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  • Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off

    By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's transition to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising which ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a full parliament…

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  • New leadership seeks to rebuild EU self-confidence

    By Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Short, snappy and focused on two priorities - reviving sagging investment in Europe and standing firm towards Russia, the first European Union summit under new leadership was a demonstrative break with the past. Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime minister who…

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  • U.S. sends four Guantanamo prisoners home to Afghanistan

    By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Afghans held for over a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in a gradual push by the Obama administration to close the jail. The men were flown to Kabul…

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  • Did North Korea just blink over Sony's 'The Interview' hack?

    President Obama has promised a “proportional” response to what the FBI says was North Korea’s massive, costly, and threatening computer hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment over the corporation’s yet-to-be-released satire “The Interview.”

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  • Sony hack becomes four-way war of words

    The massive computer breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment over the satire ‘The Interview’ – allegedly the work of North Korean hackers – has become a major war of words over freedom of expression as well as security issues involving the Internet and terrorist threats.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Sony hack got your worried? Here are some cyber safety tips

    You may be thinking, “If they can break into Sony’s corporate computers, can they do it to me?”

    Christian Science Monitor
  • College football TV schedule: Bowl season begins Saturday

    Over 30 college football bowl games will be played between now and the first week of January, culminating with the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship game in Arlington, Texas, on Jan. 12.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Ex-mayor sworn in as Romania's new president

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Parliament swore in a former mayor as the country's new president in an election he called a triumph for democracy 25 years after communism ended.

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  • Hirscher leads 1st run in Alta Badia; Ligety 7th

    ALTA BADIA, Italy (AP) — Three-time defending overall World Cup winner Marcel Hirscher held a slight lead over two Frenchmen following the opening run of a giant slalom Sunday on the Gran Risa course.

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  • Top Asian News at 11:00 a.m. GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said. Mersane Warria, 37, was charged with eight counts of murder in a bedside hearing at a hospital in the northern city of…

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  • Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil chief says that allegations the kingdom conspired to bring oil prices down to harm its neighbors are false.

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  • Nigeria's home-grown Islamic uprising poses regional threat

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.

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  • Egypt allows in travelers from Gaza for first time since October

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said. Rafah is the only major crossing between impoverished Gaza, home to 1.8 million…

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  • Gunman kills two NY police officers in Brooklyn

    An African American gunman with an apparent grudge killed two New York police officers in a cold-blooded attack after weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men. The two uniformed officers, one a newlywed, were shot in the head through the window of their patrol car in broad…

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  • Elton John to wed David Furnish after 21 years together

    Windsor (United Kingdom) (AFP) - British pop legend Elton John will marry long-time partner David Furnish on Sunday, the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership, with a ceremony in Windsor, home of the castle beloved by Queen Elizabeth II.

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  • Egyptian jailed for 10 years for spying for Israel

    Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian court has jailed a Suez Canal shipping services manager for 10 years on charges of spying for Israel about naval movements through the strategic waterway, state media reported.

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  • World Cup races canceled due to lack of snow

    VIENNA (AP) — The International Ski Federation (FIS) has canceled women's World Cup races in Semmering, Austria, next week because of a lack of snow.

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