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©Reuters/Jason Redmond Amazon launches unlimited e-book subscription plan US online giant Amazon unveiled a Netflix-style subscription plan for unlimited access to e-books, a move which could shake up the world of publishing.
20 июля 2014
Morgan Freeman. ©Reuters/Kevork Djansezian Actor Morgan Freeman 'cried' seeing 1969 Moon landing American actor Morgan Freeman said Friday he became teary-eyed when he watched US astronauts set foot on the Moon for the first time, 45 years ago.
20 июля 2014
NY mayor delays Italy jaunt over police death crisis New York's mayor was forced to postpone a criticized family holiday in Italy following the death of a man wrestled to the ground by police officers.
19 июля 2014
Iran nuclear deadline extended by four months Iran and world powers gave themselves four more months to negotiate a historic nuclear deal after failing to close major gaps in marathon talks in Vienna.
19 июля 2014
Ethiopian bloggers, journalists handed 'terrorism' charges A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists detained for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said.
19 июля 2014
Obama calls Cameron, Merkel, Abbott US President Barack Obama spoke by phone with the leaders of Germany, Britain and Australia to discuss how to respond to the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in eastern Ukraine.
19 июля 2014
©Reuters/Tami Chappelll FedEx indicted for shipping illegal online pharmacy meds The US Justice Department announced that package-delivery giant FedEx has been indicted for allegedly facilitating the distribution of controlled substances and prescription drugs sold by illegal online pharmacies.
19 июля 2014
Facebook testing on-screen button for buying Facebook said it was testing a feature that lets users of the leading social network make purchases by simply pressing an on-screen "Buy" button.
19 июля 2014
©Reuters/Francois Lenoir Google profit up as chief business officer steps out Google reported that its quarterly profit rose with a jump in revenue and released word that its chief business officer was leaving the company.
18 июля 2014
William Potts. ©Reuters/Desmond Boylan US hijacker sentenced to 20 years in prison A former Black Panther who hijacked an airplane in 1984 and diverted it to Cuba was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Miami.
18 июля 2014
Chinese leader seeks to woo Latin America Chinese President Xi Jinping presses a charm offensive with Latin American leaders on Thursday, highlighting Beijing's growing interest in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.
17 июля 2014
Syed Talha Ahsan (R). ©Reuters/Janet Hamlin US sentences British men over Taliban support A US judge sentenced two British men to a combined total of 20.5 years in prison Wednesday for conspiring to provide and for providing equipment and personnel to the Taliban.
17 июля 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin . ©RIA Novosti Putin says sanctions inflict 'serious damage' to US-Russia ties Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that Washington's new biting sanctions against his country will boomerang and hit back at US national interests.
17 июля 2014
Shannon Guess Richardson. Photo courtesy of delate.info Texas woman gets 18 years for Obama ricin plot A US actress who tried to blame her husband for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, then-New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist got 18 years in prison
17 июля 2014
Prize-winning reporter freed after being held at US border Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas, who revealed in 2011 that he is an undocumented immigrant, was freed by US border agents after being held for several hours.
17 июля 2014
US conductor Lorin Maazel dies at 84 US conductor and composer Lorin Maazel -- whose celebrated international career began when he was a child and later included stints at the New York Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera -- died Sunday. He was 84.
15 июля 2014
David Legeno. Photo courtesy of imdb.com Harry Potter' actor found dead in Death Valley British actor David Legeno, who played a werewolf in the "Harry Potter" movies, has been found dead in Death Valley, United States police said.
14 июля 2014
Kerry hunkering down for Iran nuclear talks US Secretary of State John Kerry was to meet again Monday with his Iranian counterpart seeking to narrow serious gaps blocking a historic nuclear deal with a deadline just days away.
14 июля 2014
Bill Gates. ©Reuters/Rick Wilking Billionaire trio unite for US immigration reform Three of the world's richest men -- Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Sheldon Adelson -- put aside their political differences to unite in scathing condemnation of US lawmakers' failure to implement immigration reform.
12 июля 2014
Body of Guatemala teen sent home after failed attempt to enter US The body of a 15-year-old who died while trying to migrate illegally into the United States was repatriated to Guatemala Friday, amid a raging US debate over how to stem a flood of similar cases.
12 июля 2014

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