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
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