Corruption across EU ‘breathtaking’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe extent of corruption in Europe is “breathtaking” and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia … Read More

Pakistan Taliban begins peace talks with government in Islamabad – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukIntermediaries from the Pakistan Taliban are due to meet government negotiators in the capital Islamabad on Tuesday to sketch out a strategy for peace talks. Last week Nawaz Sharif, the … Read More

Kerry: Washington, EU Stand with Ukrainian Opposition – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is on a visit to Germany, says Washington and the European Union stand with the people of Ukraine in their effort … Read More

No drugs found in search of Justin Bieber’s plane in NJ – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comA private airplane connected to pop star Justin Bieber was held and searched on Friday at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, but no contraband was found, law enforcement sources with knowledge … Read More

Pinterest’s Interests feature helps users zero in on Pins they may like – Siliconrepublic.com

Siliconrepublic.comOnline scrapbook Pinterest is rolling out a new tool called Interests, that lets users explore interests specifically designed to help them find Pins they’ll like, the company said. To use … Read More

EU Sparks Fly Over Turkey’s Civil Rights as Entry Bid Languishes – Bloomberg

BloombergTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “If we consider the judiciary as a… Read More. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “If we consider the judiciary as a … Read More

Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor had a bitter spat on Jan 15 – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor had a bitter spat all the way on the flight from Tiruvananthapuram to Delhi on January 15 that drew the attention … Read More

Wife of India minister found dead after Twitter spat – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe wife of an Indian minister was found dead in a New Delhi hotel room, days after she engaged in a Twitter dispute with a Pakastani journalist she accused … Read More

Taliban attack on restaurant in Afghan capital kills at least 14 – Washington Post

Washington PostKABUL — At least 14 people, including Afghans and foreigners, were killed Friday evening in a commando-style attack by Taliban insurgents on a popular restaurant in the Afghan capital, … Read More

California Motorist Cleared in Google Glass Case – ABC News

ABC NewsA San Diego traffic court threw out a citation Thursday against a woman believed to be the first motorist in the country ticketed for driving while wearing a Google … Read More

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 … Read More

Iraq clashes: Battle continues for Ramadi and Fallujah – BBC News

BBC NewsTwo cities in western Iraq are reportedly still partly under the control of Sunni militants linked to al-Qaeda. Fierce fighting is continuing as government troops try to force militants … Read More

Iraq Fighters, Qaeda Allies, Claim Falluja As New State – New York Times

New York TimesBAGHDAD — Black-clad Sunni militants of Al Qaeda destroyed the Falluja Police Headquarters and mayor’s office, planted their flag atop other government buildings and decreed the western Iraqi … Read More

Al-Qaeda Fighters Take Control of Fallujah as Iraq Army Attacks – Businessweek

BusinessweekAl-Qaeda-linked militants held control of much of the Iraqi city of Fallujah and other nearby towns, fighting off efforts by troops with air support to regain control, according to a … Read More

Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic Jamel al-Jamal killed in Prague … – The Independent

The IndependentThe Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic has died after an explosion at his apartment in Prague, police have said. Jamel al-Jamal, a veteran of Palestinian diplomacy, was moving … Read More

Beyoncé Talks Surprise Self-Titled Album: “I Recorded About 80 Songs for It” – E! Online

E! OnlineBeyoncé is revealing more details about her surprise self-titled album, particularly the whopping number of songs she recorded for it. “When I started picking the songs that I gravitated … Read More

BlackBerry CEO Willing To Bring Services to iOS, Android – Tom’s Hardware Guide

Tom’s Hardware GuideIn a recent financial conference call, BlackBerry’s new CEO John Chen admitted that the company is “very interested” in bringing some of the company’s signature tech over to … Read More

Israeli ministers demand US stop spying following revelations that NSA … – Fox News

Fox NewsJERUSALEM – Senior Israeli officials on Sunday demanded an end to U.S. spying on Israel, following revelations that the National Security Agency intercepted emails from the offices of the … Read More

Arctic Mercury Levels Lower Than Previously Thought! Thanks To Collapse Of … – Design & Trend

Design & TrendThe most recent research suggests mercury concentration in fish is much lower than expected in much of the continental Arctic, and the Soviet Union may have something to … Read More

The political options: Parliament has a year to respond to prostitution ruling – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailParliament could let the laws expire in a year and essentially decriminalize prostitution. This would be the preferred option of some sex workers and their advocates, who … Read More