A pro-Russian rebel displays a captured Ukrainian flag at the destroyed airport in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Kiev's NATO bid dangerous for Europe, says Russia

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Ukraine's pursuit of NATO membership posed a danger to European security. and that the West was using Kiev's bid to join the Atlantic alliance as a way to fuel confrontation between Russia and Ukraine.  Full Article 

Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by delays 25 Dec 2014

- Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live and Sony Corp's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.

Dennis Lavalle holds a ticket and a poster of the film "The Interview" starring actors Seth Rogen and James Franco as he attends the Christmas Day screening of "The Interview" in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles, California December 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Independents' Day: 'The Interview' sells out

LOS ANGELES - Many midnight showings of "The Interview" sold out in independent movie theaters, as film buffs came out to show their support for freedom of speech.  Video | Full Article 

Toni Martin (C), mother of Antonio Martin, who was fatally shot, attends a prayer vigil in Berkeley, Missouri, December 24, 2014. REUTERS/Aaron P Bernstein

Cops confronted after latest Missouri shooting

BERKELEY, Mo. - Protests flared in the St. Louis suburb where a white policeman fatally shot a black man who brandished a gun at a gas station earlier this week.  Video | Full Article 


Christmas greetings from space

NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station, Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts, wish the residents of Earth a Merry Christmas.  Video 

An actor dressed as Father Christmas displays a Christmas bauble, worth $23,908, to mark the annual opening of Harrods Christmas-themed shop, at Harrods department store in London, August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

How to win friends and family while regifting

NEW YORK - There are plenty of delicate subjects during the holiday season, but one of the touchiest could be regifting. Plenty of us do it, but avoid talking about it for fear of offending friends and family.  Full Article 

A man walks past a burning building during rioting after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

The year in 60 seconds: 2014

A multimedia showcase of some of 2014's top stories; spanning the globe from conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East and Pakistan to the Ebola outbreak and demonstrations across the United States.  Video 

Cash flow trouble?

Bank notes worth nearly US$2 million spews from a security van in Hong Kong sparking a police appeal for passers-by to return the money. Paul Chapman reports.