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  • China condemns cyberattacks, but does not mention North Korea

    Sunday, 10:12 PM

    U.S. Secretary of State Kerry delivers remarks as China's Foreign Minister Wang looks on, before their meeting in WashingtonBy Megha Rajagopalan and Steve Holland BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has said it opposes all forms of cyberattacks, but it stopped short of directly condemning the hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to U.S. calls for action against North Korea, blamed by Washington for the assault. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi "reaffirmed China's relevant position, emphasizing China opposes all forms of cyberattacks and cyber terrorism" in a conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday, the foreign ministry in Beijing said in a statement. ...


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  • Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar

    Sunday, 3:56 PM

    Members of Kurdish security forces ride in a vehicle at Mount Sinjar, in the town of SinjarBy Isabel Coles MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish and Yazidi fighters battled to take the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar back from Islamic State on Sunday after breaking a months-long siege of the mountain above it. Seizing the town would restore the majority of territory Iraq's Kurds lost in the jihadist group's surprise August offensive. It would also give a huge strategic victory to both the Iraqi Kurds and the central government in Baghdad, as the Kurdish fighters could then cut the highway from Syria to Mosul, a vital supply line for Islamic State. Backed by U.S. ...


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  • Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests

    Sunday, 1:24 PM

    Beji Caid Essebsi, Nidaa Tounes party leader, gestures outside the party headquarters in TunisBy Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential run-off vote, seen as the last step in Tunisia's shift to full democracy four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Official results are not due until Monday and his rival, the incumbent president, Moncef Marzouki, refused to concede defeat. ...


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  • China condemns cyberattacks, but does not mention North Korea

    Sunday, 10:12 PM

    U.S. Secretary of State Kerry delivers remarks as China's Foreign Minister Wang looks on, before their meeting in WashingtonBy Megha Rajagopalan and Steve Holland BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has said it opposes all forms of cyberattacks, but it stopped short of directly condemning the hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to U.S. calls for action against North Korea, blamed by Washington for the assault. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi "reaffirmed China's relevant position, emphasizing China opposes all forms of cyberattacks and cyber terrorism" in a conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday, the foreign ministry in Beijing said in a statement. ...


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  • Republicans weigh big changes at U.S. budget referee agency

    Sunday, 10:07 PM

    Paul Ryan speaks at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council meeting in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Republicans take full control of Congress on Jan. 6, they will face decisions on major changes at the Congressional Budget Office, including possibly naming a new head and changing the rules used to assess the cost of legislation. Conservative groups have been calling for the replacement of CBO Director Doug Elmendorf, who was appointed by Democrats in 2009 and whose term expires next month. ...


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  • Australian PM under fire for women comments

    Sunday, 9:48 PM

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, pictured during a visit to the National Gallery of Australia, in Canberra, on November 19, 2014Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was accused on Monday of craving "a world where men do the big jobs and women do the ironing" after saying his biggest achievement for females was reducing household bills by axing a carbon tax. The backlash came after he unveiled sweeping changes Sunday to his ministry, dumping Defence Minister David Johnston, promoting Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and appointing only his second woman to cabinet. It followed recent opinion polls showing his personal approval rating and that of his conservative government had plunged over tough spending cuts and perceived broken promises since coming to power late last year. Abbott hit the airwaves Monday to sell the reshuffle as a "reset and refocus" for the new year, but found himself the brunt of criticism after saying his biggest achievement for women this year was repealing the carbon tax.


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  • Seahawks crush Cardinals to take control of NFC West

    Sunday, 9:51 PM

    NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals(Reuters) - Russell Wilson tossed two touchdown passes to Luke Wilson and ran for another as the Seattle Seahawks thumped the Arizona Cardinals 35-6 to take control of the battle for the NFC West division crown on Sunday. With their fifth straight victory, the Seahawks improved to 11-4 and can clinch the division ahead of the Cardinals (11-4) with a win next Sunday against the St Louis Rams in their regular season finale or an Arizona loss at San Francisco. ...


