MPs tore up papers and threw books to…
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:03 am
Venezuela: alone or united with the US and
Venezuela is Cuba's best friend and vice versa. But since the historic announcement from Havana yesterday, Nicolas Maduro seems to be alone. On a…
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:25 am
Colombian government welcomes FARC truce
Colombia's FARC rebels have annonced an open-ended truce. It comes from Cuba where they have been holding peace talks with the government. It is the…
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:07 am
Sony confirms it's scrapping release of
Sony Pictures has confirmed it is scrapping its global release of a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader. This after…
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 9:04 am
Last EU summit of 2014 in full swing with
Former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, is chairing his first EU summit amidst a flurry of proposals making the discussions. Chief among them is…
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:34 am
Source: ITN
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British Gas owner posts huge profits
British Gas' owner has increased profits at its residential arm by 23 per cent in a move fanning flames of anger over recent price hikes.Related StoriesCentrica criticised over profitsBatman shootings: Amateur video of audience fleeingJamie Heaton's parents visit Shaw explosion siteBo's wife charged with murder of British businessmanRelated StoriesFirst outing for fastest cubs on landMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingPolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 yearsKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego
Posted on 26 July 2012 | 6:12 am
Warsi cleared of expenses fiddle
The Conservative Party says its co-chairman Baroness Warsi has been cleared of allegations she wrongly claimed Parliamentary expenses.Related StoriesDavid Cameron heckled at Olympic eventMost over-the-top PMQs question ever?Cameron: 'We have to deal with banking culture'David Cameron confronted by angry Yorkshire residentRelated StoriesDavid Beckham surprises Team GB fans in photo boothAll children to be given flu vaccineOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungePolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 years
Posted on 26 July 2012 | 6:12 am
Bo's wife charged with murder of British
The wife of scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai is to be prosecuted for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.Related StoriesNorth Korean soldiers dance to celebrate Kim's promotionBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWedding party's cars plunge into river as bridge collapsesRelated StoriesChina shows off elite Harbin Z-9 helicopterAdorable white lion cubs born in MexicoBreathtaking volcano eruption in JapanSenior Syrian diplomats defectKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego
Posted on 26 July 2012 | 4:49 am
Olympics kicks off with flag gaffe
Olympic organisers LOCOG have been forced to apologise to the North Korean women's football team, after the South Korean flag was displayed before their first match.Related StoriesDavid Beckham: 'I have a small role in opening ceremony'London 2012 kicks off with footballOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedTall ships sail to the Thames for the Olympics
Posted on 26 July 2012 | 4:11 am
Police numbers drop to lowest level in 9
The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in nine years, figures showed today.Related StoriesEngland and Wales are ageing faster than ever beforeBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeRelated StoriesBritish Gas owner posts huge profitsHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San DiegoWarsi cleared of expenses fiddle
Posted on 26 July 2012 | 4:03 am