26 December 2014 Last updated at 15:14 ET

Xbox and PlayStation tackle attacksA PlayStation 4 controller

Xbox and PlayStation continue working to restore online services after suffering technical problems, amid claims a hacking group caused the outage.


Demonstrators protesting against corruption clean the main entrance to Petrobras' headquarters in Sao Paulo. 16/12/2014US city sues Petrobras for corruption

A US city government is suing the Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras over investor losses due to a corruption scandal.

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New data from Japan shows the challenges for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he seeks to revive the world’s third-largest economy.

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