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A Picasso hidden in a Picasso A bearded man has been discovered in Pablo Picasso's "Blue Room" -- the painting, that is -- according to a US museum attempting to put an end to a decades-old question.
20 июня 2014
Amazon challenges rivals with 3D 'Fire' smartphone Amazon unveiled its "Fire Phone," a high-end handset boasting "breakthrough technologies" and a move aimed at challenging market leaders Apple and Samsung.
19 июня 2014
Salute to Holbrook opens US documentary film festival One of the world's top documentary film festivals kicked off Wednesday with a celebration of the iconic American actor who has immortalized Mark Twain on stage for 60 years.
19 июня 2014
John Henry. ©Reuters/Florida Department of Corrections Florida executes death-row inmate, third in US in 24 hours Florida put to death a convicted double killer, the third execution in 24 hours in the United States, amid a raging controversy over lethal injection methods.
19 июня 2014
C-124 Globemaster. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org Remains recovered from 1952 Alaska plane crash The remains of 17 US service members lost in a 1952 military plane crash in Alaska have been recovered more than six decades later, officials said.
19 июня 2014
Obama under pressure to respond to Iraq crisis President Barack Obama has not decided how to respond to rampant Sunni militants grabbing swathes of Iraq, but is looking at every option short of sending US combat soldiers back to war.
19 июня 2014
Argentina says won't make next bond payment in US Argentina will not make a bond service payment due June 30 in New York as ordered by a US judge, the economy ministry said Wednesday, moving the country closer to default.
19 июня 2014
©Reuters/Jorge Silva US joins bid to create vast Pacific marine reserve The United States joined forces with other nations Tuesday to declare a vast swath of the Pacific Ocean a marine sanctuary and take "historic" steps to combat illegal fishing.
18 июня 2014
Cause of death still a mystery in China-made pet food scare US authorities have yet to determine what exactly caused the deaths of more than 1,000 dogs that consumed jerky pet treats made in China, a Congressional panel heard.
18 июня 2014
Stamp sells for record $9.5 million in New York An incredibly rare 19th century postage stamp, a tiny one-cent magenta from British colonial Guyana, sold for a world record $9.5 million at a New York auction.
18 июня 2014
Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). ©Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed Former New Zealand PM hints at run for UN top job Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark has hinted that she wants to become United Nations secretary general when Ban Ki-moon steps down, saying it is time for a woman to fill the role.
18 июня 2014
American Airlines, owed $750 mn, trims flights to Venezuela American Airlines, owed some $750 million by Venezuela, said Tuesday it was sharply reducing flights to the South American nation from July after the two sides failed to read a deal, a spokesman said.
18 июня 2014
'Jump Street' leaps to top of box office "22 Jump Street" leapt straight to the top of the North American box office, industry figures showed Monday, edging out "How to Train Your Dragon 2" as the summer film season gets into full swing.
17 июня 2014
US top court rules 'straw' gun purchases are illegal The US Supreme Court ruled it was illegal to buy a gun on behalf of someone else who did not go through the background check.
17 июня 2014
About 275 US military personnel to Iraq: Obama About 275 US military personnel are being deployed to Iraq to help American personnel and protect the embassy in Baghdad, President Barack Obama said Monday in a letter to Congressional leaders.
17 июня 2014
Photo courtesy of proftr.ru GM recalls another 3.4 mn cars for ignition problem General Motors on Monday recalled 3.4 million cars in North America to fix an ignition problem that could cause the car to lose power that is linked to injuries.
17 июня 2014
Argentine president says country will avoid debt default President Cristina Kirchner said that there would be no default in payment of Argentina's restructured debt, after a US Supreme Court ruling piled pressure on the country's finances.
17 июня 2014
Medtronic Chairman and Chief Executive Omar Ishrak. ©Reuters/Brendan McDermid Medical device maker Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bn US medical-device maker Medtronic will buy its Irish-based competitor Covidien for $42.9 billion, the company said.
16 июня 2014
Pentagon temporarily grounds F-35 fighter jets The US military temporarily grounded its entire F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet fleet at the weekend after an apparent engine oil leak, the latest glitch for the much-vaunted program.
16 июня 2014
New Iran nuclear talks as time runs short Iran and world powers' high-stakes nuclear talks enter a critical fifth round in Vienna on Monday, with both sides still far apart on crucial issues five weeks before a deadline for a deal.
16 июня 2014

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