Mon 22 Dec 2014 | 4:42 EST

Spain's Princess Cristina to be tried on tax fraud charges 4:04am EST

MADRID (Reuters) - Cristina de Borbon, sister of Spain's King Felipe VI, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of tax fraud, the High Court of the Balearic Islands said on Monday, prolonging the embarrassment of the royal family which has sought to distance itself from a corruption probe.  Full Article

Court orders partner of Sydney hostage-taker jailed 2:56am EST 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian court on Monday ordered bail revoked for the partner of a self-styled Sheikh who last week stormed a Sydney cafe at gunpoint, sparking a 16-hour hostage crisis that left three people dead, including the gunman.  Full Article  

Asian shares take cue from Wall Street's rally 1:55am EST 

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares took their cues from Wall Street and kicked off a holiday-shortened week on a strong footing on Monday as oil prices recovered, while the euro touched a fresh two-year low against the greenback on divergent monetary policy expectations.  Full Article