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Russia rejects Dutch MH17 crash report

The Dutch report into the downing of MH17 was not designed to apportion blame for the shooting, but Russia seems to be going out of its way to say it …

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Puerto Rico fails to make $58-million debt payment

The government of Puerto Rico confirmed Monday that it had failed to make a $58-million debt payment, a significant escalation of the fiscal crisis facing the U.S. island territory.<p>Puerto Rico made a partial payment of $628,000 in interest but could not afford to make the remainder, which was due …

Crude oil is spiking

Crude oil is spiking.<p>On Wednesday morning, West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose nearly 3% in New York to as high as $49.50 per barrel.<p>Earlier, the Energy Information Administration reported a surprise drop in oil inventories by 4.2 million barrels in the week ending July 24.<p>On Tuesday, the …

Daily Travel Startup Watch: SuiteStory, WhatsAhoy and More

It’s not always easy to keep track of new travel startups.<p>Each weekday we alert readers to new startups in the travel industry that have set up …

China stocks surge as government restores faith

The Shanghai Composite Index surged 5.12 percent, or 189.96 points, to 3,899.29. The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 4.02 percent, or 78.55 points, to 2,033.90.<p>The Shanghai market rocketed 5.76 percent on Thursday, after the government announced …

Facebook questions use of 'right to be forgotten' ruling

Facebook,Right to be forgotten,Social media,Social networking,Internet,Technology,Media,Europe,European commission,European Union,World news,Data protection<p>Social network criticises application of privacy ruling while backing Irish watchdog and EU data protection reforms<p>Facebook has criticised …

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Squid skin could help make color-changing gadgets

Not happy with the color of your clothes and devices? Eventually, you might get to change those hues on a whim. UC Santa Barbara researchers have discovered that the color-changing California market squid (aka opalescent inshore squid) manages its optical magic thanks to the presences of protein …

Greece Debt Crisis: Voters Head to Polls on Referendum

ATHENS, Greece — Greeks lined up at polling stations and ATMs alike Sunday as the country voted on its financial future, choosing in a referendum whether to accept creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans or defiantly reject the deal.<p>Early indications suggested a high …