Investigators said they suspect the driver of a truck that plowed into a crowd at a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people and injuring 48, did so in a deliberate terrorist attack. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said he may have been an asylum-seeker. (Reuters)
A temporary center for migrants was stormed by police in Berlin early this morning. Meanwhile, members of the NYPD's counterterrorism unit were deployed at busy spots in the city, including Winter Village at Bryant Park. (NBC News)
Russia's ambassador to Turkey was assassinated at an Ankara art exhibit last night. The lone Turkish gunman, shouting about Syria, was killed in a shootout with authorities and identified as an off-duty police officer. (NY Times)
President Barack Obama was advised to warn Russian President Vladimir Putin that any interference with the election would be considered an act of war, NBC News reports. But he did not go that far in a September meeting with Putin.
China returned a U.S. underwater drone taken by a Chinese naval vessel in the South China Sea last week, after "friendly" talks between the two countries, a relationship tested by Donald Trump's tougher talk. (Reuters)
The Electoral College formalized Trump's election victory, despite protests around the country to encourage GOP electors to change their vote. In the end, more Democrats than Republicans went rogue. (Reuters)
Carlos Slim got a "very positive" impression from Trump about ties with Mexico, after the two met for dinner on Saturday in Florida, a spokesman for the Mexican telecom billionaire said. (Reuters)
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he felt it was necessary to "engage" when Trump — who criticized Apple and other tech firms — invited him and about a dozen tech executives to attend last week's summit in New York. (USA Today)
Meanwhile, Apple (AAPL) is in talks with India's government to explore making products locally, as the U.S. tech giant aims to make deeper inroads in the world's second-largest mobile phone market by users. (WSJ)
European Union antitrust regulators have charged Facebook (FB) with providing misleading information during its takeover of WhatsApp, opening the social network to a possible fine. (Reuters)
The U.S. regulators are launching an investigation into approximately a million newer Fiat Chrysler Ram pickup trucks and SUVs, following complaints about the vehicles rolling away after being parked. (Reuters)
The U.S. Justice Department has asked Credit Suisse to pay between $5 billion and $7 billion to settle an investigation over the bank's sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. (Reuters)
Deutsche Bank (DB) could reach a mortgage backed securities settlement this week with the DOJ, according to media reports. The penalty is expected to be far less than the $14 billion first proposed by U.S. regulators.
Bank of America (BAC) sold its U.K. credit card business MBNA for $2.35 billion to Lloyds Banking Group, Britain's biggest mortgage lender and still part-owned by the government after a financial crisis bailout. (Reuters)
Uber posted an adjusted loss of more than $800 million in the third quarter, despite growing sales and a China windfall, according to media reports, putting the ride hailing company on pace to record an 25 percent steeper operating loss than last year. (CNBC)