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Putin visits Russian Orthodox monastic community in Greece

KARYES, Greece (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Russian Orthodox monastery Saturday as he wrapped up a two-day visit to Greece, …

Meet the wearable tablet you might use at your next job

There's no way I would wear the Rufus Cuff wrist computer. After a few minutes with this 3.2-inch Android tablet strapped to my body, my wrist started to get all sweaty. It felt bulky, weird and to be honest, not very cool. But if the massive pre-orders are any indication, there is clearly a market …

UK weapons sales to oppressive regimes top $3bn a year

Big increase since 2014 in quantity of missiles and bombs sold to countries on Foreign Office’s list of human rights violators<p>The UK is selling record quantities of arms – including missiles, bombs and grenades – to countries listed by the Foreign Office as having dubious human rights records. …

Human Rights

Lightning storms leave dozens injured in Paris and Germany

Dozens of people, many of them children, have been injured in lightning strikes in Paris and a small town in western Germany. One man was killed by …

Microsoft Office Certification bundle is now 99% off

We’d all like to consider ourselves proficient in Microsoft Office, but let’s be honest – the majority of office professionals could stand to polish up on Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Access.<p>Take your skill-set from basic functionality and educated guessing to in-depth fluency with the Complete …

John McDonnell Praises Immigrants' Contribution To Britain At Pro-EU Event

They 'support this economy and our ageing population'.<p>John McDonnell has delivered a strident defence of immigration as he helped set out the …

Livingstone denies that decision not to renew his contract is linked to his recent comments about Hitler and Zionism<p>Ken Livingstone’s Saturday morning radio show has been dropped by LBC in the wake of the controversy surrounding his recent claim that Adolf Hitler had supported Zionism.<p>The former …

Great Britain

Chinese Users Criticize Microsoft's Push for Windows 10 Upgrade

Chinese users of Microsoft products are criticising the software company’s push to get them to mandatorily upgrade their Windows operating systems, …

Traditional A-level subjects on the rise as students turn their backs on vocational courses

Thousands more students are studying academic subjects at A-level this year than had been predicted by the universities admissions service, new figures reveal.<p>An analysis by Ucas showed 4,000 more students are due to sit traditional A-levels this year than trends had suggested after pupils turned …

HomeKit does indeed make the August Smart Lock more useful

The August Smart Lock is not new. We reviewed it way back in 2014, and for the most part, everything we mentioned then still applies. The lock is still super easy to install, and it still works with deadbolts, not knobs. Most importantly, using an app instead of physical keys can still be an …

Jewish community claims it is being pushed out of Montreal neighborhood

The Hassidic Jewish community of Montreal said a proposal to ban religious gathering places on two of the city’s busiest commercial streets is an …

How to stop Facebook from tracking you around the web

Facebook's Audience Network lets brands extend their Facebook ad campaigns <i>off</i> of Facebook using the same targeting data as they use <i>on</i> it, and previously the social network only showed these ads to people who had accounts. It had already collected information on their interests from their Facebook …

Australian police break up clash between nationalists and anti-racism group

Australian police used pepper spray to break up clashes between right-wing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne on Saturday as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said eliminating racism was still a “work in progress”.<p>The United Patriots Front (UPF) organised a “Stop the …

David Cameron and George Osborne 'too rich' to care about migration, claims cabinet minister Priti Patel

David Cameron and other leading pro-Europeans do not care about the effects of mass migration on working families because they are so rich, according to a cabinet minister.<p>Priti Patel claims the “luxury” lifestyles of campaigners who want to stay in the EU mean they are “insulated” from the impact …

Meet Taobao: China’s bigger faster version of Amazon

<i>Mainland China is Apple’s second biggest market, and will one day be its first. Apple is making a big push on the mainland, opening new stores and investing in home-grown companies. Why the interest? Because China is the new Japan — it’s where the future is happening. All this week we take a look</i> …

China

Understanding these emojis will turn you into a Snapchat pro

One of Snapchat's many quirks is the list of emojis it seems to randomly place next to your friends' names.<p>You know, these:<p>It turns out that these emojis, which range from baby face to grimace, aren't random at all. They can actually tell you a lot about your relationships on Snapchat.<p>Here's what …

Theresa May approves extradition of ‘flash crash’ trader to US

The Home Office has officially agreed to extradite Navinder Sarao, the trader from Hounslow wanted by the US for market abuse they say played a role in the “flash crash” of global markets in 2010.<p>A Home Office spokesman said Theresa May signed the order on May 14, “having carefully considered all …

Uber needs to stop nudging me into carpooling

My trusted relationship has turned awkward<p>I should’ve known it was too good to last. It started out slow, as the best relationships often do, but I quickly found myself needing him more and more. Whenever I reached out, he was there without questions or judgement — on late nights, when no one else …

SpaceX successfully lands a Falcon 9 rocket at sea for the third time

And its fourth overall<p>SpaceX just successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. It was the third time in a row the company has landed a rocket booster at sea, and the fourth time overall.<p>The landing occurred a few minutes before the second stage …

Italian marine arrives home after four years in custody in India | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - An Italian marine who Indian prosecutors accuse of murdering two fishermen during an anti-piracy mission returned home on Saturday after four years in custody in New Delhi.<p>Italian sailor Salvatore Girone (R) reacts after landing at Ciampino airport in Rome, Italy, May 28, 2016. …

European Union

Fallujah: Iraqi forces 'closing in' on ISIL-held city

Iraqi forces have surrounded Fallujah and completed the first phase of their assault to retake the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) armed group, officials have told Al Jazeera.<p>Hundreds of people fled the besieged city about 60km west of the capital, Baghdad, on Friday amid …

NASA releases stunning video of Pluto’s surface

NASA has released footage from its New Horizons spacecraft, giving folks on Earth a glimpse at Pluto‘s surface.<p>Compiled from a series of …

Donald Trump: Hispanic Judge in Trump University Lawsuit Is ‘a Hater’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump railed against the judge in the legal battle over Trump University, telling a large crowd Friday in San Diego, "There should be no trial."<p>"We're in front of a very hostile judge. The judge was appointed by Barack Obama," Trump told a campaign …

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Astronauts slowly inflate balloon room at second attempt

Nasa slowly inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, with better luck than the first try two days earlier.<p>Astronaut Jeffrey Williams opened a valve and introduced 22 seconds of air into the compartment, then several more seconds in brief bursts. Mission …

The True Story Behind Alice In Wonderland

The man behind <i>Alice In Wonderland</i> is much like the tales he wrote: an enigma that straddles the line between childlike innocence and darkness. Like …

Met police officer who failed to help man who was stabbed to death is dismissed

A Metropolitan Police sergeant who failed to respond to an attack where the victim died after being stabbed more than 200 times has been dismissed.<p>Sergeant Kirsten Treasure ignored a call to a stabbing on April 24, 2014, to help Andrew Else, 52, who died after being attacked in Selsdon Park Road in …

5 Books to Read if You Get Caught in a Travel Delay

You'll have better things to do than curse the TSA.<p>You've packed your bags, watered the plants (wait...did you water the plants?), and set your out-of-office email. It's holiday time! What are you waiting for? Oh, that's right. The plane is late! Your ride is stuck in traffic! The train had to halt …

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