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Libya poised to retake oil ports from rebels in move that could split country

Libyan government forces are poised to attack rebels blockading key oil ports this weekend in an offensive that risks splitting the country apart.<p>A deadline for rebels in the eastern province of Cyrenaica to hand over the ports, blockaded since last summer, has passed with the opposition still in …

Obama lands in Saudi Arabia to help soothe relations with key ally

Barack Obama landed at a desert camp in Saudi Arabia on Friday to mend bridges with the kingdom’s monarch, King Abdullah, after months of tension between the pair.<p>The Saudi royal family has been alarmed by Washington’s move toward a rapprochement with Iran as it seeks an agreement to limit Tehran’s …

Debris reports offer 'more hope,' but still no confirmation of Flight 370's end

Three weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flights 370 set off from Kuala Lumpur, search aircraft set off Saturday from Australia -- hoping to, finally, find the Boeing 777 in the southern Indian Ocean where experts now believe it ended up.<p>The area that search teams --including a Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 …

Government hackers have attacked 80 percent of top news organizations

A new report from Google researchers indicates 21 out of the top 25 news organizations have been the target of advanced malware attacks typically carried out by state-sponsored groups. Google has been tracking state-sponsored malware for nearly two years now, but the new report, unveiled by a pair …

This week in bitcoin: IRS declares bitcoin is property, price falls below $500

In this week’s bitcoin review, we recap the first formal U.S. government stance on the cryptocurrency and the market falling more than $100.<p>Everyone …

Amazon’s next data center could inspire trust in gun-shy EU companies

When you’re the top dog in an industry, you can make some bold moves. That’s certainly the case with public-cloud provider Amazon Web Services.<p>Now it’s possible that the Amazon cloud could get a little wider, perhaps with an expansion into Germany.<p>Amazon customers in Germany have been asking for a …