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Cameron and Merkel 'agree to work together' on EU

<b>David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agree on the "urgent need" to make Europe more "competitive and flexible", Downing Street has said.</b><p>After a meeting outside Berlin, No 10 said both agreed they wanted "faster progress" on trade deals between the EU and the rest of the world.<p>They also …

Europe

Horrifying Abortion Clinic Was Only Busted Because It Wrote Illegal Prescriptions

Gosnell is charged with killing seven late-term infants by "snipping" their spinal cords and giving a 41-year-old immigrant patient a fatal overdose of the painkiller Demerol. Prosecutors also believe he "snipped" hundreds of other babies, according to a 281-page grand jury report.<p>Gosnell's Women's …

Abortion

California Prisons Are Punishing Inmates With Race-Based Lockdowns

Though it's not an official policy, at least five California state prisons have a color-coding system.<p>On any given day, the color of a sign could mean the difference between an inmate exercising in the prison yard or being confined to their cell. When prisoners attack guards or other inmates, …

Northern California

The Taliban Is Using US Tax Dollars To Kill American Soldiers In Afghanistan

The Taliban could be using U.S. tax dollars to kill American soldiers. The U.S. military has estimated that up to $360 million ended up in the hands of Taliban and criminal elements in Afghanistan over the past decade, according to a 2012 Associated Press report. These instances of waste might have …

Afghanistan

Eurosceptics open to compromise over reforms, says senior Tory

A leading Conservative MP said Eurosceptics in the party were willing to compromise over their demands for European Union reform as David Cameron …

The UN Keeps Failing, Right When We Really Need It

The organization's greatest strength -- and weakness -- is its 193 member states.<p>It is the world's most important organization, yet remains one of its most dysfunctional.<p>This week a former United Nations employee described a pervasive culture of impunity inside the organization - one in which …

Data protection law is in danger of lagging behind technological change

Data processing practices are evolving faster than the law can adapt to them, according to a senior British lawyer at an international law firm …

Google Death: A Tool to Take Care of Your Gmail When You're Gone

For years people have been urged to create a social-media will for themselves. Now Google has made doing so very easy.<p>Perhaps you, like me, have had the pleasure of finding some old family letters or calendars squirreled away in a box somewhere, and sitting there for hours, reading about the daily …

US still pressing allies for tougher anti-piracy laws | Ars Technica

Law would give Spain sweeping power to shut down sites quickly.<p>Despite the fact that Spain enacted an anti-piracy law in 2011 (under pressure from …

Ebooks made up 22.55 percent of all US publishing revenue in 2012

The US publishing industry appears to be turning over a new leaf: ebook sales made up 22.5 percent of the industry's net revenue last year, according to a new survey from the Association of American Publishers. That's up from just 0.05 percent 10 years prior, when the AAP first began keeping track …

Uber Moves Deeper Into Ride Sharing, Promises To Roll Out Services Where Regulators Have Given ‘Tacit Approval’

On-demand ride service Uber is more fully embracing ride sharing, making it clear in a policy paper this morning that it will offer up services from community drivers in markets in which competing services, like Lyft and SideCar, have gotten “tacit approval” from local regulators.<p>Until recently, …

Verizon introduces $35 prepaid plans for feature phones

While smartphones may be the way of the dragon for a lot of subscribers nowadays, there are still plenty of luddites to go around. It turns out that …

OK, Cupid: giving your love life to Google Glass and the hive mind

On January 20, 2013, sometime before 7:45PM, Lauren McCarthy sat down at a table. She was early. She always arrived early. Once she had a spot, she checked her setup. She kept the iPhone in her purse, its camera poking out and angled to capture the whole scene. The iPod touch was kept close at …

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling for in 2013

There's nothing quite like visiting a place when it's in the middle of a party -- especially if it's the kind of celebration that doesn't happen every year. In addition to the many festivals and events that occur annually around the world, there are some that are on a far less frequent schedule -- …

Festivals

Vincent van NO - Cat meets Starry Night print of original oil painting 16x20 inches

**Please note this is an art print. It is a reproduction of a past work - not an original.<p>Title - Vincent van NO<br>Dimensions - 16x20 inches<br>Media - Fade resistant inks<br>Support - Fujifilm Crystal Archive paper<p>**Also available in an 8x10" print - please inquire at sagittariusgallery [!at] gmail.com if …

Cellphones Through History: Motorola DynaTAC, iPhone & More (PHOTOS)

It’s the 40th anniversary of the device 6 billion people can’t live without. See its evolution since 1973.<p>Getty (4); AP (1)

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North Korea Says Tokyo Is Target No. 1

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>"North Korea warned Japan Friday that Tokyo would be the first target in the event of a war on the …

Russia announces new $50 billion space program

Russia is celebrating its Day of Cosmonautics in grand fashion today. President Vladimir Putin has announced a new multi-year plan to develop the country's spacefaring efforts, which will be funded to the tune of some 1.6 trillion roubles (just over $50 billion) between now and 2020. Underlining …

Jewish groups up in arms over Warsaw Ghetto memorial

Jewish groups in Poland have condemned plans to locate a memorial to Polish "righteous" gentiles in the heart of what once was the Warsaw ghetto saying it would infringe upon the memory of murdered Jews.<p>Current plans put the memorial to the Righteous Among Nations next to the centre of Jewish …

Google launches tool to help users plan for digital afterlife

Google has opened a new service to let people control what happens to their email, online photos and blogposts saved in its accounts, as concern …