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Chris Christie's late-night foreign policy prep

The New Jersey governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate has been studying and quietly consulting the Republican party's foremost foreign policy thinkers to help him formulate his views on the international affairs

U.S. carriers accuse Norwegian Air of cheating

The Norwegian low-cost carrier offers transatlantic fares at half the price of other airlines

Is the White House turning to China for help on cyberattacks?

China says they are against all forms of cyberattacks, but Beijing has not denounced ally North Korea over the Sony hack. Meanwhile, the White House is looking to China for help preventing future hacks. CBS News Correspondent Seth Doane joins "CBSN" with more.

Cristiano Ronaldo unveils statue of himself in Portugal

Soccer superstar says the larger-than-life bronze statue is "prettier than me"

China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

Jaycee Chan, 32, was among a string of celebrities detained over the summer for vices such as drug use and hiring prostitutes, as Beijing vowed to clean up social morals


Muhammad Ali "vastly improved" since being hospitalized, spokesman says

Boxing legend was admitted to undisclosed hospital with pneumonia during the weekend

NYPD top cop concedes mayor has lost confidence of some officers

Commissioner William Bratton discusses uneasy atmosphere in police force after deadly ambush in Brooklyn

Boston bombing suspect's lawyers invoke Oklahoma City bombing case

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev draw parallels to Timothy McVeigh in bid to move trial out of Massachusetts

Former Milwaukee officer not charged in fatal shooting of mentally ill man

Dontre Hamilton, a black man, was shot 14 times by Christopher Manney, a white police officer who was fired after the incident

Wild weather threatens millions of holiday travelers

Colorado braces for lots of snow; Gulf Coast could see hail and damaging wind; airport delays possible along Eastern Seaboard
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Seven things I’ll miss about the traditional library

published about 2 hours ago
If they’re going to insist on monetising and modernising libraries, it’ll be the sights, sounds, smells and texts that I missLast week it was suggested ... more

‘We need permanent revolution’: how Thomas Piketty became 2014’s most influential thinker

published about 2 hours ago
The French economist, whose book on inequality became a bestseller, tells Owen Jones about his extraordinary year – including his sudden rise to stardom and ... more

Scotland: flash flooding in Kilmarnock causes damage to homes - video

published about 2 hours ago
A resident of Kilmarnock, Scotland, shows the damage to his home after serious flooding hit parts of the country on Monday. Brian Brown describes the ... more

Calls for a UK exit from the EU are at best perverse, and at worst unpatriotic

published about 2 hours ago
Withdrawal would be a disaster economically and politically. In these uncertain times we must strengthen ties, not weaken themPolitical fashion has left the Europhile out ... more

Football Weekly: Liverpool leave it late to claw a point back against Arsenal

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Football Weekly: Liverpool leave it late to claw a point back against Arsenal
The podders look back on the weekend's action in the Premier League, the Championship and around Europe Continue reading...
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Several Killed in Glasgow Truck Crash

published about 1 hour ago
Police say some people died when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in the city center of Glasgow in Scotland.

Pope Criticizes Vatican Bureaucracy

published about 2 hours ago
Pope Francis issued a harsh critique of the Vatican bureaucracy that served him during his Christmas greeting on Monday to cardinals, bishops and priests.

Eurozone Consumer Confidence Boosted by Oil Price

published about 4 hours ago
Consumers in the 18 countries that share the euro became slightly more upbeat in December, likely reflecting the boost to real incomes from falling oil ... more

U.K. to Criminalize Manipulation of Financial Benchmarks

published about 6 hours ago
Manipulating financial benchmarks, including a key currencies benchmark, is set to become a criminal offense that could carry a prison sentence of up to seven ... more

Not Quite Checkmate for the Bundesbank

published about 7 hours ago
The Bundesbank is now powerless to stop the eurozone’s debts becoming mutualized on the ECB’s balance sheet. But acquiescing might secure for Germany some degree ... more

Woman Killed While Protesting Chinese Copper Mine in Myanmar

published about 4 hours ago
Villagers said the 56-year-old was shot by security forces as the police and Chinese employees of the mine erected a fence after land had been ... more

