Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Part of Portrait of Gertrud Loew by Gustav Klimt, which will be auctioned at Sothebys on 24 June.

Gustav Klimt piece sells for almost £25m at Sotheby's

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Portrait of Gertrud Loew was subject of a 15-minute bidding war at the London auctioneers, as star lot by Kazimir Malevich went for £21.4m
A Gustav Klimt portrait of a beautiful young woman wrapped in folds of white gossamer sold for £24.8m on Wednesday night, one of the highlights of the big-money London auctions.
Portrait of Gertrud Loew, who was the 19-year-old daughter of the artist’s physician, had been described as the finest Klimt portrait to come to auction in 20 years. It arrived on the market only after an ownership dispute between the descendants of the artist and the subject, who have agreed to divide the proceeds.
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Numeracy crisis threatens to hold back UK in global data race

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Report says Britain could become world leader in ‘big data’, but must improve quantitative skills teaching and the basic skills of the general population
The government has been urged to tackle a numeracy crisis in the UK, which experts are warning threatens to hold the country back in the face of a global data revolution.
There needs to be a dramatic improvement in the population’s grasp of basic numeracy and statistics if the UK is to keep up with its neighbours and make the most of the potential offered by “big data”, says a report by the British Academy published on Thursday.
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More people than ever being convicted of violence against women, figures show 

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Crown Prosecution Service reveals 78,773 were convicted in England and Wales in the past year, but the rate of conviction has fallen
Record numbers of people are being convicted of violent crimes against women in England and Wales, but the rate of conviction has still fallen, figures show.
Convictions increased to 78,773 in the past year, up 16.9% on the previous year, data released by the Crown Prosecution Service revealed on Thursday. But those figures also showed the conviction rate for rape fell to 56.9%.
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It's all a bit meh as twerking thrusts its way into Oxford English Dictionary 

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Is Miley Cyrus’s favourite dance worth its place? Fo’ shizzle it is, the twitterati might say, as more than 500 new dictionary entries are revealed
What do the twitterati think about twerking? Is it still hot fo’ shizzle or is it just meh? If you would struggle to decipher that opening sentence, you can now consult the Oxford English Dictionary, which has included those four phrases in more than 500 new entries announced on Thursday.
Twerking seems to be an unlikely contender for first time inclusion – for a word to qualify, it must have been have been in popular use for at least 10 years in novels and newspapers. The thrusting dance was popularised by the singer Miley Cyrus at a 2013 MTV awards show and, two years on, it already seems somewhat passé.
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Maine Democratic Speaker Accuses GOP Governor of 'Blackmail'

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Maine Democratic speaker says GOP governor blackmailed school by threatening to withhold money

British PM Cameron to pitch EU renegotiation amid Greek, migrant crises

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron will pitch his renegotiation of Britain's relationship with the European Union at a summit on Thursday as leaders of the 28-member bloc grapple with an influx of migrants and the prospect of a Greek default.
  
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Why the U.S.-France Spying Scandal Will Quickly Blow Over

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Officially, France was outraged. The nation woke up on Wednesday to the news that the U.S. had been spying on three consecutive French Presidents, including the current one, Francois Hollande, who spent the day fuming in response. He called an emergency meeting of his defense council to discuss the apparent breach. His foreign ministry called in the U.S. ambassador for an official explanation. And Hollande himself referred to the violation of trust between allies as “unacceptable.”
Incidentally, this was the same word that his German counterpart, Angela Merkel, used upon learning in 2013 how the U.S. had been tapping her cell phone. That time the revelation came from the whistleblower Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency. Wednesday’s leak was sourced in the French media to Snowden’s allies at Wikileaks. But the reaction from the targets of the snooping was so similar that it almost seemed like a rerun, and judging by the way the Merkel phone-tapping drama has played out since it broke two years ago, the French outrage may soon fizzle into complacency as well.
The reason is that, in the modern world, every country seems to spy to the extent of its ability. As the German public learned this spring, their country’s intelligence service, the BND, had for years been helping its American counterpart, the NSA, spy on targets across Europe, including major corporations like Airbus and–you guessed it–the French presidency. That bombshell, which was first published in the German weekly Der Spiegel, made it much harder for Chancellor Merkel to play the innocent victim of nefarious U.S. surveillance.
It also made it difficult on Wednesday for the French government to act completely flabbergasted. Although Prime Minister Manuel Valls insisted that “the emotion and the anger” in France on Wednesday were “legitimate,” he admitted in the same breath that the revelations may not “constitute a real surprise for anyone.”
His government’s spokesman, Stephane Le Foll, even let slip a telling bit of humor when asked how France might retaliate against the U.S. for spying on French Presidents. “We sent the Hermione,” Le Foll told reporters, referring to the replica of an old naval frigate that France sent as a gift to the U.S. in March, loaded with barrels of Hennessy cognac. That ship was meant to be a symbol of how deep the ties run between these two nations–the original Hermione brought the French General Lafayette to help the Americans win their independence from the British in 1780–and Le Foll’s remark hinted that those ties wouldn’t be forgotten amid the latest spying scandal.
As Germany’s experience suggests, no real rupture in relations comes out of these scandals, at least in part because the Europeans rely on the U.S. not only for trade but security and the sharing of intelligence. That doesn’t mean the Germans simply let the matter drop. German media have reported that the the BND has curtailed cooperation with its American peers and the German parliament is still investigating Snowden’s leaked evidence that the U.S. had illegally monitored the communications of millions of German citizens. But Berlin’s probe into the tapping of Merkel’s phone has quietly been put aside. On June 12, the German prosecutor’s office announced in a statementthat it was dropping the investigation due to lack of evidence: “The accusation cannot be proven in a legally sound way under criminal law.”
The U.S. had refused to provide the Germans with anything more than “vague statements” about tapping Merkel’s phone. More precisely, the U.S. said at the time that it is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the Chancellor,” pointedly avoiding any reference to what it had or had not done in the past. Adding to the sense of déjà vu, practically the same statement came on Wednesday from a spokesman for the U.S. National Security Council in response to the firestorm in France: the U.S. is “not targeting and will not target the communications of President Hollande,” said the spokesman, Ned Price.
Perhaps that could be taken as a promise that, having been busted spying on its allies, the U.S. would now cut it out, at least when it comes to the heads of state of Germany and France. As for the other leaders of the free world, they may have to wait for the next leak before receiving any such assurances themselves.
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» Why America Should Have Pushed for TTIP—Not TPP—First
25/06/15 14:03 from The National Interest
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» Does America Even Have a Strategy to Defeat ISIS?
