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Russian minister talks up the ruble
News ImageMOSCOW (AP) A senior Russian minister said on Monday he's expecting the ruble to extend its recent gains and said the government is not planning to introduce currency controls on Russian companies.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:11:36 -0500
French police raise security after weekend attacks
News ImagePARIS (AP) French police are boosting security after an attack on officers in central France, and the country's top security official is visiting the city where a driver ran down 11 pedestrians.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:03:24 -0500
AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:58:58 -0500
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:58:00 -0500
Italian police breakup neo-Fascist plot
MILAN (AP) Italian authorities say they have cracked a neo-Fascist plot to attack immigrants and political targets, including magistrates. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:56:10 -0500
Juve lead Roma as battle heats up for third
News ImageJuventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has insisted the Serie A season is far from over after the champions guaranteed year-end top spot with a three-point lead on challengers Roma. Juventus face defending Cup champions Napoli in Doha on Monday where the Bianconeri will aim to secure their third consecutive Italian Super Cup. "It's the last game of the year and our third objective of the season after the Serie A title and the last 16 of the Champions League," Allegri told reporters from Doha on Sunday. He added: "We still have a long way to go in Serie A and a lot of points to pick up because Roma will be keeping the pressure on.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:37:30 -0500
Pakistan plans to execute 500 terror convicts, officials say
News ImagePakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:37:07 -0500
UK inflation expectations weakest in nearly six years - survey
News ImageLONDON (Reuters) - Expectations in Britain for inflation in the year ahead have fallen to their lowest level in almost six years, a survey showed on Monday. The monthly Citi/Yougov survey found year-ahead inflation expectations fell to 1.5 percent in December from 1.8 percent in November, touching their lowest level since February 2009. Expectations for inflation over the next five to 10 years fell to 2.7 percent from 2.8 percent last month, the lowest level since the survey began in 2005. ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:36:58 -0500
SKorea holds N-plant drills against cyber threats
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company says it is conducting drills against possible cyberattacks after online threats of attack against its plants. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:18:50 -0500
China opposes cyberattacks, doesn't name N. Korea
BEIJING (AP) China told the U.S. that it is against cyberattacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings that Washington has blamed on North Korea, China's foreign ministry said Monday. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:18:47 -0500
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