Cuba Protests Planned in Miami, but Turnout Unclear
Cuban-American groups opposed to President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the Castro government plan to protest Saturday in Miami. But it's not clear how many people will show up. Only a handful protested in Little Havana on ...
Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba dealU-T San Diego
What Obama's plan means for seeing Cuba's classic carsNew York Daily News
Cuba's Raul Castro steps out of brother's shadow with US deal, support surgesDaily News & Analysis
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Anger grows in Pakistan over supporters of 'radical Islam'
There have been protests across Pakistan following the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, in which more than 140 people died, most of them children. The government executed two people on Friday evening after it re-introduced the death penalty for ...
US drone 'kills five Pakistani Taliban militants' after Peshawar school massacreThe Independent
Taliban video identifies Peshawar attack mastermind as Umar Mansoor, father of 3Hindustan Times
Pakistan forces kill at least 67 suspected militantsBoston Globe
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Cairns police arrest mother after discovery of eight dead children
The 37-year-old mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a mass stabbing in Australia's city of Cairns has been arrested for murder, police have said. Det Insp Bruno Asnicar said the woman, who was hospitalised on Friday with stab wounds, was ...
Cairns deaths: Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after eight children are ...The Independent
Mother arrested for murder of eight children in AustraliaThe News International
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Projectile fired from Gaza explodes in southern Israel
Remnants of a projectile that was fired from Gaza and hit the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel on December 19, 2014. Photo by Ilan Assayag. Text size. Comments (0). Print Page. Send to friend. Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share.
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Obama vows US response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing ...
Sony blames cinemas for cancellation of N Korea filmBBC News
Sony Cyberattack: Obama Blames North Korea, Vows ResponseNDTV
Sony: 'We Had No Choice' But To Axe FilmSky News
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A Turkish criminal court issued an arrest warrant Friday for Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish religious scholar who lives in self-exile in Pennsylvania and has become public enemy No. 1 of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's increasingly autocratic president.
Turkish court issues warrant for Erdogan rival Fethullah GulenTelegraph.co.uk
Turkey media arrests pure 'political vengeance'Sydney Morning Herald
Turkish court issues arrest warrant for US-based Erdogan rival, media reportsReuters UK
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Peshmerga break Islamic State siege around Mount Sinjar
The bodies of the six Islamic State fighters still lay strewn and bloodied in the narrow ditch where they fell. The men had clearly tried to seek cover from the coalition's air strikes, which have helped turn the war in the north of Iraq in recent weeks. To no avail.
Iraqi Kurds claim end to Mount Sinjar siegeTimes of India
BRIEFLY: Iraq clash delays Yazidis evacuationFredericksburg.com
Iraqi Kurds claim more territory after breaking siege of Sinjarwww.worldbulletin.net
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Nigeria: Troops Kill 75 Boko Haram Militants in Borno
At least 75 Boko Haram militants were killed in a clash with Nigerian troops at Bulabulin Ngaura on the outskirts of Damboa town of Borno State on Wednesday, security and local sources said in Maiduguri yesterday. Many others escaped with life threatening ...
Nigeria says reports of latest Boko Haram kidnap 'unverified'Times LIVE
Nothing Will Happen To Me – Sanusi Dares Boko Haram LeaderOsun Defender
You can't kill me – Emir Sanusi dares Boko HaramDailyPost Nigeria
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Obama Bans US Trade With Crimea
U.S. President Barack Obama has issued an executive order banning U.S. exports of goods, technology or services to Ukraine's Crimea region. Obama also authorized the Treasury Department to impose sanctions on individuals and companies operating in ...
Obama Imposes Sanctions on Crimea, Echoes EUABC News
Canada imposes new sanctions against RussiaFirstpost
Obama to block exports of goods, technology, services to CrimeaReuters UK
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Cuban relatives of US spy in dark after news of release
WASHINGTON/MIAMI (Reuters) - His release from a Cuban prison has been as cloak-and-dagger as his spying career ever was. Not even the family of Rolando Sarraff Trujillo appears to know what has happened to the Cuban man believed by some to be ...
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In Paul-Rubio feud over Cuba, a preview of GOP's 2016 foreign policy debate
Two of the Republican Party's top White House hopefuls clashed sharply Friday over President Obama's new Cuba policy, a harbinger of a growing GOP rift over foreign affairs that could shape the party's 2016 presidential primaries. Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) ...
