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Samsung asks Supreme Court to throw out $399M judgment

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its patent dispute with Apple, Samsung is asking the Supreme Court to take a digital-age look at an issue it last confronted in the horse-and-buggy era….

Bergdahl says he left base to expose 'leadership failure'

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he walked off his base in Afghanistan to cause a crisis that would catch the attention of military brass. He wanted to…

St Petersburg ‘Nutcracker’ shows global appeal of festive ballet

By Grigory Dukor ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – When the curtain rises for "The Nutcracker" at St Petersburg's Mikhailovsky Theatre, it is the culmination of hundreds of hours of toil…

West will remain vulnerable to IS threat: experts

The Islamic State group has brought down a crowded airliner over Egypt, shot up Paris cafes & other soft targets, & inspired attacks like the shooting rampage last week in…

China: Smog measures cut Beijing's pollution by 30 percent

BEIJING (AP) — China's environment ministry says pollutants were reduced by a third in Beijing during this week's temporary restrictions to reduce heavy smog, which included taking half the city's…

House set to tighten controls on visa-free travel to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Invoking the Paris terror attacks, House lawmakers pushed toward a vote Tuesday on legislation tightening controls on travel to the U.S. & requiring visas for anyone who's…

Iraq calls on Turkey to 'immediately' withdraw troops

Baghdad Saturday demanded the immediate withdrawal of forces it said Turkey illegally sent into Iraq, which is struggling to assert its sovereignty while receiving foreign assistance against the Islamic State…

Bank of China appeals disclosure order in counterfeit case

SHANGHAI (AP) — The Bank of China is appealing a decision by a New York court to fine it $50,000 a day for withholding information approximately counterfeiters' bank accounts in…

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Negotiators grab head start on monumental climate challenge

By Barbara Lewis & Bate Felix PARIS (Reuters) – Senior negotiators from almost 200 nations on Sunday began thrashing out a new global deal to curb climate alter as the…

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Jess Glynne vows she will not be silenced 'for fear of being judged'

Grammy-winning singer Jess Glynne has vowed she will not be silenced "for fear of being judged". The 26-year-old chart-topper, who has had five number one singles in the UK, admitted…