Why Saudis Decided Not to Prop Up Oil

published about 13 hours ago
Why Saudis Decided Not to Prop Up Oil
Behind OPEC’s decision not to cut crude output was Saudi Arabia’s view that America’s energy boom poses a new threat—one factor in a growing distance ... more

Uneasy Rider: Boomer Deaths in Motorcycle Crashes Jump

published about 14 hours ago
Uneasy Rider: Boomer Deaths in Motorcycle Crashes Jump
Motorcycle riders between 55- and 64-years-old accounted for 16.3% of motorcycle crash deaths in 2013, up from 9.3% a decade earlier and less than 3% ... more

2014: The Year of Living Vulnerably

published about 14 hours ago
2014: The Year of Living Vulnerably
Keywords: In 2014 we became more connected than ever. And it was also the year it became apparent that this connectivity will have terrible costs.

Tech-Savvy Tots Talk to Cyber Santa

published about 14 hours ago
Tech-Savvy Tots Talk to Cyber Santa
Some families are skipping going to the mall to visit Santa. An array of digital services let children text, call or video chat with the ... more

Cuba Seizures Now Present Opportunities

published about 16 hours ago
Cuba Seizures Now Present Opportunities
Lawyers are scrambling to determine whether normalized relations with Cuba will create a chance to get compensation for lost properties now estimated to be worth ... more

World Briefing: Haiti: Interim Premier Named

published about 18 hours ago
Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named as Haiti’s interim prime minister on Sunday after the resignation of her predecessor a week ago.

Cuba Braces for the Winds of Change

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Cuba Braces for the Winds of Change
After more than five decades of hostility, Cubans are contending with a rush of both excitement and uncertainty about what could be the end of ... more

For Cubans in Miami, the Gulf to Their Homeland Narrows

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For Cubans in Miami, the Gulf to Their Homeland Narrows
The re-establishment of U.S. diplomatic ties with Cuba brought widely different reactions in Miami, where first-generation exiles who remember Mr. Castro’s brutality mix with millennials ... more

If Not David to the U.S. Goliath, Cuba Asks What Its Role Is Now

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If Not David to the U.S. Goliath, Cuba Asks What Its Role Is Now
As Cubans absorb the news that the United States will begin normalizing relations with their government after more than five decades of hostility, they are ... more

Ex-Cabinet Minister Leads in Tunisian Presidential Runoff

published about 5 hours ago
Early results pointed to a victory for Beji Caid Essebsi in the country’s first free and democratic vote for the post.

Robert Mugabe Dismisses More Government Officials in Zimbabwe

published about 6 hours ago
Amid fears of political turmoil gripping southern Africa, a separate political feud in neighboring Zambia was reported to have been resolved.

Op-Docs: ‘The Case Against Torture’

published about 18 hours ago
In this short documentary, a former defense lawyer for prisoners at Guantánamo Bay argues against the C.I.A.'s use of torture.

World Briefing: Nigeria: Video Shows a Massacre

published about 18 hours ago
A new video from Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen shooting civilians lying face down in a dormitory and a leader saying they are being killed ... more

Op-Ed Contributor: Brave New Turkey

published about 20 hours ago
Why is the government going off the rails when it has been perfectly popular doing the right things?

Chris Christie's late-night foreign policy prep

The New Jersey governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate has been studying and quietly consulting the Republican party's foremost foreign policy thinkers to help him ... more

RNC calls on theater owners to screen Sony's "The Interview"

Reince Priebus wrote an open letter to CEOs of U.S. theaters and promised to help sell tickets to the movie

Obama preparing to pick Sally Yates for deputy attorney general

If confirmed by the Senate, Yates would oversee day to day operations

Twin bomb blasts in northeast Nigeria bus station kill 20

published about 1 hour ago
ABUJA/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two bomb explosions at a bus station in the northeast Nigeria on Monday killed at least 20 people and wounded 40, ... more

Former Swansea MP and minister Alan Williams dies, aged 84

published about 1 hour ago
Former Swansea MP and minister Alan Williams dies, aged 84
Williams, an MP for 46 years, was described by ex-Welsh secretary Peter Hain as ‘supreme House of Commons man’Labour former minister Alan Williams has died ... more