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  • Germany says Greece must flesh out reforms to unlock aid

    By Lefteris Papadimas and Caroline Copley ATHENS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Greece's biggest creditor Germany said on Monday that the euro zone would give Athens no further financial aid until it has a more detailed list of reforms and some are enacted into law, adding to scepticism over plans presented…

    Reuters
  • Searchers build roadway to remote France air crash site

    French investigators hope to speed up identification of the 150 people killed in last week's Germanwings plane crash by digging a roadtrack that will allow direct access to the disaster zone high on a remote Alpine mountainside. Earthmovers are ploughing a track to the remote crash area that…

    Reuters
  • Turkish Airlines flight diverted to Morocco after bomb scare

    By Ceyda Caglayan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish Airlines flight heading for Brazil was forced by a bomb threat to land in Morocco for more than three hours on Monday, but was cleared to fly on after no explosives were found. Flight TK15 had departed from Istanbul bound for Sao Paulo when a note…

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  • Autofill error leads to disclosure of world leaders' personal data

    Personal details of world leaders at last November’s G20 Summit in Brisbane were accidentally sent to organizers of the Asian Cup football tournament by the Australian immigration department through the use of Outlook's autofill function, The Guardian reported Monday. The G20 breach involved…

    Christian Science Monitor37 mins ago
  • Lessons from the trenches of a cybercrisis rapid response team

    The goal is to “reduce the amount of data leaving the organization, isolate the bad people, preserve the information you have," says Phil Kibler, director of IBM’s Cyber Security Intelligence and Response Team. IBM is just one of a growing number of major companies offering security and incident…

    Christian Science Monitor43 mins ago
  • GPS monitoring of sex offenders for life? Supreme Court reverses N.C. case

    The United States Supreme Court on Monday summarily reversed a North Carolina judicial decision upholding a program that allows state officials to use a GPS device to monitor the movements of repeat sex offenders 24 hours a day, seven days a week – for the rest of their lives. A state appeals…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • What does this Florida Holiday Inn do to wake up spring breakers?

    At spring break in Panama City, Fla., it serves a similar purpose. Every morning in March, at the crack of 11:00, guests at the Holiday Inn in Panama City get the chant as a hotel-wide wake-up call. The hotel gets flooded with spring break goers every March, so in the past, the house DJ would…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Top Asian News at 5:00 p.m. GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common — a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face of their countries. But friends they were not, and the two…

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • UEFA opens disciplinary case over Montenegro-Russia violence

    MOSCOW (AP) — UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Montenegro and Russia after a Euro 2016 qualifier between the teams was abandoned Friday due to crowd violence.

    Associated Press25 mins ago
  • Pakistani, Saudi armies hold joint military exercise

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani military says it is holding a joint military exercise with Saudi Arabia.

    Associated Press26 mins ago
  • Volvo Cars plans to open its first US plant

    DETROIT (AP) — Volvo Cars is planning to build an assembly plant in the U.S.

    Associated Press28 mins ago
  • Sierra Leone back to work after Ebola lockdown

    Sierra Leoneans breathed a sigh of relief on Monday as they emerged from a three-day nationwide lockdown imposed in a bid to prevent a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus. The country's population of more than six million had been confined to their homes starting early on Friday, for the second…

    AFP34 mins ago
  • Uzbek strongman re-elected in landslide, OSCE dubious

    Uzbek strongman Islam Karimov cruised to a new five-year term Monday after facing a minimal challenge, prompting withering criticism from Western observers. The election commission in the tightly controlled Central Asian state said Karimov, 77, won more than 90 percent of the vote in Sunday's…

    AFP34 mins ago
  • Armenia coach Challandes quits after poor results

    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia coach Bernard Challandes has quit after his team made a poor start to qualifying for the European Championship.

    Associated Press35 mins ago
  • US, South Korea marines stage major landing drill

    Thousands of US and South Korean troops, backed by helicopters and jet fighters, staged a massive, amphibious landing drill on Monday -- the centrepiece of an annual military exercise condemned by North Korea.

    AFP36 mins ago
  • Obama plans first presidential trip to Kenya, father's homeland

    Barack Obama will make a long-awaited return to Kenya this July, visiting his father's homeland for the first time since becoming US president, the White House announced Monday. During the much-delayed visit, Obama will attend a summit to encourage entrepreneurship and meet the country's…

    AFP36 mins ago
  • Ali named new Pakistan ODI captain

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan named Azhar Ali as captain for limited-overs cricket on Monday after ignoring the middle-order batsman for the Cricket World Cup, where it was eliminated in the quarterfinal.

    Associated Press38 mins ago