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Pacific trade talks fail to end in TPP deal

Pacific trade talks fail to end in TPP dealPeople pass an advertisement protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Washington, DC on July 23, 2015

Posted on 1 August 2015 | 7:31 am

Christie, others turn to McCain’s town hall playbook in 2016

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2000, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and his wife Cindy, smile as confetti falls on them at the end of their 114th New Hampshire town hall meeting with voters at the Peterborough Town House in Peterborough, N.H. Peterborough was the sight of McCain's first town hall meeting in April 1999. It was the summer of 1999, and McCain didn’t have many big names on the side of his campaign for president. He didn’t have much money or decent crowds, and even resorted at one point to giving away ice cream to lure voters to an event. Enter the town hall. McCain will be back in New Hampshire on Aug. 1 campaigning for friend and fellow Sen. Lindsey Graham at a town hall. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In the summer of 1999, John McCain didn't have many big names backing his campaign for president. He didn't have much money, either, and even resorted at one point to giving away ice cream to drum up a decent-size crowd.

Posted on 1 August 2015 | 7:21 am

Clinton releases tax, medical records as emails made public

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as she is introduced before speaking to the National Urban League, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition," two facts that emerged in a flood of disclosures from the campaign of the Democratic presidential candidate.

Posted on 1 August 2015 | 7:19 am

For athletes, Olympic goals outweigh the risks of Rio waters

Paratriathlete stands on the shore of the Copacabana Beach during a training session, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 31, 2015. The Brazilian government's data on water pollution in Rio de Janeiro show water near where triathletes are preparing to compete this weekend is "unfit" for swimming. The most recent pollution reading at Copacabana was taken from a sample this past Monday. An Olympic qualifier and Paratriathlon event begins Saturday, and several athletes were already getting into the water Friday morning. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes have been dismissing the dangers of swimming in Rio de Janeiro's dirty waters, saying the risks are not great enough to alter their Olympic plans.

Posted on 1 August 2015 | 7:18 am

Japanese police arrest CEO of MtGox Bitcoin exchange

Japanese police arrest CEO of MtGox Bitcoin exchangeMark Karpeles, CEO of the collapsed MtGox bitcoin exchange, is suspected of having accessed the computer system of the exchange and falsifying data on its outstanding bitcoin balance, reports say

Posted on 1 August 2015 | 7:08 am

AP’s Myanmar journalist Aye Aye Win retires after 25 years

In this August 6, 2013, photo, Aye Aye Win, center, The Associated Press chief of bureau for Myanmar, is seated with unidentified guests as glasses are raised during a toast during a dinner in Yangon, Myanmar. After 25 years with AP, Aye Aye Win, 61, is retiring after a career that followed the legacy left by her father, U Sein Win, AP’s Myanmar correspondent from 1969-1989, who was jailed three times while fighting for press freedom. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)BANGKOK (AP) — Aye Aye Win, The Associated Press chief of bureau in Myanmar who told her country's story to the world despite threats, surveillance and official warnings, retired Saturday after 25 years with the news agency.

Posted on 1 August 2015 | 6:56 am

Pacific Rim free trade talks fall short of deal

Trade ministers line up for a family photo during TPP talks in LahainaPacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared up over auto trade between Japan and North America, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would stretch from Japan to Chile and cover 40 percent of the world economy, fell just short of a deal at talks on the Hawaiian island of Maui but were confident an agreement was within reach. "The undergrowth has been cleared away in the course of this meeting in a manner that I would say is streets ahead of any of the other ministerial meetings that we have had," New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said.

Posted on 1 August 2015 | 6:55 am

Japan arrests MtGox Bitcoin head over missing $387m

Japan arrests MtGox Bitcoin head over missing $387mPolice detain Mark Karpeles, allegedly implicated in disappearance of almost $390m worth of virtual currency.

Posted on 1 August 2015 | 6:46 am

Breakthrough in quest for Ebola vaccine

The World Health Organization began human trials of the VSV-ZEBOV vaccine across Guinea in March 2015An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said, possibly heralding "the beginning of the end" for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands.

Posted on 1 August 2015 | 6:31 am

Some 260 PKK members killed in Turkey air strikes: report

A member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) walks past graves at a cemetary on July 29, 2015 deep in the Qandil mountain, the PKK headquarters in northern IraqAround 260 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have been killed and hundreds more wounded in Ankara's week-long campaign of air strikes against targets of the group inside Turkey and in northern Iraq, the official Anatolia news agency said Saturday.

Posted on 1 August 2015 | 6:27 am

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What happened? MH370 and other aviation mysteries – CNN


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What happened? MH370 and other aviation mysteries
CNN
(CNN) The puzzling disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner last year is not the first time a plane has vanished without a trace. As investigators analyze new debris from an Indian Ocean island to determine whether it's wreckage from the missing MH370
MH370 search: Plane debris arrives in ParisBBC News
Airplane debris arrives in France for Malaysia crash investigationReuters
Missing MH370: suspected wing debris arrives in France for analysiseuronews
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Posted on 1 August 2015 | 7:31 am

MtGox bitcoin chief Mark Karpeles arrested in Japan – BBC News


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MtGox bitcoin chief Mark Karpeles arrested in Japan
BBC News
Japanese police have arrested the CEO of the failed company MtGox, which was once the world's biggest exchange of the virtual currency, bitcoin. Mark Karpeles, 30, is being held in connection with the loss of bitcoins worth $387m (£247m, €351m) last …
Mark Karpeles, Chief of Bankrupt Bitcoin Exchange, Is Arrested in TokyoNew York Times
Failed bitcoin exchange chief Karpeles arrested in JapanWashington Post
Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpeles arrested in JapanCNN
NDTV -Engadget
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Posted on 1 August 2015 | 7:27 am

