Today: REUTERS News, May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013

REUTERS News, May 17, 2013












Pro-Assad hackers attack Financial Times
Reuters UK
LONDON (Reuters) - The website and Twitter feed of the Financial Times were hacked on Friday, apparently by the "Syrian Electronic Army", a group of online activists who say they support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The group posted links on the ...
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Seattle man dribbling soccer ball to Brazil dies after being hit by car
Reuters
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A man less than two weeks into a planned journey to dribble a soccer ball from his home city of Seattle to Brazil, the host nation for the 2014 World Cup, died on Tuesday after being struck by a car in Oregon, police and ...
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Nintendo wins appeals court decision over Wii
Reuters
(Reuters) - Nintendo Co, one of the world's largest makers of video game players, won a U.S. appeals court decision in a patent case that will allow it to keep importing its popular Wii system into the United States. Monday's decision by the U.S ...
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RPT-Potash Corp sees spot potash prices rebounding
Reuters
NEW YORK May 14 (Reuters) - Spot market prices for the crop nutrient potash are rebounding after some of the world's biggest fertilizer consuming countries signed contracts at deep discounts, according to Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan . "Basically ...
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Vatican to have pavilion at Venice Biennale modern art exhibit
Reuters UK
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - For most people, the relationship between contemporary art and the Vatican - home of some of the world's greatest old masterpieces - is like oil and water - they just don't mix. The Vatican's "culture minister," Cardinal ...
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A stretched Samsung chases rival Apple's suppliers
Reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) - Overtaking Apple Inc as the world's leading maker of smartphones has stretched Samsung Electronics Co's in-house supply lines, and the South Korean firm is now courting some of its rival's main parts suppliers. ... But even a tiny ...
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Novelist Irvine Welsh spies future in mixed-media
Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Electronic publishing is allowing authors to be more creative and the best ones are successfully blending video and online content with traditional text, says cult writer Irvine Welsh. The author of "Trainspotting" and "The Acid ...
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Ex-IMF boss Strauss-Kahn attends South Sudan bank opening
Reuters
JUBA (Reuters) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn helped to open a new bank in the world's youngest nation, South Sudan, on Tuesday, a low-key return to the international stage for the former IMF chief brought down by a sex scandal. The former French finance ...
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Google inks music service deals with Sony, Universal - report
Reuters UK
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc has signed licensing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment to launch a subscription music service that would compete with fast-growing start-up Spotify, according to a report on Tuesday in ...
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Personal cybersecurity a challenge even for top experts
Reuters India
WASHINGTON | Fri May 17, 2013 3:29am IST. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nobody is safe in the digitalworld and even the smartest minds in the cybersecurity world constantly struggle to fend off hackers in their personal lives. ... FBI Executive Assistant ...
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Syria rebel 'heart eater' says ready to face trial if Assad does
Reuters
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian rebel commander who rose to international notoriety for footage of him cutting out and eating the organ of a slain soldier said he was willing to face trial for his actions if President Bashar al-Assad was also sent to ...
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Hon Hai may face pressure amid wait for new Apple products
Reuters India
The world's largest electronics contract maker's net profit eased last quarter from a record high as sales of Apple's iPhone and iPad slowed. The Taiwanese company, which draws an estimated 60 to 70 ... VIDEO: Building Apple's iPhone doesn't pay like ...
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Workers complete spire on One World Trade Center
Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Workers cheered and whistled as they completed the spire on New York's One World Trade Center on Friday, raising the building to its full height of 1,776 feet and helping fill a void in the skyline left by the September 11, 2001 ...
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Syria's Internet back after eight-hour blackout
Reuters
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's Internet started working again on Wednesday evening, a U.S. web tracking firm said, and residents reported phone lines were back up after an eight-hour blackout left much of the population cut off from the outside world ...
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Turks see art as good investment but also path to prestige
Reuters
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's contemporary art scene is buzzing. Collectors pay millions for the hottest works at exclusive auctions, high-end galleries are springing up by the dozen, and more and more Turkish artists are holding exhibitions abroad.
