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Lionel Messi to Face Trial for Tax Fraud: Latest Details and Comments

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will face trial over allegations he and his father Jorge defrauded Spanish authorities of €4.1 million in unpaid income tax, reported by <i>El Pais</i>.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Messi Appeal Rejected, Tax Evasion Case Looms<p>Wednesday, June 10<p>"Lionel Messi's appeal against …

Scientists break 75-million-year-old dinosaur fossils and find blood cells

Scientists analyzing fragments of poorly preserved dinosaur bones excavated more than a century ago have discovered what appear to be red blood cells and collagen fibers, soft tissues that thus far have only found rarely, on extremely well-preserved fossils.<p>The discovery -- which suggests that soft …

Paleontology

Sweden’s Telia Sonera Confirms $115M Investment In Spotify, Now Valued At $8.53B

Timed to offset the big Apple Music launch earlier this week, popular music streaming service Spotify has finally closed its latest financing round. Among the investors is Sweden’s main carrier, Telia Sonera, which today announced that it is investing $115 million for a 1.4 percent stake in the …

Fake cell towers reportedly used to spy on residents in London

More than 20 fake mobile phone towers have been found intercepting cellphone communications across London, reports Sky News.<p>The news company says it used specialized security software over the course of three weeks to detect signs of IMSI catcher activity. These devices, also known as Stingrays, …

Surveillance

Yen rises Bank of Japan's Haruhiko Kuroda says exchange rate is 'very weak' USDJPY

Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on January 24. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse<p>Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda just sent markets into a tailspin after dropping strong suggestions that the yen shouldn't …

Economics

Vladimir Putin to meet Pope Francis in Rome to discuss the Ukraine crisis

Russian leader and head of the Catholic Church<p>Vladimir Putin will raise the Ukraine crisis and the plight of Christians in the Middle East during a meeting with Pope Francis in Rome on Wednesday.<p>It will be Mr Putin’s second meeting with Pope Francis, and the latest episode in a long-running but …

Pool party outcry: US police officer resigns

Senior police officials in the United States have confirmed that one of their officers has resigned after footage emerged of him wrestling a black teenage girl to the ground at a pool party in Texas.<p>Media interest in the case is intense. This is a time of heightened tension, when the relationship …

Justice

Hundreds Protest Police Conduct at Texas Pool Party

Hundreds of protesters peacefully rallied outside of an elementary school in McKinney, Texas on Monday, calling upon authorities to reprimand local …

HTC will replace your One M9 in the US if it breaks or you want to switch carriers

'Because bad things happen to good smartphones.'<p>Every smartphone maker claims to support its devices after they've been bought, but today HTC asserts itself as the company that does it more comprehensively than anyone else. Announcing an extension of the HTC Advantage program that it launched last …

Mobile Technology

First direct flights between US and Cuba taking off

The first direct charter flights between New York City and Cuba are now taking off.<p>A US-based travel agency, Cuba Travel Services, on Tuesday announced the weekly charter between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana in one of the first moves after the US government's recent decision to …

Cuba

The States Where U.S. Employees Get More Access to Vacation Time

Although Skift found 42% of Americans didn’t take a single vacation day last year there are as many reasons behind this as there are U.S. …

Euro Steady, Markets Brace for Fed Statement

Single currency hovers around $1.06, stocks mostly flat in European trading<p>The euro held on to small gains against the U.S. dollar Wednesday, ahead of a crucial policy announcement from the U.S. Federal Reserve that will likely provide clarity on the timing of a rate rise.<p>The euro hovered around …

Stock Markets