Paul Thompson

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Ukip Donor Andrew Perloff Calls For Referendum... To Kick Out Scotland

A Ukip donor has called for an English referendum on ejecting Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom.<p>Property investor Andrew …

Iraqi PM says Islamic State plans subway attacks in U.S. and Paris

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iraq has “credible” intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States, the prime minister said on Thursday, but U.S. and French officials said they had no evidence to back up his claims.<p>Policemen ride down an escalator as …

Top Vietnamese Minister Says It’s Time for the U.S. to Drop the Arms Embargo

Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has said that Hanoi would welcome the U.S. dropping a decades-old arms embargo …

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Why the Threat of ISIS Suddenly Feels Very Real in Australia

SYDNEY — The 'Death Cult', as the politicians are calling what we commonly know as Islamic State (ISIS), has taken over the media in Australia.<p>Prime …

Iraqi PM reveals 'ISIL plot to attack West'

Iraq has received "credible" intelligence that the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group plans to attack subway systems in Paris and in the US, according to Iraq's prime minister.<p>However, American and French officials say they have no evidence to back up Haider al-Abbadi's claim.<p>Abbadi's …

Hong Kong school children join student protest demanding democracy

Students demonstrating to secure former British colony's democratic future<p>Hundreds of school children joined university students demanding greater democracy on Friday, capping a week-long campaign that has seen a large cut-out depicting Hong Kong's leader as the devil paraded through the city and …

Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lying low?

North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen at a public event for three weeks, including a prominent state meeting that he has attended every year since coming to power in late 2011.<p>On Thursday, Kim was conspicuously absent from the Supreme People's Assembly, which is North Korea's parliament …

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FBI tells Apple, Google their privacy efforts could hamstring investigations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Apple and Google have won praise from privacy proponents for efforts to encrypt their latest smartphones in a way that would prevent law enforcement from accessing certain private data. The FBI, not so much.<p>Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey told reporters …

For drivers with bad credit, new cars come with a kill switch

Driving a car off a lot usually comes with a sense of exhilaration or freedom, but that thrill is short-lived when you've got a debt collector riding shotgun wherever you go. That's basically the case for a whole host of Americans with bad credit -- in use since the 90s, the <i>New York Times</i> reports …

Russia orders Google, Facebook and Twitter to comply with local storage and censorship laws

Back in July, Vladimir Putin signed a law requiring all web services handling Russians’ personal data to store that information in local data …

When Hacked Celebs Sue Apple, Guess Who Cashes In?

The hacking and posting of nude photographs of celebrities provoked discussion about protections from invasions of privacy. The victims included Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa …

This 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Rewards You For Sharing Your WiFi

Way back in 2012, I wrote about the Karma hotspot—a puck-shaped mobile hotspot that came with a novel idea: The more you shared your connection with other users, the more free data you got. The idea was that, if enough people played along, the company could theoretically blanket a good chunk of the …

Ballmer to Clippers: Apple products have to go

<i>We can't trust their security. We can't trust their software updates either.</i><p><i>Men, you can't risk your naked selfies appearing on Reddit.</i><p><i>Their phones are just too small. Oh, wait.</i><p>These were some of the lines I imagine that Steve Ballmer was rehearsing when he realized he had to break the news to his …

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Samsung, LG and HTC Troll Apple Over Bendgate

You knew it was coming sooner or later.<p>Samsung, arguably Apple's biggest competitor in the smartphone market, took a jab at Apple early Thursday for …

• Pentagon has ‘not seen much reaction’ by Isis to Syria air strikes<br>• ‘We’re definitely having an effect’ in Iraq, spokesman says<br>• Iranian president calls for ‘final accord’ on nuclear program<br>• France steps up domestic anti-terrorism precautions<br>• David Cameron makes UN pitch to join battle against Isis• <b><br>Read</b> …

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Ebola crisis calls for 'strong' action, Obama tells United Nations

The West Africa Ebola outbreak is "a growing threat to regional and global security," U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday, telling a high-level meeting on the deadly epidemic at the U.N. General Assembly that only an international response can prevent "a humanitarian catastrophe across the …

Scientists Find Water In The Atmosphere Of A Distant Exoplanet

Astronomers have a new, landmark piece of evidence that the presence of water throughout the universe may not be as uncommon as the hot, dry or frozen conditions in the rest of our solar system seem to suggest to the layperson. Researchers have discovered water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet …