POLL: Majority of Russians believe Ukraine downed MH17
2014-07-30 18:33:21 UTC
The vast majority of Russians believe the Ukrainian military shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a new poll has shown, underlining how differently the tragedy has been presented in Russia than in the west.
Western leaders have said pro-Rus...
US evidence: Russia fired artillery into Ukraine
2014-07-25 08:28:55 UTC
The US says it has evidence that Russia has fired artillery across the border targeting Ukrainian military positions.
Russia also intends "to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers" to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, th...
Germany: Russia should be stripped of World Cup 2018 after MH17 attack
2014-07-24 21:07:33 UTC
“Firstly, the safety of players and fans cannot be guaranteed” in Russia, said Bernd Fabritius, an MP. “And secondly, a country that behaves like a rogue state should not be rewarded with such an international media event.”
The calls served to un...
Air Algerie AH5017: 'No survivors' from crash in Mali
2014-07-25 21:58:21 UTC
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
Mr Hollande said one flight data recorder had been recovered, after French troops reached the crash site near M...
US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv
2014-07-24 07:17:03 UTC
The US aviation regulator has lifted its ban on US carriers flying to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.
But it has warned that the situation with the conflict in Gaza remains "very fluid".
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) first impo...
Obama Announces Expanded Sanctions Against Russia
2014-07-17 04:57:52 UTC
The Obama administration is imposing new, deeper sanctions on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, targeting Russian banks and energy and defense firms.
“Given its continued provocations in Ukraine, today I have approved a new set of sanctio...
Silicon Valley's High-Paid High School Interns
2014-07-11 19:04:32 UTC
After Facebook (FB) recruited Michael Sayman last November, it didn’t mess around—it flew him out from Miami to meet Mark Zuckerberg. The chief executive talked to Sayman about 4 Snaps, the mobile game he built using Facebook’s development tools t...
NSA performed 248 queries in 2013
2014-06-28 06:22:32 UTC
The National Security Agency was interested in the phone data of fewer than 250 people believed to be in the United States in 2013, despite collecting the phone records of nearly every American.
As acknowledged in the NSA's first-ever disclosur...
Iraq: Key oil refinery 'seized by Sunni rebels'
2014-06-24 06:31:05 UTC
Sunni rebels in Iraq say they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad.
The refinery had been under siege for 10 days with the militant offensive being repulsed several times.
The complex supplies a thir...
Fifa and business miss an open goal for human rights
2014-06-24 06:30:52 UTC
The World Cup in Brazil could be the global sporting event of this century, combining Fifa, the wealthiest of sporting associations, with Brazil, the world's top footballing nation, and a host of giant global sponsors including Coca-Cola, Adidas, ...
IMF slashes estimate for US economic growth in 2014
2014-06-16 16:17:48 UTC
The International Monetary Fund slashed its forecast for US economic growth on Monday, citing a harsh winter, problems in the housing market and weak international demand for the country's products.
In its annual review of the US economy, the I...
Hillary Clinton: Sending US ground troops to Iraq is not going to happen
2014-06-13 07:30:56 UTC
The US should not stage another military intervention in Iraq despite the recent gains made by Islamic extremists, the nation's former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has said.
The White House has said that air strikes were under considera...
Islamist victories could pull US military back to Iraq
2014-06-13 06:04:14 UTC
Barack Obama has set the stage for renewed US military action in Iraq after the authorities in Baghdad proved powerless to stop relentless Islamist insurgents from seizing further swaths of a country in danger of breaking apart.
The US presiden...
Obama heralds climate change plan
2014-05-31 19:26:25 UTC
Barack Obama talked up the health benefits of his climate plan on Saturday, saying cuts to carbon pollution would reduce asthma attacks by 100,000 and heart attacks by 2,100 just in the first year.
The president, speaking in his weekly address,...
Harsh winter: US economy one quarter away from recession
2014-05-29 17:53:59 UTC
The US economy contracted for the first time in three years in early 2014 after a much worse performance than originally feared.
Washington's commerce department said the world's biggest economy shrank at an annual rate of 1% during the first q...
Cameron, Hollande and Merkel quandary
2014-05-28 12:56:23 UTC
<h3>"We need change in Europe,“ said Cameron. "Votes for the extreme right is not only a problem for France, it is a problem for Europe” said Hollande. “Not keeping within the lines of the treaty has brought us to the abyss and almost to a compete...
Google builds self-driving cars without standard controls
2014-05-28 12:55:38 UTC
Google is to start building its own self-driving cars, rather than modifying vehicles built by other manufacturers.
The car will have a stop-go button but no controls, steering wheel or pedals.
Pictures of the Google vehicle show it looks li...
US and EU discuss sanctions against Russia: 'We will have to act'
2014-04-25 17:03:39 UTC
A statement released by the White House on Friday said that US President Barack Obama had reached a consensus on how to move forward on the Ukrainian crisis, during a conference call involving German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Ministe...
Obama Banks on Sebelius Leaving to Take Heat Off Party
2014-04-11 16:13:26 UTC
The departure of Kathleen Sebelius from President Barack Obama’s cabinet removes a focal point for criticism over Obamacare’s troubled rollout, right at a moment when the White House can blunt attacks with enrollment numbers that exceeded targets....
Iran nuclear talks ready to 'move to the next phase'
2014-04-09 18:43:58 UTC
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said in a joint statement from Vienna on Wednesday that talks between world powers and Iran will reach an intensive phase when the country's envoys next meet.
"We will now move to the next phase in the neg...
Last day for 'Obamacare' sign-up
2014-03-31 15:28:45 UTC
<h3>Americans are rushing to sign up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare programme, as a key enrolment deadline looms</h3>
Monday is the last day for most Americans to sign up for coverage or face a penalty ...
MH370: 10 questions that are still unresolved
2014-03-29 19:45:29 UTC
<h3>As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues in the southern Indian Ocean, some key questions remain unanswered.</h3>
Here are 10 questions about what happened to the Boeing 777 that disappeared after leaving Kuala Lum...
MH370 Black Box: Underwater scanners will be used
2014-03-28 07:51:16 UTC
<h3>Breaking News:</h3><a href="http://diaalnews.com/news/14881"><h3>The search has moved to a new part of the Indian Ocean</h3></a>
Underwater scanners that will be used to try to locate the black box flight recorders from the missing Malaysia...
EU to impose stricter rules on organic products
2014-03-26 04:02:05 UTC
<h3>How green are organic products really? Consumers are increasingly uncertain. In order to win back their trust, the EU Commission now wants to implement stricter regulations for products with an organic seal.</h3>
Pesticide-ladentomatoes and f...
What the Wolves of Wall Street can teach us about risk
2014-03-25 07:46:57 UTC
"What a commentary on the state of twentieth-century capitalism," mused "motivational speaker" Jordan Belfort as he looked back on his life of fraud, sex, and drugs. As head of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont, he fleeced investors of hundreds ...