25/06/15 14:03 from The National Interest
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» The Danish Problem: Europe’s Immigration Conundrum Continues
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» Responding to China's Rise: Could a 'Quad' Approach Help?
25/06/15 14:03 from The National Interest
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» America's Pivot to Asia: Why Rhetoric Simply Isn't Enough
25/06/15 14:03 from The National Interest
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» How to Reboot U.S. Middle East Policy
25/06/15 14:03 from The National Interest
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» Censors slam Ben Affleck's "Finding Your Roots" episode
24/06/15 20:52 from Home - CBSNews.com
Although the actor apologized for hiding that his ancestor was a slave-owner, the censors are not satisfied with the editorial decision
» Senate passes fast-track trade bill
24/06/15 20:17 from Home - CBSNews.com
The Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill heads to the president's desk
» ​Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to hospice care
24/06/15 19:23 from Home - CBSNews.com
The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown is doing worse, says Pat Houston
» Obama: US government has let down hostages' families
24/06/15 19:13 from AP Top Headlines At 7:05 a.m. EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama conceded Wednesday that the U.S. government had let down the families of Americans held hostage by terrorists and promised they would not face criminal prosecution for paying ransoms to their lov...
» 'Hoff crab' gets formal scientific name
24/06/15 19:12 from BBC News - World
A hairy Antarctic crab that was dubbed "The Hoff" when it was first found in Antarctic waters gets a formal scientific description and name.
» Confederate symbols of Civil War divide U.S. 150 years on
24/06/15 19:11 from Yahoo! News - Latest News & Headlines
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» Internet Companies Should Respond to Extremist Exploitation
24/06/15 19:11 from ABC News: ABCNews
UN panel calls for Internet and social media companies to respond to extremist exploitation
» Why the U.S.-France Spying Scandal Will Quickly Blow Over
24/06/15 19:11 from TIME: Top World Stories
The anger in Paris may fade as it did in Berlin
» Former Chicago Little League Team Suing Over Stripped Title
24/06/15 19:10 from ABC News: ABCNews
Ex-Chicago Little League team accuses governing body of improperly stripping national title
» Obama reassures France after 'unacceptable' NSA spying
24/06/15 19:07 from Reuters: International
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama reaffirmed in a phone call with his French counterpart Francois Hollande on Wednesday Washington's commitment to end spying practices deemed "unacceptable" by its allies.
» 3 Indicted in College Student's Death in Georgia Jail
24/06/15 19:07 from ABC News: ABCNews
Grand jury indicts 3 in death of college student restrained in jail cell in coastal Georgia
» Nuclear deterrent back on Nato’s agenda
24/06/15 19:07 from FT.com - World
Alliance discusses strengthening defences for first time since end of cold war
» France passes law to widen intelligence service eavesdropping powers
24/06/15 19:07 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Europe
The French parliament has passed a law which will provide state intelligence services with more freedom to eavesdrop. The controversial measure aims to target suspected terrorists.
» NATO Ramps Up Response to Russia
24/06/15 19:06 from WSJ.com: World News
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» Dutch ordered to accelerate carbon cuts
24/06/15 19:06 from FT.com - World
Ruling opens door to similar lawsuits in other countries
» Hague court orders cuts in Dutch carbon emissions - Financial Times
24/06/15 19:06 from Google News - World
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» Brazilian Inflation and Growth Get Worse
24/06/15 19:05 from WSJ.com: World News
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» US not spying on France's Hollande or French officials - Kerry - Reuters
24/06/15 19:05 from Google News - World
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» U.S. Presses China for Market Access
24/06/15 19:04 from WSJ.com: World News
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» Dictionary Editors Say 'Twerking' Goes Back Almost 200 Years
24/06/15 19:04 from ABC News: ABCNews
Dance move 'twerking' added to Oxford English Dictionary as editors say word dates from 1820
» VIDEO: South Africa cabs clean up their act
24/06/15 19:03 from BBC News - World
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» British PM Cameron to pitch EU renegotiation amid Greek, migrant crises
24/06/15 19:03 from Reuters: International
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» Maine Democratic Speaker Accuses GOP Governor of 'Blackmail'
24/06/15 19:03 from ABC News: ABCNews
Maine Democratic speaker says GOP governor blackmailed school by threatening to withhold money
» Johnson floats £10bn London biotech fund
24/06/15 19:02 from FT.com - World
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» U.S. to Allow Families of Hostages to Discuss Ransom
24/06/15 19:02 from WSJ.com: World News
Obama unveiled a policy that could allow families of hostages to discuss ransom with captors, addressing what critics have called inadequate U.S. responses to the seizure of Americans by terrorists.
» New Chevy Cruze Gets Bigger and Roomier With More Power
24/06/15 19:01 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» U.S., China appear to get little done in removing economic barriers
24/06/15 19:01 from Reuters: International
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» Bipartisan trade bill is no sure victory for President Obama - CNN
24/06/15 19:00 from Google News - Top Stories
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» Charleston Shooting: Federal Public Defenders Appointed to Represent Dylann ... - NBCNews.com
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» Now Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is in the Republican race
24/06/15 18:59 from AP Top Headlines At 7:05 a.m. EDT
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» Shark Bites 8-Year-Old Boy in NC; No Warning to Swimmers
24/06/15 18:59 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» NATO's reaction force to triple
24/06/15 18:58 from CNN.com
NATO announced late Wednesday it will triple the capacity of its Response Force to 40,000 troops.
» Boston bomber apologizes, admits guilt for deadly 2013 attack
24/06/15 18:57 from Reuters: Top News
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» NFL Concussion Awards on Hold Amid Appeals Through This Fall
24/06/15 18:57 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» As South Carolina Honors Victims, Alabama Lowers Its Flags
24/06/15 18:56 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» Spy scandal: 'An awful lot of this is a show'
24/06/15 18:56 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Europe
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» Indiana Will Defy Obama on Climate Change Plan
24/06/15 18:55 from ABC News: ABCNews
Gov. Pence tells Obama that Indiana will not comply with climate change plan
» Bobbi Kristina Brown in hospice, boyfriend accused of abuse
24/06/15 18:54 from Reuters: Top News
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» Big Tractor Stolen From Job Site Found in Church Parking Lot
24/06/15 18:52 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» Obama has issued 19 secret directives - USA TODAY
24/06/15 18:52 from Google News - Top Stories
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» Louisiana's Jindal joins crowded 2016 presidential race
24/06/15 18:51 from Reuters: Top News
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» Ex-Im Supporters Lose a Round in Congress
24/06/15 18:50 from Voice of America
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» Colombian army's top leadership not facing justice in killings, report says
24/06/15 18:50 from Los Angeles Times - World News
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» Revelations NSA spied on French presidents called more smoke than fire - Miami Herald
24/06/15 18:49 from Google News - World
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» Hillary Clinton struggles to survive her scandals
24/06/15 18:49 from Latest News
Republicans point to inauthenticity
» Boko Haram militants kill five in southern Niger: sources
24/06/15 18:47 from Reuters: International
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» Obama Tosses Out Heckler: 'You're In My House'
24/06/15 18:47 from ABC News: ABCNews
Jennicet Guti??rrez was shouting about detention conditions for LGBTQ immigrants when President Obama had her removed from the White House.
