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Three Pro-Russian Separatists Shot Dead in Ukraine Base Attack

Three pro-Russian separatists were shot dead after 300 colleagues attempted to attack a national guard base in eastern Ukraine, the country's interior minister said.<p>Arsen Avakov said in a Facebook post that 63 of the 300 separatists were detained after attempting to seize the base in Mariupol, …

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US offers Ukraine non-lethal military aid but urges Kiev to act responsibly

Offer comes after low morale among country's soldiers became evident in confrontations with pro-Moscow separatists<p>Follow the latest developments on our live blog<p>The US has promised Ukraine non-lethal military aid but urged Kiev to act in a "measured and responsible way" in responding to unrest in …

Vladimir Putin Has Upper Hand as Ukraine Talks Begin

Vladimir Putin portrays himself as a hard man. Judo is his chosen sport. In a judo match, the expert waits until his opponent is off balance, then pounces. This is what Putin is doing in Ukraine. His opponents in this global sparring match are being wrong-footed. A moment of imbalance is fast …

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Search setback: Oil slick not linked to Flight 370

The quest to solve the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took a step backward Thursday when Australian authorities determined that a small oil slick discovered Sunday in the prime search area was not from the missing Boeing 777.<p>"Preliminary analysis of the sample collected by ADV (Australian …

MH370: Sub searches for plane, again, as families fume

BEIJING — A robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370 for a third time Wednesday while the head of a British water wreckage recovery firm says he believes searchers have homed in on the location of the plane.<p>Meanwhile, the families of Chinese passengers who were on the …

Ukraine military push appears to lose momentum in the east

Ukraine's armored vehicles rolled Wednesday, but its attempt to take back eastern towns from pro-Russian militants seemed to stall.<p>In Donetsk, six armored vehicles sent into the nearby city of Kramatorsk in the morning later showed up carrying Russian flags in Slaviansk.<p>Russian Ambassador to the EU …

Google Glass sells to the public tomorrow. Here’s how to decide whether or not to buy

Tomorrow, April 15, Google Glass will finally go on sale to the public.<p>Granted, you’ll have just one day to buy it, and supplies will be limited. That’s the kind of sales tactic any company would use to pressure you into buying a shiny, new toy you don’t really need.<p>So start thinking about it ahead …

Google Acquires Titan Aerospace, The Drone Company Pursued By Facebook

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as a potential acquisition target (as first reported by TechCrunch), the WSJ reports. The details of the purchase weren’t disclosed, but the deal comes after Facebook …

'Violence and incitement': US, allies scramble to ease new Ukraine standoff

The Obama administration and Western allies were scrambling to ease another crisis in Ukraine as pro-Russian protesters seized or blocked government buildings in what U.S. officials said was clearly Moscow's doing.<p>U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power sparred late Sunday with her Russian …

Malaysia Airlines MH370: submarine to be deployed as oil slick spotted

Authorities searching for MH370 declare “it’s time to go underwater” and deploy a submarine as the black box pinger goes silent<p>An unmanned submarine has been deployed to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane after authorities concluded that a black box beacon was no longer emitting signals.<p>…

Google spends millions to sway politicians, think tanks

Google has reeled in more and more revenue over the years. Turns out it’s been spending more and more on lobbying, too — more than one might realize.<p>The tech giant shelled out $18.2 million for lobbying efforts in 2012, beating out all companies except one — GE — according to a report today from …

Chile Fire Toll: 12 Dead; 2,000 Homes Destroyed

VALPARAISO, Chile - Firefighters struggled for a second night early Monday to contain blazes that have killed 12 people, injured 500, destroyed 2,000 homes and forced 10,000 people to flee the densely populated hills that gave this Chilean port city its unique beauty.<p>Fires they thought were …

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Chrome Remote Desktop for Android beta being tested

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Remotely accessing a computer isn’t new and there are plenty of options to do so. One of the newest is coming from Google(s …