CNN’s Nick Valencia reports on a new strain of norovirus found in the U.S. and the symptoms it causes.
U.S. stocks fell for a second day and the dollar weakened against the yen before a two-day Federal Reserve meeting. European stocks were little changed while cotton led commodities higher. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, which closed at a five- year high last week, lost 0.1 percent at 9:30 a.m. in New York. The dollar declined 0.2 percent versus the… Read more →
Photo: AFP Michel Sapin made the gaffe in a radio interview, which left French President Francois Hollande battling to undo the potential reputational damage. “There is a state but it is a totally bankrupt state,” Mr Sapin said. “That is why we had to put a deficit reduction plan in place, and nothing should make us turn away from that… Read more →
Charles Osgood, the host of CBS Sunday Morning, shocked many viewers when he introduced a segment that called for the abolishment of the U.S. Constitution. “Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it,” Osgood asked his viewers. He then introduced Georgetown University Professor Louis Michael Seidman — who launched into a lengthy essay… Read more →
Swiss scientists are preparing to unveil a humanoid robot which they say represents a future in which automotons co-exist naturally with people. Called “Roboy”, the robot has been designed to function much like a person, for use as a helper in the factory or the home. Basmah Fahim has more.
Holland’s monarch tells her country that “responsibility for our nation should now lie in the hands of a new generation” as she passes the reigns to her son Prince Willem-Alexander.
French and Malian forces have retaken Timbuktu. Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland is embedded with the troops. She reports from Timbuktu.
AFP Photo / Loic Venance Google is embroiled in its biggest privacy battle yet in the UK over reportedly tracking users’ online habits. At least 10 UK citizens began legal action with dozens more lining up. According to media estimates up to 10 million Britons could join in. Google is accused of evading security settings on Apple’s devices and Safari’s… Read more →
At an army base outside Tel Aviv, soldiers sit in front of screens glued to scrolling colored computer code, keyboards at the ready to deflect attacks. They’re Israel’s cyber defense team in training, among the uniformed men and women learning how to stalk hackers and pounce on virtual enemies as the state shields everything from ministry websites to the systems running the… Read more →
It is not exactly blitzkrieg in the desert, but French commanders can be well-pleased with the way their operation in Mali has played out so far. Pressed to intervene when the Malian army was at the point of collapse, French air power and special forces have helped to stabilise the situation on the ground, while French troops have secured vital… Read more →