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U.S. intelligence under fire over Ukraine

The nation's top intelligence office denies suggestions the United States was caught off guard by Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, calling reports to that effect "highly inaccurate."<p>Shawn Turner, a spokesman for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, said in a statement …

Israel intercepts ship with weapons headed to Gaza

The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday it intercepted an Iranian shipment of "advanced" weapons bound for "terrorist organizations" operating in Gaza.<p>The Israeli navy stopped a Panamanian-flagged civilian cargo ship and boarded the vessel, the IDF said.<p>The weapons found were identified as …

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Passenger jet passed through trajectory of N. Korean rocket, South Korea says

A Chinese passenger jet with more than 200 people on board flew through the trajectory of a North Korean rocket that had been fired minutes earlier, the South Korean government said.<p>North Korea fired the rocket Tuesday at 4:17 p.m. without giving any navigational warning, Kim Min-Seok, a spokesman …

Vladimir Putin tightens grip on Crimea, bringing region to 'brink of war'

The fledgling government in Kiev put the country on a war footing on Sunday as the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, tightened his grip on the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula of Crimea and western powers were left scrambling to find a response to the escalating crisis.<p>"We are on the brink of …

Leopard sparks panic in India by wandering into hospital and cinema

A leopard has sparked panic in a north Indian city after wandering into a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block.<p>Authorities closed schools in Meerut, 37 miles (60km) north-east of the Indian capital, after the leopard was discovered prowling the city's streets on Sunday, a senior city official …

As India User Base Nears 100M, Facebook Hopes To Earn Big Revenue From SMBs

India is set to become Facebook’s biggest market in terms of number of users later this year, but don’t expect that to translate into ad dollars for the Palo Alto company anytime soon. India’s online advertising market maxes out at around $360 million, making it difficult for the company to …

Obama, Netanyahu to discuss peace agreement, Iran nuclear deal in DC meeting

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Monday with the major topics expected to be a potential Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement and international efforts to freeze Iran’s nuclear program.<p>The leaders will meet on the sidelines of the annual American Israel Public …

Keystone XL Pipeline Protestors Create ‘Human Oil Spill’

Obama's marathon Putin Ukraine call: candid, direct but no meeting of minds

New details have begun to emerge of the extraordinary 90-minute phone call between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin on Saturday night, during which the US president warned his Russian counterpart that Moscow could face “serious repercussions” unless it halted military operations in Ukraine.<p>The call, …

The Putin-Obama deep freeze

President Barack Obama couldn’t have been clearer when he warned Russia not to send troops into Ukraine.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin couldn’t have been clearer in his response: Watch me.<p>And just like that, an already toxic relationship got even worse, and the two countries — and the rest of the …

The unpredictability of revolution

<b>Three years after the start of the Arab Spring, Egypt's capital city is feeling the impact of the revolution in some surprising ways.</b><p>At the chaotic height of Egypt's revolution against the brilliantined autocrat Hosni Mubarak, every single member of the uniformed security forces suddenly …

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Netanyahu vows tough stance

JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister headed to Washington on Sunday for a high-stakes meeting with President Barack Obama about U.S.-led Mideast peace efforts, vowing to maintain a tough line in the face of heavy international pressure to begin making concessions to the Palestinians.<p>Benjamin …

Clinton's advice to young women: 'Don't get dragged down' by critics

In the span of a few weeks, Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself the target of insinuations about her husband's liaison with a White House intern and has watched her private confidences as first lady spill into public view after a conservative website wrote about the papers of her close …

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Obama to propose $1B climate fund

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to set up a $1 billion “Climate Resilience Fund” in his proposed budget next month.<p>Obama is traveling to Fresno, Calif., on Friday to discuss the drought plaguing most of California and the Western U.S. and to announce new administration actions, including …

A string of thefts hit Bitcoin's most reputable wallet service

In a few hours on December 15th, Jeff lost nearly $10,000.<p>It was 10.6 bitcoins held in the wallet service Coinbase, the most well-funded and widely implemented service on the market. Jeff, who asked that we not use his last name, got the news of the transaction as soon as it happened, and after …

Quantum Computing: A Primer

Quantum computing may well represent the biggest breakthrough in computer technology since the invention of the microprocessor. Taking advantage of …

Israel removes Palestinians' Jordan Valley protest camp

<b>The Israeli military has removed Palestinian activists protesting at a deserted village in the West Bank.</b><p>Dozens of demonstrators had spent a week camping at Ein Hijleh in the Jordan Valley.<p>The final status of the area is a key point of contention in US-brokered peace talks with Israel.<p>The raid took …

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