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US spied on French presidents, Wikileaks claims

US spied on French presidents, Wikileaks claims Wed, 24 Jun, 2015

The United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, WikiLeaks said in a press statement published on Tuesday, citing top secret intelligence reports and technical documents.
Cuba expanding Wi-Fi access, making it cheaper

Cuba expanding Wi-Fi access, making it cheaper Thu, 18 Jun, 2015

Cuba says it's expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online.
US says data on four million government staff hacked

US says data on four million government staff hacked Fri, 05 Jun, 2015

The US government admitted hackers accessed the personal data of at least four million current and former federal employees, in a vast cyber-attack suspected to have originated in China.
Breast cancer screening cuts deaths by 40 %

Breast cancer screening cuts deaths by 40 % Thu, 04 Jun, 2015

Breast cancer screening between the ages of 50 and 69 leads to a 40% reduction in women dying of the disease, according to a major international review.
Bad weather casts doubt on solar Pacific flight

Bad weather casts doubt on solar Pacific flight Mon, 01 Jun, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 was in a holding pattern near Japan on Monday as organisers warned that bad weather in the days ahead could block the aircraft's ambitious bid to cross the Pacific Ocean.
Solar plane heads across Pacific on historic journey

Solar plane heads across Pacific on historic journey Sat, 30 May, 2015

The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft took off early Sunday for a six-day, six-night flight over the Pacific Ocean, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.
Honda recalls 5 million cars as airbag woes spread

Honda recalls 5 million cars as airbag woes spread Thu, 14 May, 2015

Honda Motor Co. recalled an additional 4.89 million vehicles around the world Thursday for a new type of problem in Takata air bag inflators, for which Japanese rivals Toyota and Nissan have already carried out recalls.
US court rules NSA bulk phone metadata collection illegal

US court rules NSA bulk phone metadata collection illegal Thu, 07 May, 2015

A US appeals court ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency's massive collection of phone records of Americans is illegal because it exceeds the scope of what Congress authorized.
Google, Facebook join Red Cross to find thousands missing after Nepal quake

Google, Facebook join Red Cross to find thousands missing after Nepal quake Mon, 27 Apr, 2015

German development worker Caroline Siebald and her boyfriend Charles Gertler, an American glaciologist, were on a rafting trip in Nepal when the earthquake struck and initially panicked about how to let their families know they were safe.
India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row Thu, 23 Apr, 2015

India's government took Al Jazeera news channel off the air on Wednesday for five days after officials insisted it had repeatedly shown wrong maps of disputed Kashmir.
Sweden opens world's first remote air control tower

Sweden opens world's first remote air control tower Tue, 21 Apr, 2015

Sweden on Tuesday inaugurated the world's first remote air control tower at the northern Ornskoldsvik airport, air traffic authorities said.
Norway shutting down FM radio stations

Norway shutting down FM radio stations Mon, 20 Apr, 2015

The Norwegian Ministry of Culture plans to shut down FM in January 2017 and the government is confident of ensuring a smooth transition to digital radio. Norway had planned the FM shut down back in 2011.
EU files antitrust charges against Google over search services

EU files antitrust charges against Google over search services Wed, 15 Apr, 2015

EU accusations that Google is abusing its dominant position in web searching to favor its own sites over rivals' center on a controversy nearly as old as the Web itself: do shopping comparison sites help consumers to make better choices, or do they simply link to other sites they don't control?
US and Cuba re-establish direct telephone calls

US and Cuba re-establish direct telephone calls Thu, 12 Mar, 2015

The United States and Cuba have re-established a direct telephone link, the Cuban state telecommunications company said Wednesday, in the latest step toward normalizing ties between the one-time Cold War foes.
First round-the-world solar flight takes off from UAE

First round-the-world solar flight takes off from UAE Mon, 09 Mar, 2015

Two pilots attempting the first flight around the world in a solar-powered plane began the maiden leg of their voyage on Monday, the mission's official website said.

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