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Friday, August 8, 2014
It is known as the city of music and as a destination for fans of the music of Mozart and Brahms. But now a musical extravaganza of a different variety is making its way to Vienna: the Eurovision Song Contest.
Fugitive U.S. intelligence operative Edward Snowden has been granted a three-year residence permit in Russia, his lawyer said on Thursday, in the latest blow to Moscow's deeply strained relations with Washington.
Expert wants to help nab password thieves
The hackers are a tight knit group, 10 or 11. They live in a Russian town, and have real jobs. But in their down time, the cybercriminals have spent the past seven months gathering a hoard of personal data, stealing 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to Alex Holden, Chief Information Security Officer for Hold Security, whose firm uncovered the breach.
The foundation that operates the Wikipedia information website said Wednesday an EU court ruling on the right to be “forgotten” is creating “memory holes” in the Internet.
Italy fell back into recession Wednesday in a surprise setback that highlighted worries that the eurozone's fragile recovery, burdened by the Ukraine crisis, may be flagging.
German industrial production grew slightly in June, driven by rising construction output, data showed on Thursday.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Rebel-held Donetsk hit by air strike as gov't forces close in
A first air strike hit the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk in east Ukraine Wednesday, as government forces preparing to retake the city said 18 soldiers were killed in clashes with rebels.
German 10-year bonds rose to a record high level on Wednesday as a haven for funds seeking safety from the Ukraine crisis, pushing down the country's borrowing costs to the lowest-ever interest rate of 1.103 percent.
London Mayor Boris Johnson indicated Wednesday that he would stand for election to the House of Commons next year, a move that could eventually position him as a successor to Prime Minister David Cameron.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A British minister who was the first Muslim to sit in the cabinet resigned on Tuesday over the government's “morally indefensible” policy on Gaza.
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