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MIAMI (AP) — Congressman Trey Radel of Florida is expected to talk about his political future a month after he pleaded guilty to cocaine-possession charges.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision to name retiring Democratic Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China sets off a chain reaction that could give the White House and Democrats an edge in preventing Republicans from gaining a Senate majority.
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO called on European Union leaders Thursday to improve their cooperation on defense in the face of dwindling military budgets or face American disengagement from Europe.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is saying the country's foreign ministry has rejected a U.N. human rights resolution, calling it biased.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has arrived in North Korea, to meet with the country's leader and finalize plans to bring 12 former NBA players to the country's capital for an exhibition game next month.
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO called on European Union leaders Thursday to work on improving their defense cooperation in the face of dwindling military budgets or face American disengagement.
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania's president says she won't attend the Sochi Olympics because of Russia's human rights record and its "attitude" toward neighboring countries, including Lithuania.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Human Rights Watch researcher says a judge in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a prominent Shiite political activist to 13 years in prison and a 15-year travel ban.
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 19, 2013--Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global Information Technology and Consulting company, and Michigan State University (MSU) today jointly announced the launch of a fellowship program in the United States. This multi-year program will be funded by a USD 2.8 million grant from Wipro, and will involve over a hundred school teachers, with the aim of nurturing excellence in science and mathematics, starting with the public school systems of Chicago.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's governing New Democracy party has expelled a former transport minister after his arrest for allegedly driving an uninsured luxury car with fake license plates in an apparent tax dodge.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A South Sudanese official says the country's current violence was sparked by an attempt in the presidential guard to disarm members of the minority Nuer tribe.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych says the government may partially commit to a Russian economic union that has been denounced in mass protests against the government.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A man has doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia's top responsibility as host of the Winter Olympics is to ensure equal conditions for all the athletes.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Hundreds of protesters have blocked traffic around the site of a European Union summit to protest many of the policies the 28 leaders will discuss during their two-day meeting.
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia's $15-billion bailout for Ukraine is driven by a desire to help a partner in a desperate situation and isn't linked to its talks with the European Union.
BEIJING (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is flying to North Korea to help train the national team and renew his friendship with the North's young leader Kim Jong Un, a visit unaffected by the recent execution of Kim's uncle in a dramatic political purge.
HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 19, 2013--The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate, sweets and refreshments, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hershey Netherlands B.V., has signed an agreement to acquire 80 percent of the iconic Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock Co., Ltd. (SGM), a privately held confectionery company based in Shanghai, China. Completion of the agreement is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2014 and is subject to China regulatory and SGM shareholder approval.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving the nation's biggest mayoral job with a glowing view of cities' future but a stern warning that they face a serious threat: their workforces' pension and health care costs and the politics around them.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European finance ministers have reached a political agreement on how to set up a joint institution tasked to shut down or prop up failing banks, European Union banking Commissioner Michel Barnier reported on his Twitter account.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving the nation's biggest mayoral job with a glowing view of cities' future but a stern warning that they face a serious threat: their workforces' pension and health care costs and the politics around them.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at protecting the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age.