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FBI Officially Names North Korea As Sony Hacker

Posted On December 19, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The FBI is officially blaming North Korea for the cyber attack on Sony. A statement released today says methods used in the hack are similar to ones used in previous attacks linked to North Korea, including one on South Korean banks and media in 2013. The FBI said cyber threats like the…

Pentagon: More Troops Being Deployed To Iraq

Posted On December 19, 2014

(Arlington, VA) -- More than one-thousand additional U.S. troops are being deployed to Iraq. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said they are being added to the contingent that is advising and training Iraqi security forces in the fight against ISIS. He noted that U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria are continuing and expressed…

Vladimir Putin Invites Kim Jong Un To Russia

Posted On December 19, 2014

(Moscow) -- Kim Jong Un might be taking a trip to Russia. The North Korean leader was invited by Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit the country to honor the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany. It would be Kim's first foreign visit since taking over as leader of the reclusive east…

Ruble Steadies On Finance Ministry Foreign Currency Sales

Posted On December 19, 2014

(Undated) -- The ruble is gaining against the dollar and the euro after Russia's finance ministry announced it's selling foreign currencies. The Russian currency was up more than two and-a-half percent against both the dollar and the euro early this morning. The ruble's recovery reverses what had been a week-long free-fall, at least for now.…

EU Court Rules Obesity Can Be Classified As Workplace Disability

Posted On December 19, 2014

(Undated) -- A European Court of Justice ruling could cause huge, expensive headaches for employers in European Union countries. The court says obesity can be classified as a disability if it hinders someone's ability to participate fully at work. The implications of this landmark ruling could include companies being forced to buy larger office furnishings…