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Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine defiant despite international deal, call for unity

Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk dug in Friday despite an international deal aimed at being a key first step in resolving a crisis that has threatened to devolve into civil war.<p>The separatists' self-declared leader, Denis Pushilin, said it is those aligned with the …

Report: One fifth of China's soil contaminated

<b>Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.</b><p>Conducted between 2005-2013, it found that 16.1% of China's soil and 19.4% of its arable land showed contamination.<p>The report, by the Environmental Protection Ministry, named cadmium, nickel and …

Pollution

Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is sending 100 soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia’s biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islands they both claim.<p>Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori …

U.S. Special Ops Are Soldiers Committing Suicide in Record Numbers

<i>Updated: April 18, 6 a.m. ET</i><p>U.S. special operations forces personnel are committing suicide in record numbers, according to a top military official, …

Crews find suspected area of radiation leak

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two months after radiation leaked from the federal government's half-mile deep nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, officials said Thursday that crews have found contamination underground in the area where waste was most recently being stored.<p>Tammy Reynolds, the …

U.S. Department of Energy

‘Earth’s Cousin’: Scientists Find Alien Planet That’s Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Astronomy

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches despite bad weather

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: NASA<p>After months of delays, SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off today carrying cargo bound for the International Space …

Syria crisis: Homs bomb kills at least 14 in Alawite area

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1070000/1070170_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1512551407_c4930ed749a556696f35bb58a4120f31<p><b>A car bomb has exploded outside a mosque in the central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 14 people.</b><p>The explosion occurred as worshippers left the …

Hagel: U.S. May ‘Adjust’ Missile Defenses in Europe, As Tensions Rise

Amid rising ten­sions with Rus­sia, the U.S. de­fense chief said Wash­ing­ton and its al­lies may “ad­just” the tim­ing for field­ing an­ti­mis­sile …

Military

'Kill switch' may be standard on U.S. phones in 2015

The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.<p>Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, along with the five biggest cellular carriers in the United States, are …

Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year

The night before Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone dropped the phone and broke the display. At <i>any</i> other product reveal, this worst-case scenario would be a …

Google sells out of white Glass model

Tuesday, for the first time, Google Glass was made available to the general public. As part of the one-day-only offering, anyone in the U.S. could buy the $1,500 face-mounted computers and get a free pair of glass or sunglass frames.<p>Google isn't sharing any sales numbers for the day, so it's …

Kim's secret weapon: North Korea 'is capable of striking U.S. with a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack'

<b>Peter Vincent Pry 'has seen' leaked report from Homeland Security</b><p><b>EMP attack could instantly cripple defence and infrastructure systems</b><p><b>Dr Pry says any</b> …

Four-way meeting on Ukraine not yet arranged - Moscow

"To avoid any contradictions, we would like to reaffirm that preparations for such an event are still continuing but that there is no common …

Uniformed men occupy Donetsk police HQ

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Men in the uniforms of Ukraine's now-defunct riot police on Saturday occupied police headquarters in Donetsk, the eastern city that is one of the flashpoints of a wave of pro-Russia protests, hours after armed men seized local police headquarters and a local branch of the …

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently visited war-torn Central African Republic, where the security situation is deteriorating and human…

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently visited war-torn Central African Republic, where the security situation is deteriorating and human rights abuses continue.<p>“My first message is to the people of the country: You are not alone. The United Nations is honoured to be by your side,” he said.<p>On Thursday the UN Security Council established a peacekeeping mission in the country which, as of September, will comprise of up to 10,000 military personnel. Find out more in this video.<p>Share these images …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

FEATURE-EMPTY<p>B.C. moves to block Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Subscriber content<p>M&A Blackstone talks with Thomson Reuters highlight cutthroat battle for financial data<p>Thomson Reuters shares surge on Blackstone talks for key unit<p>U.S. investigating Apple over updates that slow …

Business (Canada)

New Video Shows Al-Qaeda Leaders Addressing Dozens of Militants

American counter-terrorism officials are examining a new video put out by a terrorism tracking watchdog group that appears to show a very large gathering of al-Qaeda members who recently escaped from a Yemen prison.<p>The 15-minute video, posted on YouTube by the Terrorism Research and Analysis …

Terrorism

Troop carriers enter east Ukraine town bearing Russian, separatist flags

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Six armored troop carriers entered the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk on Wednesday carrying the Russian national flag and the banner of pro-Russian separatists, a Reuters eyewitness said.<p>Several armed men, who wore different types of battle fatigues and appeared …

Amazon and Google are in an epic battle to dominate the cloud—and Amazon may already have won

In technology, it’s sometimes good to let a pioneer figure out the pitfalls of a new market. Apple’s iPod transformed music listening after countless lesser MP3 players failed to make a real dent.<p>Google is now trying to do something similar in cloud computing. The company last month announced price …

Cloud Computing

Another Alleged iPhone 6 Case Surfaces with Cutouts for Moved Power Button, New Volume Controls

New photos showing what appears to be another case for Apple's larger-screen iPhone 6 have been posted by <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> [Google Translate]. While details about the case's exact length are unknown, the images are said to have come from a Chinese accessory maker and show a case designed for the …

Obama and Putin Had a Tense Phone Call About Ukraine

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The White House has announced that on Monday night, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir …

Colorado man captured by Nazis in WWII gets overdue POW medal

A Coloardo World War II veteran was surrounded by his four sons and several grandchildren and great grandchildren as he was awarded a Prisoner of War medal.<p>Frank Dechant, 91, was serving in an Army infantry unit when he was captured in 1944 by Nazi forces during the Battle of the Bulge, The Denver …

The World Shrugs at Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

It’s not often that the Syrian regime and opposition groups fighting for its downfall can agree on something. But when it comes to the alleged April …