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  • Yen gains vs dollar, euro in Christmas-thinned market

    The Japanese yen rose on Thursday in extremely thin trade because of the Christmas holiday, but the dollar remained not far from the week's highs hit on diverging monetary policy outlooks. Tokyo markets were open for business as usual, giving Japanese...
  • Work gets underway on stalled Fig Central complex near L.A. Live

    Work gets underway on stalled Fig Central complex near L.A. Live
    A skyline-altering retail, residential and hotel complex with three high-rise towers in the bustling South Park neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles is finally moving forward. Chinese developer Oceanwide Real Estate Group began leveling several...
  • Afghan women's cricket crushed by threats, bombs and tradition

    The story of Afghan cricket is a rare bright spot in the troubled country's recent past, full of unlikely successes and glory that have helped unify a divided nation. Unless you're a woman player. A national women's cricket team formed in 2010 with...
  • REFILE-WRAPUP 3-YouTube, Web channels show Sony's 'The Interview' a day before theaters

    Sony Pictures made "TheInterview" available online on Wednesday, a day before itstheatrical release, after reversing a decision made a week agoto cancel the movie's release following a massive cyberattack. The film was available for rental on Google Inc'...
  • Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans

    Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans
    Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released "The Interview" online Wednesday — an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas opening of the comedy depicting the...
  • Soldiers in Afghanistan play soccer in memory of WW1 truce

    British and German soldiers gathered in a dusty field in Afghanistan on Wednesday to play a game of soccer in memory of a Christmas truce spontaneously called between their armies a century ago during World War One. That moment in 1914 - when troops...
  • Buffett-backed BYD's chairman increases stake, may buy more

    BYD Co Ltd , the Chinese carmaker backed by Warren Buffett, said on Wednesday its chairman has increased his stake in the company and may buy more shares as a sign of confidence following the stock's record slump last week. Wang Chuanfu, BYD's chairman,...
  • Japanese PM unveils new government, defense pick may rile China

    Japanese PM unveils new government, defense pick may rile China
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled a new cabinet on Wednesday, appointing a defense chief whose desire for a stronger pre-emptive strike capability could rile neighbor China. Gen Nakatani, a lawmaker who served in the armed forces for several...
  • Sony hack highlights widespread vulnerability to cyber terrorism

    Forget the emails leaked by hackers that exposed, among other secrets, the childishness of Sony Pictures executives. Dispense with the finger-wagging at major theater chains for dropping commitments to show "The Interview" during the holiday season....
  • Pakistan meets violence with violence

    Human Rights Watch: "Pakistan's government has chosen to indulge in vengeful bloodlust." — A commando led me through the Pakistan school auditorium where terrorists recently had interrupted students' lessons with an indiscriminate barrage of...
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