Iran says ready to let in Google, other Internet firms

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Iran says ready to let in Google, other Internet firms

Iran could allow Internet giants such as Google to operate in the Islamic republic if they respect its "cultural" rules, Fars news agency said Sunday quoting a senior official."We are not opposed to any of the entities operating in global markets who want to offer services in Iran," Deputy...

Updated : 2015.03.01 20:25

Jihadist identified as London-raised college graduate

The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. On Thursday he was identified as a London-raised university graduate known to British intelligence for more than five years. The British-...

Updated : 2015.02.27 10:06

Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

Warring parties in Ukraine took a major stride toward quelling unrest in the country's east Thursday with the declared start of a supervised withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line. Ukrainian...

Updated : 2015.02.27 09:58

Tensions with Germany over 'greedy' Greece's debt

Despite scepticism, German lawmakers were expected Friday to approve Greece's hard-won bailout extension in a parliament vote, removing the last hurdle for keeping crucial international aid flowing to...

Updated : 2015.02.27 09:51

U.S. should embrace possibility of 'limited war' with N. Korea: U.S. expert

Nuclear weapons could embolden North Korea to freely engage in various military provocations and the United States should be prepared for the possibility of limited war with the communist nation, a U.S. expert said Thursday.  Van Jackson, a visiting fellow at the Center for a New America...

Updated : 2015.02.27 09:24

U.S. official defends THAAD as 'purely defensive' against N.K. threats

An advanced missile defense battery the United States hopes to deploy to South Korea is a "purely defensive" system designed only to counter ballistic missile threats from North Korea, a senior U.S. official has said.  Frank Rose, assistant secretary of state for arms control, verificati...

Updated : 2015.02.27 09:22

U.S., China say N. Korea cannot succeed with 'byeongjin' policy

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi agreed Wednesday that North Korea's "twin pursuit" of nuclear weapons and economic development will not succeed, the White House said.  During a meeting in New York, Rice and Yang also agreed to strengthen ...

Updated : 2015.02.26 13:17

Mystery as drones spotted in Paris sky

Investigators in Paris have been left puzzled by a string of drone sightings over Paris, even as three journalists for TV station Al-Jazeera were arrested Wednesday for flying one from a park on the e...

Updated : 2015.02.26 09:51

U.S.-Israel quarrel intensifies over Netanyahu speech

The U.S. and Israel escalated their increasingly public spat Wednesday over Benjamin Netanyahu's Republican-engineered congressional speech next week, with the Israeli prime minister accusing world po...

Updated : 2015.02.26 09:26

Obama orders establishment of national intelligence center on foreign cyber-threats

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered the establishment of a national intelligence center charged with overseeing the country's handling of foreign cyber-threats and attacks, the White House said.  The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center, to be established by the dire...

Updated : 2015.02.26 09:21

World response to armed groups like IS 'shameful': Amnesty

World leaders have proved "shameful and ineffective" in failing to protect civilians from groups like Islamic State, Amnesty International said Wednesday, calling 2014 a "catastrophic" year.  In its...

Updated : 2015.02.25 13:40

Chinese fishing boats in waters near N. Korea to have 'black box': report

China's northeastern province of Liaoning, which shares land and maritime borders with North Korea, is equipping its fishing boats with "black box" voyage recorders to better protect its maritime boundary and ensure the safety of fishermen, according to a state-run media report on Wednesda...

Updated : 2015.02.25 10:44

Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline bill

Barack Obama issued the most significant veto of his six-year presidency Tuesday, blocking legislation allowing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to be built between Canada and the United States.  In def...

Updated : 2015.02.25 09:44

Eurozone backs Greece bailout extension

Eurozone finance ministers on Tuesday backed new reforms proposed by Greece in exchange for a four-month financial lifeline that will keep the country afloat and in the single currency for the time be...

Updated : 2015.02.25 09:18

Foreign ministers scramble to salvage Ukraine peace deal

PARIS (AFP) -- Foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France gathered Tuesday to try to revive a shaky ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin ruled out an "apocalyptic scenario" of all-out war.Top diplomats from the four countries, whose leaders hamme...

Updated : 2015.02.24 22:11