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Obama to host Dalai Lama

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 23 February 2014  -  835 Views  -  0 Comments
US President Barack Obama will host Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House on Friday, a move China said would “seriously impair” ties as it called for the meeting to be canceled. The meeting will take place in the Map Room on the ground floor of the president’s residence... Read Article

France says 11,000 declare hidden bank accounts

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  959 Views  -  0 Comments
Budget minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Wednesday that 11,000 people had come forward to regularise funds hidden abroad, which could bring in one billion euros ($1.4 billion) in extra revenue. French are coming forward to declare funds as Switzerland has curtailed its vaunted banking secrecy... Read Article

Man, 71, kills Florida moviegoer over smartphone use

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  1,084 View  -  0 Comments
A 71-year-old retired policeman was refused bail on Tuesday after allegedly shooting dead a fellow moviegoer in Florida for using text messages with his phone, authorities in the US state said. Curtis Reeves, a retired police captain from Tampa, was being held on suspicion of second-degree homicide... Read Article

Facebook adds trending topics to site

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  1,086 View  -  0 Comments
In a move that echoes Twitter, Facebook will add trending topics to its website to let users know what other users are posting about at the moment, whether it's the death of a world leader or the Golden Globe awards. Users in the U.S., U.K., India, Canada and Australia will start to see a list of... Read Article
Fidel Castro during a rare public appearance to attend the opening of an art gallery in Havana, Cuba. PHOTO Sven Creutzmann/Mambo

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance after 9 months

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 January 2014  -  823 Views  -  0 Comments
Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in nine months, attending an art gallery opening near his home, the local press reported Thursday. Official media in Cuba and several foreign news outlets ran photographs showing a hunched Castro, 87, using a walking stick as he... Read Article