» Panel Using Own Funds to Help Man Convicted in ATV Protest
24/06/15 18:45 from ABC News: ABCNews
Panel skips state funds, members use own money to help Utah official convicted in ATV protest
» Open Source: Greek Lawmaker Compares Debt Crisis to Holocaust
24/06/15 18:45 from NYT > International
A Greek politician compared his nation’s suffering under austerity measures to the plight of Jews killed in the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.
» US hostage families can pay ransoms
24/06/15 18:44 from BBC News - World
The White House announces changes to how the US government handles hostage situations that involve its citizens.
» Tim Scott holds back tears as he addresses Charleston attack
24/06/15 18:43 from Latest News
An emotional moment on the Senate floor
» Man Awarded $500K After Doctor Was Recorded Insulting Him
24/06/15 18:43 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» In launching long-shot bid, Bobby Jindal vows to be a 'doer' as president - Washington Post
24/06/15 18:42 from Top Stories - Google News
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» Sydney surfer captures his near miss with a great white shark on camera
24/06/15 18:42 from The Independent - World RSS Feed
An Australian surfer managed to capture the moment he was circled by a great white shark on camera.
» U.N. calls on Netanyahu to act on commitment to two-state solution
24/06/15 18:41 from Reuters: International
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» 1970s frozen meat seized in China
24/06/15 18:40 from CNN.com
Some 800 tonnes of smuggled frozen meat have been seized by Chinese authorities, including one batch dating from the 1970s, state media reported.
» UAE diplomats safe as Al-Shabab attack kills 9 - Arab News
24/06/15 18:40 from Google News - World
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» Saudi Arabia rubbishes calls for gay rights - Arab News
24/06/15 18:40 from Google News - World
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» Louisiana Governor Jindal announces run for president in 2016
24/06/15 18:39 from Reuters: Top News
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» Bible study resumes in same room
24/06/15 18:39 from CNN.com
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» Oscar-winner killed in crash
24/06/15 18:39 from CNN.com
A small plane belonging to Academy Award-winning composer James Horner crashed in central California on Monday, killing the pilot.
» Google Building Next Data Center at Alabama Power Plant Site
24/06/15 18:38 from ABC News: ABCNews
Google converting old Alabama power plant into $600 million data center, creating 100 jobs
» Inside the Ring: Katherine Archuleta, OPM director, faces senators as hack damage worsens
24/06/15 18:37 from stories: World
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» 'General Hospital' star's farewell
24/06/15 18:37 from CNN.com
Luke has left Port Charles.
» Bobby Jindal faces an uphill fight in the crowded 2016 field - CNN
24/06/15 18:32 from Google News - Top Stories
Christian Science Monitor Bobby Jindal faces an uphill fight in the crowded 2016 field CNN Washington (CNN) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, once a Republican rising star who passed on an opportunity to seek the White House in 2012, announce...
» Man Arrested as Crews Attempt to Start Giant Telescope Work
24/06/15 18:31 from ABC News: ABCNews
Man arrested as workers attempt to start construction of giant telescope on Hawaii mountain
» Russia extends ban on Western food imports, including from Australia, after EU ... - ABC Online
24/06/15 18:31 from Google News - World
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» Small Town Is Focus of FBI Probe After String of Murders
24/06/15 18:30 from ABC News: ABCNews
The relatives of the dead and missing women think the cases are connected.
» Escapee, Mitchell flirted like high-school kids, ex-con says
24/06/15 18:29 from CNN.com
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» #SummerInSyria Twitter Campaign Backfires Through War-Torn Snaps
24/06/15 18:29 from World news
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» Former Vanderbilt Players in Rape Case Released From Jail
24/06/15 18:29 from ABC News: ABCNews
Former Vanderbilt football players convicted of rape, released after mistrial declared
» News Guide: What's at Stake in Battle Over Hawaii Telescope
24/06/15 18:29 from ABC News: ABCNews
News guide: What's at stake in the battle over a giant telescope on sacred Hawaiian mountain
» Intensive talks on Greek debt deal
24/06/15 18:28 from BBC News - World
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras continues intensive talks with his country's creditors, despite sharp differences over his latest reform proposals.
» ???Suffered Enough???: Obama ???Updates??? Hostage Policy
24/06/15 18:28 from ABC News: ABCNews
Government will no longer threaten families over ransom payments.
» Everything You Need to Know About Bobby Jindal
24/06/15 18:28 from ABC News: ABCNews
Meet Bobby Jindal - everything you need to know about the 2016 Republican presidential candidate
» British queen charms Europe's 'summit queen' on eve of EU negotiation
24/06/15 18:28 from Reuters: International
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» Japan shakes off ban on dancing after midnight 
24/06/15 18:27 from CNN.com
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» Boston bombings: Victim dismisses Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's apology, judge ... - ABC Online
24/06/15 18:27 from Google News - World
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» Japanese men apathetic to sex?
24/06/15 18:27 from CNN.com
» 8-Year-Old Boy Injured After Apparent Shark Attack
24/06/15 18:26 from ABC News: ABCNews
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» US, China to Work on Cyber Code of Conduct
24/06/15 18:26 from ABC News: ABCNews
US, China to work on cyber code of conduct amid tensions over hacking
» Queen speaks of need for unity in Europe - BBC News
24/06/15 18:25 from Google News - World
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» Jury Awards Patient $500k After Anesthesiologist Mocked Him
24/06/15 18:25 from ABC News: ABCNews
Jury awards patient $500,000 after anesthesiologist mocks him during colonoscopy procedure
» Queen stresses need for Europe unity
24/06/15 18:25 from BBC News - World
The Queen speaks of the need for unity in Europe, and the danger of division, in a speech to German and UK leaders at a state banquet in Berlin.
» Towns, Okafor and Good Lesser-Known Players Top NBA Draft
24/06/15 18:24 from ABC News: ABCNews
Towns, Okafor could top NBA draft, with good lesser-known names to follow
» France denounces U.S. spying exposed by WikiLeaks
24/06/15 18:24 from Los Angeles Times - World News
French President Francois Hollande held a crisis meeting of the country's Defense Council on Wednesday after newspapers published WikiLeaks documents showing that the United States eavesdropped on him and two predecessors.
