SAN FRANCISCO - Google's revenue grew only 15 percent in the final three months of the year, falling short of analysts' expectations as the price of its online ads remained under pressure. Full Article
AMMAN/TOKYO - Japan was working closely with Jordan on Friday to find out what was happening to a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after a deadline passed for the release of an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death-row in Jordan. | Video
SAN FRANCISCO - Alibaba's underwhelming holiday quarter performance and an escalating war of words with a powerful Chinese industry regulator highlight two major risks to its seemingly fairy-tale ascent: politics and the shift to mobile commerce. Full Article
NEW YORK - Americans are more likely than ever to favor easing a ban on exporting crude oil, so long as it does not lead to higher gasoline prices that have recently sunk to near $2 a gallon, according to a new Reuters-Ipsos poll. Full Article | Video
A 19-year-old Dutchman with a pistol forces his way into the studios of the national broadcaster NOS and demands to be allowed to go on air, before being arrested by police. Yiming Woo reports.