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EBooks pick up steam in Europe after slow start

Electronic books, which have sparked excited chatter for several years in the publishing world, are now gaining momentum among European readers, despite a late start compared to the US, industry insiders say. The digital share of the book market in European countries still lags behind the United States but publishers…

Spot where Julius Caesar was killed will be open for tourism in 2013

The area among Rome’s ancient ruins where general Julius Caesar was assassinated will be open to tourists starting in 2013 following long-running excavation work, local officials told AFP on Thursday. “Next year we will complete the excavation work and give the area back to visitors,” said Umberto Broccoli, the head…

Right-wing French politician sues over claims he had affair with Socialist first lady

A right-wing politician is to sue the authors of a book on French first lady Valerie Trierweiler that claims she had an affair with him while also seeing the current Socialist president, his office said Thursday. Patrick Devedjian, who was a minister under ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, is suing the authors…

China calls on U.S. to rescind solar cell import taxes

Beijing on Thursday urged the United States to rescind hefty anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on China’s solar-cell makers amid an intensifying row in the sector dominated by Chinese companies. The US Commerce Department on Wednesday issued a final confirmation of its May finding that Chinese producers and exporters had been…

German analysts warn there is ‘great danger’ of recession

Germany’s leading economic think tanks warned on Thursday there was a “great danger” that Europe’s top economy could fall into recession, as they slashed their growth forecasts for next year in half. The four institutes — Ifo in Munich, IfW in Kiel, IW in Halle and RWI in Essen —…

Arab women launch cyber uprising for equality

Taking their cue from the Arab Spring, but fearing a backlash from Islamists the uprisings brought to power, Arab cyber activists have embarked on a daring campaign urging women fight for equality. “The uprising of women in the Arab World” is the title of the Facebook page where the campaign…

UN: A third of the world’s population is online

More than a third of the world’s population is online while mobile phone uptake increased by more than 600 million in 2011 to around six billion, a UN agency said Thursday. But the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) highlighted huge disparities in the cost of services, with the poorer parts of…

Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel literature prize

Chinese author Mo Yan on Thursday won the Nobel Literature Prize for writing that mixes folk tales, history and the contemporary, the Swedish Academy announced. “Through a mixture of fantasy and reality, historical and social perspectives, Mo Yan has created a world reminiscent in its complexity of those in the…

Benghazi attack testimony claims state department ignored warnings

Former security chiefs testify at heated House committee hearing that safeguarding US embassy in Libya was a ‘struggle’ Two former heads of US diplomatic security in Libya have told a congressional hearing that requests for additional agents to protect American officials and premises in the face of a growing threat…

Kellogg recalls cereal over metal fragment fears

AFP - Kellogg Company has recalled millions of boxes of cereal over fears of contamination from metal fragments that fell off during manufacturing, according to a document filed with US authorities. A company spokesman said late Wednesday the recall concerns some 3.2 million boxes of “Mini-Wheats” cereal sold in the United…

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