» Ex-California Fire Chief Guilty in Girlfriend's Slaying
24/06/15 18:23 from ABC News: ABCNews
Jury finds ex-California fire chief guilty of second-degree murder in girlfriend's slaying
» 10 ways to avoid tourist trouble in Japan
24/06/15 18:23 from CNN.com
Keeping abreast of customs -- and avoiding faux pas -- can be a minefield for visitors to Japan, as U.S. model and restaurateur Patrick Schwarzenegger is finding out.
» Confederate Frenzy
24/06/15 18:23 from Breitbart News Network
Confederate Frenzy : Film Critic Calls for Banning of ‘Gone With the Wind’ Book burning. Movie banning. Hitler. Stalin. Potato. Potatoe. When it comes to the Left, it is always only a matter of time before they show their fascist colors....
» Escapee, prison worker flirted like high-school kids
24/06/15 18:22 from CNN.com
Killers' DNA found in cabin | Staff-inmate relationships in the spotlight | What inspired prison break? | Photos
» The Latest on Church Shooting: Bible Study Resumes
24/06/15 18:21 from ABC News: ABCNews
The Latest on Charleston shooting: Bible study resumes at church where 9 slain
» Hollywood Nation: The new Spider-Man is...
24/06/15 18:20 from Latest News
Marvel finds its newest superhero
» Whole Foods Overcharged NY Shoppers, Officials Say
24/06/15 18:20 from ABC News: ABCNews
New York City is expanding an investigation after finding Whole Foods locations in the area "routinely overstated" the weight of pre-packaged contents and overcharged cus
» France denounces US spying exposed by WikiLeaks - Los Angeles Times
24/06/15 18:18 from Google News - World
Los Angeles Times France denounces US spying exposed by WikiLeaks Los Angeles Times French President Francois Hollande held a crisis meeting of the country's Defense Council on Wednesday after newspapers published WikiLeaks documents...
» How to lift — and reimpose — sanctions key to Iran nuclear deal - Washington Post
24/06/15 18:18 from Google News - World
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette How to lift — and reimpose — sanctions key to Iran nuclear deal Washington Post The Obama administration is trying to fashion a nuclear deal with Iran that would give the United States the flexibility to reimpose ...
» Attorney General Lynch: 'Hate crimes are the original domestic terrorism' - USA TODAY
24/06/15 18:17 from Google News - Top Stories
USA TODAY Attorney General Lynch: 'Hate crimes are the original domestic terrorism' USA TODAY BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A week after the slaughter of nine people at an African American church in Charleston, Attorney General Loretta Lync...
» Rebel flag backlash grows in US
24/06/15 18:17 from BBC News - World
Anger at the presence of Confederate symbols on state buildings is growing, with Alabama removing the flag and other southern states taking action.
» Historic Charleston church holds Bible study in room where 9 members killed last week
24/06/15 18:16 from Yahoo! News - Latest News & Headlines
Historic Charleston church holds Bible study in room where 9 members killed last week.
» Photos: Mariah Carey Steps Out with James Packer
24/06/15 18:15 from ABC News: ABCNews
Mariah Carey through the years.
» Boston Marathon bomber says he's sorry for the first time
24/06/15 18:15 from AP Top Headlines At 7:05 a.m. EDT
BOSTON (AP) -- Moments before a judge sentenced him to death, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke more than two years of silence Wednesday and apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time. "I pray for your...
» Guess what? American racism isn't about South
24/06/15 18:15 from CNN.com
It's a little too easy for people who live outside the South to look smugly at the battles over race, violence, and the rebel flag that are raging in South Carolina and elsewhere below the Mason-Dixon Line and think: "Pull down that flag...
» Are chemicals in breast milk worrisome? 
24/06/15 18:15 from CNN.com
Chemicals are a ubiquitous presence in our lives. Given this reality, most Americans are astonished to find out how little we truly know about many chemicals' effect on human health.
» Photos: Meet Rob Lowe's Son Johnny
24/06/15 18:14 from ABC News: ABCNews
Meet the parents (and siblings, cousins and more!) of your favorite celebs.
» Obama to heckler: Not in my house
24/06/15 18:13 from CNN.com
President Barack Obama is used to hecklers stopping him during speeches -- but he draws the line when the audience interrupts him in his own house.
» Miami rapper Rick Ross arrested in Georgia on kidnapping and assault charges - Miami Herald
24/06/15 18:13 from Top Stories - Google News
Miami Herald Miami rapper Rick Ross arrested in Georgia on kidnapping and assault charges Miami Herald Famed Miami rapper Rick Ross was arrested at approximately 6:30 am on Wednesday at his Fayette County home, according to various media...
» Boston Bomber Tells His Victims: 'I Am Sorry'
24/06/15 18:12 from Sky News | World News | First For Breaking News
Speaking for the first time in court, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev also says he hopes Allah will have mercy on him and his victims.
» European Deal Creates US Grocery Giant
24/06/15 18:11 from ABC News: ABCNews
A European deal creates a $29 billion US grocer and a threat to Wal-Mart, dollar stores
» Parched Caribbean Faces Widespread Drought, Water Shortages
24/06/15 18:11 from ABC News: ABCNews
Parched Caribbean faces worsening drought that has hit agriculture, tourism sectors
» Kerry: US, China to Work on Cyber Code of Conduct
24/06/15 18:11 from ABC News: ABCNews
Kerry: US, China to work on cyber code of conduct amid tensions over state-backed hacking
» WorldViews: In Australia, $325 million will get you a piece of property almost the size of England
24/06/15 18:10 from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post
One of Australia's largest landholders has put on a vast chunk of real estate nearly the size of England on the market, making it possibly the world's single biggest property sale in modern memory.Estate the size of England has hit the m...
» In Australia, $325 million will get you a piece of property almost the size of England
24/06/15 18:10 from WorldViews
One of Australia's largest landholders has put on a vast chunk of real estate nearly the size of England on the market, making it possibly the world's single biggest property sale in modern memory. Estate the size of England has hit the ...
» Tsarnaev: 'I did it. ... I am sorry'
24/06/15 18:10 from CNN.com
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday ended his long silence, asking Allah to help his victims and their families and apologizing for the pain and suffering he caused two years ago.
» Louisiana Gov. Jindal Declares 2016 GOP Candidacy
24/06/15 18:09 from ABC News: ABCNews
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal enters 2016 race, an accomplished but overshadowed figure
» UPDATE 1-US, China to exchange new offers in investment treaty talks - Reuters
24/06/15 18:09 from Google News - World
TODAYonline UPDATE 1-US, China to exchange new offers in investment treaty talks Reuters (Adds details on economic agreements). WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - The United States and China on Wednesday committed to exchange new offers in ...
