World Summary: CIA report released

CIA Torture Report released; says interrogation methods ineffective

Stocks collapse ahead of December 17th vote

  • Athens stock exchange closes down 12.78 per cent; biggest fall since 1987.

US Defence Secretary in Baghdad

  • Iraqi PM Haider Al-Abadi urges Hagel to expand air strikes against ISIS; Hagel said current efforts were thwarting the militants activities. 

French hostage released by militants in Mali after 3 years in captivity 

  • Serge Lazarevic released by 'Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb'; President Hollande said Lazarevic was in good health.