U.S. President Barack Obama responds to a question after his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama vows response over Sony cyber attack

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama vowed to respond to the cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in.  Full Article | Video 

North Korea says to boost nuclear power to counter U.S. hostile policy 5:11am EST

SEOUL - North Korea vowed on Saturday to boost its "nuclear power" to counter Washington's hostile policy, saying it had become apparent the United States aimed to invade the North under the guise of human rights abuses.

An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary, Alberta, July 21, 2014. Pump jacks are used to pump crude oil out of the ground after an oil well has been drilled. REUTERS/Todd Korol

Why oil could drop as low as $20 per barrel

How low can it go -- and how long will it last? The 50 percent slump in oil prices raises both those questions and while nobody can confidently answer the first question, the second is pretty easy.  Full Article 

A protester reaches for a tear gas canister during a second night of protests in Ferguson, Missouri November 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ferguson wants peace, but anger still simmers

FERGUSON, Mo - More than four months after a white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager and sparked nationwide demonstrations over the way police in the United States interact with the black community, anger still simmers in the city of 21,000 mostly black residents.  Full Article 

Cuba's President Raul Castro attends the opening session of the 10th ALBA alliance summit in Havana December 14, 2014.  REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

Raul Castro steps out of brother's shadow

HAVANA - Stepping out of his legendary brother's shadow, President Raul Castro has scored a diplomatic triumph and a surge in popular support with the deal that ends decades of open hostility with the United States.  Full Article 

Men are silhouetted against a video screen as they pose with Samsung Galaxy S3, Nokia Lumia 820 and iPhone 4 smartphones (L-R) in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, May 17, 2013. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Goldman's addictive app

IPOs have been updated for the Candy Crush era with an iPad app that tracks roadshow results. Breakingviews editors explain how the smartphone economy is moving from living room to the boardroom.  Video 

Protesters target Acapulco mayor over missing students

Protesters surround and vandalize the car of the mayor of Acapulco over the case of the missing 43 student teachers in southern Mexico. Julie Noce reports.

A couple walks along the rough surf during sunset at Oahu's North Shore December 26, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Find your dream retirement town

Florida? Hawaii? Reuters has teamed up with Zillow to give you the power to customize a list of your best places to retire.  Video | Full Article