China: North Korea not responsible for the hackingChina said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures. China made no reference to calls by the United States for joint action with it and other countries to counter any similar cyberattacks.
Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election
Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old former parliament speaker under Ben Ali, declared victory in Sunday's presidential run-off vote in Tunisia. Official results are not due until Monday and his rival, the incumbent president, Moncef Marzouki, refused to concede defeat.
Israel arrests members of Jewish extremist group
Israeli police arrested on Saturday night 13 members and supporters of extremist anti-Arab organization Lehava. Eight members of Lehava are suspected of incitement to violence and terrorist attacks. Lehava is objecting to any personal or business relationships between Arabs and Jews.
Gunman shot two NY police officers
A gunman shot dead two New York city policemen and then committed suicide. Earlier, he had made "anti-police" comments online, refering to death of unarmed black man Eric Garnier. US President Barack Obama condemned the shootings.
Amazon's German workers extend strike
Employees of four German Amazon warehouses, which are on strike from 15 December, have extended it to Christmas. The staff protests against the methods of forcing greater efficiency by using electronic control. The company ensures that orders will be delivered on time.