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Antitrust Settlement With EU Calls For Google To Tweak Results

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

In Europe, Google will now show results from its competitors. The agreement allows the search giant to dodge billions in fines.

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Vatican Let Abuse Of Kids Go On For Decades, U.N. Panel Says

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

In what's being called an "unprecedented and scathing report," the U.N.'s Committee on the Rights of the Child says the Catholic Church's hierarchy adopted policies that let tens of thousands of children be sexually molested for decades. The Vatican says it isn't responsible for abusive priests.

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U.S. Ambassador To Russia Will Resign After Olympics

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Michael McFaul led the Obama administration's so-called "reset" of diplomatic relations with the country over the past five years. He says he is leaving to reunite with his family in California.

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U.K. Admits 'Limited' Role In India's 1984 Raid On Sikh Shrine

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The acknowledgment comes just weeks after it was revealed that Britain may have had a role in the raid on the Golden Temple. Foreign Secretary William Hague said the assistance was purely advisory.

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'Secret Contacts' Reported Between Afghan President, Taliban

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

President Hamid Karzai has balked at signing a security agreement with the U.S. According to The New York Times, representatives of the Taliban and Karzai have been in contact about a peace deal. It's thought Karzai may not want to sign the deal with the U.S. while he's talking to the Taliban.

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Hacker Group Sues German Government Over NSA Spying

Monday, February 03, 2014

The group wants German federal prosecutors to investigate the country's aiding of the U.S. agency's activities. It's the latest fallout from revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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As Search Ends, Toll Rises To 27 In Quebec Seniors' Home Fire

Monday, February 03, 2014

Flames tore through the facility last month. It took 10 days for searchers to look through the building, which was encased by ice after firefighters poured water on the blaze. While 27 bodies have been recovered, it's believed that five other people died there. Bone fragments will be tested.

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Al-Qaida Says It Has No Ties With One Syrian Rebel Force

Monday, February 03, 2014

In a message posted on jihadist websites, al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri distances the terrorist network from one of the groups fighting in Syria. There have been rebel vs. rebel clashes there.

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Ukraine Protests Set To Widen As President Ends Sick Leave

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Viktor Yanukovych, who announced he was going on sick leave last week, says he will return to work on Monday. But the opposition plans to step up protests.

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WATCH: Breathtaking New Video Of Felix Baumgartner's Record Jump

Sunday, February 02, 2014

The skydiver who set world records for the highest and fastest jump, plunged from 24 miles up and broke the sound barrier on his way down.

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Thai Election Largely Peaceful, Despite Fears Of Violence

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Although a few hundred polling stations in the capital were shut down by anti-government activists, the vast majority of them across the country remained open.

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Maximilian Schell, Oscar-Winning Austrian Actor, Dies At 83

Saturday, February 01, 2014

He won a best actor Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg, died after what doctors describe as a sudden illness.

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At Least 14 Dead In Eruption Of Indonesian Volcano

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Mount Sinabung had been active for months and the latest eruption occurred only a day after authorities, believing the worst was over, allowed thousands of evacuees to return to their homes.

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Gunfire, Explosions Rock Thai Capital Ahead Of Polls

Saturday, February 01, 2014

At least seven people, including an American photojournalist, have been wounded in the clashes ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections.

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Kerry: 'Disturbing' Trend Of Authoritarianism In Eastern Europe

Saturday, February 01, 2014

The secretary of state singled out Ukraine as an example of a growing trend of governments willing to "trample the ambitions" of their people.

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U.S. Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Review

Friday, January 31, 2014

The report concludes that the production of Canada's tar-sand crude, which causes more greenhouse gases than other forms, won't be affected if the pipeline moves forward.

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School's Out For Online Students In 'State Sponsors Of Terrorism'

Friday, January 31, 2014

Students in Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria โ€” countries under U.S. trade and economic sanctions โ€” were blocked from accessing material on Coursera this week. The company, one of the largest providers of massive open online courses, says it's working with the U.S. government on a resolution.

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Australia OKs Dumping Dredged Mud In Great Barrier Reef Park

Friday, January 31, 2014

The dredging operation is part of a plan to expand a coal port in Queensland. Environmentalists have warned that dumping sediment could kill off delicate corals, but park officials said dredging would be "subject to strict environmental conditions."

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Canada Used Airport Wi-Fi To Track Travelers, Snowden Leak Alleges

Friday, January 31, 2014

The latest secret revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden shows how Canada's spy agency experimented with using free Wi-Fi signals to follow travelers. Officials tell CBC News that they were only collecting "metadata" not the contents of communications.

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Panama To Free Crewmembers Of Seized North Korean Ship

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Chong Chon Gang and its crew of 35 have been held since July, when Panamanian authorities found Cuban weapons aboard in violation of U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang.

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