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Comcast may impose data caps on all customers within 5 years

Cable giant Comcast could institute data usage caps on all customers in the next five years, if one executive's prediction proves accurate.<p>Speaking with investors at the MoffettNathanson Media and Communications Summit, Comcast Executive VP David Cohen said he expects the cable giant would have in …

Iran says it built copy of captured U.S. drone

Iran on Sunday unveiled what it says is a copy of a U.S. stealth drone that it "commandeered" in 2011.<p>"The drone was brought down by the Iranian Armed Forces' electronic warfare unit which commandeered the aircraft and safely landed it," the Iranian Tasnim News Agency reported.<p>Late last year, Iran …

Bill would ban lawmakers from flying first class using taxpayer dollars

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation aimed at preventing members of Congress from flying first class using taxpayer funds.<p>The bill, titled, "If Our Military Has to Fly Coach Then so Should Congress Act," was introduced by Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.; Raul Ruiz, D-Calif.; John …

Ukraine Crisis: Russia Endorses Call For Protesters To Disarm

This post was updated with a new top at 4:10 p.m. ET.<p>Diplomats from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union emerged Thursday from a meeting that wasn't expected to accomplish much saying they had made progress toward resolving the crisis in Ukraine.<p>"We worked hard and we worked in good …

Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn't Do Mass Surveillance

Saying that because they're both former spies they can speak the same language, Russian President Vladimir Putin told "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden on Thursday that his nation does not have a "mass system" that collects data about Russian citizens' phone calls and other electronic communications.<p>The …

Putin Makes Worrying Comments About Novorussia

"Can a compromise be found on the Ukrainian question between Russia and America?" Putin asked. "Compromise should only be found in Ukraine. The question is to ensure the rights and interests of the Russian southeast.<p>"It's new Russia. Kharkiv, Lugansk, Donetsk, Odessa were not part of Ukraine in …

OBAMA: Russia Doesn't Want A Military Confrontation With The US

Asked in an interview by CBS News' Major Garrett about the provocative act of a Russian fighter plane "buzzing" a U.S. Navy ship in the Black Sea over the weekend, Obama said the world "understands the superiority of our military."<p>"And the Russians understand that. They're not interested in any …

Solution in Ukraine slips almost out of reach: Our view

The great pity of the Ukraine crisis, which appears to be coming to a head, is that the solution seems so obvious, yet so hard to attain because Vladimir Putin's turn toward militarism has added so many new obstacles.<p>Just months ago, the Russian president was content to use peaceful — if aggressive …

Putin’s remarks raise fears of future moves against Ukraine

MOSCOW — A confident President Vladimir Putin on Thursday used his annual televised meeting with the nation to portray a powerful Russia — one that is dismissive of the West, had troops operating in Crimea even as it denied it and regards a large swath of southeastern Ukraine as historically part …

Ukraine crisis talks: Diplomats urge end to violence, security for all

Diplomats meeting for emergency talks on the crisis in Ukraine issued a joint statement Thursday aimed at de-escalating the tensions and ensuring the security of all Ukrainians.<p>The statement -- which appears to be the biggest step toward calming the situation in days -- followed talks lasting …

Vladimir Putin tells Edward Snowden how Russia differs from the NSA

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)</b><p>The autocrat tells his fellow former spy that Russia, unlike the NSA, obeys the rule of law<p>Elias Isquith<p>April 17, 2014 2:50pm (UTC)<p>During his yearly appearances on public television to take questions …

The World According to Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted an annual televised call-in show on Thursday, called the "Straight Line," where he answers viewers' questions …