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EU Sanctions Mark Shift From Go-Slow Approach With Moscow

Wall Street Journal
12 minutes ago
Written by
Anton Troianovski
The response from Mr. Lavrov's office, according to several people familiar with the matter: The minister was on a rafting trip.

UPDATE 2-Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos ...

Reuters - ‎58 minutes ago‎
... * Benghazi forces lose base to Islamist forces, 30 killed. * Foreign diplomats flee chaos in Tripoli. * Fighting worst since the 2011 war against Gaddafi (Adds kidnapping of lawmaker).

Police kill dozens as armed group attacks towns in southwest China's mostly ...

ABC Online - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Dozen's of people have been killed or injured in a confrontation between police and a group of knife-wielding attackers in China's western region of Xinjiang, state media say.

Chinese Corruption Investigation Targets Ex-Security Official

U.S. News & World Report - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Zhou Yongkang, China's ex-security chief and former member of the Politburo Standing Committee, is under investigation for corruption by the Chinese government.

EA to bring gaming subscription service to Xbox One

CNET - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Electronic Arts, the game publisher behind Madden and FIFA, introduces EA Access, a $4.99-per-month gaming subscription service exclusively for Microsoft's Xbox One console.

Tevez's father freed after kidnap ordeal - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Carlos Tevez's father has been released less than 12 hours after he was kidnapped in the city of Moron in Argentina. Juan Alberto Cabral, who married Tevez's mother after the player's biological father died when he was a child, was abducted on Tuesday ...

Ethiopian runners: One athlete still missing, question of asylum remains

The Oregonian - ‎49 minutes ago‎
The four athletes are (clockwise from top left): Amanuel Abebe Atibeha, 17; Dureti Edao, 18; Meaza Kebede, 18; Zeyituna Mohammed, 18.

Ethiopia, other African governments make their pitch in Houston

Houston Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
A Janus Marionette is among objects on view at the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum. AYAM 2013 Africa, Asia, Americas. By Chris Tomlinson.

Fani-Kayode asks APC to clear the air on its alleged relationship with Boko Haram

DailyPost Nigeria - ‎24 minutes ago‎
A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has again challenged the All Progressives Congress, APC, to explain its relationship with the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

Mantashe: Allow our children to develop

Eyewitness News - ‎43 minutes ago‎
The ANC secretary general says party leaders don't want their children to live in their shadows. Road rage: Porsche driver regrets incident · Strike continues at Neasa companies · Philippi woman grieves for slain relatives · Man jumps to his death in Menlyn ...

SANDF HIV policy under attack

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pretoria - The SA National Defence Force has been accused of brazenly ignoring a court order granted six years ago and their own regulations which declare any discrimination against HIV-positive applicants unconstitutional.

Karzai's cousin killed by turban bomber in fresh blow to Afghan government - ‎3 hours ago‎
The assassination of a powerful cousin of President Karzai, as he celebrated the end of the Muslim holy month Ramadan, has damaged the government and strengthened the Taliban insurgents, analysts said.

Israel knocks out Gaza's only power plant

Oman Daily Observer - ‎19 minutes ago‎
GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, flattened the home of its Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave yesterday.

Teenagers who survived South Korea ferry sinking haunted by disaster that ...

Fox News - ‎9 hours ago‎
ANSAN, South Korea - South Korean teenagers who survived April's ferry sinking say they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends.

Migrant benefits crackdown to be examined by EU

The Independent - ‎41 minutes ago‎
David Cameron's plan to cut benefits to European nationals is to be examined by the European Commission to check it does not breach EU law.

Iraq's Holy Sites Reduced To Rubble

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - ‎2 hours ago‎
People walk through the rubble of a Shi'ite mosque after it was destroyed in a bomb attack by militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in the Iraqi city of Mosul on July 23.

Containing the Resource Crisis - ‎Jul 28, 2014‎
The proclamation of a new Cold War, following Russia's annexation of Crimea, turned out to be alarmist and premature. However, it reflected the anxiety of today's decision-makers in the face of a crumbling global order.

Ethiopia is expanding Jatropha plantation to produce 500 million litres of ...

