NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil closed up as much as 5 percent on Friday, its biggest gain in over two years, as some traders took profits on short positions after prices this week hit their lowest since 2009.
WASHINGTON - The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and leaders were briefing Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel this afternoon, officials said Friday.
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose for a fourth straight session and posted its biggest weekly gain in three years on Friday, powered by a rally in energy stocks as the price of oil extended its rebound from multiyear lows. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 121.51 points, or 0.85 percent, at 14,468.26. (Reporting by Solarina Ho and Jeffrey Hodgson; Editing by Peter Galloway)
DENVER - The parents of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Colorado movie theatre pleaded Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain ârekindling the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial.
By Aruna Viswanatha and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a dictator trying to impose censorship in the United States. Obama said the cyber attack "caused a lot of damage" to Sony but that the company should have spoken to him before letting itself be intimidated into canceling the release of "The Interview," a comedy portraying the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ...
The man suspected of invading the Ottawa apartment of a 101-year-old war veteran, robbing him and leaving him bound with a plastic bag over his head is seen gaining entry to the buildingÂ in a video released by police on Friday.