WikiLeaks says US spied on another ally: Japan – Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald

WikiLeaks says US spied on another ally: Japan
Sydney Morning Herald
The United States has for years been intercepting phone calls between Japanese officials on sensitive issues including trade, climate change and bilateral relations, according to a cache of cables that anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks released Friday.
Wikileaks releases documents reportedly showing US spied on Japan for yearsABC Online
The US spy agency targeted Japanese politicians, its top central banker and DAWN.com
WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companiesNewsday
Financial Express -VICE News
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Posted on 1 August 2015 | 6:57 am

Russia’s ‘tin pot despot’ Putin ordered spy’s London murder, UK inquiry told – Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald

Russia's 'tin pot despot' Putin ordered spy's London murder, UK inquiry told
Sydney Morning Herald
London: Russian President Vladimir Putin is a "tin pot despot" who personally ordered the 2006 poisoning murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London, the lawyer for his widow said on Friday. Kremlin critic Litvinenko, 43, died three weeks
Alexander Litvinenko: Inquiry finds 'irrefutable' evidence men linked to Putin ABC Online
Inquiry Into Litvinenko Poisoning Ends With a Nugget of DebrisNew York Times
Litvinenko widow says UK inquiry has uncovered 'truth'USA TODAY
BBC News -Wall Street Journal
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Posted on 1 August 2015 | 6:49 am

Turkey presses ahead with airstrikes against PKK in northern Iraq amid calls … – Fox News


Daily Times

Turkey presses ahead with airstrikes against PKK in northern Iraq amid calls
Fox News
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey is pressing ahead with airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq amid international calls for restraint. The state-run Anadolu Agency said as many as 28 F-16 jets raided 65 Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK
Iraqi Kurdistan urges turkey to halt PKK bombardmentAl-Arabiya
Turkey criticizes Iraq over airstrikes reactionJournal of Turkish Weekly
Iraqi Kurds Call On Turkey To Make Peace With Kurdish RebelsRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Cihan News Agency
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Posted on 1 August 2015 | 6:47 am

Bin Laden family ‘on Blackbushe Airport crash plane’ – BBC News


BBC News

Bin Laden family 'on Blackbushe Airport crash plane'
BBC News
Family members of Osama Bin Laden were on board a plane which crashed in Hampshire, the Saudi Arabian embassy in the UK has said. The private jet crashed near Blackbushe Airport, Yateley, on Friday killing the pilot and all three passengers.
Saudi official says bin Ladens killed in England plane crashWashington Post
Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in private jet crashIrish Independent
Report: Four members of bin Laden family die in private jet crash in UKIrish Examiner
RTE.ie -New York Daily News
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Posted on 1 August 2015 | 6:22 am

Palestinian youth killed after arson attack sparks violence in West Bank – The Guardian


The Guardian

Palestinian youth killed after arson attack sparks violence in West Bank
The Guardian
A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli security forces near Ramallah on Friday. Photograph: APAImages/REX Shutterstock/APAImages/REX Shutterstock. Kate Shuttleworth in Jerusalem. Saturday 1 August 2015 02.12 EDT Last …
Deadly West Bank arson surprised no one in Israel's defense establishmentHaaretz
Terrorist fires at Israeli car in West Bank as clashes break out with IDF in Jerusalem Post Israel News
Palestinian teen killed in clash with Israel army: officialsIBNLive
Philly.com -Daily Times -The Daily Star
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Posted on 1 August 2015 | 6:12 am

What makes rich men want to hunt beautiful animals? – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

What makes rich men want to hunt beautiful animals?
Telegraph.co.uk
This week, in the space of a few wretched hours, Walter Palmer went from being a hitherto unknown dentist from Minnesota to the internet's most reviled man. He achieved that dubious honour, of course, when it emerged that on July 1st he shot but only …
Killing of Cecil Pressures United States to Protect African LionNDTV
Cecil the lion's killer may have trouble avoiding extradition, experts sayWashington Post
Readers sound off on Cecil, Hillary and DonaldNew York Daily News
Philly.com -Mirror.co.uk
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Posted on 1 August 2015 | 6:03 am

Only Britain can fix Calais – Politico


Politico

Only Britain can fix Calais
Politico
EU leaders need to take a break. Some head to the beach, others prefer a city holiday. Here are some photos of famous politicians over the years away from their natural habitat. 31/7/15 8:21 PM CEST …
Letters: French ignorant on the impact of the Calais migrant crisis on EnglandTelegraph.co.uk
Calais migrant crisis: UK border security increased in bid to stop migrantsABC Online
Chaos will last ALL summer: PM in crisis talks with Hollande as 'sticking Express.co.uk
Western Daily Press -Sky News
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Posted on 1 August 2015 | 5:59 am

The Force Is With Electronic Arts – TIME


TIME

The Force Is With Electronic Arts
TIME
Electronic Arts is back from the “dark side”. The video game publisher, voted the “worst company in America” on the Consumerist.com website in 2012 and 2013, is forecasting record revenue this year thanks to the anticipated success of a new Star …
With Star Wars relaunch, the Force is with Electronic ArtsReuters Canada
EA confirms next Battlefield game will be out in 2016Irish Examiner
New multiplayer mode for Star Wars Battlefront revealedGamereactor UK

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Posted on 31 July 2015 | 8:34 pm