Glycerine Report (subscription) - ‎14 hours ago‎
Glycerine Report: Ethiopia is expanding Jatropha plantation to produce 500 million litres of biodiesel from the inedible plant, which can yield 600 litres of biodiesel from a single ton of seeds, an Ethiopian official said on Monday.

BlackBerry launches cybersnooping counterattack

Fox News - ‎18 minutes ago‎
With controversy still swirling around government snooping efforts, BlackBerry has announced a deal to acquire German anti-eavesdropping specialist Secusmart.

Microsoft Latest Company Finding China Climate Arduous

Businessweek - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT:US) joins a growing list of companies relying on growth in China yet crashing against the reality of a market still prone to protectionism, unpredictable laws and unreliable suppliers.

Apple's focus on value in 2014 has sent Mac sales surging

Apple Insider - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hardware updates to the Mac lineup thus far in 2014 have been generally unexciting, and yet Apple has still achieved record sales this year, as consumers are seeing plenty to like about the company's newest and more affordable computers.

OKCupid Joins Facebook, Experiments on Site's Users

Bloomberg - ‎52 minutes ago‎
July 29 (Bloomberg) -- OKCupid, the dating site owned by billionaire Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, is the latest Internet company to say it conducts psychological experiments on users.

NASA's Opportunity rover clocks up record-breaking 25 miles on Mars - ‎22 minutes ago‎
It was only ever supposed to trundle 1km (0.6 miles) across the surface of Mars, looking for signs of alien life, but NASA's Opportunity rover has now clocked up a record-breaking 40kms (25 miles).

Ansel Elgort has 'em screaming at Young Hollywood Awards

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jul 28, 2014‎
"The Fault in Our Stars" actors Nat Woolf, left, and Ansel Elgort wield Elgort's trophies at the Young Hollywood Awards in L.A.

German Count Loans Emin's $4.2 Million Messy Bed to Tate

Businessweek - ‎47 minutes ago‎
British artist Tracy Emin sits in front of her 1998 piece 'My Bed' on display at Christie's in London, on June 27, 2014.

5 roles that led Chris Pratt to 'Guardians of the Galaxy' stardom

RedEye Chicago
53 minutes ago
Written by
Matt Pais
Though it wasn't Chris Pratt's first big-time exposure—he did nine episodes of “The O.C.,” apparently—the first thing I remember seeing him in was “Bride Wars,” the miserable 2009 comedy that led to nothing more than people discovering new levels of ...

Calum Chambers arrival lifts Arsenal's summer spend to record level

The Times (subscription)
Jul 28, 2014
Written by
Rory Smith
Arsenal's capture of Calum Chambers, the Southampton defender, pushed their summer spending to almost £60 million yesterday. It is the most the club has ever spent in a single transfer window as Arsène Wenger, the manager, continues to make good on ...

Liverpool sign Belgian Origi and loan him back to Lille

The Standard Digital News - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Liverpool signed teenager Divock Origi on Tuesday before immediately loaning the Belgium World Cup striker back to Ligue 1 side Lille for next season, said the five-times European champions.

Football - Excited Drogba aims to end Chelsea's five-year title wait

Yahoo Eurosport UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
An excited Didier Drogba is back at Chelsea to try to help the former European champions end a five-year wait to land the Premier League title, he said on Tuesday.

'Moyes left me broken squad,' Van Gaal

Capital FM Kenya - ‎46 minutes ago‎
YOUNG-CELEBRATE LONDON, July 29- Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal thinks he has inherited an unbalanced and “broken” squad from David Moyes.

Video: Ethiopia turns to wine to boost image, economy

FRANCE 24 - ‎Jul 28, 2014‎
One hundred and sixty kilometres from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, a French tradition has been exported to east Africa as merlot, syrah and chardonnay grapes grow in vineyards sprawling out across the countryside.

I Don't Love Lucy: The Bad Science in the Sci-Fi Thriller

TIME - ‎Jul 28, 2014‎
Now there are three Lucys I have to keep straight: The 3.2 million year old Australopithecus unearthed in Ethiopia in 1974; the eponymous star of the inexplicably celebrated 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy; and, most recently, the lead character—played by Scarlett ...