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Kerry arrives in Europe to seek support on Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew into the Lithuanian capital Vilnius late Friday for talks with EU ministers aimed at shoring up support for US strikes on Syria. In his 14th trip in seven months since becoming America’s top diplomat, Kerry will also travel to Paris and London and…

Apple ‘Mavericks’ OS slated for October 2013 release

Apple OS X Mavericks reportedly set for late October launch (via The Christian Science Monitor) OS X Mavericks is shown on an Apple MacBook laptop. (Apple ) Back in June, Apple took the wraps off a new desktop OS called Mavericks, but stopped short of specifying an actual launch date,…

First Nations filmmakers slam ‘Hollywood Indian’ image

Native filmmakers are taking back their image and telling their own stories after a century of Hollywood misrepresentations, especially in the Western genre, a Toronto film festival panel heard Friday. The trend is attributed to the growing self-confidence and hope of younger generations living in native communities, as well as…

Yahoo reports 12,000 federal data requests in 2013

Yahoo received some 29,000 government requests for data on its users this year, with almost half coming from the United States, according to the company’s global transparency report released Friday. Yahoo said in the report, covering the first six months of 2013, that 12,444 of the requests from worldwide governments…

Smithfield Foods gets approval for Chinese takeover

The takeover of US pork giant Smithfield Foods by China’s Shuanghui International Holdings has received approval from a key US national security review, the two companies announced Friday. The high-level Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has approved the $7.1 billion deal, which would put the Chinese company…

South Korea bans ‘unacceptable’ Fukushima fish imports

Seoul blames ‘scientifically unacceptable’ information from Tepco over radiation levels in waters around nuclear plant South Korea has banned all fish imports from a large area of Japan in response to growing concern over the possible environmental impact of recent leaks of highly toxic water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear…

United Nations draws up emergency plan for Syria strike

UN agencies have drawn up emergency plans for a military strike on Syria but are determined to keep delivering aid in the stricken country, a top UN official said Friday. “We continue to update and look at our contingency planning” in case the numbers of refugees fleeing Syria rises, UN…

Congo’s president leaves 10,000-Euro tip for Spanish resort town

Congo’s president has made an impression on a small town in recession-hit Spain — after relaxing at its thermal baths for a few days he left local residents 10,000 euros ($13,000). Denis Sassou Nguesso and his family spent four days at a five-star hotel in the southern town of Carratraca,…

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has second meeting with Kim Jong-Un

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman met North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in a highly anticipated return trip to the hermetic state, official media said Saturday in a report that made no mention of jailed American Kenneth Bae. The flamboyant ex-forward for the Chicago Bulls arrived in Pyongyang earlier this week,…

With its leadership on trial, Kenya tries to quit International Criminal Court

With its leaders facing trial, Kenya quits International Criminal Court (via The Christian Science Monitor) A day after Kenya turned its back on the International Criminal Court (ICC), officials at the Hague-based tribunal say they will not allow Kenya’s vice president to move the court hearings to East Africa. Yesterday…

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