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Conservative backbenchers ready to rebel over European warrants

Scores of MPs plan to defy the Government over the European Arrest Warrant and more than 30 other European Union justice rules<p>Senior Conservatives are threatening a major rebellion over Europe.<p>Scores of MPs plan to defy the Government over the European Arrest Warrant (EAW).<p><b>Conservative</b> whips have …

European Union

The Nokia-Microsoft Deal Is Still A Go For Q1

The Nokia-Microsoft deal that will see the former’s handset business find a new home at the latter is still a go, and should wrap in the first quarter of this year. That gives the deal around 1.5 months to get itself over the finish line.<p>Nokia today released a statement to that effect, emphasizing …

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Renzi set to become Italy's youngest prime minister | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Centre-left leader Matteo Renzi was set to be nominated as Italy’s youngest prime minister in a matter of days after a party coup forced Enrico Letta to resign as premier of the euro zone state struggling to pull out of recession.<p>Letta bowed out on Friday after his Democratic Party …

Designing a good night’s sleep

BBC Travel peeks into the typically closed labs used by Westin and Marriott – among others – to discover a few of the innovations possibly coming to a hotel room near you.<p>At many global hotel chains, every part of your stay – from checking in at the front desk to closing your room curtains – has …

Hospitality

Jose Manuel Barroso: nearly impossible for Scotland to join EU

Major blow for Scottish indendence as EU's most senior official warns it would be 'extremely difficult' to get approval of all member states<p>IT would be almost impossible for Scotland to join the European Union if the country becomes independent, the EU’s most senior official has warned in a major …

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Sleepwalking Into A National Security Crisis On Climate Change'

<i>Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 16 February 2014...</i><p><b>1) 'SLEEPWALKING INTO A NATIONAL SECURITY CRISIS ON CLIMATE CHANGE'</b><p>We've heard …

Lego: the rise and rise of the little bricks with the world at their feet

The launch of The Lego Movie is the latest step in the resurgence of the Danish company that a decade ago was on the verge of bankruptcy<p>Coloured bricks and yellow heads have become the unlikely toast of the cinema box office as Hollywood's most plastic movie yet opened in the UK.<p>Starring animated …

To Know Bats Is to Love Them

Merlin Tuttle has spent a lifetime bringing bats out of the shadows and into the light.<p>Merlin Tuttle, the world's most famous bat biologist and booster, has devoted his life to studying, demystifying, and helping conserve bats.<p>He's also photographed them—a statement that doesn't begin to do justice …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Associated Press News

Obama: Freedom of religion is national security issue

WASHINGTON — President Obama used the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday to declare freedom of religion a major part of American foreign policy.<p>Saying countries that assure religious freedom tend to be more peaceful, Obama told a bipartisan crowd "nations that do not uphold these rights sow the …

Scarlett Johansson row has boosted Israeli settlement boycott, say activists

Pro-boycott campaigners believe they will benefit from SodaStream controversy despite actor cutting ties with Oxfam<p>The movement to boycott Israeli goods linked to settlements has been boosted by "Scarlett syndrome", say activists, after the high-profile controversy over the film star Scarlett …

Associated Press News

Syria rebels 'free hundreds in prison attack'

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gates of a Syrian prison and rebels stormed in behind him, freeing hundreds of inmates as part of an offensive aimed at capturing key government symbols in and around the northern city of Aleppo, activists said.<p>Government forces, meanwhile, dropped crude …

Associated Press News

US bans carry-on liquids on direct flights to Russia

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1050000/1050609_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524633177_ded5f3e5ee2569517ed377c81a73e793<p><b>The US government has banned all liquids from carry-on bags on nonstop flights to Russia, on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics.</b><p>The restrictions …

Russia

Tube strike: Boris Johnson's officials in threat to sue union using European law

Eurosceptic London mayor sanctioned threat to sue union for revenue loss citing European convention on human rights<p>While the London mayor, Boris Johnson, declined the offer of direct talks with union leaders to avert this week's 48-hour tube strike, his team was instead pursuing another last-ditch …

Labour accused of low blows after attack on Tory minister who faced blindness

Labour says Owen Paterson's refusal to say whether he had emergency eye surgery on the NHS is suspicious, but Tories say private health matters are off-limits<p>Labour have condemned a Cabinet Minister who declined to say whether he had emergency eye surgery on the NHS, saying it showed the Tories …

United Kingdom

Opinion: Living and working with social anxiety disorder #timetotalk

I have a severe social anxiety disorder.<p>There. I’ve said it. In seven words I have broken one of our last taboos: I’ve spoken of mental illness.<p>Today …

Mental Health

UK floods: under-fire Environment Agency chairman to visit Somerset Levels

Lord Smith of Finsbury, the former Labour Cabinet Minister, will meet residents, councillors and members of his agency's staff on visit to flooded area<p>Lord Smith of Finsbury, the Environment Agency's chairman, will visit flooded villagers in the Somerset Levels on Friday for the first time since …

Weather

Chris Grayling: BBC dramas are left-leaning

Chris Grayling, the justice secretary, says the BBC has a 'cultural leaning' to the left which is even evident in its dramas<p>The BBC's "left-leaning and metropolitan" bias is so ingrained that it is evident in its dramas, the Justice Secretary has said.<p>Chris Grayling, who worked at the BBC before he …

Chris Grayling

David Cameron: the importance of Scotland to the UK

Speaking at the Olympic Park in London, the Prime Minister set out a positive vision for the future of the UK and urged people in England, Wales and …

United Kingdom

Minister says First World War victory should not be celebrated

Sports Minister Helen Grant has sparked controversy by saying Britain's victory in the First World War should not be celebrated even though she is tasked with marking the centenary<p>Britain’s victory in the First World War should not be a cause for celebration, Helen Grant, the Conservative minister …

Remembrance Day

Add a battery bar on top of your Android screen with Energy Bar

Energy Bar for Android gives you a new way to check your battery status by adding a thin bar at the top of the screen.<p>Battery status icons on Android devices aren't all that exciting and usually do just one thing -- as the battery drains, the battery meter goes down, possibly changing colors along …

Android News

Toshiba's 13-inch Chromebook available now

The first 13-inch Chromebook is now available from Toshiba. It offers a high-quality build for a low price.<p>The first Chromebook to sport a 13-inch display is now available from Toshiba.<p>For $300 you get a 1,366x768 display, a fast Intel Celeron processor (in the Chromebook world "fast" is anything …

Consumer Tech

Olympics Committee: Samsung Can’t Bully Athletes Into Hiding Their iPhones

Remember the report from yesterday that said that Sochi Olympics sponsor Samsung was asking athletes to cover up their iPhone logos? Not something athletes need to worry about, according to the International Olympic Committee. But that doesn’t mean Samsung didn’t ask.<p>In a statement to MacRumors, an …

International Olympic Committee

Flappy Bird: Top 5 tips, hints, and cheats

There's no feeling in the world worse than getting close to your high score only for your phone to ring and take you right out of the game. Or for …

Where to watch the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics live online

Advertisement<p>33 Comments<p>The Olympic Winter Games are about to start in Sochi, Russia, and once again, the internet is the place to turn to if you …

Call of Duty moves to a three-studio rotation to keep up the quality

Many gamers are frustrated with publishers that like to release franchise sequels every one to two years, regardless of the quality -- just ask the <i>Battlefield 4</i> players still grappling with bugs. Activision is clearly aware of the problem, however. It just announced that <i>Modern Warfare 3</i> creator …