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US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
HONOLULU (AP) -- The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that law enforcement has blamed on the communist nation....

Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent
PARIS (AP) -- Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps - and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season....

Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan
Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business....

Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba's oil future
MIAMI (AP) -- One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action....

North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack....

Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete....

Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona....

Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes
GAIL, Texas (AP) -- The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state....

Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's oil chief on Sunday dismissed allegations that his kingdom conspired to bring down oil prices in order to harm other countries and told a summit of Arab energy leaders that he was confident the market would stabilize....

Falling oil prices worry Algeria
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- With oil prices at their lowest in five years and showing few signs of hitting bottom, Algeria is feeling the pinch....

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