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US Said to Warn of Toothpaste-Bomb Peril on Russia Flights (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekSecurity at the Olympic games will be tight in response to threats of terror strikes by Islamic militants. Photographer: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images. Airlines flying to Winter Olympics host Russia are being warned to watch for toothpaste tubes …Competition begins at Winter Olympics after DHS issues toothpaste tube …Fox NewsBombs could be smuggled in […]

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Who is Satya Nadella – Microsoft’s ‘next CEO’? – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukSatya Nadella is currently executive vice president of the cloud and enterprise group, a role he was promoted to in July last year by incumbent CEO Steve Ballmer. Microsoft are preparing to name Mr Nadella as the next chief executive, according to …Microsoft Preps Insider Nadella for CEO PromotionBloombergMicrosoft reportedly will replace CEO Steve Ballmer […]

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Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again by Italian court – CNN International

CNN InternationalFlorence, Italy (CNN) — An Italian appeals court convicted former exchange student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on murder charges Thursday night. Prosecutors said the couple had killed Meredith Kercher in November 2007.Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito guilty of Kercher Italy murderBBC NewsKnox and Sollecito convicted again of Briton’s 2007 murderReutersAmanda Knox […]

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Government plan on adoption tracing ‘a half-measure’, says US Senator – Irish Times

Irish TimesUS senator Claire McCaskill has added her support to a campaign to help Irish mothers reunite with US children separated by forced adoption, describing the Government’s proposed legislation on the issue as “a half-measure” . The Democrat from Missouri …After ‘Philomena’s’ Success, Real Philomena Lee Pushes for Adoption RightsVariety (blog)Real Philomena backs adoption rightsVancouver […]

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Scarlett Johansson ends relationship with Oxfam over SodaStream endorsement – Daily Mail

Daily MailScarlett Johansson has ended her relationship with a humanitarian group after being criticised over her support for an Israeli soda maker company that operates in the West Bank. A statement released by Johansson’s spokesman on Wednesday said the …Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role over SodaStream rowBBC NewsScarlett Johansson steps down as Oxfam’s global ambassadorIndian […]

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Scientists find new way to get stem cells – Irish Times

Irish TimesThe Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland general manager Andrew Finnerty, director Tim O’Brien, Minister of State for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock and president of NUI Galway Dr James Browne at the opening of Ireland’s first human use stem …Breakthrough: Researchers in Boston and Japan say they have created stem …Sydney Morning Herald‘Stem cells’ […]

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Exclusive: Google close to settling EU antitrust probe – sources – Reuters

ReutersBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Google is close to settling a three-year antitrust probe by European regulators after it offered “much better” concessions to allay concerns over blocking rivals from internet search results, two sources said on Wednesday. A settlement …Another day, another EU, Google settlement attempt: Third time’s the charm?ZDNetGoogle Close To Settling EU Antitrust Investigation […]

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Path Cleared for Egypt’s Military Chief to Run for President – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCAIRO—Egypt’s high military council gave the go-ahead for its senior officer, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, to run for president, paving the way for the popular military leader to replace the country’s first freely elected president, whom he ousted last …Egypt’s military OKs El-Sisi for presidential runCNN InternationalEgypt’s top military body has […]

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Grammys’ big love-in – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAt the Grammys, Kacey Musgraves longs to see who’s under the helmets of big winners Daft Punk, while Queen Latifah and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis celebrate the show’s message of equal love for everyone. (Jan. 27). Loading… Post to Facebook.Grammy Awards 2014: List of Winners!The Hollywood GossipGrammy winner Kacey Musgraves wonders the same thing […]

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Rival rallies mark 3rd anniversary of Egypt uprising – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCAIRO — Rival rallies kicked off here Saturday on the third anniversary of the nation’s uprising, underscoring rigid political divisions since Egypt united against a longtime leader. In Tahrir Square, the heart of the 18-day uprising against dictator Hosni Mubarak …Divided Egypt marks third anniversary of uprisingFox NewsEgypt militants step up campaign with Cairo […]

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Russia’s Not Bound to Assad, Syria Opposition Head Says – Businessweek

BusinessweekRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has assured the Syrian opposition that his country isn’t committed to President Bashar al-Assad, the leader of the main anti-government coalition said. “When I met Lavrov last week in Paris, he confirmed that Russia …What was achieved at Montreux talks?BBC NewsSyria’s Al-Muallem Threatens to Quit Talks If No ProgressBloombergRegime threatens […]

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Right back at you: Facebook riposte to Princeton claim – Irish Times

Irish TimesFacebook has turned the tables on a Princeton University report predicting the platform’s imminent demise by forecasting the learning institution will itself be emptied of students within a few years. In a blog post titled ‘Debunking Princeton,’ Facebook data …Facebook will die out ‘like the bubonic plague’Telegraph.co.ukFacebook Responds by Predicting Princeton’s DemiseWall Street Journal […]

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Ukraine protests: Protesters die as riot police fight running battles on streets of Kiev – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukA burning fug of teargas mingled with the acrid black smoke of blazing tyres hung over the streets of Kiev on Wednesday night as protesters and police battled for control of the city’s historic centre. Three days of clashes have left up to five people dead, parts of …EU Warns Against Ukraine Violence as Talks […]

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EU Warns Against Ukraine Violence as Talks Fail to Ease Tensions – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaLONDON — Ukrainian opposition leaders emerged from crisis talks with President Viktor Yanukovich on Wednesday saying he had failed to give concrete answers to their demands, and told their supporters on the streets to prepare for a police offensive.Protesters Fight for Ukraine’s Future in StreetsNBCNews.comUkraine protesters give president ultimatum after deadly clashesThe News […]

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Ukraine protests: Clashes as thousands defy protest law in Kiev – BBC News

BBC NewsAnti-government protesters and riot police in Ukraine have clashed on the sidelines of a rally in defiance of new laws aimed at curbing public protests. Tens of thousands of pro-EU demonstrators gathered in Kiev’s Independence Square to protest against the …Protesters, Police Clash in Ukraine CapitalVoice of AmericaUkrainian Protesters Clash With Police Over Anti-Rally […]

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Assad: Quitting not up for debate – BBC News

BBC NewsSyrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he has no intention of quitting, and the issue is not up for discussion at next week’s peace talks. “If we wanted to surrender we would have surrendered from the start,” Mr Assad told Russian MPs in Damascus, …Syrian Opposition to Join Peace Talks With Assad OfficialsBloombergSyria’s Assad […]

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Inside Hollande’s love triangle – Irish Times

Irish TimesThe French are entertained by the antics of President François Hollande, but will his new lover, Julie Gayet, become first lady, and will Valérie Trierweiler, his spurned former mistress, seek retribution? Old flame: François Hollande with Valérie Trierweiler.Hollande heads to political strongholdBusiness RecorderFrench press review 18 January 2014RFIThe French merely pretend not to care […]

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Ukraine enacts harsh laws against protests – Washington Post

Washington PostMOSCOW — Russians love to think of their neighbors the Ukrainians as their “little brothers,” and not a few Ukrainians feel the same way. That gives Russia considerable sway in Ukraine. Its gravitational pull succeeded in keeping the smaller country from …Ukrainian laws shackling protest spur condemnation, resignationsLos Angeles TimesWest fears for Ukraine’s democracy […]

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Hariri murder trial opens in The Hague – Reuters

ReutersTHE HAGUE (Reuters) – The trial of the four men accused of killing former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri opened in The Hague on Thursday, nine years after the bomb attack in which 21 others also died. The four members of Lebanon’s militant …Trial Starts of Suspects in Hariri AssassinationABC NewsLebanon polarised as Hariri tribunal […]