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…

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…

Taliban’s Kabul Attack Heightens Concerns – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaISLAMABAD — The death toll from a Taliban attack on a restaurant in Afghanistan’s capital has risen to 21. A suicide bomber who blew himself up and Taliban…

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…

Pope assails ‘throwaway culture’ of abortion – USA TODAY

USA TODAYROME — Pope Francis on Monday called abortion “horrific” and said it was part of a new “throwaway culture” he said wasted human life as easily as it wasted…

Killing that sparked UK riots deemed lawful – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLONDON — The family of the man who was shot dead by Metropolitan Police, sparking unprecedented riots and public disorder across England, has appealed for calm following an inquest’s…

Bangladesh election could lead to more violence (+video) – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorThe polls closed in Bangladesh’s general election with reports of poor turnout and questions about whether the election has increased the chances of deeper political conflict in the…

Blast kills Palestinian diplomat in Prague when opening safe – BBC News

BBC NewsA Palestinian diplomat has been killed in an explosion at his home in the Czech capital, Prague, in what police say appears to have been an accident. Jamal al-Jamal,…

Michael Schumacher shows slight improvement, doctors say – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Former Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, who suffered a serious head injury in a skiing accident, is showing a “slight improvement” in his condition, the head anesthesiologist at…

Kerry to offer outline of Mideast peace deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will present Israel and the Palestinians the broad outlines of what a final Mideast peace agreement could look like when he…