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North Korea rejects UN sanctions, briefs envoys in Pyongyang

The latest sanction resolution is the sixth of its kind against Pyongyang since North Korea first carried out a nuclear test in 2006. The sanctioned people consisted of authorities with the Ministry of Atomic Energy Market, the president of the Second Academy of Natural Sciences, the vice chairman of the Second Economic Committee and the president of the Korean Kumsan Trading Corporation.



Colombian gov't and FARC sign peace agreement

The new accord will be submitted to Congress for approval, rather than put to another referendum. The deal will then be sent to Congress, where the government has a solid majority, with a vote expected to be scheduled for next week. Santos, who won the Nobel Peace Prize last month for his efforts to end the conflict with the insurgent group, wants to get the deal in place as quickly as possible to prevent risk to the fragile bilateral ceasefire.


John Key resigns as New Zealand Prime Minister and National Party leader

John Key resigns as New Zealand Prime Minister and National Party leader

He won his third term in office in September 2014. Mr. Key , a 55-year-old former Merrill Lynch banker, said on Monday that he will step down to spend more time with his family and to give his ruling center-right National Party time to rally around a new leader before elections next year.



Myanmar crowd protests Malaysia rally for Rohingya

Ye Htut, former presidential spokesman and information minister under the previous Myanmar government's administration, said Aung San Suu Kyi should use her influence and power with the global community to counter accusations that the military has committed human rights abuses against the Rohingya in Rakhine.


Obama family lights DC's National Christmas Tree

Obama family lights DC's National Christmas Tree

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House! The president briefly spoke to the gathered crowd. Tickets are required and were available through a lottery in October. The 7.5-metre Norwegian tree was erected at the Market Cross at the weekend and it features loops of bright lights running vertically instead of being wrapped horizontally.



Not title shot, but resurgent Penn State headed to Rose Bowl

Penn State will take on No. 9 USC in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual. Since then, both programs were rocked to their foundations by scandals and NCAA sanctions. The unbeaten Crimson Tide (13-0) is in the playoff for the third straight season and is the top seed for the second time. The Trojans' last appearance in the "The Granddaddy of Them All" came after the 2008 season when it also matched up with Penn State.