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Sweden probes 'foreign underwater activity'

The Swedish armed forces announced a large military operation around islands off Stockholm following reports of suspicious "foreign underwater activity".<p>"We have begun an intelligence operation... involving ships, helicopters and several ground units," Commander Jonas Wikstrom said on Friday.<p>He …

Welcome to Oculus XXX: In-Your-Face 3D is the Future of Porn

The future of porn will be <i>a lot</i> more personal.<p>In the last few years, a new generation of consumer-friendly virtual reality (VR) tech has emerged, …

Do US presidents carry cash and credit cards?

<b>President Barack Obama's credit card was rejected in a restaurant. How often do US heads of state spend their own money, asks Jon Kelly.</b><p>It's commonly said the Queen doesn't carry cash. It seems her American counterpart doesn't get his wallet out too much either. Barack Obama told an audience that …

Space plane: Mysterious US military plane returns to Earth

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1116000/1116908_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534404385_c2bc366200c099cb1d5537feda4cb2c6<p><b>An unmanned US plane on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California.</b><p>The aircraft, resembling a miniature …

President Obama's Credit Card Was Declined

President Obama has many impersonators. So you can’t blame his credit card company for being a bit skittish about identity theft.<p>While signing an executive order on Friday mandating chip-and-pin technology on all federal government credit and debit cards, the president revealed that his card was …

NASA’s Hubble Finds Supernova Star System Linked to Potential 'Zombie Star'

Less like <i>The Walking Dead</i> and more like The Floating Dead: Astronomers believe they have identified the remnants left from an exploded white dwarf, …

Russia bans all U.S. food, EU fruit and vegetables in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion

MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine.<p>The measures will hit …

Poroshenko Wins Ukraine Presidency: Business Demonstrates Clear-Headed Outlook

<b>Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s “Chocolate King” turned politician, wins Ukraine presidency with 55 %, according to exit polls. Ukraine’s new president inherits the country that faces serious challenges.</b><p><i>Updated May 25th, 3:42 pm</i><p>Ukrainian business and entrepreneurship – essential parts of any future …

白宫:网络安全是“习奥会”首要议题

<b>美国白宫高级官员表示,正在美洲访问的中国国家主席习近平将于本周五在加利福尼亚州与奥巴马总统会晤,网络安全是美中两国元首的首要议题。</b><p>白宫表示,网络安全是美国经济和国家安全面临的主要威胁。<p>这位不具名的白宫高级官员说,由于华盛顿对北京在针对美国政府实体与主要公司的网络间谍活动中所扮演的角色表现出越来越大的怀疑,奥巴马幕僚已明确表示,美中元首将在加州举行的非正式会晤中磋商这个议题。<p>加州“习奥会”<p>这次“习奥会”将抛弃往常的繁文缛节,使习近平与奥巴马能在远离华盛顿的聚光灯的情况下,通过非正式会晤建立融洽的关系,减少彼此的不信任感。<p>路透社表示,在加州豪华度假胜地举行的旨在创造良好氛围的会晤,可能由于奥巴马执 …