» Kurdish forces close on Islamic State capital Raqqa after string of victories - NEWS.com.au
24/06/15 18:09 from Google News - World
NEWS.com.au Kurdish forces close on Islamic State capital Raqqa after string of victories NEWS.com.au KURDISH fighters, boosted by close air support from the United States and its allies, have overrun key Islamic State positions and are ...
» NHL Will Explore Expansion, With Las Vegas Among Candidates
24/06/15 18:08 from ABC News: ABCNews
Gary Bettman: NHL will explore possible expansion, with Las Vegas among candidates for teams
» Palestinians Prepare to Seek War Crimes Charges Against Israel - New York Times
24/06/15 18:07 from Google News - World
New York Times Palestinians Prepare to Seek War Crimes Charges Against Israel New York Times RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinians on Wednesday prepared to submit to the International Criminal Court what they called evidence of Israeli war ...
» Man Pleads Guilty in 2014 Greyhound Bus Crash Near Phoenix
24/06/15 18:07 from ABC News: ABCNews
California man pleads guilty to 3 counts of assault in 2014 Greyhound bus crash in Arizona
» Palestinians Prepare to Seek War Crimes Charges Against Israel
24/06/15 18:06 from NYT > International
Palestinian officials are planning to submit to the International Criminal Court in The Hague what they called evidence of Israeli crimes.
» Bobby Jindal brings Republican 2016 field to 13 - Financial Times
24/06/15 18:05 from Top Stories - Google News
Mashable Bobby Jindal brings Republican 2016 field to 13 Financial Times The race for the Republican presidential nomination grew to 13 contenders on Wednesday when Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, announced that he would make a ...
» Jindal brings Republican 2016 field to 13
24/06/15 18:04 from FT.com - World
Louisiana’s low-tax social conservative governor faces uphill climb
» Study: Kenyan Police Shoot First, Ask Questions Later
24/06/15 18:04 from Voice of America
Stephen Gichuru was an acrobat. Or a thief. Or both, depending on who you ask. But one thing is undisputed: he was shot dead by Kenyan police on the morning of May 17 in Nairobi's Kiamaiko neighborhood. There are few jobs available for y...
» Three Indicted in Restrained Georgia Prisoner Mathew Ajibade's Death - NBCNews.com
24/06/15 18:04 from Google News - Top Stories
NBCNews.com Three Indicted in Restrained Georgia Prisoner Mathew Ajibade's Death NBCNews.com Two Georgia sheriff's deputies and a health care worker have been indicted for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of ...
» Jindal enters race for White House
24/06/15 18:03 from BBC News - World
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal launches his bid for US presidency, joining a large field of Republican candidates vying for the White House.
» College World Series 2015 live stream, Vanderbilt vs. Virginia Game 3 time, TV ... - AL.com
24/06/15 18:02 from world - Google News
AL.com College World Series 2015 live stream, Vanderbilt vs. Virginia Game 3 time, TV ... AL.com It's all come down to tonight -- one last game for all the marbles in the 2015 College World Series. Virginia bounced back from a 5-1 lo...
» Burundi VP Blasts President's Bid for Third Term as ‘Illegal’
24/06/15 18:00 from Voice of America
Burundi's second vice president has fled the country and denounced President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to extend his stay in power. Gervais Rufyikiri told France 24 television on Wednesday that he is against what he called the president's ...
» Army Defends Past Use of Confederate Soldiers in Base Names
24/06/15 17:59 from ABC News: ABCNews
Army says Confederate soldier names have been used as base names in 'spirit of reconciliation'
» Pew Study Finds Global Support for US in IS Fight
24/06/15 17:59 from Voice of America
The Pew Research Center says its polling shows there is global support for much of U.S. foreign policy, including the fight against the Islamic State group. But there is also criticism of what many consider torture that took place after ...
» Brazil police intercept 'destroy email' note from jailed Odebrecht CEO
24/06/15 17:58 from Reuters: International
CURITIBA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian police said on Wednesday they intercepted a note from the jailed chief executive of Odebrecht SA to his lawyers asking to "destroy email," after he became the highest-profile executive arrested in B...
» Slain pastor lies in state at South Carolina Capitol - Los Angeles Times
24/06/15 17:58 from Google News - Top Stories
Los Angeles Times Slain pastor lies in state at South Carolina Capitol Los Angeles Times Mourners pay their respects to slain pastor Clementa Pinckney, who was a member of the South Carolina Senate, at the South Carolina Capitol. Pinckne...
» Saunders, Timberwolves Ready to Shine on NBA Draft Night
24/06/15 17:58 from ABC News: ABCNews
Timberwolves GM: Drafting 1st 'should be best draft day this organization has ever had'
» Ex-inmate on escapee's 'boo'
24/06/15 17:58 from CNN.com
A former inmate who served time with two New York prison escapees says he saw what appeared to be a relationship between one of the escapees and a prison worker who is now charged with helping the convicts.
» Business Highlights
24/06/15 17:57 from ABC News: ABCNews
Business Highlights
» Why everyone is fighting so hard over the Pacific Rim trade deal - Los Angeles Times
24/06/15 17:56 from Google News - Top Stories
Los Angeles Times Why everyone is fighting so hard over the Pacific Rim trade deal Los Angeles Times The long, acrimonious legislative battle that ended Wednesday with giving President Obama the power needed to complete trade agreements ...
» House Votes to Block Obama's Climate Plan Amid Veto Threat
24/06/15 17:56 from ABC News: ABCNews
House approves bill blocking Obama's plan to limit carbon pollution as veto threat looms
» PBS: 'Finding Your Roots' Affleck Episode Violated Standards
24/06/15 17:55 from ABC News: ABCNews
PBS: 'Finding Your Roots' Ben Affleck episode violated standards, series put on hold
» Investigators: Fire at Black Church in N. Carolina Is Arson
24/06/15 17:54 from ABC News: ABCNews
Investigators: Fire at black church in N. Carolina is arson; 2 firefighters treated for heat
» Facing death, Boston bomber breaks his silence
24/06/15 17:53 from Home - CBSNews.com
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev speaks at his death sentence hearing after victims berate him for his "cowardly" and "disgusting" acts
» Boston Marathon bomber breaks his silence
24/06/15 17:53 from Home - CBSNews.com
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev opens up at his death sentence hearing after victims berate him for his "cowardly" and "disgusting" acts
» "I pray for your relief, for your healing"
24/06/15 17:53 from Home - CBSNews.com
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev opens up at his death sentence hearing after victims berate him for his "cowardly" and "disgusting" acts
» Judge formally sentences Boston bomber to death
24/06/15 17:53 from CNN.com
Read Tsarnaev's full statement |The victims | Read the judge's comments at sentencing
» Boston marathon bombing victims react to Tsarnaev’s apology - video
24/06/15 17:52 from World news: World news + Video | guardian.co.uk
Victims of the Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, expressed mixed feelings after he apologised for the deadly 2013 attack at a hearing to formally sentence him to death. Lynn Julian, a Boston resident who was near the site of the...