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Cricket-'Jeeks', 'nuffies' and moms targeted by cricketing Facebook
Reuters
WELLINGTON May 16 (Reuters) - Hunched over desks staring at computer screens paid for in part by New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum, employees at a small Wellington company are hard at work laying the foundations for what they hope will be ...
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Amazon buys Liquavista from Samsung, launches digital currency
Reuters UK
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it had acquired Liquavista NV from Samsung Electronics Co to help the world's largest Internet retailer develop new displays for mobile devices. Amazon also launched its own digital currency ...
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New apps bring live music into the home
Reuters India
TORONTO (Reuters) - Music lovers wanting to hear live tunes without going to a concert or club or leaving the comfort of their home can use new computer apps that connect them to events in venues around the world. Although event-streaming sites like ...
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Analysis: Syria's savagery will thwart reconciliation
Reuters
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian soldiers slowly stab a man to death, puncturing his back dozens of times.... Brutality has been used as a tool since the revolt began two years ago, when videos emerged of government soldiers torturing pro-democracy ...
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Boston bombing suspect wrote message in boat: CBS News report
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was found hiding in a boat days after the blasts, left a handwritten message describing the attack as retribution for U.S. wars in Muslim countries, CBS News reported on ...
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At least 20 killed when mine collapses in eastern Congo
Reuters
World » · Africa ». KINSHASA | Fri May 17, 2013 9:40am EDT. KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 20 people were killed when a mine collapsed in mineral-rich but conflict-plagued eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following heavy rains, the government said ...
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'Angry Birds' to invade screens in new Sony Pictures 3D film
Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The popular video game "Angry Birds" is jumping off smart phones and onto the big screen in a new animated 3D film due to be released in 2016, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced on Wednesday. The film will be a joint venture ...
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Wounded Syrians show signs of chemical attack, Turkey says - GlobalPost
GlobalPost
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian casualties treated in Turkey show signs of being victims of chemical weapons, the Turkish foreign minister said on Friday, adding to indications that President Barack Obama's "red line" on the use of such arms may have been ...
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Scandal-hit Rutgers names first female athletic director
Reuters
NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - Rutgers University picked a woman to head its athletic programs on Wednesday, as New Jersey's largest public college looks to move on from a scandal that saw several top sports officials resign. Julie Hermann, 49, who was ...
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Marines shield Obama from the rain – but not from criticism
The Guardian
Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters. In the overheated world of partisan politics, no detail of the president's conduct is too small for dissection, no video frame from his time in the public eye too inconsequential for stern appraisal. A marine deploying ...
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PRESS DIGEST-Canada- May 15
Reuters
May 15 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reutershas not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. THE GLOBE AND ... Production from northern Alberta's bitumen reserves, the world's No ...
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Obama: US preserves diplomatic, military options on Syria
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he reserved the right to resort to both diplomatic and military options to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but insisted that U.S. action alone would not be enough to resolve the ...
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ABC bets TV viewers will marvel at superhero show
Reuters
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's ABC network is tapping its blockbuster "Avengers" franchise for a new TV show, looking to reverse a ratings decline that put it last of the four largest networks among audiences coveted by advertisers. The network is so ...
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Seattle police to join major cities using wearable cameras
Reuters
SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Seattle police department, under court-sanctioned scrutiny over the use of excessive force, is set to equip at least a dozen officers with a wearable camera for a year-long trial, a senior police official said. The plan to equip ...
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In ratings challenge, NBC and Fox revive old favorites
Reuters
(Reuters) - Broadcast networks Fox and NBC are turning to proven favorites to lure new viewers next season, with Fox rebooting the defunct Kiefer Sutherland action series "24" and NBC bringing back Michael J. Fox in a comedy loosely based on his life ...
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France weighs 'culture tax' for Apple, Google products - GlobalPost
GlobalPost
PARIS (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande will decide by the end of July whether France should impose new taxes on technology giants like Apple and Google to finance cultural projects, a move that could feed into an anti-business image days after a ...
