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2 - Exclusive: After 'cataclysmic' Snowden affair, NSA faces winds of change
3 - Analysis: Despite budget deal, atmosphere at U.S. Capitol remains toxic
4 - Man arrested for suspected suicide plot to blow up Kansas airport
5 - Student opens fire at Colorado high school, wounds two classmates
6 - North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in public purge
7 - Teacher, father recall terror, grief a year after Connecticut shooting
8 - Kerry says Israeli-Palestinian deal possible by end-April
9 - World watching, will act on Central African Republic crimes: U.N.
10 - U.S. sanctions move angers Iran, Russia sees threat to nuclear deal
11 - Accused partner of Russian arms dealer convicted in United States
12 - Syrian opposition seeks more help from abroad, warns of chaos
13 - U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria
14 - U.S. wholesale prices point to muted inflation pressures
15 - Senate to start budget bill debate on Tuesday: Reid
16 - Thai protest leader wants 12 months to push through reforms
17 - Ukraine's Yanukovich holds crisis talks as thousands mass for rally
18 - Ukraine's Yanukovich to hold talks on political crisis
19 - Insight: Europe faces moment of truth on banks, with flawed defenses
20 - Iran angry over U.S. sanctions, nuclear talks interrupted
21 - Japan should embrace nuclear power, government panel says
22 - China and U.S. to hold trade talks next week
23 - Insight: In Yemen, al Qaeda gains sympathy amid U.S. drone strikes
24 - Four killed in Bangladesh clashes after Islamist leader executed
25 - Central African Republic humanitarian crisis mounts even as attacks ease
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - A student bent on confronting a teacher opened fire with a shotgun at a Colorado high school on Friday, wounding at least two classmates before taking his own life, law enforcement officials said.
FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has made dozens of changes in its operations and computer networks to prevent the emergence of another Edward Snowden, including potential disciplinary action, a top NSA official said on Friday, as a White House review panel recommended restraints on NSA spying.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anyone expecting a new era of good feeling to break out on Capitol Hill in the wake of this week's bipartisan budget deal should probably forget about it.
(Reuters) - Authorities said Friday they foiled a suicide bombing plot to blow up the Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, arresting a man who proclaimed himself Muslim and had talked of committing "violent jihad on behalf of al Qaeda."
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - A student seeking to confront one of his teachers opened fire at a Colorado high school on Friday, wounding at least two classmates before apparently taking his own life, law enforcement officials said.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has executed the powerful uncle of young leader Kim Jong Un, state media said on Friday, the biggest upheaval in years as the ruling dynasty sought to distance itself from responsibility for the isolated states's dire living standards.
GREENWICH, Conn (Reuters) - It has been a year since Kaitlin Roig barricaded herself and 15 first-graders in a bathroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School, hiding from a gunman who would go on to kill 26 people in an 11-minute rampage.
TEL AVIV, Israel (Reuters) - Shrugging off gloomy predictions of failure, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Israelis and Palestinians remained committed to peace talks and were on course to wrap up a full deal by April.
BANGUI (Reuters) - The United Nations on Friday warned groups carrying out atrocities in the Central African Republic the world was watching and would hold them to account, after the killings of hundreds of people, mainly civilians.
VIENNA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A breakthrough agreement to end the standoff over Iran's nuclear program appeared to face its first major difficulty on Friday with Russia warning that expanding a U.S. sanctions blacklist could seriously complicate its implementation.
LONDON (Reuters) - Syrian opposition leaders called on Western and Arab allies on Friday to give them funding to reorganize their forces after Islamist fighters seized some of their weapons.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Chemical weapons were likely used in five out of seven attacks investigated by U.N. experts in Syria, where a 2 1/2-year civil war has killed more than 100,000 people, according to the final report of a U.N. inquiry published on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices fell for a third straight month in November, pointing to a lack of inflation pressure that could give the Federal Reserve pause as it weighs the future of its bond-buying stimulus.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate will begin debate on a two-year bipartisan budget agreement on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Friday.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - The leader of a protest group trying to overthrow Thailand's government and scrap planned elections said on Friday the prime minister should either step down or be forced out, and his movement would then need around a year to push through reforms.
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich made few concessions on Friday in crisis talks with the opposition, his first direct attempt to defuse weeks of unrest over a policy swerve to Russia away from Europe.
KIEV (Reuters) - President Viktor Yanukovich, facing mass protests calling for his resignation, will hold talks on Friday on finding a way out of a political crisis that is weighing on Ukraine's weak economy.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's banks face a moment of truth next year when health checks will spell out the repairs they need.
VIENNA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iran's anger over a new U.S. sanctions measure may have been behind its move to interrupt talks with world powers over how to implement last month's breakthrough nuclear agreement, two diplomats said on Friday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan should embrace nuclear power as an "important and fundamental" energy source, a government panel said on Friday, in advice that looks almost certain to be accepted, despite widespread anti-nuclear feeling after the Fukushima disaster.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Senior U.S. and Chinese officials will hold annual trade talks in Beijing next week, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday, as the world's two largest economies try to iron out an array of long-held tensions.
SANAA (Reuters) - On January 23, science teacher Ali Nasser al-Qawli had finished supervising school exams in the Yemeni village of Khawlan and was enjoying an afternoon with friends when he encountered the strangers.
DHAKA (Reuters) - At least four people were killed in Bangladesh on Friday when supporters of Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah vented their fury at his execution for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
BANGUI (Reuters) - As the base for French forces in Central African Republic, Bangui airport is one of the safest places in town. It is now also home to around 30,000 civilians who have fled fighting between Christian and Muslim militia.