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​Obamacare enrollees warned about Heartbleed super bug
The 8 million Americans who have signed up to President Barack Obama's health insurance website, HealthCare.gov, have been advised to change their passwords to guard against a Web encryption glitch.

20.04.2014 12:07

UN: South Sudan has one month left before worst starvation in recent African history
South Sudan – the world’s youngest country, will face one of the most devastating famines to date in a matter of weeks, if radical action to alleviate widespread hunger isn’t taken before the planting season, UN agencies have been saying in April reports.

20.04.2014 08:50

UN envoy slams Israel’s ‘unacceptable’ police handling of ‘Holy Fire’ ritual in Jerusalem
Israeli police reportedly blocked a top UN diplomat, alongside other diplomats and Palestinians, entrance to a pre-Easter Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which Israeli authorities called a ‘micro-incident.’

20.04.2014 09:59

‘Easter truce’ broken: Five deaths in overnight checkpoint raid in E. Ukraine
Five people have been killed in a gunfight in Slavyansk, a city in eastern Ukraine held by anti-government protesters. The fatalities include three protesters and two attackers, who are believed to be from the Right Sector paramilitary.

20.04.2014 05:15

Dispute over Arak reactor 'virtually resolved' – Iran nuclear chief
Iran and the six world powers have “virtually agreed” on a settlement regarding the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor, according to statements made by an Iranian official on Saturday. Tehran offered to limit the amount of plutonium that Arak can produce.

19.04.2014 17:10

An American plane in Iran explained by Tehran
Despite the Islamic Republic’s off-limit trade status, a US corporate jet was spotted on the tarmac of a major airport in Tehran, fueling speculation in aviation and political circles as to how and why the aircraft got there.

19.04.2014 08:19

​No reason why things with West can’t be normal again – Putin
Russia sees no reason why its relationship with the West can’t normalize, President Putin said amid growing tension between the opposing camps over the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine.

19.04.2014 08:53

Espionage fears delaying Israeli visa exemption – report
US politicians and members of their staff have admitted fears that, if Israel enters a specialized program that would admit more Israelis into the US, Israeli espionage against the US would increase, according to a new report.

18.04.2014 21:54

New York joins fight to elect US president by popular vote
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that could help revamp future presidential elections by agreeing to award the state’s 29 electoral votes to the candidate that is most favored on a national level.

18.04.2014 16:07

Germany critical of ‘populist’ call to remove tanks from Berlin Soviet WWII memorial
Influential and public German organizations have condemned a call by the top-selling tabloid, Bild, to remove two tanks from a Soviet World War II memorial in Berlin in protest against Moscow’s stance on the Ukrainian crisis.

18.04.2014 13:24

Nearly 20 percent of Chinese farmland contaminated
A new official report has confirmed that one fifth of Chinese farmland is polluted. It cites the main causes as industry and agriculture. The report was originally a state secret and names heavy metals such as arsenic and cadmium as main pollutants.

18.04.2014 15:18

On Nazis, Jews & Ukraine ‘de-escalation’
​There are many potentially worrying signs in the ‘de-escalation’ process in theory agreed by the US, Russia, EU and Ukraine this Thursday in Geneva.

18.04.2014 12:29

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