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12/22/2014 1:56 PM
Singer Joe Cocker dies at age 70
LONDON — British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70.

12/22/2014 1:30 PM
French power company to pay $772M in bribery case
WASHINGTON— A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million in penalties to resolve allegations that it bribed high-ranking government officials in multiple foreign countries for lucrative projects, the Justice Department said today.

12/22/2014 1:05 PM
TripAdvisor fined $600K by Italian anti-trust
MILAN  — Italy’s antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers’ association and a consumer protection agency.

12/22/2014 12:12 PM
Gunmen shoot, wound Egypt military officer
CAIRO — Gunmen on a motorcycle shot an Egyptian military officer, seriously wounding him as he walked to work in a Cairo neighborhood, the military said today.

12/22/2014 9:16 AM
Spain's lottery hands out $3B
MADRID  — Spaniards who bought lottery tickets in an upper middle class Madrid neighborhood hit the jackpot today, cracking open bottles of champagne on the streets as they celebrated winning 400,000-euro ($490,000) payoffs from a 2.5 billion-euro ($3 billion) pot of cash divided among thousands of ticketholders.

12/22/2014 8:48 AM
North Korea skipping U.N. meeting
UNITED NATIONS — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting today where the country’s bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time.

12/22/2014 8:45 AM
Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness
SYDNEY — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Australian wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching.

12/22/2014 8:16 AM
Pope issues critique of Vatican bureaucrats
VATICAN CITY  — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique today of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from “spiritual Alzheimer’s” that has made them forget they’re supposed to be joyful men of God.

12/22/2014 7:58 AM
13 injured in car rampage in France
PARIS — France’s top security official has raised the number of people injured by a rampaging driver to 13, and is cautioning against jumping to conclusions about the attack.

12/22/2014 6:40 AM
Russian minister talks up the ruble
MOSCOW — A senior Russian minister said today he’s expecting the ruble to extend its recent gains and said the government is not planning to introduce currency controls on Russian companies.

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