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Updated 7 hours ago
N. Korea proposes joint investigation
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of “serious” consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.

Updated 8 hours ago
Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears
MONROVIA, Liberia — Polls opened Saturday morning in Liberia for a twice-delayed Senate vote amid concern the process could facilitate the spread of Ebola.

Updated 16 hours ago
Bombings kill 12 in Iraq
BAGHDAD — Bombs targeting commercial streets and an army patrol killed 12 people in and around Baghdad Saturday, Iraqi authorities said.

Updated 17 hours ago
U.S. sends 4 Afghans home from Guantanamo
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Published 21 hours ago
Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children
SYDNEY — An Australian woman was arrested in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman’s home.

Updated 21 hours ago
Russia dismisses new U.S. sanctions
MOSCOW — Russia on Saturday dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and said it was poised to wait as long as it takes for the U.S. to recognize its historic right to the Crimean peninsula.

12/19/2014 12:14 PM
FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack
WASHINGTON  — President Obama said today that Sony Pictures Entertainment “made a mistake” in deciding to shelve a film about a plot to assassinate North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un even though the studio suffered significant damage in a hack attack the FBI blames on the secretive Communist regime.

12/19/2014 1:37 PM
Russian President Putin praises military
MOSCOW  — Boasting about the Russian military’s capability, President Vladimir Putin vowed today to continue an ambitious weapons modernization program with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces.

12/19/2014 7:25 AM
Pakistan military strikes militants
ISLAMABAD  — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said today, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.

12/19/2014 7:23 AM
Thai firm to buy Bumble Bee tuna
BANGKOK — A Thai food company may be landing another whopper in the U.S. with its $1.5 billion bid for Bumble Bee Seafoods.