NSA accused of further spying on Germans – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerThe NSA has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag…

Ukraine: Interim leader Turchynov stresses “European choice” – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s new interim President Oleksandr Turchynov has said the country will focus on closer integration with the EU. Mr Turchynov was appointed following the dismissal of President Viktor Yanukovych…

Members of Pussy Riot detained in Sochi; were planning anti-Putin song – CNN

CNNSochi, Russia (CNN) — Just six days to go in the Sochi Olympics, and the Games seemed to be going off without major political side effects. Not a hint of…

How Netflix is reinventing television – The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The Massachusetts Daily CollegianA little over three years ago the idea of Netflix producing original content was but a glimmer in some executives’ eye. And then, in March 2011, it…

World must act on North Korea rights abuse, says UN report – BBC News

BBC NewsPlease turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Michael Kirby: “Testimony which tells the stories of the prison camps… of the babies who are born stunted… of the…

Japanese billionaire splashes $900m on messaging app Viber – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerMobile messaging and call service Viber is being bought for $900m (€657m) by Japanese online retailer Rakuten which is controlled by billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani. By Anna Mukai and Mariko…

Afghan presidential election campaign under way – The News International

The News InternationalKABUL: Candidates for Afghanistan’s April 5 presidential election officially launched their campaigns Sunday with a series of rallies held in Kabul, but it remains to be seen whether…

Miley Cyrus Gives Legal Advice to Justin Bieber – WATCH NOW! – Just Jared

Just JaredMiley Cyrus is a denim darling while stepping on stage for an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday (January 30) in Burbank, Calif. This will…

Justin Bieber GPS Records Show NO DRAG RACING – TMZ.com

TMZ.comTMZ has obtained GPS records from the rented Lambo Justin Bieber was driving when he was arrested for DUI … and there is NO evidence of drag racing. TMZ broke…

Syria razes homes as ‘collective punishment’ – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerSyria’s government has razed thousands of homes as “collective punishment” of communities that back the opposition in the capital Damascus and in Hama province, Human Rights Watch said. By…

Oscars: Best song contender removed from shortlist – BBC News

BBC NewsA contender for this year’s best song Oscar has had its nomination revoked after it emerged that its composer, an ex-Academy governor, contacted voters. Bruce Broughton is accused of…

Google Glass Ads Prescription Frames, Insurance Coverage: Inching Towards … – Latin Post

Latin PostIt’s been a year in the making, but the next phase of Google Glass is about to hit: Google announced its new face-wearable computing devices, Glass, will be compatible…

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West want Lady Gaga to sing at their wedding – Channel 24

Channel 24Los Angeles – Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have asked Lady Gaga to sing at their wedding. The couple – who have a seven-month-old daughter North – are expected…

Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom sell home for over $5 million: report – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsKhloe Kardashian has sold the home she once shared with estranged husband Lamar Odom for quite the profit. According to TMZ, “Big Bang Theory” star and newlywed…

Kim Kardashian hopes to marry Kanye West this year – Business Standard

Business StandardReality TV star Kim Kardashian says she is planning to exchange vows with her rapper fiance Kanye West this year. The 33-year-old socialite hopes that her wedding takes place…

Officials Say 2 Police Captured by Kiev Protesters – ABC News

ABC NewsAnti-government protesters on Saturday seized a regional administration building, news reports said, and officials warned that police could storm the Kiev city hall to free two policemen allegedly captured…

Ukraine Faces More Violence as Ultimatum Nears End – ABC News

ABC NewsThick black smoke from burning tires engulfed parts of downtown Kiev as an ultimatum issued by the opposition to the president to call early election or face street rage…

Countries receive terrorist threats for Sochi Olympics – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Hungary’s Olympic Committee says it has received an email message written in Russian and English threatening its athletes with terrorist attacks at the Sochi Olympic…

David Lynch leads star-studded salute to Ringo Starr at the El Rey – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWho better to inspire a little help from your friends than Ringo Starr? That appeared to be the thought process for filmmaker David Lynch in seeking an honoree…

Sharapova Follows Williams Out the Door – New York Times

New York TimesMaria Sharapova, the No. 3 seed, during her fourth-round match against Dominika Cibulkova, who won, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Mark Dadswell/European Pressphoto Agency. MELBOURNE, Australia — One day after…

Ukraine protesters clash with police – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerHundreds of protesters have clashed with riot police in the centre of the Ukrainian capital Kiev today, after the passage of harsh anti-protest laws seen as part of attempts…

NSA collects millions of text messages globally: Guardian – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency has been gathering nearly 200 million text messages a day from around the world, gathering data on people’s travel plans, contacts and…

U2 Surprises at Sean Penn’s Haiti Benefit Gala – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterWho else but the acclaimed actor could gather Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin and Emma Thompson for a $6 million dollar fundraiser — and end it with a…

Steven Seagal To Run As Governor Of Arizona? – Entertainmentwise

EntertainmentwiseSteven Seagal is reportedly considering following in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s footsteps by swapping acting for politics as he wants to be the new Governor of Arizona. According to reports, the Hollywood…

Kerry vows support for Iraq government in Fallujah, but won’t send US troops – Fox News

Fox NewsIn his first remarks since Islamic militants with Al Qaeda ties overran the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry promised support for Iraq’s…

F1 legend Michael Schumacher ‘critical’ and in a coma after skiing accident – SkySports

SkySportsFormer F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher is in a ‘critical’ condition and has been placed in a coma following a skiing accident on Sunday morning. Although initial reports stated that…

NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s surveillance warning – CBC.ca

CBC.caWhistleblower and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has appeared in a televised Christmas message released by British TV station Channel 4. In his message, Snowden says modern surveillance was more…

2 Pussy Riot members reunited after leaving prison – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKRASNOYARSK, Russia (AP) — Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot have reunited after spending nearly two years in prison for their protest at Moscow’s main cathedral.…

Nigella Lawson’s ex-assistants acquitted of fraud – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLONDON (AP) — Two former assistants to Nigella Lawson and her ex-husband were acquitted of fraud Friday, capping a trial where allegations of unauthorized employee spending on lavish goods…

Rodman Holds Tryouts for Pyongyang Exhibition Game – ABC News

ABC NewsFormer NBA star Dennis Rodman held tryouts Friday for a North Korean team to face a dozen NBA veterans in an exhibition game on leader Kim Jong Un’s birthday…

Rory McIlroy birdie clips Adam Scott – ESPN

ESPNSYDNEY — Rory McIlroy birdied the 18th hole to beat Adam Scott at the Australian Open on Sunday, winning for the first time in 2013 and denying Scott the rare…

Rory McIlroy salvages lost 2013 – ESPN

ESPNThe ball barely made it to the hole, Rory McIlroy watching it tumble over the front edge and into the cup, the strange sound of murmuring and groaning enveloping the…