Former lawmaker Sebastian Edathy gestures prior to a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Edathy's press conference is his first public appearance after he stepped down when allegation of possession of child pornography became public in February 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
German ex-lawmaker seeks end to child porn case
Former lawmaker Sebastian Edathy gestures prior to a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Edathy's press conference is his first public...
In this Oct.11, 2005 file photo, the Colgate Clock sits atop the Colgate-Palmolive Plant, in Clarksville, Ind. France's antitrust authority has slapped penalties totaling some 950 million euros ($1.2 billion) against 13 consumer-goods makers for illegally colluding on prices for hygiene and cleaning products including shampoos, toothpaste and detergents. The wrongdoing involved, among others, U.S.-based Colgate-Palmolive, Procter & Gamble, and Sara Lee, Anglo-Dutch firm Unilever and Britain's Reckitt Benckiser. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon, File)
France fines 13 firms $1.2 bln for price-fixing
In this Oct.11, 2005 file photo, the Colgate Clock sits atop the Colgate-Palmolive Plant, in Clarksville, Ind. France's antitrust authority has slapped penalties...
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Kenya legislators exchange blows over new security law
A small group of protesters against the new security law, who managed to get past heavy police cordons preventing demonstrations, are beaten with wooden clubs and...
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A police officer escorts New Zealand citizen Philip Blackwood, left, who is accused of insulting Buddhism, for a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Blackwood, general manager of the V Gastro Bar, and two Myanmar business partners were arrested last week after posting an online advertisement for the tapas bar that showed a psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Myanmar tries NZ man on charge of insulting Buddha
A police officer escorts New Zealand citizen Philip Blackwood, left, who is accused of insulting Buddhism, for a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Dec....
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In this Aug. 21, 2009 file photo the headquarters of the Swiss central bank is pictured in Bern, Switzerland. The bank has imposed negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits, with the aim of preventing the Swiss franc from gaining more strength against other currencies. In a statement Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, the central bank said it was introducing a rate of minus 0.25 percent on sight deposit account balances of more than 10 million Swiss francs ($12.5 million). (AP Photo/Keystone, Peter Klaunzer, File)
Swiss central bank imposes negative interest rates
In this Aug. 21, 2009 file photo the headquarters of the Swiss central bank is pictured in Bern, Switzerland. The bank has imposed negative interest rates on...
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In this  April 1, 2014 file photo Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas talks during a leadership meeting in Ramallah. The examples from recent weeks signal that disagreeing with Abbas and his inner circle comes at a price for Palestinians. Critics say that after a decade in power, Abbas has created an increasingly authoritarian system with little room for dissent. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
Palestinian leader supports more talks on UN bid
In this April 1, 2014 file photo Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas talks during a leadership meeting in Ramallah. The examples from recent weeks signal that...
A man walks out from the headquarters of Sony Corp. in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. A U.S. official says North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for the film at the heart of the hack, The Interview.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
'Interview' ordeal at Sony just its latest crisis
A man walks out from the headquarters of Sony Corp. in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. A U.S. official says North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act...
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FILE -In this Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, soldiers accused of refusing to fight in the country's northeastern Islamic uprising appear before a court martial in Abuja, Nigeria.  On Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014, the court-martial sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists, connected to the soldiers' refusal to deploy to recapture three towns seized by Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram in August, according to the charge sheet. The lawyer for the condemned men, Femi Falana, said the 54 soldiers were convicted and sentenced to death by firing squad. He said five soldiers were acquitted.(AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga FILE)
Lawyer defends acts of Nigeria soldiers sentenced to death
FILE -In this Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, soldiers accused of refusing to fight in the country's northeastern Islamic uprising appear before a court...
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