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US and Britain to boost support to Syrian rebels, says Kerry

The US, Britain, and European and Arab states are to increase all aspects of support for the mainstream Syrian opposition fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, John Kerry said on Thursday.<p>Speaking after talks in London, the US secretary of state said he would not discuss specific weapons …

US, Philippines reportedly reach 10-year deal on larger military presence

The U.S. military will have greater access to bases across the Philippines under a new 10-year agreement set to be signed Monday in conjunction with President Barack Obama's visit and seen as an effort by Washington to counter Chinese aggression in the region.<p>U.S. and Filipino officials confirmed …

Google Glass is now ‘try before you buy’

Google is trying to make “fetch” happen.<p>And by “fetch,” we mean making Glass appear like a normal fashion accessory. That’s what Google is trying to do with its new “try-on kit” program for potential Glass owners.<p>Apparently, Google is now permitting potential Glass owners to order a kit containing …

Vladimir Putin Has Upper Hand as Ukraine Talks Begin

Vladimir Putin portrays himself as a hard man. Judo is his chosen sport. In a judo match, the expert waits until his opponent is off balance, then pounces. This is what Putin is doing in Ukraine. His opponents in this global sparring match are being wrong-footed. A moment of imbalance is fast …

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Venezuela death toll rises amid new protests

The death toll from weeks of protests for and against the Venezuelan government has risen to 39 after two people died in separate incidents, according to the interior minister, Miguel Rodriguez.<p>A 44-year-old man died when he was struck by a high tension cable as demonstrators on Saturday carried a …

Google Glass: Coming Soon To A Campaign Trail Near You

Google Glass is looking to be the next must-have digital device. The small computer you wear like eyeglasses allows you to surf the Web, email, text, take photos, shoot and stream live video and more — hands-free.<p>For now Google Glass is in very limited release, but even so, political professionals …

​Twitter CEO plans 'personal trip' to China, will include meeting government officials

Twitter's Dick Costolo will make his first trip to China, traveling to Shanghai to talk with government officials and academics. The social network has rejected the idea that it would open an office anytime soon in China, as it would tie the company to Chinese law. A Twitter spokesman said: "Dick …

Syria claims to have captured rebel stronghold on Lebanese border

Syria claims its military has seized a key town on the Lebanese border that was the target of a months-long offensive. Activists said fighting was continuing but the government was in control of much of Yabroud.<p>Yabroud was a key supply line for rebels into neighbouring Lebanon and overlooked an …

Strilkove: Ukraine accuses Russia of “invasion” in mainland as referendum nears.

For the first time, Ukraine accused Russia of sending troops outside the Crimean peninsula the day before a controversial referendum on whether the …

Putin To Obama: Kiev Can't Protect Russian Speakers In Ukraine From 'Radicals'

"Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin drew attention to the inability and unwillingness of the present authorities in Kiev to curb rampant violence by ultra-nationalist and radical groups that destabilize the situation and terrorize civilians, including Russian speaking population," the Kremlin said.<p>He …