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Panasonic reverses its fortunes amid electric vehicle boom

Not every struggling company story has to have a depressing ending. Though its troubles are far from over yet, Panasonic has just announced 73.7 billion yen ($730 million) in net earnings for Q3. That's up 20 percent over last year, a disastrous period that saw nearly $10 billion in full-year …

Insight: Reclusive cleric's followers pose biggest threat to Turkey's Erdogan | Reuters

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - At the FEM University Preparation School in Uskudar, a conservative district on the Asian side of Istanbul, young men are quietly receiving specialized coaching in how to pass the exams that give access to the most important jobs in Turkey.<p>Islamic preacher Fethullah …

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Speeding taxi runs into crowd of tourists on Moscow sidewalk<p>Children watching the World Cup celebrate after goal<p>Trump administration picks Texas city …

'Time is on our side', says EU in showdown over Ukraine | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - If there is a consistent message the European Union has tried to send since Ukraine rejected a trade deal last November in favor of stronger ties with Moscow, it is that it does not want to end up in a tug-of-war with Russia.<p>A pitchfork is seen behind anti-government protesters …

US warns France against business with Iran after trade trip to Tehran

The US has warned France against doing business with Iran after a large trade delegation representing more than 100 French companies travelled to Tehran this week.<p>The US secretary of state, John Kerry, called the French foreign secretary, Laurent Fabius, to say the visit was "not helpful" in …

Japanese broadcaster's board member praised ritual suicide of rightwinger

A woman picked last year by the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, for the management board of the public broadcaster NHK has praised the ritual suicide of a high-profile rightwinger, saying his self-sacrifice made Japan's emperor a living god.<p>The revelation comes after more than a week of …

Four bombs hit central Baghdad, killing 23

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four bombs exploded in central Baghdad near the heavily-fortified “Green Zone” and a busy square on Wednesday, killing at least 23 people, Iraqi security sources said.<p>The blasts came a day after two rockets were fired into the Green Zone, home to the prime minister’s office and …

Blast at Libya school wounds six children: hospital, security sources | Reuters

BENGHAZI (Libya) (Reuters) - At least six children were wounded when unknown assailants tossed a hand grenade into a school in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, hospital and security sources said on Wednesday.<p>Witnesses said that the blast damaged part of the building and that some of the victims …

Sochi Winter Olympics: who is going to the opening ceremony?

There will be no Barack Obama, no David Cameron and no Angela Merkel in the stadium when the Winter Olympics open in Sochi on Friday, but Vladimir Putin will at least be able to enjoy the company of China's president, Xi Jinping, Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and Turkey's prime minister Recep …

FDA meeting, iOS 8 rumors point to fitness focus for Apple’s “iWatch”

Long-rumored wearable may horn in on Nike's, Fitbit's, and Jawbone's turf.<p>Of all the Apple rumors to circulate during the Tim Cook era, the "iWatch" …

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Octogenarian nun awaits sentence for protest break-in at US nuclear plant

On Monday morning, four days short of her 84th birthday, Sister Megan Rice ate a hearty breakfast of pancakes and oatmeal at the ungodly hour of 4.30am in Knox county jail, Knoxville, Tennessee.<p>Rice, a white-haired Catholic nun and anti-nuclear activist, was in fine spirits, giving a broad smile …

US marine faces retrial over killing of Iraqi civilian

The US marine corps is to retry a sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case has been overturned twice by military courts in recent years.<p>The military branch determined that the seriousness of the crime warranted a retrial of the case of Sergeant Lawrence Hutchins, who led an …

The Wolf of Wall Street: why is it so hard to get a ticket?

Reports have been reaching our ears that Martin Scorsese's finance-sector-excess yarn The Wolf of Wall Street has been packing them in – to the extent that getting hold of a ticket in some cinemas seems almost as impossible as acquiring a Lemmon 714 quaalude. (When you've managed to see the film, …

Elder Scrolls Online won't require PS Plus on PS4

<i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> on PlayStation 4 will not require a PlayStation Plus membership to access, only the monthly subscription required to play on all platforms, according to a post from director Matt Firor on the PlayStation Blog.<p>Firor's post also reveals that North America and Europe will each …

Apple looks to out-Google Google with mood-based targeted ads

To some, Google’s acquisition of Nest brought visions of a terrifying (and perhaps, “evil”) future where the advertising giant tracks our every move …

Eric Schmidt says encryption will help Google crack Chinese censorship and stop the NSA

Eric Schmidt thinks encryption is the answer to many of the internet's problems. Google's executive chairman said last November that "encrypting everything" could "end government censorship in a decade." Now Schmidt says that in that same decade, encryption could "open up countries with strict …

Microsoft stopped Tor running automatically on botnet-infected systems

<i>Microsoft has since been in touch with Wired.co.uk to clarify that when it removed Sefnit from computers it did not also remove Tor. Instead, it</i> …

Google bans Chrome extensions purchased to deliver adware

Rogue extensions were replacing links with ads<p>Google has removed two Chrome extensions from its store due to the way they were serving ads to users. The extensions in question, Add to Feedly and Tweet This Page, both started life as useful additions to Google's web browser, but were soon serving …

NSA hacking tools will find their way to criminals eventually

The U.S. National Security Agency has reportedly developed technology to commandeer computers even when they are off the Internet, and security …

Hackers concoct most devious way yet to deliver Android malware

Phil Schiller recently tweeted a link to a report that said 99% of all mobile malware is directed at Android. Usually the malware comes through the …

Penn State student arrested for constructing 'weapons of mass destruction'

A Russian college student in Pennsylvania was charged with unlawful possession of 'weapons of mass destruction' and risking catastrophe on Friday, according to authorities.<p>Penn State Altoona student Vladislav Miftakhov, 18, was arrested Friday after Altoona police found homemade bombs and …

Brain-dead pregnant woman to be laid to rest after being disconnected from life support

A pregnant woman who lapsed into a brain-dead state late last year was removed from life support on Sunday after a Texas hospital complied with a judge's order to disconnect her from the machines keeping her alive.<p>Marlise Munoz stopped receiving life-sustaining treatment at around 11:30 a.m local …

Tunisia assembly passes new constitution

<b>Tunisia's parliament has adopted a new constitution - the first since the ousting of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali three years ago.</b><p>The National Constituent Assembly passed the text by 200 votes from 216.<p>Analysts say politicians hope it will send out a message of stability after months of …

Senate pushes envelope on gridlock

Pent-up frustration over a lack of Senate votes threatens to muck up even the least controversial measures that come before the chamber.<p>After the recent scuttling of bipartisan bills on energy efficiency and expired jobless aid, the knotted-up chamber is reaching levels of gridlock that may make it …

US forces launch missile strike against Al Shabaab leader in Somalia

The US strike took place just a day after Al Shabaab, which are linked to Al-Qaeda, called for attacks against foreign forces<p>The US military has launched a missile strike in Somalia targeting a suspected Al Shabaab militant leader.<p>One of the officials said an unmanned drone launched the missile in …

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