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Dear Google: don't screw up Android

KitKat made the best of Android accessible to more people than ever, but what will the next version do?<p>The history of Android has always been about <i>more</i>. From its inception with the T-Mobile G1 in 2008, Google’s mobile operating system has sought to compete by having more features, higher specs, and …

Why you really want India to join the US and China as a superpower

Iraq joined Syria in civil war and Ukraine’s crisis persisted this week. And yet let me argue that this week’s most important geopolitical news is the economic program of India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi.<p>Any increase in the chances for a full-scale supply-side transformation of India’s …

India

Here Are The 7 Most Hilarious Things That Happened When Chris Christie Showed Up On Facebook

Here are all the best things that happened when Christie stopped by Facebook:<p><b>Christie confirmed he sees himself as "the man."</b><p><b>Christie addressed his "ties to organized crime."</b><p><b>He reiterated his aversion to "Jersey Shore."</b><p><b>Christie was in vintage form. He smacked down people who tried to mock him.</b><p><b>The</b> …

Government

Iraq conflict: 'Rule nothing out', Fox urges

<b>The possibility of sending British troops back to Iraq should not be ruled out, Tory MP Liam Fox has said.</b><p>The former defence secretary told BBC Newsnight the consequences of an insurgent victory in the country were "potentially catastrophic".<p>An Islamist insurgency has seen militants take control of …

Middle East

Thousands of Iraqis Flee to Kurdish Territory to Escape Unrest

Reuters<p>U.S. Geological Survey/Reuters<p>AP<p>Ahmad Mousa—Reuters<p>Mohammed Sawaf—AFP/Getty Images<p>Ako Rasheed—Reuters<p>Nabil Al-Jurani—AP<p>AP<p>Alaa …

Insight - Obama faces limited options in Iraq crisis, doubts over air strikes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two and a half years after President Barack Obama disentangled America from a long, unpopular war in Iraq, his options for helping the Iraqi government stave off a militant onslaught are slim as doubts simmer over whether even punishing air strikes would be effective.<p>He will …

Ukraine crisis: EU invites Moscow to talks on Kiev pact

<b>The EU has said it is willing to include Russia in discussions with Kiev about a planned trade agreement that sparked the crisis in Ukraine.</b><p>European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso made the offer in a telephone call with President Putin on Friday.<p>EU officials said the move was "significant" and …