» VIDEO: Which countries pay ransoms? 60 secs
24/06/15 17:52 from BBC News - World
Which countries pay ransoms for hostages? - In 60 seconds
» Ex-hostage: No-ransom policy doesn't keep us safe - USA TODAY
24/06/15 17:49 from Google News - Top Stories
USA TODAY Ex-hostage: No-ransom policy doesn't keep us safe USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Michael Scott Moore said it took his Somali pirate captors more than a year and a half to finally realize the American government was not going to pay...
» ISIL targets dissident media for retribution
24/06/15 17:48 from World news breaking world news latest world news from the US Europe Asia Australia Africa
Actives networks risk their lives in Raqqa by documenting Islamic State's atrocities
» Small Town Is Focus of FBI Probe After String of Murders - ABC News
24/06/15 17:48 from Top Stories - Google News
ABC News Small Town Is Focus of FBI Probe After String of Murders ABC News The FBI is now helping to investigate a string of disappearances and murders that have taken place in a small Ohio town over the past 13 months. Six women have va...
» Threats Made by 'The Watcher' Mystify Townsfolk 
24/06/15 17:47 from ABC News: ABCNews
A New Jersey mayor is asking for the public's help after a family claimed they were targeted by an alleged stalker calling himself ???The Watcher.???
» Confederate statues nationwide vandalized
24/06/15 17:47 from Latest News
Defaced with 'black lives matter' slogan
» Confederate statues vandalized nationwide
24/06/15 17:47 from Latest News
Defaced with 'black lives matter' slogan
» Power Slowly Being Restored in Storm-Ravaged Areas of PA, NJ
24/06/15 17:46 from ABC News: ABCNews
Power slowly being restored in storm-ravaged areas of PA, NJ after storms topple trees, poles
» Former senator Jim Webb (D-Va.) appears to defend Confederate flag - Washington Post
24/06/15 17:45 from Top Stories - Google News
Los Angeles Times Former senator Jim Webb (D-Va.) appears to defend Confederate flag Washington Post Former Virginia senator and potential presidential candidate Jim Webb (D) is not calling for Confederate battle flags to removed from pu...
» Cuba's popularity concerns Caribbean tourism officials
24/06/15 17:44 from stories: World
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Caribbean tourism officials are pushing for a partnership with the U.S. government because of concerns that warming relations between the U.S. and Cuba will result in a significant loss of visitors to the res...
» New Device Detects Pilot Blackouts
24/06/15 17:43 from Voice of America
During certain maneuvers, jet fighter pilots sometimes experience loss of vision and even loss of consciousness. Although short, these so-called ‘blackouts’ can have tragic consequences. An Israeli company says it has developed a device ...
» Bobbi Kristina Brown in hospice, placed in 'God's hands'
24/06/15 17:43 from Reuters: Top News
(Reuters) - Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, has been moved to hospice care and placed "in God's hands," five months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub, her family said on Wednesday.
» Photos: Joe Jonas Steps Out in Valentino
24/06/15 17:42 from ABC News: ABCNews
This month's hottest celebrity pictures.
» Republican-led U.S. Congress hands Obama major win on trade
24/06/15 17:41 from Yahoo! News - Latest News & Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his Democratic party.
» Congress victory moves Obama's Pacific trade pact forward
24/06/15 17:41 from Reuters: Top News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers approved legislation key to securing a hallmark Pacific trade deal by a comfortable margin on Wednesday, advancing President Barack Obama's efforts to strengthen U.S. economic ties with Asia.
» Congress victory moves Obama's Pacific trade pact forward - Reuters
24/06/15 17:41 from Top Stories - Google News
Reuters Congress victory moves Obama's Pacific trade pact forward Reuters WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers approved legislation key to securing a hallmark Pacific trade deal by a comfortable margin on Wednesday, advancing President Barack O...
» Fiat Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Water Leak Problem
24/06/15 17:39 from ABC News: ABCNews
Fiat Chrysler recalls Jeep Cherokee SUVs to fix water leak problem that could cause a fire
» Peru's Culture Showcased in Smithsonian Folklife Festival
24/06/15 17:39 from ABC News: ABCNews
Peru's arts, culture takes center stage at Smithsonian Folklife Festival on National Mall
» Colombia military 'knew of killings'
24/06/15 17:38 from BBC News - World
Human Rights Watch says it has seen evidence suggesting that Colombia's top ranking military officers knew of the extrajudicial killings of civilians.
» Obama gets fast-track authority
24/06/15 17:38 from CNN.com
The Senate on Wednesday cleared a bill to give "fast-track" congressional approval of major international trade deals and will send it to President Barack Obama for his signature. The vote was 60 to 38.
» GOP's Kasich Opposes Deporting Millions in US Illegally
24/06/15 17:38 from ABC News: ABCNews
In Iowa, 2016 GOP prospect Kasich opposes deporting millions of immigrants in US illegally
» Can Syrian Refugees Be Safely Resettled in US?
24/06/15 17:38 from Voice of America
A House of Representatives Homeland Security subcommittee held a hearing Wednesday on the possible security risks involved with resettling some of the estimated 4 million refugees from the brutal civil war in Syria in the United States. ...
» Trust Says Old Mint in San Francisco Is Endangered
24/06/15 17:38 from ABC News: ABCNews
Trust says Old Mint in San Francisco is endangered; at risk of damage, destruction
» Fox News Poll: Bush, Trump score post-announcement bumps - Fox News
24/06/15 17:38 from Top Stories - Google News
Fox News Fox News Poll: Bush, Trump score post-announcement bumps Fox News There's been a lineup change in the race for the GOP nomination, as businessman Donald Trump moves up after declaring his candidacy. He's now second in th...
» Airbnb Looks to Expand Cuba Listings to Non-Americans
24/06/15 17:37 from ABC News: ABCNews
Airbnb asks Obama administration for OK to expand Cuba listings to non-Americans
» Greek debt talks stumble before EU leaders gather
24/06/15 17:37 from Reuters: Top News
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Negotiations to avert a Greek debt default stumbled on Wednesday and euro zone finance ministers accused Athens of refusing to compromise despite a deadline next week that could put it on a path out of the euro zone.
