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17th December 2014 - The Wall Street Journal

Obama Announces Moves to Normalize Cuba Ties

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the U.S. would end what he called an outdated approach to Cuba, beginning to normalize relations and establishing diplomatic ties after five decades of restrictions.

17th December 2014 - The New York Times

U.S. Links North Korea to Sony Hacking

merican officials have concluded that North Korea ordered the attacks on Sony Pictures’s computers, a determination reached as the studio decided Wednesday to cancel the release of a movie comedy about the assassination of Kim Jong-un.

17th December 2014 - The New York Times

European Court Reverses Status of Hamas as Terrorist Organization

Strains between Israel and parts of Europe intensified on Wednesday when the European Union’s second-highest court reversed the bloc’s designation of the militant Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organization.

17th December 2014 - Reuters

Iran Says Sees More Steps Ahead in Nuclear Talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday nuclear talks with major powers were being conducted in a good atmosphere, "good steps" had been taken and more would follow.

17th December 2014 - CNN

Pakistan Militants: Children’s Massacre Was to Avenge Army Strikes

As Pakistan started three days of national mourning Wednesday, the Taliban said they targeted a school that mostly admits soldiers' children because the students aspired to follow in their fathers' footsteps and target militants.