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US condemns Ukaine breakaway election as a "sham"

White House says it will not recognise poll held by pro-Russion rebels, which annointed Alexander Zakharchenko as prime minister<p>The United States branded as a "sham" elections held by pro-Russian separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, saying they were illegal and illegitimate.<p>The …

Google and Facebook: voracious giants with the power to create the future

The internet powerhouses are using their billions to challenge in sectors far removed from their original business models<p>The web’s biggest consumer companies make the bulk of their incomes, and have built up vast assets, from targeted advertising. It accounts for around 90% of Facebook’s revenue …

British-Iranian woman sentenced to a year in prison in Tehran for wanting to watch volleyball

Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British woman with Iranian citizenship, has been sentenced to serve a year in prison for attending a men's volleyball game<p>A British-Iranian has been sentenced by a court in Tehran to spend a year in prison as punishment for trying to attend a men’s volleyball match.<p>Ghoncheh …

Islamic State militants again massacre fellow Sunnis in Iraq

By all accounts, the killings have been summary, brutal and public: At least 200 members of a western Iraqi tribe that has defied the militants of Islamic State have been lined up and shot dead in recent days, including dozens whose executions came to light Sunday.<p>The victims of the spasm of …

Islam

"San Francisco Treasure” Jony Ive Talks Apple Watch at SFMOMA Gala

"Jony has been able to design work at a scale that's never been done before," said equally famous designer Yves Behar, who was chatting with geneticists about lab-made meat technology.<p>Jony Ive, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design, was honored as a “San Francisco Treasure” by the San Francisco …

America's Energy Giants Warn Cutbacks Are Coming

Exxon Mobil Corp on Friday it would keep its current spending plan intact, though it is about 15 percent less than 2013. ConocoPhillips<p>Crude oil prices have slumped 25 percent since June as global supplies grow and demand weakens.<p>Exxon, which sets budgets using a long-term horizon, still expects to …

Oil & Gas Industry

Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay,” And Helping Others Is Worth Trading Personal Privacy

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Businessweek with an essay he penned himself acknowledging that he is gay, saying that despite valuing personal privacy, he has decided to openly state his sexual preference in order to hopefully help others who might be struggling with their own identity, or with …