BRUSSELS (Reuters) – When Jean-Claude Juncker was voted out after two decades running Luxembourg, his victorious rivals were eager not to alienate tax gurus who had helped him make their tiny state rich.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A U.S. government source said investigators had determined that North Korea was behind a cyberattack on Sony Pictures as the studio pulled all plans to release its comedy, “The Interview,” about an assassination attempt on the North Korean leader.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Tough new security laws and the bail system failed to prevent a deadly hostage crisis in the heart of Sydney, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, as the country debated if and how similar attacks could be stopped in future.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday ordered New York Times reporter James Risen to appear in court to answer questions about his book detailing a failed CIA effort to undermine Iran’s nuclear weapons program, in a case that has become a touchstone of press freedom.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will “actively explore” a potential presidential campaign for 2016, he announced on Tuesday. The announcement, in a Facebook post, makes Bush the first major likely Republican candidate to formally move toward a presidential bid.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – The self-styled sheikh behind a siege at a Sydney cafe had been charged as an accessory to murder and with multiple sexual offences. He also harbored deep grievances against the Australian government and had found little kinship in the city’s large Muslim community, where he was seen as deeply troubled.