By Ed Cropley and Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian protesters angry over their government's decision to seek closer economic ties with Russia instead of with the European Union toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Kiev on Sunday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks jumped on Friday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 snapping a five-day losing streak after a strong jobs report gave traders confidence that the economy was improving.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead an American teacher working in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday more than a year after Islamist militants stormed the U.S. consulate there, killing the U.S. ambassador and three others.
By Eric Kelsey and Lisa Richwine
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis is to set up a special committee to help protect children against sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, the archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, said on Thursday.
By Ian Simpson
By Curtis Skinner
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department extended six-month Iran sanctions waivers on Friday to China, India, South Korea and other countries in exchange for their reducing purchases of Iranian crude oil.
(Reuters) - The National Football League says it will investigate the actions of Steelers coach Mike Tomlin in coming close to Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return during Baltimore's 22-20 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday.
By Colleen Jenkins
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to complete a 90-day substance abuse and anger management program, capping a probation hearing that followed the Grammy winner's assault charge in Washington, D.C., last month.
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama's HealthCare.gov site is riddled with security flaws that put user data of millions of people at risk and it should be shut down until fixed, several technology experts warned lawmakers on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, who has portrayed himself as surprised by technical problems with the government's new health care website, was briefed earlier this year on a consultant's report that warned of possible widespread site failures, the White House said on Tuesday.
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