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Monday, December 15, 2014
The U.S. Congress passed a US$1.1-trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 Saturday, capping a week of acrimonious wrangling while averting a government shutdown and sending the measure to President Barack Obama.
The U.S. Congress on Saturday unanimously approved fresh economic sanctions against Russia and lethal weapons for Kiev, defying President Barack Obama and hardening American lawmakers' response to a Kremlin-backed insurgency in Ukraine.
Jamaica commission explores deadly raid
Adina Derby raised her voice in anger and grief as she recalled the morning when masked soldiers and police raided her West Kingston neighborhood, using mortar rounds to blast through street barricades of junked cars and piles of wood.
SantaCon kicks off with hopes of less naughtiness during annual pub crawl
The annual pub crawl featuring thousands of drunken Santas on the streets of New York City began Saturday with a lawyer's lecture after complaints about participants' wild behavior.
The U.S. Federal Reserve holds its final policy meeting this week facing a conundrum most countries would love to have: slowly accelerating economic growth with no sign of inflation.
Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest
The latest of five generations who have worked the same ground in northeastern Nebraska, 52-year-old Scott Garwood, isn't growing corn or cattle — it's fish.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
A US$1.1 trillion spending bill is on its way to President Barack Obama for his signature.
U.S. senators were scheduled to hold a special session Saturday for a series of votes on a US$1.1 trillion spending bill that lawmakers need to approve to avert a government shutdown.
Ex-Guantanamo prisoners stroll Uruguay streets
Four of the men released this week after years of captivity at Guantanamo Bay have finally had their first long walk in freedom, stopping to buy a bit of cheese and bread on a stroll through Uruguay's capital.
Congress on Friday sent U.S. President Barack Obama a massive U.S. defense policy bill that endorses his stepped-up military campaign of airstrikes and training of Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels in the war against Islamic State militants.
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