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Kerry pushes back on Israeli complaints, calls for revival of peace talks with Palestinians

With<p>Donald Trumptweeting from the sidelines, Secretary of StateJohn F. Kerrycondemned Jewish settlement activity under Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahuas a chief obstacle to Mideast peace, igniting a fresh war of words with the Israeli leader.<p>Kerry’s lengthy and impassioned address, delivered at the<p>…

Trump draws rebukes after saying U.S. isn’t bound by one-China policy

BEIJING — Donald Trump is talking about Taiwan again — and so is China, in angry and mocking ­comments Monday that questioned whether the president-elect grasps a core ­element of ­relations between the world’s top economic powers.<p>In an interview broadcast Sunday, Trump said the United States would …

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Beijing grits teeth in face of Trump's tweets

China shows restraint as it tries to work out if US president-elect is being deliberately confrontational or just out of his depth<p>Donald Trump’s tweaking of Chinese noses is growing more provocative following Beijing’s criticism of his controversial phone conversation last week with Taiwan’s …

Google alters search autocomplete to remove 'are Jews evil' suggestion

Search company removes antisemitic and sexist autocomplete phrases after Observer article highlights offensive results<p>Google has altered autocomplete suggestions in its search engine after it was alerted to antisemitic, sexist and racists entries.<p>Google’s autocomplete feature aims to suggest common …

New Trump, same as the old Trump

<b>Cincinnati (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump delivered an unmistakable message Thursday in his first big speech since election night -- the unconventional, impulsive and unscripted person who won a stunning victory is the one that America will get as its President.<p>The President-elect emerged from three weeks …

Donald Trump

Republicans Expose Themselves As Deficit Frauds

Congressional Republicans complained loud and long the past 8 years about the budget deficits recorded during the Obama administration.<p>The GOP was so adamant about the deficit being bad for the country, for the economy and for their grandchildren that, even when deficit spending was justified by …

An Israeli company is reportedly helping the FBI crack the San Bernardino iPhone

The FBI abruptly halted its heated case against Apple on Monday, citing a new break-in method from an unnamed "outside source." In the days since, the security industry has been puzzling over the identity of that mysterious source. But now, the mask is being lifted. Cellebrite, an Israeli mobile …

Microsoft to finally unveil its universal Xbox apps later this month

Microsoft is planning to unveil its universal Xbox apps later this month. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the software giant will detail a number of apps and plans to open the platform to developers at the Build conference in San Francisco on March 30th. Xbox …

White House dismisses GOP 'bluster' on Scalia replacement

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The White House is making clear that President Barack Obama will defy Republicans in Congress and on the campaign trail who want him to leave the momentous task of nominating a new Supreme Court justice to the next administration.<p>"This is not the first time that Republicans have …

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Russia offers ceasefire in Syria but US suspects ploy to crush rebels

Agreeing to terms would give Moscow three more weeks to help Assad regime wipe out opponents, say Washington officials, calling for immediate armistice<p>US officials have countered what it says are Russian proposals for a ceasefire in Syria to begin on 1 March with a demand for fighting to stop …

Japanese Taxi Drivers Claim Ghost Passengers in Tsunami-Affected Area

Before you jump in a taxi on your next trip to Japan, you might want to check the back seat. Several taxi drivers in Ishinomaki, in Northern Japan’s …

Japan

9 Realistic Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Stress Less

People procrastinate for different reasons, but the result is the same: stress. Here’s how to tackle all of the reasons you put things off.<p>Those expense reports you’ve been putting off for months? That power yoga class you never seem to make? Chances are, there are at least one or two projects on …

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Man Has Lost 22 Pounds in a Month Eating Only Potatoes - Great Ideas : People.com

From taco cleanses to pizza-only weight loss plans to this man’s remarkable potato journey, 2016 is officially the year of wacky nutrition …

Being a ‘morning person’ has a genetic basis, 23andMe study says

Night owls get a genetic excuse<p>Researchers at the genetics company 23andMe have identified 15 regions of the human genome that influence whether someone considers themselves a "morning person," meaning someone who likes to wake up and go to bed early, or an "evening person." The finding, published …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

