SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that October-December profit fell 36 percent from a year earlier, confirming the firm’s first annual earnings decline in three years.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force plans to announce on Wednesday that it has decided to use Boeing Co’s commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of Air Force One presidential aircraft, two sources familiar with the decision said on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A program used by U.S. and British spies to record computer keystrokes was part of sophisticated hacking operations in more than a dozen countries, security experts said on Tuesday, after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reportedly leaked the source code for the program.
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding, but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast.
ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and halted privatization of Greece’s biggest port on Tuesday, signaling he aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Caterpillar Inc on Tuesday reported lower quarterly net profit that missed expectations as lower prices for copper, coal and iron ore hurt mining equipment orders, and warned the recent fall in oil prices would make for a difficult year in 2015.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – At least two rockets from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel returned fire, the military said, nine days after an Israeli air strike in Syria killed an Iranian general and several Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas.
ALBACETE, Spain (Reuters) – A French serviceman who was severely injured when a plane crashed at a Spanish military air base on Monday died in hospital in Madrid on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from the accident to 11 people, a ministry of defense spokesman said.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama weighed in on one of India’s most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit on Tuesday, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country where relations between Hindus and minorities have come under strain.
HAVANA (Reuters) – Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday appeared to lend his support to Cuba’s talks with the United States with a statement that addressed his longtime adversary for the first time since Cuba and the United States announced on Dec. 17 they would restore diplomatic ties.
SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong U.S. dollar.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez on Monday announced plans to dissolve the country’s intelligence agency amid suspicions rogue agents were behind the murky death of a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.
NEW YORK/MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (Reuters) – A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the U.S. Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012.
SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said on Monday fiscal second-quarter profit fell, in line with Wall Street’s forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with unfavorable currency moves against the strong U.S. dollar.