» Massachusetts' First Slots Parlor Is Open for Business
24/06/15 17:37 from ABC News: ABCNews
Massachusetts' makes entry into casino business as first slots parlor opens amid fanfare
» Greek debt talks stumble before EU leaders gather - Reuters
24/06/15 17:37 from Top Stories - Google News
Reuters Greek debt talks stumble before EU leaders gather Reuters BRUSSELS Negotiations to avert a Greek debt default stumbled on Wednesday and euro zone finance ministers accused Athens of refusing to compromise despite a deadline next ...
» Hillary Clinton puts same-sex marriage at forefront of campaign with new video - Sydney Morning Herald
24/06/15 17:36 from Top Stories - Google News
Sydney Morning Herald Hillary Clinton puts same-sex marriage at forefront of campaign with new video Sydney Morning Herald Hillary Clinton outlines vision for America. Like many politicians who now support same-sex marriage, Hillary Clin...
» Companies Avoid $200 Billion Tax Bill
24/06/15 17:36 from WSJ.com: World News
Businesses avoid paying $200 billion annually in taxes by channeling their overseas’ investments through offshore financial hubs, said a U.N. agency
» In Pictures: The First Lady’s Trip to the U.K. and Italy
24/06/15 17:35 from White House.gov Blog Feed
Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the First Lady's Medium account. See the original post here. Last week, the First Lady headed to the U.K. and Italy on a trip that took her from talking to girls about their education, to helping sha...
» Riyadh insists weapons donation on track - The Daily Star
24/06/15 17:34 from Google News - World
Salon Riyadh insists weapons donation on track The Daily Star BEIRUT: A $3 billion grant to the Lebanese Army for the purchase of French weaponry is still in place, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Wednesday, days after Lebanese ...
» AP Top News at 5:30 p.m. EDT
24/06/15 17:34 from TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com
AP Top News at 5:30 p.m. EDT The Latest: US attorney: Tsarnaev didn't renounce terrorism BOSTON (AP) - The latest on the formal sentencing of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (all times local): --- Boston Marathon bomber says he'...
» ABC News takes top Murrow award
24/06/15 17:33 from Top Stories
It wins the Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in Television for the second straight year.
» Photos: Emilia Clarke Shares a Vintage-Looking Selfie
24/06/15 17:33 from ABC News: ABCNews
The best shots of your favorite stars snapping selfies.
» For Russian students, British summer camp is victim of strains with the West
24/06/15 17:33 from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post
MOSCOW — Muscovite Polina Pevneva first flew to London to study English nine years ago — a long-ago era when ambitious young Russians packed planes in the summertime to practice language skills and build a future with the West. Read full...
» From toddlers to teens, a digital world
24/06/15 17:33 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Top Stories
Alongside Lego building blocks and dolls, tablet computers and laptops are making their way into children's playrooms. Parents are alternately amused and irritated, fascinated and concerned.
» Russians’ rite of passage — a summer abroad — a victim of strains with West
24/06/15 17:33 from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post
MOSCOW — Muscovite Polina Pevneva first flew to London to study English nine years ago — a long-ago era when ambitious young Russians packed planes in the summertime to practice language skills and build a future with the West. Read full...
» Queen: 'Division In Europe Is Dangerous'
24/06/15 17:32 from Sky News | World News | First For Breaking News
The Queen has used a speech in Berlin to warn against divisions in Europe, saying such a path would be "dangerous".
» Bible study resumes: 'All welcome'
24/06/15 17:31 from CNN.com
It's hard to imagine what emotions and thoughts are going through the minds of worshippers walking through the doors of Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist church for Bible study, one week after six women and three men were killed there.
» Recent coverage of GOP presidential candidates sparks debate
24/06/15 17:30 from Latest News
Have the headlines been fair, balanced?
» Ohio Senate passes bill banning abortion after 20 weeks
24/06/15 17:30 from Yahoo! News - Latest News & Headlines
The Ohio Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, following the passage of a similar ban by the Wisconsin Senate this month. The legislation, which passed 23-9, contains a narrow exception f...
» Significant Differences Complicate Greece Crisis Talks
24/06/15 17:29 from WSJ.com: World News
Significant divisions over measures Greece has to implement to receive much-needed bailout funds were complicating crisis talks, with finance ministers warning that a deal might have to wait until later this week.
» Lawmaker apologizes for saying victims 'waited turn to be shot'
24/06/15 17:28 from CNN.com
A South Carolina lawmaker expressed regret Wednesday after seemingly questioning why the victims in the Charleston shooting didn't do more to defend themselves.
» Green day: Dutch court orders state to cut greenhouse emissions - Hindustan Times
24/06/15 17:28 from World - Google News
Hindustan Times Green day: Dutch court orders state to cut greenhouse emissions Hindustan Times A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered the state to slash greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by at least 25% by 2020, in a case that could serve...
» Walker: Haley Asked That He Not Talk About Confederate Flag
24/06/15 17:26 from ABC News: ABCNews
Walker says South Carolina governor initially asked that he not comment about Confederate flag
» Republican-Led Congress Hands Obama Major Win on Trade
24/06/15 17:26 from ABC News: ABCNews
Senate passes trade legislation, hands Obama major second-term win
» A mission with many question marks
24/06/15 17:26 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Top Stories
Following the deaths of hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean, the EU is aiming to dismantle the networks of smugglers. Critics say it’s a rash operation that could end up involving the EU in an armed conflict.
» Beyonce, The Weeknd to Headline Jay Z's Made In America Fest
24/06/15 17:24 from ABC News: ABCNews
Beyonce, The Weeknd to headline Jay Z's Made In America fest over Labor Day weekend in Philly
» Trade talks approach endgame with fast track in reach
24/06/15 17:24 from Top Stories
Countries in the trade pact have been waiting until this moment to strike their final deals.
» With Its French NSA Leak, WikiLeaks Is Back - Wired
24/06/15 17:22 from Top Stories - Google News
Wired With Its French NSA Leak, WikiLeaks Is Back Wired Caption: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on a screen speaking via web cast from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty. Skip Article Header. Skip to: ...
» Contractor Linked to OPM Hack Says It's 'Not Responsible' 
24/06/15 17:22 from ABC News: ABCNews
Contractor says not "in any way responsible" for massive records hack.
» Brandi Glanville Leaving 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'
24/06/15 17:21 from ABC News: ABCNews
Reality star made the announcement that she's leaving after four years.
» Boston bomber apologises to victims
24/06/15 17:20 from BBC News - World
Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has apologised to his victims as he returned to court to be formally sentenced to death.
