A bird flies past a banner, showing an image of the European Commission's new President Jean-Claude Juncker, on the facade of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels in this November 4, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Files

New leadership seeks to rebuild EU self-confidence

BRUSSELS - Short, snappy and focussed on two priorities - reviving sagging investment in Europe and standing firm towards Russia, the first EU summit under new leadership was a demonstrative break with the past.  Full Article 

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North Korea denies hacking Sony 11:03am GMT

SEOUL/WASHINGTON - North Korea has said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. | Video

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Insight - As Ford closes, European rust belt seeks new ideas

10:12am GMT

GENK, Belgium - In the heart of western Europe, the Belgian-Dutch-German rust belt has been dealt another blow.

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Egypt allows in travellers from Gaza for first time since October

10:49am GMT

GAZA - Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said.

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Saudi's Naimi says prices will stimulate demand, confident market will recover

10:58am GMT

ABU DHABI - Saudi Arabia's oil minister on Sunday defended OPEC's decision to keep output steady despite the biggest market slump in years, saying current prices would help global economic growth and petroleum demand, while Arab states would escape major damage.

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Scottish prosecutor says no reason to doubt Lockerbie bomber's guilt

20 Dec 2014

LONDON - No evidence has emerged that casts doubt on the conviction of a late Libyan intelligence officer for the Lockerbie airline bombing 26 years ago, says Scotland's top prosecutor.

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Yazidis cheer Kurds on Iraqi mountain for breaking Islamic State siege

20 Dec 2014

SINJAR MOUNTAIN, Iraq - Iraqi Kurdish fighters flashed victory signs as they swept across the northern side of Sinjar mountain on Saturday, two days after breaking through to free hundreds of Yazidis trapped there for months by Islamic State fighters.