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Obama vows U.S. response to N. Korea

President Barack Obama vowed Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a dictator trying to impose censorship in the United States.

U.N. asks Israel to pay Lebanon $856M

The U.N. General Assembly Friday asked Israel to pay Lebanon $856.4 million as compensation for the oil slick the Jewish state caused during the July 2006 war.

U.N. asks Israel to pay Lebanon $856M

The U.N. General Assembly Friday asked Israel to pay Lebanon $856.4 million as compensation for the oil slick the Jewish state caused during the July 2006 war.

Ex-Bank of Cyprus execs to face trial

Two ex-chairmen and three other former top executives of the Bank of Cyprus have been charged in connection with the economic meltdown that forced Nicosia to seek a painful international bailout.

Western companies scramble amid ruble crisis

Western companies are curtailing investments in Russia, repatriating funds and talking with their banks about currency hedges to protect profits from the falling ruble and worsening growth outlook.

Senseless strategies

Judging by the White House’s policy on battling ISIS militants, one might conclude that U.S. officials believe that the Middle East has been afflicted with mass amnesia.

Senseless strategies

Judging by the White House’s policy on battling ISIS militants, one might conclude that U.S. officials believe that the Middle East has been afflicted with mass amnesia.

FIFA to publish report in appropriate form

FIFA’s executive committee has unanimously agreed to allow the publication “in an appropriate form” of the report on the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups, but gave no indication of when it might happen.

FIFA to publish report in appropriate form

FIFA’s executive committee has unanimously agreed to allow the publication “in an appropriate form” of the report on the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups, but gave no indication of when it might happen.

F1 delivers dramatic year of rivalry and tragedy

Formula One delivered a dramatic year of riveting rivalry, political controversy, human tragedy and financial uncertainty in 2014 as Lewis Hamilton joined the sport’s hall of fame as a double world champion.

Djokovic, Federer resist surge of new wave

Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic enjoyed breakthrough triumphs at the Australian and U.S. Opens, but at the end of 2014 it was business as usual for Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Sagesse come from behind to beat UBA

Sagesse recovered a seven-point deficit at halftime to beat UBA 81-73 at home in round three of the Lebanese basketball league Friday, staying level with archrivals Riyadi Beirut in first place with 3-0.

Germany voted Reuters team of 2014

Football World Cup winners Germany have been voted Reuters team of the year after a poll of the news agency’s sports journalists from around the world.

Tag Heuer changes tune, looking at smartwatches

Barely a few months after dismissing Apple’s smartwatch, the new chief executive of luxury Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer conceded Tuesday that such a high-tech gadget might after all have a place in his firm’s lineup.

Colbert trades Report for Late Show

After nine years, Stephen Colbert has left the Comedy Central satirical-news show “The Colbert Report,” retiring the mythical character who served as host – a pompous, conservative scold also known as Stephen Colbert.

Colbert trades Report for Late Show

After nine years, Stephen Colbert has left the Comedy Central satirical-news show “The Colbert Report,” retiring the mythical character who served as host – a pompous, conservative scold also known as Stephen Colbert.

Bon Iver frontman to curate new festival

The frontman of Bon Iver, who won critical acclaim for his emotionally resonant indie folk rock, has announced a festival that promises to throw a spotlight on new music.