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The Rise of the Spire Atop One World Trade Center (VIDEO)
Slate Magazine (blog)
In case you missed it Friday, here's the final piece going atop One World Trade Center, making it visible for 50 miles. Video by Reuters. Want more of your favorite content on the MSN homepage? Try the news, sports or entertainment editons. Share on ...
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Google+ struggles to attract brands, some neglect to update
Reuters India
Still, he noted that a key benefit of Google+ for Warby Parker is the way it adds social capabilities to other Google services, such as YouTube videos his company produces. An informal survey byReuters showed that of the 100 most valuable global ...
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Analysis: YouTube case highlights trouble with copyright class actions
Thomson Reuters News & Insight
Lead plaintiffs' counsel Charles Sims of Proskauer Rose told Reuters he was disappointed in the decision, which was handed down on Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton. The proposed class ... The proposed class, he wrote, would consist of ...
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Germany arrests two Dutch citizens in cyber bank heist
Chicago Tribune
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors said on Friday they had arrested two Dutch citizens suspected of taking part in a $45 million global cyber heist unveiled the previous day by U.S. authorities. A 35-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman were ...
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Rachel McAdams 'About Time' Trailer -- VIDEO
Beauty World News
Rachel McAdams returns to her brunette roots for the forthcoming time travel film, "About Time."(Photo : Reuters ). Rachel McAdams' rejoins the world of time traveling in the forthcoming film, "About Time," opening nationwide on November 8. Stepping ...
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Google launches streaming music service ahead of Apple
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO | Wed May 15, 2013 7:16pm EDT. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc launched a music service on Wednesday that allows users to listen to unlimited songs for $9.99 a month, challenging smaller companies like Pandora and Spotify in the ...
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Syrian Rebel Heart Eating Video Shocks Human Rights Organizations [Video]
Latinos Post
The news has yet to be officially verified, but CNN spoke to a local rebel spokesman who confirmed that the act took place, and even spoke to the man in the video. The spokesman, Tariq al Sayed, stated that he is a friend of the man, and that the video ...
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Why the underwear-bomber leak infuriated the Obama ... - Reuters
By Jack Shafer
Journalists gasp and growl whenever prosecutors issue lawful subpoenas ordering them to divulge their confidential sources or to turn over potential evidence, such as notes, video outtakes or other records. It's an attack on the ... (Disclosure: About 50 news organizations, including my employer,Reuters, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder objecting to the subpoenas.) The Obama ... On the May 7, 2012, edition of World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer, Clarke said: The U.S. ...
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Indian companies at center of global cyber heist | Reuters
DUBAI/BOSTON (Reuters) - Two companies with major operations in India were the ... the door to a $45 million global cyber heist brought to light by U.S. authorities this week. ... Germany can't stop euro zone from sinking into longest recession | Video .... Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news ...
www.reuters.com/.../net-us-usa-crime-cybercrime-india-idUSB...
Exclusive - Airbus to China: We support you, please buy ... - Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China's decision to ease a boycott of some $11 billion in ... had been "very active" in supporting China's preference for a broader global system. .... providing investing news,world news, business news, technology news, ... stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, ...
www.reuters.com/.../us-china-airbus-exclusive-idUSBRE94C0...
Azevedo looks to resurrect WTO with patient diplomacy | Reuters
... (Reuters) - Roberto Azevedo, picked on Tuesday to head the World Trade ... on the day's newspublished with Reuters videos and award-winning news ...
www.reuters.com/.../us-wto-azevedo-newsmaker-idUSBRE946...
Brazil's big government seen as good for politics, bad for ... - Reuters
BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff added a new minister to her Cabinet ... strives to inject new life into the fragile recovery of the world's seventh largest .... Video. Continue Reading. Top News. Republican expects more Benghazi ...
www.reuters.com/.../us-brazil-government-size-idUSBRE9481...
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