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Nintendo is releasing a miniature NES with 30 built-in games

Launches in November for $59.99<p>Nintendo is bringing back the NES — only a little smaller.<p>Today the company announced what it's calling the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. It looks just like a NES, only a lot tinier, and it comes with 30 games built in. You can connect it to your …

Crunchyroll Adds Sea Prince and the Fire Child Film to Catalog

Film available in U.S., Canada with English dub, subtitles<p>Crunchyroll added the Sea Prince and the Fire Child anime film to its catalog on Tuesday. …

Hillary Clinton 'gave Bill a black eye' in White House, book claims

A former Secret Service agent who guarded the door of the Oval Office during the presidency of Bill Clinton is to publish a book in which he will claim Hillary Clinton "lacks the integrity and temperament" to serve as president.<p>Gary Byrne described Mrs Clinton as "volcanic, impulsive, and enabled …

Chinese activist's family 'taken away' over letter calling for Xi Jinping to quit

Wen Yunchao says his parents and younger brother have disappeared days after the government harassed his family over the letter he denies writing<p>A New York-based Chinese activist has said that China’s authorities have detained three members of his family in connection with an open letter calling …

China

US is still spying on Netanyahu communications: Report

The United States is still spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's communications despite a pledge from the White House that it would curtail the hacking of allies, the Wall Street Journal has reported.<p>The US National Security Agency intercepted information useful for countering …

American Servicemen Overpower Gunman on Train in France

Policing

The Future Of The Internet, According To Its Father

Geeking out with Vint Cerf<p>The Internet has changed a lot over its 30-something years. That terrible dial-up noise is gone; the Ethernet cord has been cut; Tinder happened. What’s next? If anyone knows, it’s Vint Cerf, Google’s vice president and chief Internet evangelist. He is considered a “father …

Court Rules NSA Data Collection Can Temporarily Continue

Despite new laws passed by Congress and signed by President Obama to end the NSA's bulk surveillance of American phone records, a FISA judge ruled the NSA program can continue for 180 more days.<p>WASHINGTON — A federal court Monday approved the temporary resumption of the National Security Agency's …

US 'spied on French presidents' - Wikileaks

<b>The US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on French Presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande in 2006-12, Wikileaks says.</b><p>The whistleblower website cites "top secret intelligence reports and technical documents" from the NSA.<p>A French official said spying "between allies was …

François Hollande holds emergency meeting after WikiLeaks claims US spied on three French presidents

NSA documents appear to show that American agents spied on Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Hollande, even listening to their phone calls<p>The French president, François Hollande, is holding an emergency meeting of his country’s defence council after claims that American agents spied on three …

9 Misconceptions About Drones That Engineers Wish You'd Shut Up About

They’re robots. They fly. They’re watching you. And they’re increasingly found everywhere: Yup, they’re drones. You may think you know exactly what …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Jim Sciutto Reddit AMA: U.S. military wants China to know they are losing patience

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>CNN's Jim Sciutto recently got exclusive access</i> <i>to a U.S. Navy surveillance plane on a secret mission near China, where they flew over a string of man-made islands. China's Navy issued eight warnings to the plane and told it to leave the area. On Tuesday, Jim answered questions</i> …

China

Iran, North Korea forging ballistic, nuclear ties: dissidents

PARIS (Reuters) - An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday that a delegation of North Korean nuclear and missile experts visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance at …

North Korea

Putin makes Russia's peacetime military deaths a state secret

<b>(CNN) —</b> For years, the tally of Russian troops who died at war has been a state secret. Now, President Vladimir Putin says his government won't reveal the number of military deaths during peacetime either.<p>A new presidential decree puts Russia's military losses "in peacetime during special …

780,000 chemical weapons being destroyed in Colo.

PUEBLO, Colo. — Workers have begun destroying a massive stockpile of American chemical weapons stored at a former Army munitions depot near Colorado's ninth-largest city, blasting the artillery rounds open with explosives and neutralizing them with solvents.<p>Workers perform their slow, painstaking …

Russia and North Korea declare 2015 a 'year of friendship'

Regimes ostracised by international community and targtted by UN decide to team up<p>Ostracised by the international community, North Korea and Russia have declared 2015 a year of bilateral friendship that will be marked by a series of political, economic and cultural exchanges.<p>North Korean state …

North Korea

Russia's Lavrov accuses West of trying to dominate world | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday accused Western powers of trying to dominate and impose their ideology on the rest of world, while the United States and European delegations slammed Moscow for supporting rebels in eastern Ukraine.<p>Lavrov was speaking at a …

Military expert: Russian snap military drills could turn into assaults on Baltic capitals

Since the start of the Ukrainian crisis, Russia has been staging military drills close to the Baltic regions at an increasingly common pace.<p>Martin Hurt, the deputy director of Estonia's International Centre for Defense and Security, believes that the increased frequency of the drills is meant to …

Drones rule: Proposed rules for commercial unmanned aircraft

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drone on, the government says.<p>Just not through the night sky. Or close to an airport. Or out of the operator's sight. And probably …

Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using …

Undocumented immigrants in waiting game with talk of reform

After more than 14 years living in the United States, -- 10 of those without legal status -- a Colombian immigrant living in Atlanta prepared for a move back to his home country.<p>Back in Colombia, his family needs him. His brother is in a coma after an accident, his father was diagnosed with …

US dismisses Russian MH17 pictures that blame Ukraine for disaster

The US state department has dismissed as “preposterous” Russian TV reports that a Ukrainian fighter jet shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, while the images used to back up the claim have been described as crude fakes.<p>Russian state television released what it said was a satellite photograph …

G20 climate change statement's evolution reveals backroom battle

Initially Australia didn’t want climate change in the G20 communique at all. Then it spent weeks fighting to keep the language vague.<p>Now, Guardian Australia can reveal the original text of the end of summit statement, the revised text and the inside story of the G20 countries’ fight over its …

David Cameron tells Vladimir Putin relations at crossroads over Ukraine

David Cameron has fired a diplomatic warning shot at Russian president Vladimir Putin, telling him the west’s relations with Russia had reached a crossroads and demanding that he relent by allowing independent observers to monitor events on its Ukrainian border.<p>As other western leaders also …

Russia's global media operation under the spotlight

<b>The Kremlin's international media operation appears to be going from strength to strength with two recent high-profile launches and more in the pipeline.</b><p>But it is also coming under increased scrutiny over its lack of editorial balance and accusations that it is deliberately using disinformation to …

Terror financiers are living freely in Qatar, US discloses

The American official in charge of terror sanctions has revealed that two senior al-Qaeda money men have escaped punishment in the Gulf state<p>Two of al-Qaeda’s most senior financiers are living with impunity in Qatar despite being on a worldwide terrorism blacklist, the American official in charge …

G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine

BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) - Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin left …

Obama stands firm on immigration executive action, dismisses GOP threat of government shutdown

President Barack Obama showed no sign of backing down on his plans to issue executive orders on immigration, saying the timing will not be affected by the threat of a government shutdown by Republicans, who says they’ll try to include measures to block the orders in must-pass spending bills.<p>The …