President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
"Winning the election was great," say Mr Key, however he describes the campaign as being the low-light of the year.
For political editor Patrick Gower, the defining moment in politics for 2014 was the Moment of Truth, which was a "mega belly flop".
Campbell Live has been contacted by mothers who have been simply shafted when they return to work after parental leave.
For political analyst Matthew Hooton, Prime Minister John Key was the biggest political winner of 2014.
"We have to appreciate that even in a society such as ours, that there are people who would wish to do us harm."
The NZ First leader has fought his twelfth election this year after 36 years in Parliament, and there's no sign of backing down.
A big sell-off of thousands of state houses is likely to get underway early next year, with speculation the Government's just signed it off.
The CIA's interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects was far more brutal than acknowledged and did not produce useful intelligence, a damning US Senate report says.
Prime Minister John Key has revealed corrupt former Communist Party officials are hiding in New Zealand, and the Chinese President wants them returned.
Six men detained at Guantanamo for more than a decade have been resettled in Uruguay.
The Prime Minister is standing by his comments that of the low decile schools he has visited "the number of children in those schools who actually require lunch is the odd one or two".
The Government says Bermuda is a "less attractive" choice as an America's Cup host because of the scarce opportunities to promote New Zealand.
Attorney General Eric Holder visited Atlanta to talk about the White House response to Ferguson, part of which aims to improve relationships between police and citizens.
Almost 5 million men will be busy shaving off their ridiculous moustaches for Movember, one of which is ACT Party leader, David Seymour
A photograph of an embrace between a white police officer and a black protester has become a symbol of racial unity amid the conflict in Ferguson.
The white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson has resigned, but it failed to deter angry protesters demanding justice and reform.
Our Prime Minister had an awkward moment in Parliament after he was forced to correct a statement he made about contact he'd had with blogger Cameron Slater.
Tristram Clayton caught up with Cameron Slater to ask him what exactly is his relationship with the Prime Minister.
The National Party pocketed more than $3 million in undisclosed donations over the past three years, the Green Party says.
Opposition MPs have criticised the inquiry into claims National MP Judith Collins was "gunning for" a chief executive she was responsible for, saying it was too narrow.
New Labour leader Andrew Little took his first crack at the Government today, giving a lively speech about a damning report released into the SIS.
Labour leader Andrew Little has unveiled the party's revamped front bench, appointing Annette King as his new deputy.
Did you know that there is an enormous problem with people flushing unwanted items down the toilet?
The head of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has apologised for hugging Roger Sutton when he resigned last week.
An investigation has found the Obama administration did nothing wrong in their response to the deadly 2012 attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya.