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Venezuelan police hunt opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez – BBC News

BBC NewsMr Lopez, who has organised recent anti-government protests, has not been seen in public since Wednesday, when three men were shot dead at the end of opposition marches in Caracas. An arrest warrant has been issued against him. President Nicolas …Venezuela Students March for Fifth Day; Maduro Says Won’t ResignBusinessweekVenezuela police launch manhunt for […]

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Afghan presidential election campaign begins – BBC News

BBC NewsThe campaign for Afghanistan’s presidential election has been formally launched, with rallies for key candidates in the capital, Kabul. The election is scheduled to take place on 5 April, with 11 candidates to replace Hamid Karzai, who cannot stand again.Afghan Presidential Campaign Kicks OffVoice of AmericaAfghan presidential election campaign kicks offThe Daily StarAfghanistan presidential […]

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Zarif Says Iran Ready for New Nuclear Deal After Kerry Meeting – Bloomberg

BloombergIran said it wants to strike a new, long-term nuclear deal with world powers when it returns to negotiations later this month. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met today during the Munich Security …French business delegation to Iran aims for early bird advantageFinancial TimesIranian foreign minister says […]

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Revenue surge for Facebook over hike in ad sales – Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphMobile advertising accounted for more than half of Facebook’s total advertising revenue in the final quarter of 2013, a sign that the social network, born a decade ago in the desktop computer era, is succeeding in its goal of being “mobile first”.Facebook unveils social ‘newspaper’Financial ExpressNew Facebook app strips away clutterBoston GlobeFacebook powers higher […]

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Ukraine protesters defy terms of new amnesty law – BBC News

BBC NewsProtesters in Ukraine have rejected the terms of a new amnesty law aimed at ending the country’s recent unrest. Parliament backed the amnesty for arrested protesters on condition they vacate occupied government buildings. Opposition leaders said this was …Parliament Offers Kyiv Protesters Conditional AmnestyRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyIn the WorldPhilly.comUkraine passes conditional amnesty for detained protesters as opposition […]

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Free and fair election in doubt after protesters block voters in Bangkok – The Age

The AgeProtest leader Suthep Thaugsuban gestures as he leads anti-government protesters marching through Bangkok’s shopping district. Photo: Reuters. Bangkok: Anti-government protesters on Sunday blocked many people wanting to vote early in Thailand’s …PDRC shut down some advance pollsBangkok PostBangkok Shutdown: Thailand set for advance voting despite rally disruptionStraits TimesThailand set for advance voting despite rally […]

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Samsung Profits Decline As Growth Slows – InformationWeek

InformationWeekSales of Samsung’s smartphones fell slightly during the fourth quarter as the world’s leading smartphone maker offers weak outlook moving into 2014. alt= 10 Wearables To Watch At CES 2014. (click image for larger view and slideshow). Samsung has spent …Samsung Profit Growth Slows As Galaxy Faces Heat From iPhone And Cheaper …TechCrunchSamsung profit growth […]

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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 government, but emphatically rejected any possibility that the U.S. would send troops …Bombings kill 20 in Baghdad as Iraq violence surgesUSA TODAYUS will support Iraq […]

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Iranian official reports progress in nuclear talks with powers – Reuters

ReutersDUBAI (Reuters) – Six world powers and Iran have made good progress in expert talks in Geneva on how to roll out last month’s landmark nuclear deal which obliges Tehran to suspend its most sensitive atom work, a senior Iranian official said on Tuesday.Iran: ‘Good Progress’ At Nuclear TalksRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyIran says ‘good progress’ in nuclear talksEconomic […]

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Microsoft to Expand Use of Encryption to Protect Against Spying – Bloomberg

BloombergMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT) will expand the use of encryption to protect customer information, following reports that governments are intercepting data traveling between users and servers or between company data centers. The company will also step up its legal …Internet Firms Step Up Efforts to Stop SpyingNew York TimesMicrosoft’s immediate plans against NSA ‘threat’: court challenges, […]