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Historic shift as Japan expands scope of military Japan loosened the bonds on its powerful military, proclaiming the right to go into battle in defence of allies, in a highly controversial shift in the nation's pacifist stance.
01 июля 2014
Photo courtesy of businessweek.com BNP fined $8.9 bn for breaking US sanctions on Iran, Sudan BNP Paribas pleaded guilty to US criminal charges of violating sanctions on Iran and Sudan for eight years and was fined a record $8.9 billion.
01 июля 2014
NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution The US space agency is to launch on Tuesday a satellite that tracks atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
01 июля 2014
US President Barack Obama. ©Reuters/Yuri Gripas Obama sends more troops to Baghdad as Iraq battles to stop offensive President Barack Obama has deployed 200 more troops to Baghdad to protect the US embassy as Iraq's parliament was set to convene Tuesday to seek a solution to the country's sectarian crisis.
01 июля 2014
©Reuters/Dado Ruvic Facebook under fire over 'creepy' secret study Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive.
30 июня 2014
"Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator" vehicle. Photo courtesy of top.rbc.ru NASA's 'flying saucer' tests new Mars-landing technology NASA sent a saucer-like vehicle high into the sky to test technology for a future Mars landing, but its parachute tangled when deployed and the spacecraft splashed into the Pacific Ocean.
30 июня 2014
Chinese millionaire Chen Guangbiao sings "We Are the World" during a lunch he sponsored for hundreds of needy New Yorkers. ©Reuters/Lucas Jackson NY homeless angry at China tycoon's 'publicity stunt' A three-course lunch hosted by an eccentric Chinese millionaire for 250 homeless New Yorkers in a posh restaurant degenerated into fury Wednesday when guests were denied $300 cash handouts.
30 июня 2014
©Reuters/Robert Galbraith Golden Gate Bridge to get anti-suicide netting Transportation authorities agreed to fund anti-suicide netting beneath the Golden Gate Bridge to prevent people jumping to their death from the iconic landmark, an official said.
28 июня 2014
©Reuters/Jesus Solano US says Mexican chopper crosses border, shoots twice A Mexican military helicopter ventured around 100 yards (meters) into the United States and fired two shots, the US border security agency said Friday in a claim quickly denied by Mexico.
28 июня 2014
Bobby Womack. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org Tributes to soul legend Bobby Womack, dead at 70 Legendary US soul artist Bobby Womack, who influenced and wrote for generations of musicians, died Friday aged 70, a spokeswoman said, triggering a surge of tributes.
28 июня 2014
Singer Pharrell Williams. ©Reuters/Rick Wilking Nyong'o, Pharrell Williams among new Academy members Kenyan Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, Somalia's Barkhad Abdi, "Happy" songster Pharrell Williams and Irish-German star Michael Fassbender are among 271 actors newly invited to join Hollywood's Oscar-bestowing Academy, organizers said.
28 июня 2014
Artist Jeff Koons. ©Reuters/Lucas Jackson Art superstar Koons unveils life work in New York Jeff Koons, one of world's highest paid artists, unveils his life work in New York on Friday, a chance to understand why his art is so celebrated, so loathed and so expensive.
28 июня 2014
Suarez kicked out of World Cup for biting opponent Uruguay star Luis Suarez exited the World Cup in shame after being hit with the heaviest suspension in the tournament's history for biting an Italian opponent.
28 июня 2014
©Reuters/Alan Ortega Mexican police attacked in ambush One policeman died and three were wounded in an ambush in a Mexican state along the US border that is ravaged by drug cartel violence, officials said.
27 июня 2014
©Reuters/Mark Blinch Mass gay wedding in Toronto for 115 couples Australians Richard Laslett and Collin Gunther waited 37 years to say "I do" to one another.
27 июня 2014
US President Barack Obama. ©Reuters/Kevin Lamarque Obama seeks $500 mn to train, equip Syrian rebels The White House has asked lawmakers for $500 million to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels, in what would be a significant escalation of US involvement in a conflict that has spilled into Iraq.
27 июня 2014
Howard Baker. ©Reuters/Yuriko Nakao 'Great Conciliator' Howard Baker dies in US Howard Baker, a former United States Senate majority leader and presidential contender known for his ability to achieve compromise across the political aisle, died on Thursday. He was 88.
27 июня 2014
Photo courtesy of earn-it.ru France attacks ICANN as unfit for internet governance France strongly attacked the US-based body that assigns internet addresses, saying it was not a fit venue for internet governance and that alternatives should be sought.
27 июня 2014
Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. ©Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar Nepal PM diagnosed with tuberculosis: party spokesman US doctors treating Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala have ruled out lung cancer and diagnosed the 75-year-old with tuberculosis, a spokesman for the premier's Nepali Congress party said.
26 июня 2014
Michael Jackson impersonators. ©Reuters/Kevork Djansezian Jackson fans, doctor recall icon, five years on Michael Jackson fans laid flowers at the pop icon's mausoleum to mark the fifth anniversary of his death, as the singer's doctor recalled his patient's final hours.
26 июня 2014

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