Flights rerouted: Planes avoiding Ukraine airspace

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (RT.COM) International passenger flights are avoiding Eastern Ukrainian airspace, following the crash of a Malaysian Airlines plane in Donetsk. Airlines are also redirecting their flightpaths to avoid the more…

New sanctions hit top Russian firms

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - A tightening of Western sanctions on Russia rattled world markets on Thursday, sending Moscow stocks and the rouble tumbling and lifting traditional safe-haven currencies and bonds. more…

Airliner 'brought down by missile' in Ukraine

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [jwplayer EeaiCpTi] (Reuters) - A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday, the Interfax news agency cited an more…

Russian hackers tried to steal NASDAQ

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BUSINESSWEEK) In October 2010, a Federal Bureau of Investigation system monitoring U.S. Internet traffic picked up an alert. The signal was coming from Nasdaq (NDAQ). It looked like more…

Microsoft layoffs for 18,000 workers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USA TODAY) Microsoft confirmed it will cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, part of the tech titan's efforts to streamline its business under new CEO more…

U.N. official: World owes 'great deal' to Snowden

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Hill) The top U.N. human rights official thinks that government leaker Edward Snowden ought to be celebrated for exposing violations of international law, not chased across the more…

Hamas agrees to temporary truce

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) The Times of Israel is liveblogging events as they unfold through Thursday, the tenth day of Operation Protective Edge. Ceasefire efforts seem to be gathering more…

Russia 'agrees to reopen Cuba spy base'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Agence France-Presse) Russia has provisionally agreed to reopen a major Cold War listening post on Cuba that was used to spy on the United States, a Russian daily more…

Top Marine to Obama: Get in the fight

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Fiscal Times) It's highly unusual for a high-ranking soldier, let alone a high-ranking Marine, to publicly question White House and Pentagon policy. Yet that's exactly what four-star Gen. more…

Israel: We'll do 'whatever it takes'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON – Israel is seeking to stop Hamas rocket strikes from Gaza and to obtain a cease-fire and will do "whatever it takes" to achieve these objectives, said more…