U.S. President Barack Obama responds to a question after his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama vows response over Sony cyber attack

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama vowed to respond to a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America.  Full Article | Video 

Israel bombs Gaza militant base after rocket hits southern Israel 19 Dec 2014

GAZA - Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said. | Video

A protester reaches for a tear gas canister during a second night of protests in Ferguson, Missouri November 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ferguson wants peace, but anger still simmers

FERGUSON, Mo - More than four months after a white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager and sparked nationwide demonstrations over the way police in the United States interact with the black community, anger still simmers in the city of 21,000 mostly black residents.  Full Article 

Cuba's President Raul Castro attends the opening session of the 10th ALBA alliance summit in Havana December 14, 2014.  REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

Raul Castro steps out of brother's shadow

HAVANA - Stepping out of his legendary brother's shadow, President Raul Castro has scored a diplomatic triumph and a surge in popular support with the deal that ends decades of open hostility with the United States.  Full Article 

Cars line up for $2.29 (US$) regular gasoline at the Costco in Beltsville, Maryland December 16, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Gas prices dip to under $2 a gallon

Just in time for the holidays, gas prices drop to below $2 a gallon in some parts of the United States.  Video 

Men are silhouetted against a video screen as they pose with Samsung Galaxy S3, Nokia Lumia 820 and iPhone 4 smartphones (L-R) in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, May 17, 2013. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Goldman's addictive app

IPOs have been updated for the Candy Crush era with an iPad app that tracks roadshow results. Breakingviews editors explain how the smartphone economy is moving from living room to the boardroom.  Video 

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Vatican lights up for Christmas celebrations

Christmas celebrations at the Vatican kick off with the lighting of the Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).