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  • Report: At least 60 journalists killed in 2014 Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— At least 60 journalists around the world were killed in 2014 while on the job or because of their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday, making the past three years the deadliest for journalists since the organization began keeping track more than two decades ago. AP video journalist Simone Camilli and his freelance translator, Ali...

  • Myanmar villagers remain in standoff over mine Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    YANGON, Myanmar— Villagers refusing to leave their homes for the expansion of a Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar remained in a tense standoff with security forces for a second day Tuesday, with two reported hurt. The massive project, a joint venture between a Myanmar military-controlled holding company and China's Wanbao Mining Copper...

  • Russia near full-fledged crisis: Ex-finance minister Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    Russia faces a “full-blown economic crisis” next year that will trigger defaults, a respected ex-finance minister has warned. The FT reports.

  • Woman fatally shot at Myanmar mine protest Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:34 AM ET

    YANGON, Myanmar— A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said. Khin San Hlaing, a lawmaker from the National League for Democracy party, said the confrontation at the Letpadaung copper-mine project occurred as police and...

  • Iraq TV show makes 'terrorists' confront victims Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:25 AM ET

    BAGHDAD— Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now, the 21- year old is a reluctant cast member in a popular reality TV show. A cameraman pinned a microphone on Motar's bright yellow prison jumpsuit as he stood alongside a busy...

  • Belarus' president promises help for Ukraine Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    MOSCOW— Belarus' authoritarian president on Sunday promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro- Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships. Ukraine's year of crisis has been unsettling to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled autocratically since 1994, and wants to fend off any protest movement like those that...

  • WRAPUP 1-Obama says Sony hack not an act of war Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. Washington's long-standing dispute with North Korea, which for years has centered on its nuclear weapons program, has entered new territory with the...

  • US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    HONOLULU— President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company. North Korea has reacted angrily to Obama's comments blaming it for the hacking of Sony, warning of...

  • 'Dragon Age' tops AP critics' best games of 2014 Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 3:27 PM ET

    The top 10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten:. 1. "Dragon Age: Inquisition": BioWare's overstuffed role-playing epic has everything you could want in a fantasy saga: war, magic, exploration, romance and, yes, dragons. 2. "Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft": Blizzard Entertainment, masters of massively multiplayer online worlds, scaled down with this delightful...

  • Egypt receives 10 Apache helicopters from U.S. - sources Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    CAIRO, Dec 20- Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the United States in the past week, security sources said on Saturday, a sign of easing tensions between the long-time allies confronting Islamist extremism across the region. Egypt is fighting an Islamist insurgency targeting mostly security personnel and based mainly in the lawless Sinai Peninsula...

  • AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    GENEVA— Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press that he was prepared to make himself an...

  • Israel attacks Gaza for first time since summer Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:14 PM ET
    A Palestinian woman takes some of her belongings from her partially destroyed home across the street from where a high rise apartment building in Gaza City was targeted by Israeli airstrikes, Aug. 26, 2014.

    It was Israel's first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war.

  • LOS ANGELES— The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against Sony Pictures that the FBI has attributed to North Korea. While North Korea forces have frequently been depicted as the adversary in games, such as " Tom...

  • AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    GENEVA— Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press that he was prepared to make himself an...

  • The destructive nature of the attack, and threats from the hackers that led the Hollywood studio to pull a comedy movie depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader, set it apart from previous cyber intrusions, the FBI said. "As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments and agencies, the FBI now has...

  • Industry officials said they were stunned when the Senate abruptly decided on Tuesday night to leave Washington without approving a bill to give the program six more years. And lobbyists scrambled to ensure the program would be high on the agenda when Congress re-opens on Jan. 6. "There will not be a member of Congress that doesn't continue to hear the importance...

  • 2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    Even though law enforcement didn't deem the threats of violence credible at the time, theater owners and Sony undoubtedly considered the 2012 massacre of a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater. "President Barack Obama said Friday that it was a mistake for Sony to scrap the film, and he wished executives had consulted with him first. Some Hollywood notables,...

  • FBI: North Korea Gov't behind Sony attack  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    The FBI have stated that North Korea's government is responsible for the Sony attack. Neil Ashdown, deputy head of Asia analysis at IHS, weighs in, saying that it's difficult to "definitively attribute" a hacking attack to a particular group or state.

  • Putin: Russia military modernization to go ahead Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    Speaking at a meeting with Russia's top military brass, Putin said the nation's nuclear forces are a "major factor in maintaining global balance," adding that "they effectively preclude the possibility of a large-scale aggression against Russia." The huge military buildup is continuing despite the country's economic woes, triggered by a combination of...

  • UK PM: Must keep pressure on Russia  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:10 AM ET

    At the European Union summit, sanctions on Russia is all the talk. U.K. prime minister David Cameron says the pressure must be kept on Russia while President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, stated that EU needs a consistent strategy towards Russia. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.