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Friday, December 19, 2014
Cubans in Miami slam Washington's 'betrayal'
Cubans in Miami's Little Havana reacted with anger — and a sprinkling of hope — to U.S. President Barack Obama's dramatic bid Wednesday to end a half-decade Cold War with the communist-ruled island.
He was the CIA's man in Havana — the undercover agent who unmasked a spy ring lurking in America and then spent 20 years languishing in a Cuban jail.
A U.S. man who cornered a teenage German exchange student in his garage and shot him in cold blood could spend the rest of his life in prison after he was convicted of murder Wednesday.
The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be “patient” in deciding when to do so.
Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate bowls of American rice, while U.S. tourists flocked to casinos and nightclubs in Havana.
Rent control up for Spain's family-run shops
On Madrid's main shopping street, the Gran Via, a toy store that has sold handmade dolls since it opened in 1942 just after Spain's Civil War, is preparing to close after the Christmas rush.
A Federal Court in Canada on Wednesday ordered Apple's Canadian subsidiary to hand over nearly three years worth of documents to a watchdog agency as part of an anti-competition probe into iPhone sales.
Spanish builder Acciona said Wednesday that a consortium it is part of has signed a contract worth 1.4 billion euros (US$1.7 billion) to build and operate a light-rail line through Sydney.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Palestinians set deadline for Israeli occupation
Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday, while the Palestinians at the United Nations set a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from lands captured nearly 50 years ago by the end of 2017.
Plunging gasoline costs caused U.S. consumer prices to drop in November, muting inflation across the entire economy.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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