Obama calls WikiLeaks’ "deplorable": White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told Turkish and Mexican leaders on Saturday that WikiLeaks’ actions were “deplorable” as the U.S. administration kept up damage control efforts over the website’s embarrassing release of masses of secret U.S. cables.

Dutch arrest man for attack on prosecutor’s website

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch police arrested a 19-year-old man on Saturday on suspicion of joint responsibility for a cyber attack on the website of the public prosecution office.

Bernard Madoff’s elder son dead in suicide

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mark Madoff, the elder son of convicted swindler Bernard Madoff, was found hanged in his New York City apartment in an apparent suicide on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest, police and his lawyer said on Saturday.

Diplomat Richard Holbrooke in critical condition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Richard Holbrooke, President Barack Obama’s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, was in critical condition on Saturday after doctors performed surgery to repair a tear in his aorta, the State Department said.

Saudi restates $70-$80 goal as OPEC holds supply

QUITO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that it still favored a $70-$80 range for oil, a restatement of a two-year-old policy that will relieve consumer nations worried that Riyadh might let oil prices get out of control and slow global economic recovery.


Climate talks end with modest steps but no Kyoto deal

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) – The world’s governments agreed on Saturday to modest steps to combat climate change and give more money to poor countries, but they put off until next year tough decisions on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.


Treasury’s Geithner discharged from hospital

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was sent home Friday night after successful treatment at a Washington hospital for a kidney stone, a Treasury spokesman said Saturday.