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Paul, Rubio Clash Over Obama's Cuba PolicyABC News
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Canada to impose more economic sanctions, travel bans against Russians
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Canada is imposing new sanctions on the crumbling Russian economy, and especially its crucial energy sector, as the federal Conservative government applies further pressure on President Vladimir Putin to stop funding military incursions into Ukraine.
Germany's foreign minister against tougher sanctions against RussiaITAR-TASS
Canada Imposes New Sanctions Against Russia: Prime MinisterSputnik International
Canada Imposes New Sanctions on RussiaWall Street Journal
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Cuba expects stronger growth as relations with US improve
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Friday its economy will grow a healthy 4 percent in 2015, apparently banking on improved diplomatic and economic relations with the United States to pull it out of years of stagnation. President Barack Obama this week ...
Barack Obama's Year-End Message to Americans: I'm Not a Lame DuckNDTV
Cuba-United States relations: Barack Obama eyes Congress to help with his ...ABC Online
Obama Says Change Will Be Slow in CubaWall Street Journal
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Clinton and Warren -- Facts, Not Labels
As a supporter of Hillary Clinton for president if she runs, I don't mind the efforts of some Democrats to urge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to change her mind and run for president. I admire Warren, especially her recent effort to strip the "cromnibus" budget ...
Dynastic politics in America?New York Post
Obama's Cuba move helps Hillary ClintonThe Daily Star
With Cuba decision, Obama hands Hillary Clinton a giftDaily Times
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St. Louis prosecutor admits witnesses likely lied under oath
St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch admitted Friday that he believed multiple witnesses lied under oath while testifying before the grand jury that heard the case of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen who was shot dead by a police officer in August.
Prosecutor: Some Ferguson witnesses lied, but no chargesCBS News
Lawmaker wants investigation of St. Louis prosecutorSan Francisco Chronicle
Witnesses Lied Under Oath In Ferguson Grand Jury, Prosecutor SaysHuffington Post
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Paul Labels Rubio 'Isolationist' Over Cuba Stance
Wall Street Journal
As Sen. Rand Paul edges closer to a presidential run, he's throwing some sharp elbows at potential GOP rivals. The Kentucky Republican's latest dust-up came Friday when he used Facebook FB +1.89% Facebook Inc. Cl A U.S.: Nasdaq $79.88 +1.48 ...
Marco Rubio vs. Rand Paul: Who's winning GOP Cuba policy smackdown?Christian Science Monitor
Paul, Rubio Clash Over Obama's Cuba PolicyABC News
Obama, Marco Rubio, Sony CEO: weekend guestsOrlando Sentinel
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Profumo affair's Mandy Rice-Davies dies at the age of 70
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist has said. She - along with her friend Christine Keeler - was at the centre of the scandal which threatened to bring down ...
How Mandy Rice-Davies survived the Profumo sex scandal that changed BritainDaily Mail
Mandy Rice-Davies dead: Party girl who helped topple a government and ended ...Mirror.co.uk
Mandy Rice-Davies dies of cancer at 70The Times (subscription)
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Obama Defends Cuban Opening but Faults Sony Over Movie in Year-End Press ...
New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Friday rejected critics who say he should not have opened American relations with Cuba because of that nation's human rights record, saying the historic thaw would give the United States more sway with the Cuban ...
Obama criticizes Sony, warns pace of change in Cuba will be uncertainLos Angeles Times
Obama Expects 'Healthy Debate' in Congress on CubaWall Street Journal
Obama: No quick end to embargo on CubaCharlotte Observer
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Kenyan leader signs security law to curb terror attacks
NAIROBI: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday signed into law the new Security Amendment Act 2014 that is expected to enhance the fight against terrorists in the East African nation. In a televised address to the nation, Kenyatta called on Kenyans to ...
Kenya's Tough Anti-Terror Law SignedVoice of America
Kenyan president signs controversial national security lawAl Jazeera America
Kenya President Signs Controversial Security LawABC News
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Marco Rubio, Rand Paul trade barbs on US-Cuba deal
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Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, who are both mulling a bid for president in 2016, traded barbs on Friday over the controversial U.S.-Cuba deal. It all started when Paul told a radio station that the embargo “just hasn't worked” and then said ...
Marco Rubio and Rand Paul fight over Cuba in 2016 previewTampabay.com
Rand Paul picks a fight with Marco RubioWashington Post (blog)
Rand Paul fires back at Marco Rubio: Seems like 'isolationist' who wants to ...Washington Times
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