Report: Snowden swiped password from coworker

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC News) A civilian NSA employee recently resigned after being stripped of his security clearance for allowing former agency contractor Edward Snowden to use his personal log-in credentials more…

Poachers kill 3 elephants an hour

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Telegraph) Today, a major summit begins in London aimed at tacking the $19 billion a year trade in illegal wildlife trade, which is causing the populations of more…

Smog makes Beijing 'barely suitable' for life

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) Severe pollution in Beijing has made the Chinese capital "barely suitable" for living, according to an official Chinese report, as the world's second-largest economy tries to reduce more…

Canada kills investor visa popular with Chinese

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN/Money) Canada is killing a decades-old investor program that had allowed scores of wealthy Chinese to move to the country over the years. The program allowed rich foreign more…

Europe eyes confiscation of savings accounts

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - The savings of the European Union's 500 million citizens could be used to fund long-term investments to boost the economy and help plug the gap left by banks since more…

New gender options for Facebook users

by -NO AUTHOR- -- MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — You don't have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about more…

Belgium extends euthanasia law to kids

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TIME) Belgium became the first country in the world to remove any age restrictions on euthanasia, after an emotional debate which split the medical profession over the best more…

Germany combs museums for Nazi-looted art

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WALL STREET JOURNAL) BERLIN—Germany will set up an independent center to comb museum collections for art looted by the Nazis, the country's culture minister said, shortly before representatives more…

Beauty triumphs over tragedy

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_633599" align="alignright" width="223" caption=""Peace & Safety" – art by Karyne Wee/Kogata Yatsura"][/caption] Why is anyone in their right mind dancing, painting or writing a tone poem? Considering more…