Donna Salvaggio (L) and a woman who gave her name as Reverend Jordan hug at a makeshift memorial at the site where two police officers were shot in the head in the Brooklyn borough of New York, December 21, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Police officers' slaying raises pressure on NY mayor

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men.  Full Article 

Asian shares take cue from Wall Street's rally 21 Dec 2014

TOKYO - Asian shares took their cues from Wall Street and kicked off a holiday-shortened week on a strong footing on Monday, while the euro touched a fresh two-year low against the greenback on divergent monetary policy expectations.

Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi gestures as he arrives at his hotel ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output

ABU DHABI - Saudi Arabia said it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump in years.  Full Article 

Two freshly delivered Amazon boxes are seen on a counter in Golden, Colorado August 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Amazon's cloud business a hard sell

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE - In a post Snowden era, some larger companies have grown wary of relying heavily on Amazon's public cloud servers, preferring to store data on their own premises.  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 

Staff member Maria Regla, 60, smokes a hand-rolled cigar at a hotel in Havana December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

Cuba's cigars get a foot in door of U.S. market

HAVANA - Americans have been filing into the cigar shop at the Hotel Nacional in Havana ever since U.S. President Barack Obama announced he would restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and start dismantling economic sanctions,   Full Article 

A woman with an umbrella walks along the shoreline of Lanikai Beach during a brief sunrise sunshower in Kailua, Hawaii. REUTERS/Lucy Pemoni

The best places to retire

Reuters has teamed up with Zillow to give you the power to customize a list of your best places to retire. Learn how to use our interactive tool to help you determine the cities and towns that meet your criteria.  Video | Graphic 

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Elton John and partner tie the knot

Singer Elton John and his long-term partner David Furnish marry in a star-studded ceremony at their home in south-east England. Paul Chapman reports