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  • Packers, Steelers and Cowboys head to playoffs

    Sunday, 9:22 PM

    NFL: Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay BuccaneersBy Simon Evans (Reuters) - The Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys booked their places in the playoffs after victories on Sunday while the New England Patriots earned a first round bye for the postseason. Sunday's results meant that defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks also secured a place in the playoffs before crushing their NFC West rivals the Arizona Cardinals 35-6 in the evening finale. The Packers gained their berth with a 20-3 win at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but they will have to wait until next week to see if they can clinch the NFC North title. ...


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  • Asian outlook positive again, says golf tour chief

    Sunday, 8:01 PM

    CEO of Asian Tour Mike Kerr (L) attends the trophy presentation next to winner Felipe Aguilar of Chile during the Championship golf tournament at Laguna National in Singapore, on May 4, 2014Asian Tour CEO Mike Kerr says the outlook for golf in the continent is positive again after a difficult few years which saw tournaments scrapped and sponsors hard to find. The region received a boost last month when the European Tour announced it had added a new "Asian swing" to its 2015 schedule with events in Malaysia, Thailand and India. February will see the long-established Maybank Malaysian Open followed by two new co-sanctioned Asian Tour and European Tour events -- the $2 million Thailand Classic and the Hero Indian Open. "It really highlights that Asia is where the growth is going to be," Kerr told AFP in a telephone interview.


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  • Rudolph stamps guide tiny post office to success

    Sunday, 10:18 PM

    RUDOLPH, Wis. (AP) — This seems to be Rudolph's Christmas... read more

  • Timeline of events before and after NYC cop deaths

    Sunday, 10:18 PM

    This image provided by the Baltimore County Police Dept. shows a wanted poster of Ismaaiyl Brinsley. The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Baltimore County Police Dept.)A timeline of events in the hours before and moments after two New York Police Department officers were killed in their cruiser Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.


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  • Police departments on alert after cop killings

    Sunday, 10:11 PM

    Mourners stand at a memorial Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, during a vigil near the spot where two New York Police Department officers, sitting inside a patrol car the previous day, were shot by an armed man, killing them both. The assailant then went into a nearby subway station and committed suicide, police said. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.


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  • Australian house where eight children killed to be demolished

    Sunday, 9:33 PM

    By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - The house where an Australian mother allegedly killed eight children, most of them her own, will likely be demolished in keeping with indigenous culture to make way for a memorial, a government official said on Monday. The fate of the house in the tropical northern city of Cairns was being discussed while a judge denied a request to transfer the murder case against 37-year-old Raina Mersane Ina Thaiday to Queensland state's Mental Health Court. Thaiday is the mother of the four boys and three of the girls who were slain. The eighth child was her niece. ...... read more

  • Express Scripts to cover AbbVie hepatitis C drug, drops Gilead treatment

    Sunday, 9:03 PM

    By Caroline Humer (Reuters) - The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager has lined up a cheaper price from AbbVie Inc on its newly approved hepatitis C treatment and, in most cases, will no longer cover Gilead Sciences Inc treatments, Express Scripts said on Monday. Express Scripts has opposed the $84,000 pricetag of Gilead Sciences' Sovaldi treatment since it was approved a year ago, saying that was unaffordable. The $1,000 a day pill opened a national debate about drug prices and increased insurer pressure on drug makers to cut prices. ...... read more

  • Flying back on course: the inside story of the new Airbus A350 jet

    Sunday, 5:24 PM

    Airbus's logo is pictured at Airbus headquarters in ToulouseBy Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, who takes his first new A350 jet this week, warned Airbus it was flying off course. Boeing was knocking on his door with a "super-efficient" jet boasting 30 percent fuel savings thanks to a carbon-composite design. In Toulouse, some Airbus engineers, riding high after overtaking Boeing and suspecting a short-lived marketing stunt, laughed off the future 787 with a “tail like a dolphin”. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker urged Airbus to take the 787 seriously and said its draft response, a quick fix to its A330 with new General Electric engines, was inadequate.


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