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Obama says Sony hack not an act of war

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. | Video

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Obama vows 'do everything I can' to close Guantanamo: CNN interview

WASHINGTON - U.S. president Barack Obama said in a TV interview set for broadcast on Sunday that he will do "everything I can" to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after four Afghan detainees held there were sent home.

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South Korea prosecutors investigate data leak at nuclear power plants

SEOUL - Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation into a leak of non-critical data at South Korea's nuclear power operator, the prosecutors' office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea.

Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output

ABU DHABI - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday 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.

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Tunisian candidate Essebsi's campaign claims election victory

TUNIS - Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi's campaign team said initial indications showed he had won Sunday's run-off election by a clear margin over rival Moncef Marzouki.

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Greek PM offers 2015 election once bailout talks complete

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras offered on Sunday to bring pro-European independents into the government and hold new elections in late 2015 if lawmakers back him to elect a new president.

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Libya's official government targets rival forces trying to seize ports

BENGHAZI, Libya - Military planes loyal to Libya's recognized government attacked on Sunday an opposing force that is seeking to seize the country's two biggest oil ports, officials said.