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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Streets deserted as huge snowstorm hits US
A huge snowstorm slammed into northeastern U.S. late Monday, shutting down public transport, canceling thousands of flights and leaving roads and streets deserted as snow blanketed an area that's home to tens of millions of people.
With only five days left before the deadline to seek payments, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg has decided that 50 death cases are eligible for money due to crashes caused by faulty General Motors (GM) ignition switches.
Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said.
Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter
A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter.
Liberia's president on Monday announced the closure of an Ebola treatment facility which lay at the epicenter of the virus's worst outbreak in history, as the disease's spread has slowed in the country.
Castro ends silence on shift in Cuba-US relations
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington.
The U.S. Federal Reserve ended 2014 with a pledge to be “patient” in raising interest rates from record lows. The way things are going, its patience may endure for a long while.
A day after a top ratings agency cut Russia's rating to junk level, the government in Moscow on Tuesday announced a plan that will see the economy return to a budget surplus in 2017.
Solid economic growth will help the U.S. budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since U.S. President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday.
A branch of the World Bank is helping set up nearly US$63 million in financing to help create and operate a new wind farm in Jamaica, which has long struggled with punishing electricity costs and a near total dependence on imported oil.
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