United States expected to formally blame North Korea for Sony cyberattack

WASHINGTON — U.S. authorities were expected to announce on Friday that investigators had determined that North Korea was behind a devastatin ... »

Newspaper says U.S. backed talks with ISIS over American hostage

LONDON — U.S. counterterrorism officials backed negotiations with two prominent jihadi clerics in a failed attempt to save the life of an Am ... »

Putin says Russia economy will be cured, but offers no remedy

By Timothy Heritage and Alexei Anishchuk, Reuters

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin assured Russians on Thursday that the economy woul ... »

Sony cancels North Korea movie in apparent win for cyber-warfare tactics

By Eric Kelsey, Lisa Richwine and Piya Sinha-Roy, Reuters

LOS ANGELES — Sony Pictures has canceled the release of a comedy on the fict ... »

Cuba releases American Alan Gross after five years in prison

WASHINGTON — Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

Cuba arre ... »

Taliban gunmen at Pakistan school kill 132, mostly students

KARACHI, Pakistan — Taliban militants killed dozens of children Tuesday in an attack on an army-run school in the northwestern Pakistani cit ... »

Security forces storm Sydney cafe where hostages held at gunpoint

SYDNEY — Australian security forces on Tuesday stormed the Sydney cafe where several hostages were being held at gunpoint, in what looked li ... »

Surge in violence shakes Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — When he arrived 40 minutes late to a play about a suicide bombing, 19-year-old Omar Haidari expected to see actors play ... »

Police identify, seek man sought in six Pennsylvania killings

LOWER SALFORD, Penn. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania authorities said on Facebook Monday they were hunting for Bradley William Stone, a suspect in the sho ... »

‘We’ll be back’ Hong Kong protesters chant, as camp site is dismantled

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy activists and cleared most of the main protest site on Thursday, marking an end to more ... »

Graphic report on CIA interrogations, torture released by Senate panel

WASHINGTON — After the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the CIA’s brutal interrogation program lost track of captives, led to false confess ... »

NASA unmanned spaceship blasts off for trial run

By Irene Klotz, Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — A U.S. spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars made a near-bullseye splashd ... »

St. Louis suburb smolders after racially charged riots

FERGUSON, Mo. — The St. Louis area braced for another day of protests on Tuesday after a grand jury cleared a white police officer in the fa ... »

Havel’s commitment to freedom honored at Capitol

WASHINGTON — A bust of Vaclav Havel, playwright, dissident and first president of the Czech Republic, was unveiled amid grand pageantry and h ... »

Europe makes space history as Philae probe lands on comet

BERLIN/FRANKFURT — The European Space Agency (ESA) landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a ... »

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