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PM: Obama Nazi death camp gaffe ‘hurt all Poles’

Poland’s prime minister said Wednesday that remarks by President Barack Obama erroneously identifying a Nazi death camp as Polish had hurt all Poles and he expected more from the US than “regret”. “I am convinced that our American friends can today allow themselves a stronger reaction than a simple expression of regret from the…

Cyber-attack concerns raised over Boeing 787 chip’s ‘back door’

Two Cambridge experts have discovered a “back door” in a computer chip used in military systems and aircraft such as the Boeing 787 that could allow the chip to be taken over via the internet. The discovery will heighten concerns about the risks of cyber-attacks on sensitive installations, coming on…

‘Anonymous’ targets Montreal Grand Prix to back students

MONTREAL — The global group of computer hackers known as Anonymous threw its support behind Quebec students protesting hikes in tuition fees by threatening to disrupt the Montreal Grand Prix. The activists, who earlier this month claimed responsibility for downing a dozen Quebec government websites, blasted organizers for intending to…

Human foot mailed to Canada’s Conservative Party

OTTAWA — Canadian police are investigating after a decomposing human foot was mailed to the ruling Conservative Party at its headquarters in Ottawa. The package was partly opened by the receptionist who called the police after seeing blood stains and was overwhelmed by the smell. “The Hazmat Unit and Emergency…

Obama honors ‘giant’ Bob Dylan with top U.S. award

WASHINGTON — Fan-in-chief Barack Obama invested legendary singer songwriter Bob Dylan Tuesday with America’s highest civilian honor, praising the gritty folk legend’s never ending quest for truth. Dylan joined other honorees including former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth and novelist Toni Morrison…

Court says YouTube not obligated to control content

PARIS — A Paris court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against YouTube filed by French television, saying the video-sharing website was not obligated to control content of uploaded material. YouTube is “a priori not responsible for the content of videos posted on its website” and “is under no obligation to…

BlackBerry maker to study options, warns of loss

NEW YORK — BlackBerry maker Research In Motion warned Tuesday it could report a loss in the current quarter and said it had hired investment firms to study its strategic options. The move comes with the BlackBerry, which pioneered the smartphone, rapidly losing market share to Apple’s iPhones and devices…

Obama camp questions Romney morals over Trump flap

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama’s camp accused Mitt Romney Tuesday of lacking “moral leadership” over a planned appearance with tycoon Donald Trump, who is fanning a row over the president’s birthplace. Romney and Trump were due to appear at a fundraising event in Las Vegas on the day when the former…

Thai web editor to hear ‘royal insults’ verdict

BANGKOK — A Thai web editor is due Wednesday to hear whether she will be jailed for hosting defamatory postings about the monarchy on her website, amid a growing clamour for the law to be changed. The case has stirred fierce debate in Thailand, where strict laws against defaming the…

Sen. Rand Paul proposes suspending all Pakistan aid

WASHINGTON — A conservative senator called Tuesday for the United States to suspend all aid to Pakistan and grant citizenship to a doctor who was jailed for helping hunt down Osama bin Laden. American lawmakers have already sought to cut or freeze some assistance to Pakistan, the third largest recipient…

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