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2016 tantalizing tech trophies: Top 10 technological trends that no techie can miss out

Whether you are a hard core techie or simply someone who goes gaga over the fascinating gadgets popping up every now and then, you surely would have …

Caracas, Venezuela named as the world's most violent city

Twenty-one of the deadliest cities on earth are in Brazil, according to Mexico-based group, while four are in the United States<p>Twenty-one of the world's 50 most violent cities are in Brazil, a new survey reveals in a blow to the nation's image as it prepares to host this year's Olympic games.<p>The …

Samsung's smartphone sales show the beginning of the end

As smartphone ownership is reaching saturation in Western markets, Android manufacturers are struggling to continue to sell enough devices to keep investors happy.<p>In Samsung’s earnings announcement today the company said that there is a “slowing demand” for smartphones as it saw a slight decrease …

Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu: Ban Ki-moon comments encourage terror

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Israeli Prime Minister and his representative at the United Nations slammed the U.N. secretary general -- the head of the world's organization for peace and security -- for comments made about Israeli settlements in the West Bank.<p>"The U.N. Secretary General's remarks give a tailwind to …

EU police warn that more attacks by IS militants are likely

PARIS (AP) — Europe's top police agency issued a stark warning Monday: Islamic State extremists will keep attempting lethal attacks on soft targets …

CIA document from the 60s details how to take better photos of UFOs

As we all learned from X-Files, the truth is out there. Or, in this case it might be hidden somewhere in 130,000 formerly classified documents from the US Air Force’s (USAF) UFO investigations between 1947 and 1969.<p>Using the Freedom of Information Act to file over 5,000 requests, on everything from …

The DeLorean Motor Company may soon start building ‘new’ cars

The DeLorean could soon be going back into production thanks to a new law that exempts small volume car manufacturers from the safety requirements applied to most new car makers. Also, I'm going to attempt to write this article without any <i>Back to the Future</i> jokes.<p>The law only applies to "replica" …

There's a £60m Bitcoin heist going down right now, and you can watch in real-time

Sheep Marketplace closed down over the weekend after someone got away with 96,000 bitcoins - and angry users are chasing him around the internet.<p>One …

The secret Hong Kong facility that uses boiling goo to mine Bitcoins

A single bitcoin is now worth over $1,000, but the process of mining for the digital currency — in which people devote computing power to facilitate global Bitcoin transactions and secure the currency's network — is growing increasingly expensive. Serious miners have started to build dedicated …

YourFreeProxy Is Caught Installing A Toolbar That Mines Bitcoin On The Sly

Today in “Things Your Tech Service Shouldn’t Do” we present YourFreeProxy from Mutual Public AKA We Build Toolbars, LLC. The company, which offers proxy servers for routing around firewalls and censorship, has been secretly using its tool to mine Bitcoin using their customer’s computer. This …

Bitcoin trading illegal in Iceland according to Icelandic Central bank

The following is a rough translation from the business page of Iceland's most prominent newspaper. …

How to steal Bitcoin in three easy steps

Earlier this month, someone pulled off the largest heist in the history of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet. The illegal drug bazaar Sheep Marketplace was plundered, either by hackers or insiders, and about $100 million worth of the currency was stolen from …

Bitcoin Site Shuts Down After Being Robbed Of Every Single Coin It Held Online

This time Flexcoin — which called itself a bitcoin bank — has announced that it's going out of business after a huge theft that has wiped it clean.<p>This is the announcement. There's no sugarcoating it. Somehow all the bitcoins were just taken.<p>On March 2nd 2014 Flexcoin was attacked and robbed of all …

Chinese stocks collapse in late trade, closing at a 13-month low

The benchmark Shanghai Composite index closed the session down 3.55%, more than reversing the 2% gain of Thursday.<p>It left the index at 2,900.9, the lowest level seen since December 10, 2014.<p>For the week the index lost 9%, extending its decline this year to 18%.<p>The losses on the Composite were …