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Obama vows 'do everything I can' to close Guantanamo: CNN interview

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Brennan Linsley/Pool In this photo, reviewed by the U.S. Military, a sign marks a closed-off area, at Camp Justice, the location of the U.S. Military Commissions court for war crimes, at the U.S. Naval Base, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 19, 2009.
Dec 21, 2014

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Exclusive: Southwest's oil swap trade waiver raises CFTC questions

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking Southwest Airlines jets wait on the tarmac at Denver International Airport in Denver January 22, 2014. However, the decision to grant the airline an exemption from rules calling for greater derivatives transparency raised concerns about its market impact and sparked a debate among regulators, according to people familiar with the approval process.

Saudi's Naimi says prices will stimulate demand, confident market will recover

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi talks to journalists before a meeting of OPEC oil ministers at OPEC's headquarters in Vienna November 27, 2014. In a speech in Abu Dhabi, the minister, Ali al-Naimi, denied politics played a role in the kingdom's oil policy and said the price decline would not have "a noticeable and big" impact on the economies of Saudi Arabia or other Arab countries.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @samori8: No change, but some of the most determined comments yet: Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output, via @Reuters reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Dec 21, 2014

RT @Reuters: Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output even if non-OPEC nations do reut.rs/1sMHZS3

Dec 21, 2014

Saudi's Naimi says lower oil prices will stimulate demand reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Lawmaker calls for strong U.S. response to Sony hack, including sanctions

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers speaks at the Reuters Cybersecurity Summit in Washington May 15, 2013. U.S. Representative Mike Rogers criticized President Barack Obama on "Fox News Sunday" for getting on a plane to Hawaii on Friday and not acting immediately against North Korea.
Dec 21, 2014

Lawmaker calls for strong U.S. response to Sony hack, including sanctions reut.rs/1vdE2Xx

Dec 21, 2014

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Saudi Oil Min: 'Let the most efficient producers produce'

reuters.com — Asked about possible cooperation between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, which include the world's lowest cost producers, and non-member countries, he replied: "The best thing for everybody is to let the most efficient producers produce". (Reporting by Rania El Gamal, Writing by William Maclean)
Dec 21, 2014

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Four militants hanged in Pakistan as execution campaign widens

reuters.com — None of those hanged has anything to do with Tuesday's school rampage in Peshawar, and some Pakistani commentators have said the executions are intended to divert attention from the failure to satisfy public demands to find the killers.
Dec 21, 2014

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U.S. firm finds malware targeting visitors to Afghan government websites

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin May 21, 2013. ThreatConnect, a Virginia-based cybersecurity firm, said its researchers last week found a corrupted JavaScript file that is being used to host content on "gov.af" websites, and there are no antivirus protections available for the malware.

ANALYSIS-Soccer-Club World Cup still a hit outside Europe

uk.reuters.com — MARRAKECH, Morocco Dec 21 (Reuters) - Greeted with overwhelming indifference in Europe, the Club World Cup is still seen as the pinnacle of club football elsewhere as thousands of San Lorenzo fans demonstrated this week. An estimated 9,000 fans made the tortuous and costly trip from Buenos Aires to Marrakech to witness what they believed was the most important week in their club's history.

Obama does not consider Sony hack an act of war: CNN interview

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing U.S. President Barack Obama answers a question about the cyberattack on Sony Pictures after his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington December 19, 2014.
Dec 21, 2014

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Two New York police officers killed, gunman dead: NYT

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Liam Quigley 1 of 8. Police officers block off the scene of a a shooting incident where a gunman killed two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car before turning his weapon on himself in New York December 20, 2014.
Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

Two New York police officers killed in ambush: commissioner reut.rs/1zJkqOZ

Dec 20, 2014

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Monkey to the rescue

reuters.com — A monkey saves the life of another monkey who fell unconscious after being shocked by electrical wiring on a rail track in India's northern city of Kanpur. Vanessa Johnston reports.

New York police officers shot in patrol car, suspect in custody

reuters.com — The officers were on patrol in the borough of Brooklyn. They were taken to Brooklyn's Woodhull Medical Center, and their conditions are unknown, the spokesman said. The suspected shooter, a 28-year-old man, is being treated for injuries at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, and a weapon has been recovered, he said.
Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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RPT-UPDATE 1-S.Korea prosecutors investigate data leak at nuclear power plants

uk.reuters.com — (Repeated to add byline) * Operator KHNP says non-critical data over plants leaked * KHNP to hold drills against cyberattaks on Monday-Tuesday By Sohee Kim and Meeyoung Cho SEOUL, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation into a leak of non-critical data at South Korea's nuclear power operator, the prosecutors' office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea.
Dec 21, 2014

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Yazidis cheer Kurds on Iraqi mountain for breaking Islamic State siege

uk.reuters.com — SINJAR MOUNTAIN, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish fighters flashed victory signs as they swept across the northern side of Sinjar mountain on Saturday, two days after breaking through to free hundreds of Yazidis trapped there for months by Islamic State fighters.
Dec 21, 2014

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Cuba says U.S. must respect its communist system

uk.reuters.com — HAVANA (Reuters) - President Raul Castro demanded on Saturday that the United States respect Cuba's communist rule as the two countries work to restore diplomatic ties, and warned that Cuban-American exiles might try to sabotage the rapprochement. U.S.

Egypt receives 10 Apache helicopters from U.S.: sources

af.reuters.com — CAIRO (Reuters) - 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's Sisi meets Qatari envoy, signaling possible detente

mobile.reuters.com — CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met a special envoy of the emir of Qatar on Saturday, the latest step in a Saudi-brokered effort to repair relations, regional news agencies reported.

AstraZeneca CEO says new Pfizer bid unlikely: Swedish daily DI

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Phil Noble A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England May 19, 2014. AstraZeneca saw off a $118 billion approach from Pfizer in May and British takeover rules now allow Pfizer to renew its pursuit. "I consider it unlikely that Pfizer will return with a bid," AstraZeneca Chief Executive Pascal Soriot told the newspaper.

Lebanon says it needs French helicopters quickly to fight jihadis

uk.reuters.com — PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanon hopes France will deliver helicopters to its army faster than planned so it can fight jihadis encroaching from neighbouring Syria, Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam said in an interview on Sunday.
Dec 21, 2014

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