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Greek finance minister clarifies why he said Greece should have given Germany the finger

After claims, counter-claims and counter-counter-claims emerged over the video's authenticity, Varoufakis has clearly had enough. In a blog post on his website he sets out his take on the passage in question, during which a video appeared to show him making the insulting gesture as he told his …

Reuters: Tag Heuer teams up with Intel to challenge the Apple Watch

Tag Heuer's all set to take on the Apple Watch, and it's slated to reveal the new device sometime today. If you recall, the Swiss company has said that it's also making a smartwatch shortly after Cupertino announced its own last year. According to <i>Reuters</i>, Tag Heuer's parent corporation LVMH has …

Smartwatches

What Canada Can Learn From Sweden's Unionized Retail Workers

When Toys “R” Us arrived in Sweden in 1995 armed with a translation of its U.S. employee handbook, it underestimated the Swedes’ fierce commitment to …

10 things you need to know in markets today

<b>The UK's spending watchdog savaged the government's cuts.</b> The head of the UK's National Audit Office, Sir Amyas Morse, likened the cuts to a botched operation, saying "if you're going to do radical surgery it would be nice if you knew where the heart was," according to the Financial Times.<p><b>The</b> …

Top Ten Emerging Technologies For 2015 Include 3D Printing, Distributed Manufacturing

The World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies has released their Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015 and their findings support the importance of additive manufacturing, 3D printing and distributed manufacturing to global economic growth.<p>To compile the list, the World Economic …

Science, sex and the truth about God and politics

Research shows that less religion means better societal health. Try telling that to conservative Christians<p>Choosing what to think is a right that dominant men prefer to keep to themselves. Thus one of the most effective means of keeping a populace empowered and protecting it from falling victim to …

Resounding message of economic development conference is modernity – but violence, oppression and malnutrion are still rampant in Egypt<p>On the shores of the Red Sea, something is rumbling. It’s not the helicopter gunships orbiting the skies or the special forces troops – their faces obscured behind …

World Economic Forum

A simplified mathematical model shows why you don’t need an evil majority to have an oppressed minority<p>I’m oppressed. I have the kind of mind that repeatedly replays any minor slight, insensitivity or insult I suffer, distracting me from my work and undermining my confidence. As I have grown older, …

Physics

Solar Impulse 2 will begin its around-the-world flight on Monday

The solar-powered airplane will launch from Abu Dhabi<p>The Swiss-engineered airplane Solar Impulse 2 will begin its solar-powered flight around the world on Monday. If weather permits, the plane will launch from Abu Dhabi early in the morning. The plane was scheduled to launch earlier this month, but …

Mob in India breaks into jail, lynches rape suspect | News Home | Reuters

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - A mob of several thousand people broke into a high-security prison in India, dragged out a rape suspect and killed him, officials said on Friday, adding that police had to impose a curfew to restore order.<p>Rape has been a particularly emotive crime in India since 2012, …

Defence department mum on response to report on soldier’s suicide

The mother of an Afghanistan veteran who took his own life seven years ago says the military's refusal to disclose its response to an inquiry into her son's death deprives her of what she wants most of all – an acknowledgment that things went wrong and will be changed.<p>The Military Police Complaints …

Judges wary of Apple's claims of phone patent harm by Samsung

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc told a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday that rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should be barred from selling products that infringe on its smartphone patents, but the judges were skeptical.<p>Judge Kimberly Moore was skeptical that Apple was being harmed since it already …

HSBC whistle-blower: You have to know how banks work to understand the size of this scandal

In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Falciani said that what he revealed about HSBC was only just the tip of the iceberg.<p>"If you dig down a little bit in how offshore banks and intermediate banking work, you would understand that these things cannot involve just one single bank," …

These Are the 10 Best Apps for People Who Commute

Putting in an honest day’s work can be challenging enough, so commuting shouldn’t make it any harder. But between freak snow storms, soul-crushing …

Justin Trudeau delivers a crawlingly demeaning performance while welcoming Eve Adams

The chief ingredient for success in Canadian politics, it is every day more apparent, is a bottomless capacity for self-humiliation. Some jobs …

'Awe-inspiring' FCC internet protections could alter landscape for net neutrality

Proposing a titanic legislative shift on net neutrality after a years-long push from internet activists, the head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is preparing to push through “the strongest open internet protections ever”.<p>“The internet must be fast, fair and open. That is the message …

Net Neutrality

UK Church groups have recently been criticised for campaigning against the legalisation of mitochondrial donation. As their efforts failed, a group of emboldened scientists has vowed to turn the tables and interfere with matters of religion<p>The Catholic Church and Church of England have recently …

Church of England

Scientists use lasers to make metals super water-repellent

A new method for producing super water-repellent surfaces could lead to self-cleaning materials that are much more slippery than Teflon and never corrode. Researchers from the University of Rochester say they can make metals superhydrophobic (highly water-repellent) using powerful lasers to etch …

Majority of Ontarians say time to end Beer Store’s monopoly

The vast majority of Ontarians want The Beer Store's lucrative private monopoly taken away from the three foreign brewing corporations who currently own it, a new poll suggests.<p>The Mainstreet Technologies survey found 70 per cent support for major changes to the company, a clear message for the …

SpaceX Reveals Stunning Video Showing Its Totally Futuristic New Rockets

The idea is to create reusable rockets that can safely return to Earth and land intact. But SpaceX is still in the testing phase of the new landing maneuver. On Jan. 10, SpaceX semi-successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket on a platform in the ocean after the rocket launched the Dragon spacecraft full …

Spy murdered for threatening to expose ties between Vladimir Putin and organized crime, inquiry told

Vladimir Putin is a “common criminal dressed up as a head of state” who allegedly ordered the murder of Alexander Litvinenko to stop the former spy …

Watch people lose their minds when subjected to the Tesla P85D's 'insane' mode

When Elon Musk first showed off the Model S P85D, Tesla's high-end all-wheel-drive electric car, he said that his company wanted to reach the kind of acceleration achieved by the world's greatest supercars. With the help of a dash camera, some unsuspecting victims, and the car's ability to …

“This is the legacy of Citizens United”: Koch brothers plan to drop $900 million on 2016 elections

What the billionaire brothers’ announcement means — and where reform advocates go from here<p>Billionaire energy industry brothers Charles and David Koch are planning a 2016 campaign spending blitz that would easily eclipse previous outside political efforts, with the brothers and their political …

Anti-bailout party Syriza wins Greek elections

The party’s leader has promised to renegotiate the country’s 240 billion-euro international bailout deal<p>ATHENS, Greece – The Syriza party has won a …

Harper's anti-terror bill to criminalize the ‘promotion of terrorism’

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says his government will introduce promised new national-security legislation on Friday, including a provision that draws a line between free expression and endorsing terrorism.<p>Highlighting the new bill in a speech on Sunday, Mr. Harper said he will protect Canadians …

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Nuclear Energy

Obama, world leaders head to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences | News Home | Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman after the death of his predecessor Abdullah on Friday, testimony to Riyadh’s important role in energy markets and the fight against Islamist militancy.<p>French President Francois Hollande (R) …

How the provinces and territories buy beer

<b>British Columbia</b><p>Mixed system of public and private, including government liquor stores, private retail stores and brewery retail stores. Some bars are authorized to sell beer, as are some stores in rural communities too small to support a government liquor store.<p><b>Alberta</b><p>Fully privatized retailing. …