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Friday, December 12, 2014
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.
U.S. congressional negotiators finalized a huge spending bill late Tuesday that funds most federal operations through next September, concluding weeks of haggling to avoid a looming government shutdown.
Prince William, Kate visit Sept. 11 memorial
Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, paid their respects with a handwritten note Tuesday at the Sept. 11 museum and told its leaders they were struck by the enormity of the loss in the 2001 terror attacks.
The U.S. representative at a major conference on nuclear weapons rejected calls Tuesday for a treaty immediately eliminating them, saying Washington prefers a “step-by-step” approach.
Detroit's emergency manager has agreed to step down, saying in a letter released Tuesday that the city will no longer be in a financial emergency once it exits the largest public bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.
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