North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) gives field guidance at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 20, 2014.   REUTERS/KCNA

No proof North Korea hacked Sony: China

BEIJING/WASHINGTON - China said it opposed all forms of cyber attacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures.  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.

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

NYC police slaying puts pressure on mayor

NEW YORK - 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 

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 

Health workers carry the body of an Ebola victim for burial at a cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, December 17, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Can the blood of Ebola survivors create a cure?

CHICAGO - Vanderbilt University researcher Dr. James Crowe is desperately seeking access to the blood of U.S. Ebola survivors, hoping to use the proteins that helped them overcome the deadly virus in new, potent drugs.  Full Article 

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 

The price sign outside the Costco in Westminster, Colorado shows gas selling for below $1.90 for the first time in years December 20, 2014. Large oil companies flush with cash are expected to seize on the recent collapse in oil prices to begin a shopping spree for smaller rivals, focusing on oil producers and explorers in Africa, Asia and the United States.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY)

Oil prices to rebound in second half 2015: poll

Crude oil prices are likely to bottom out in the first half of 2015, until a possible slowdown in U.S. shale production counters a supply glut exacerbated by OPEC's decision not to cut output, a Reuters monthly survey showed.  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 

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Italian protester climbs Vatican basilica again

A man climbs St. Peter's Basilica to protest new economic directives that he says will favor multinationals, rather than smaller businesses like the beach bar he owns. Nathan Frandino reports.