Mourners take part in a prayer vigil at the site where two  New York Police Department (NYPD) officers were fatally shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York December 21, 2014. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Police commissioner urges calm after shooting

NEW YORK - New York's police commissioner called for calm after two officers were gunned down and some officers accused Mayor Bill de Blasio of being insufficiently supportive of police.  Full Article 

U.S. existing home sales hit six-month low, inventories low 10:43am EST

WASHINGTON - U.S. home resales tumbled to a six-month low in November after two straight months of strong increases, underscoring the uneven nature of the housing market recovery.

Security guards stand behind bicycle rails at the entrance of United Artists theater during premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

No proof North Korea hacked Sony: China

BEIJING/WASHINGTON - China said there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said.  Full Article 

Flooding in January 2013 prompted the government to push forward with a multibillion plan to build a giant new seawall and other defenses against rising waters as the city continues to sink. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

In Jakarta, that sinking feeling is all too real

In the Indonesian capital, subsiding land leaves the government no option but to spend tens of billions of dollars on reinforcing its ramshackle defenses.  Full Coverage | Video 

A rose which was thrown into the waters of the Andaman Sea to mark the one-year Indian Ocean tsunami anniversary lies near foot prints in Khao Lak, located in Thailand's Phang Nga province, nearly 110 km (68 miles) north of the resort island of Phuket in this December 26, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files

Ten years on, tsunami warning system falters

BANGKOK - In April 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster.  Full Article 

Airbus's company logo is pictured at the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, December 4, 2014.  REUTERS/ Regis Duvignau

The inside story of the new Airbus A350 jet

PARIS - Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, who takes his first new A350 jet this week, warned Airbus it was flying off course.  Full Article 

Russia’s crisis hurts middle classes

The Russia rouble opened broadly former on Monday but its collapse is forcing many middle-class families to reassess their life plans. As Sonia Legg reports those with foreign currency-denominated mortgages are particularly exposed.

Live: NYC police killing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a press conference concerning the murder of two police officers.