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Obama says reducing leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term serves justice

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers of U.S. government secrets. | Video

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South Korean court dismisses arrest warrant for Samsung chief

SEOUL A South Korean court on Thursday dismissed a warrant to arrest the head of the Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country's largest conglomerate, amid a graft scandal that has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.

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Netflix blows past international subscriber estimates

Netflix Inc's international and U.S. subscriber additions blew past analysts' estimates as the video streaming service released shows including the award-winning British drama "The Crown" and a revival of "Gilmore Girls".

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Fed's Yellen says 'makes sense' to gradually raise interest rates

SAN FRANCISCO With the U.S. economy close to full employment and inflation headed toward the Federal Reserve's 2 percent goal, it "makes sense" for the U.S. central bank to gradually lift interest rates, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. | Video

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Xi portrays China as global leader as Trump era looms

GENEVA China will build a "new model" of relations with the United States, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday in a speech that portrayed China as the leader of a globalized world where only international cooperation could solve the big problems.

Ex-president George H.W. Bush moved to intensive care; wife hospitalized

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been moved to an intensive-care unit at a Houston hospital with pneumonia and was stable and resting comfortably after doctors performed a procedure to clear his airway, his office said on Wednesday. | Video

Dozens of U.S. Jewish centers report second wave of bomb threats

NEW YORK At least 28 Jewish community centers in 17 U.S. states reported receiving false telephone bomb threats on Wednesday, prompting evacuations in the second wave of hoax attacks to target American Jewish facilities this month.

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Ukrainian president calls for global response to Russian threat

DAVOS, Switzerland Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to "be great again" by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security. | Video