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Friday, December 12, 2014
Palestinians mourn official, Israel braces for unrest
Thousands of Palestinians gathered Thursday to mourn a senior official who died in a confrontation with Israeli troops, as the army sent reinforcements to the West Bank and braced for unrest.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan won party primaries Thursday while the opposition coalition continued voting to choose a challenger for February presidential elections in Africa's most populous nation.
Time names Ebola fighters as 2014 'person'
Time magazine on Wednesday named as its “Person of the Year 2014” the medics treating the Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 6,300 people, paying tribute to their courage and mercy.
Crucial reforms of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were left hanging Wednesday after the U.S. Congress failed to endorse them in the final budget legislation of the year.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
When the CIA set out to design a program to elicit intelligence from captured terrorists, it turned to two former Air Force psychologists with no practical interrogation experience and no specialized knowledge of al-Qaida, according to a Senate investigation released this week.
CIA torture brutal and ineffective: US report
CIA torture of al-Qaida suspects was far more brutal than acknowledged, did not produce useful intelligence and was so poorly managed it lost track of detainees, a scathing U.S. Senate report revealed Tuesday.
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North America, once a sponge that sucked in a significant portion of the world's oil, will instead be supplying the world with oil and other liquid hydrocarbons by the end of this decade, according to ExxonMobil's annual long-term energy forecast.
Climate funds exceed US$10 bil. at Lima talks
Rich countries have pledged more than US$10 billion in climate aid for poor economies, a psychological threshold at U.N. global warming talks in Lima, according to a tally compiled by AFP Tuesday.
The U.N.'s human rights chief on Wednesday condemned rich nations for their indifference to waves of global migration, after new figures showed more than 3,400 people died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe.
Greek stock market plummets on fear of political crisis
The Greek stock market had its biggest plunge since 1987 Tuesday as concerns mounted that the country is heading for a political crisis that could jeopardize its financial rescue program.
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