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Dominican authorities seize half ton of cocaine SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have seized nearly 1,000 pounds (454 kilograms) of cocaine and arrested 12 people, including a police officer.
Lockerbie Bombing: Megrahis Guilt Reaffirmed Scotlands top prosecutor has reaffirmed Abdelbaset al Megrahis guilt in the Lockerbie bombing following an appeal by victims families to have the late Libyans name cleared.
ECBs Coene supports government bond purchases - newspaper BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Central Bank should start buying government bonds to tackle poor investor confidence and low inflation in the euro zone, governing council member Luc Coene said in an interview published on Saturday. The Belgian central bank chief said the bank had already waited too long, and that this could be one tool to spur economic activity in the 18-country euro zone and fight off deflationary pressures. In this context, the purchase of sovereign bonds could prove to be an effective tool, he told La Libre Belgique. ...
Soccer-Koemans hard-working Saints snap losing streak LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The hard work and spirit that have helped many teams dig their way out of trouble proved crucial for Southampton on Saturday, according to manager Ronald Koeman whose side snapped a five-game losing streak in emphatic fashion. Southamptons fine early season form and surge up the table seemed a distant memory as they prepared to face Everton on the back of four straight Premier League defeats and an embarrassing League Cup exit at third tier Sheffield United. ...
Prosecutors: Fraudster used funds to freeze wife NEW YORK (AP) — An accused financial fraudster used backers money for a personal and uncommon purpose, prosecutors say: to have his wifes body cryogenically frozen.
Egypt says it backs Palestinian UN resolution Egypt said on Saturday it supports a draft resolution submitted by the Palestinians to the UN Security Council setting out terms for a final peace deal with Israel.
Egypts Sisi meets Qatari envoy, signalling possible detente CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met a special envoy of the emir of Qatar on Saturday, the latest step in a Saudi-brokered effort to repair relations, regional news agencies reported. Ties between Cairo and Doha deteriorated after then-army chief Sisi removed President Mohamed Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood from power in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule. ...
U.S. stands by assertion that N.Korea behind Sony attack -NSC spokesman HONOLULU (Reuters) - The United States stands by its assertion that the North Korean government was behind the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council said on Saturday. Asked about North Koreas statement on Saturday denying involvement in the strike against the Hollywood studio, NSC spokesman Mark Stroh said: As the FBI made clear, we are confident the North Korean government is responsible for this destructive attack.  We stand by this conclusion. ...
No. 4 Louisville holds off Western Kentucky 76-67 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Terry Rozier took charge after the first-half ejection of forward Montrezl Harrell to score a career-high 32 points, including 26 in the second half, to lead fourth-ranked Louisville past Western Kentucky 76-67 on Saturday.
Officials: Missing dog was dyed to deceive SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — Coco, a reddish-brown pit bull with white markings, went missing from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving.
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