» The Queen Is Confused by This Painting of Her and Her Father - TIME
24/06/15 17:20 from Google News - World
TIME The Queen Is Confused by This Painting of Her and Her Father TIME On Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth II appeared to be puzzled by an oil painting that German President Joachim Gauck presented to her at his official residence. It showed h...
» Kurtz: Donald Trump, pummeling the press
24/06/15 17:18 from Latest News
Howard Kurtz weighs in
» Hillary Clinton campaign on track to raise $30 million by end of June: report - New York Daily News
24/06/15 17:16 from Google News - Top Stories
New York Daily News Hillary Clinton campaign on track to raise $30 million by end of June: report New York Daily News WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is on track to top $30 million in fundraising by the end of June, according to CNN, follow...
» Efforts to banish Confederate symbols grow in US south - BBC News
24/06/15 17:16 from Google News - Top Stories
BBC News Efforts to banish Confederate symbols grow in US south BBC News Anger at the presence of Confederate symbols on public property in the US south is growing. The Confederate battle flag has been removed from Alabama's state ca...
» In Kenya, Police Said to Shoot First, Ask Questions Later
24/06/15 17:15 from Voice of America
An organization that documents torture and extrajudicial killings says Kenyan police were responsible for 1,252 shooting deaths in five cities, including Nairobi, between 2009 and 2014, representing 67 percent of all gun deaths in the ar...
» Kerry heads to Vienna on Friday for Iran nuclear talks: U.S.
24/06/15 17:14 from Reuters: International
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Vienna on Friday to take part in Iran nuclear talks ahead of a self-imposed June 30 deadline, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.
» Louisiana governor joins Republican race for White House - Fox News Latino
24/06/15 17:13 from Google News - Top Stories
CBC.ca Louisiana governor joins Republican race for White House Fox News Latino The governor of Louisiana and the first Indian-American politician to head a U.S. state, Bobby Jindal, on Wednesday became the 13th Republican to declare his...
» House Panel OKs Cuts to Education, Boosts Medical Research
24/06/15 17:13 from ABC News: ABCNews
House panel OKs cuts to education, community service but boosts health research
» EPA chief suggests climate change skeptics aren't normal
24/06/15 17:13 from Latest News
Reaction from Marc Morano
» The Latest: US attorney: Tsarnaev didn't renounce terrorism
24/06/15 17:13 from AP Top Headlines At 7:05 a.m. EDT
BOSTON (AP) -- The latest on the formal sentencing of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (all times local):...
» What's Hope Solo got to smile about?
24/06/15 17:12 from CNN.com
It's a tournament which is taking the world of social media by storm -- but there's only one team anybody's talking about.
» Man Arrested as Work Tries to Restart on Hawaii Telescope
24/06/15 17:11 from ABC News: ABCNews
Man arrested as workers try to restart construction of giant telescope on Hawaii mountain
» Lawsuit: Nick Gordon abused Bobbi K., took her money - USA TODAY
24/06/15 17:11 from Google News - Top Stories
USA TODAY Lawsuit: Nick Gordon abused Bobbi K., took her money USA TODAY FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A lawsuit filed by Bobbi Kristina Brown's conservator accuses Nick Gordon of abuse and says he took money from her without authorization. ...
» Meeting of Eurozone Finance Ministers on Greece Ends Abruptly - New York Times
24/06/15 17:11 from Google News - Top Stories
New York Times Meeting of Eurozone Finance Ministers on Greece Ends Abruptly New York Times BRUSSELS — A meeting of eurozone finance ministers, hoping to end the impasse in Greece's bailout negotiations, unexpectedly broke up Wednesd...
» Six killed in Somalia rebel attack on UAE convoy - The Daily Star
24/06/15 17:11 from Google News - World
The Daily Star Six killed in Somalia rebel attack on UAE convoy The Daily Star A Somali woman walks past the scene of a suicide car explosion in Hodan district in the capital Mogadishu June 24, 2015. REUTERS/Feisal Omar. RSS; Follow; Ema...
» Trade Authority Bill Wins Final Approval in Senate - New York Times
24/06/15 17:10 from Google News - Top Stories
New York Times Trade Authority Bill Wins Final Approval in Senate New York Times WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to legislation granting President Obama enhanced power to negotiate major trade agreements with Asi...
» House GOP Targets Obama Climate Plan for US Power Plants
24/06/15 17:10 from ABC News: ABCNews
House GOP bill targets Obama plan to limit carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants
» Menswear Fashion Week Kicks off in Paris Amid Heat
24/06/15 17:10 from ABC News: ABCNews
Menswear fashion week kicks off in Paris amid heat and celebrities
» Britain wants to bolster Calais border control after migrant melee - Sydney Morning Herald
24/06/15 17:09 from Google News - World
Sydney Morning Herald Britain wants to bolster Calais border control after migrant melee Sydney Morning Herald Strike halts Channel Tunnel traffic, migrants try to board vehicles · Marches across continent as Europe divided by mig...
» Police: Prison escapees may be armed - USA TODAY
24/06/15 17:09 from Google News - Top Stories
USA TODAY Police: Prison escapees may be armed USA TODAY The two escaped murderers who have eluded a 19-day manhunt may be armed, possibly with guns and ammunition stolen from unoccupied hunting cabins in the Adirondack Mountains , the N...
» Kerry To Travel To Vienna This Week For Iran Nuclear Talks
24/06/15 17:08 from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna, Austria, on June 26 to take part in international talks on Iran's nuclear program.
» Tips for Finding Adjacent Airline Seats Without Paying Extra
24/06/15 17:07 from ABC News: ABCNews
Airlines struggle to seat families together; here's what you can do to avoid the fees
» Wildfires Blister Alaska With Increased Frequency, Intensity
24/06/15 17:07 from ABC News: ABCNews
Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity; blazes and warm summers coincide
» Chuck Palahniuk's 'Fight Club 4 Kids' 
24/06/15 17:07 from CNN.com
"Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk teams up with Mashable and reads a supposedly kid-friendly version of his critically acclaimed book.
» France summons US ambassador as spying reports prompt outrage - The Globe and Mail
24/06/15 17:06 from World - Google News
The Globe and Mail France summons US ambassador as spying reports prompt outrage The Globe and Mail The United States allegedly spied on three successive French presidents by eavesdropping on their phone calls, according to a new set of ...
» Victims React to Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apology: 'Nothing Sincere' - NBCNews.com
24/06/15 17:04 from Google News - Top Stories
NBCNews.com Victims React to Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apology: 'Nothing Sincere' NBCNews.com After a long, emotional day in court that included a surprising first apology from condemned Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsar...

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