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The president spoke at his end-of-the-year press conference.
President Barack Obama predicted Friday that change will come to Cuba with a thaw in diplomatic relations between the two nations.
Pakistan on Friday executed two convicted terrorists in response to school massacre, its first executions in years.
Plus: Five dead from listeria infections; federal oversight for MetLife; Chrysler to expand a recall of air bag inflators
PLUS: Mother arrested in killings; Israel hits Gaza; Israeli spy arrested; Iran honors Jews; Putin critic charged.
The easing of some restrictions will be “one of the best things to ever happen in the travel industry,” says one travel agent.
The FBI said it has enough evidence to conclude that North Korea was behind the punishing breach of the Hollywood studio.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday faulted the global oil price drop and Western sanctions.
A court in Pakistan on Thursday authorized the release on $5,000 bail of the militant who coordinated the 2008 terror attacks.
Plus: Ex-Blackwater chief hired; drug suspect sent to U.S.; doctor dies of Ebola; no fries with that?
Pakistan is immersed in three days of mourning, with all educational institutions closed and the entire city of Peshawar shut down.
Key U.S. “intelligence asset” imprisoned in Cuba for nearly two decades was swapped for three Cuban spies.
John O’Brien, the eldest hostage in the Sydney terror siege earlier this week, describes his harrowing captivity and bold escape plan.
European Union court, citing technicality, orders the Palestinian militant organization Hamas removed from the EU terror group list.
The Church of England has appointed the Rev. Libby Lane as its first female bishop.
MEXICO CITY — Two rival vigilante groups faced off in western Mexico in a shootout that left 11 people dead weeks after federal authorities
Pakistan mourns and then acts against terrorists in wake of the Taliban militant assault Tuesday on an army-run school in Peshawar.
Colombia’s president said he hoped the changes paved the way to reaching “the dream of having a continent where there is total peace.”
The studio's reputation is in tatters as embarrassing revelations spill from tens of thousands of leaked emails and other company materials.
Obama administration officials had considered Alan Gross' imprisonment an impediment to improving relations with Cuba.
A day after 148 people died in one of the most violent attacks in Pakistan, the nation surveyed the damage from the nine-hour slaughter.
Peshawar is in deep mourning. One heard the heart-wrenching wailing of women and silent weeping of men every 100 yards or so.
President Barack Obama will sign into law a bill bringing additional sanctions against Russia for its Ukraine incursion.
The Vatican inquiry that some saw as critical of U.S. nuns has ended instead with praise for the sisters’ selfless work.
Finance records and officials show that Ecuadoran family has won favors from the Obama administration after giving donations to Democrats.
Plus: Israel arrests 10; China police torture; N. Korea slams U.S.; Korean Air troubles; Anti-Islamist rally.
The attack, carried out by a Pakistani militant group trying to overthrow the government, killed mainly students at an army public school.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Rome for a series of diplomatic sessions, including with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
The Bank of Russia today aggressively jacked up its key interest rate from in a bid to quell fears about the ruble’s decline.
American woman, now 87, has spent decades preserving Afghanistan’s rich cultural heritage since her first visit in 1962.
Plus: French jihadi raids; Iran nuclear talks; Russian air incursions; Oil slump continues.
A police source named the gunman as Man Haron Monis, an Iranian refugee and self-styled sheik facing multiple charges of sexual assault.
But the deal still falls far short of what is needed to stave off the dangerous and costly early impact of global warming.
The Japanese conglomerate is heading for its fifth net loss in six years, raising questions about its ability to hold on to businesses.
Although turnout was at a record low, the ruling LDP and its coalition partner, Komeito, won a “supermajority” in the lower house.
Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu today to discuss various proposals for a Palestinian state.
Television footage showed two people holding up what appeared to be a black flag with white Arabic writing on it.
Plus: Haiti PM resigns; China looks west; Turkish media raided.
Ebola has been wretched for children. More than 3,500 have been infected and at least 1,200 have died, United Nations officials estimate.
Current technology is a challenge in the field.
China’s e-cigarette industr, which dominates the world market,y lacks oversight for safety
The deal is still expected to fall short of goals, however.
Plus: Iraqi town falls; India Twitter arrest; Indonesia mudslide; British troop deployment.
Meanwhile, U.S. lawmakers were expected Friday to approve new sanctions on Russian weapons companies and oil investors.
The pope’s action seemed to represent a further success for China in its efforts to isolate the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader.
PLUS: London air traffic snag; submarine lease readied; Ebola hits Christmas spirit
The loss of 3.2 million jobs includes 122,600 in Pennsylvania, with most of the positions in manufacturing.
Flights are being delayed because of the outage at the NATS control center in Swanwick, England.
The United Nations also weighed in, saying U.S. reluctance to punish those responsible have set back efforts to fight torture worldwide.
The police faced little resistance Thursday from demonstrators as they demolished tents and pushed out people from the city’s largest