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Opposition warns of ‘deep state’ in new Turkish cabinet – Reuters

ReutersISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s opposition accused scandal-hit Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday of trying to rule via a secretive “deep state”, after a cabinet reshuffle that would tighten controls on police already beleaguered by government-ordered …Bershidsky on Europe: Turkey in UpheavalBloombergErdogan Overhauls Cabinet as Inner Circle Cracks in Graft ProbeBusinessweekUnder Mounting Pressure, Turkey Premier […]

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Google antitrust offer rejected in Europe – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Google’s latest offer to end an antitrust investigation in Europe was rejected by authorities in the region, leaving a question mark over how the world’s largest Internet search provider operates in the region. Google proposed changes in the …Europe Antitrust Official Is Dissatisfied With Google ProposalNew York TimesClock ticking for Google […]

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Europe Launches Satellite to Map 1 Billion Stars – ABC News

ABC NewsThe European Space Agency successfully launched its star-surveying satellite Gaia into space Thursday in a bid to produce the most accurate three-dimensional map of the Milky Way, and provide an insight into the evolution of our galaxy. The satellite was …Gaia ‘billion star surveyor’ lifts offBBC NewsEurope launches billion-dollar Gaia telescopeLivemintGaia space telescope launches […]

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Germany’s Merkel starts 3rd term with new allies – Businessweek

BusinessweekBERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel has won over Germans as a no-drama leader in turbulent economic times, firmly establishing her country as Europe’s financial taskmaster while preserving welfare comforts and Germany’s status as a reluctant power in the …UPDATE 1-Merkel formally elected to third term by parliament voteReutersAngela Merkel voted into 3rd term as German […]

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Ukraine protesters rebuild barricades in centre of Kiev – BBC News

BBC NewsPro-EU protesters in Ukraine have reinforced their position in the centre of Kiev, rebuilding barricades torn down by police. The government’s decision not to sign a deal on closer EU ties last month has sparked weeks of mass rallies. First Deputy Prime …Ukraine says it will sign association agreement with European Union soonIrish TimesUkrainian […]

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Ukraine opposition rally keeps pressure on Yanukovich – Reuters

ReutersKIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s opposition leaders urged hundreds of thousands of pro-Europe protesters at a rally on Sunday to keep up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich to sack his government and drop plans for closer ties with Russia. The protesters …Ukraine Demonstrators Say They Won’t Relent on Demands for ChangeNew York TimesUkrainians Rally as Opposition […]

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Ukraine’s capital hit by mass anti-govt protest – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Several hundred thousand Ukrainians occupied a central square in the capital on Sunday, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to turn away from Europe and align this former Soviet republic with Russia. As widespread …Ukraine capital braces for massive protestBusinessweekThousands attend pro-EU protest in UkraineBBC NewsUkraine braces for more anti-government protestsCNNSydney […]

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UK Air Traffic Fault Delays Thousands at Airports Nationwide – Businessweek

BusinessweekThousands of passengers were delayed at airports across the U.K. after a technical fault in the system that manages the country’s air traffic disrupted flights. London Heathrow, Europe’s busiest hub, canceled 178 flights, split equally between arrivals and …Dozens of Irish flights cancelled, delayed due to UK air traffic issueIrish TimesMany flights delayed at UK […]

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Early Human Interbreeding More Widespread Than Thought, Study Suggests – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalIn a prehistoric maternity test, scientists successfully sequenced the oldest known human DNA—more than 300,000 years old—and found a stranger in the mix, suggesting that interbreeding between early human species in Ice Age Europe was more …At 400000 Years, Oldest Human DNA Yet Found Raises New MysteriesNew York TimesDiscovery of oldest-yet human DNA […]

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Sony PlayStation 4 Sales Top 2.1 Million as Hirai Seeks Revival – Businessweek

BusinessweekSony Corp. (6758) sold more than 2.1 million PlayStation 4 game consoles globally since its release last month as Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai seeks to revive the company’s consumer electronics business. About 700,000 units were sold in Europe and …Global PlayStation 4 sales reach 2.1 million …CNETMicrosoft Reports Record Xbox One Sales Following DebutBloombergSony: […]

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President Obama, Prime Minister Reinfeldt Of Sweden In Press Conference: Transcript

President Obama and Sweden’s Prime Minister Reinfeldt gave a joint press conference early this morning on Syria. Here’s the full, unedited transcript from that session: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRIME MINISTER REINFELDT OF SWEDEN IN A JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE Rosenbad Stockholm, Sweden 2:45 P.M. CEST PRIME MINISTER REINFELDT: It’s a great honor and pleasure […]

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President Obama’s Speech From Berlin, Germany, Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate

President Obama gave a speech from Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday. The event was held just after the G8 Summit, and after the President’s Speech, he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a press conference. If you’re asking what did it all accomplish, the answer is that the best communication is […]

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Tiger Woods Dating Lindsey Vonn? Is Elin Nordegren Next?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtts0tvSsH8 Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are in pop culture news again, and not just for his play at Torrey Pines, or that Vonn won the World Cup giant slolum today, but for rumors that Woods and Vonn are dating. What’s interesting to this blogger is that in 2010, Vonn basically mocked Tiger by saying, […]

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Clean coal? Really?

The extraction, transport, processing, and combustion of coal, the predominant fuel on the planet for electricity generation including roughly 50% of the electricity in the U.S., also creates multiple hazards for human and environmental health — external costs downplayed by the champions of coal. According to a study published earlier this year, “Accounting for the […]