China: 'Pervasive access' to 80% of telecoms

by -NO AUTHOR- -- By F. Michael Maloof WASHINGTON – The Chinese government has “pervasive access” to some 80 percent of the world’s communications, giving it the ability to undertake remote industrial more…

George Clooney hits Europe for Obama cash

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) — In time for summer break, Obama's campaign extends its fundraising efforts with the Oscar-winning actor in Switzerland and expats in France. George Clooney has signed more…

Yitzchak Shamir dead at 96 after long illness

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Israel National News) Tributes to the life of Yitzchak Shamir, former Prime Minister of Israel, poured in on Saturday night as word spread of his death. Shamir passed more…

Call to euthanize terminally ill who wish to die

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Telegraph) Prolonging the suffering of a dying patient in pain is an 'unequivocal evil' the British Medical Association conference was told Wednesday. Prof Raymond Tallis called for more…

Hamas strips author of prize over Israel visit

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) Well-known Algerian writer Boualem Sansal received a prestigious French literary award Thursday. However, he did not get the prize of 15,000 euros he had been more…

Texas student mauled by chimps in South Africa

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) JOHANNESBURG – In the six years he's managed a sanctuary for abused and orphaned chimpanzees, South African conservationist Eugene Cussons is from time to time called more…

Sweden says no to Colbert Twitter takeover

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE LOCAL) — The rejection of Stephen Colbert's bid to tweet in the name of Sweden was due in part to the TV host’s “one-way” Twitter habits, according more…

Assange given 'surrender notice' by U.K. police

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE LOCAL) — British police served an extradition notice on Thursday on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has taken refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London requesting aslyum. Scotland more…