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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 diverts to Morocco after bomb scare

    By Ceyda Caglayan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish Airlines flight heading to Brazil was forced by a bomb threat to land in Morocco on Monday, the airline's second scare in two days, but was cleared to fly on when no explosives were found. Flight TK15 had departed from Istanbul and was headed for…

    Reuters
  • 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 Monitor22 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 Monitor28 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 Monitor49 mins ago
  • 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
  • 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…

    AFP19 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 Press20 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.

    AFP21 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 Press23 mins ago
  • US Ebola patient's health improves again

    An American healthcare worker who contracted the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has improved and is now listed in fair condition, hospital officials said Monday. The man, whose identity has not been revealed, "has improved from serious to fair condition," said a statement from…

    AFP23 mins ago
  • Prince William starts work as helicopter ambulance pilot

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William has started his new job — working as air ambulance helicopter pilot.

    Associated Press25 mins ago
  • Afghanistan's Ghani walks tightrope over US, Pakistan ties

    In pursuing rapprochement with Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is the very antithesis of his fiery predecessor, but his unprecedented diplomatic overtures have prompted rumblings of unease back home. Since coming to power in September, Ghani has sought to jumpstart…

    AFP30 mins ago
  • Mexico files complaint in police killing of crocodile

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is filing a criminal complaint against a policeman for killing a crocodile with bursts from his assault rifle in the northern state of Sinaloa.

    Associated Press30 mins ago
  • Coalition spokesman: Saudi-led forces block Yemen ports

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The spokesman for the Saudi-led campaign against Yemeni rebels says coalition naval forces have besieged the country's ports.

    Associated Press32 mins ago
  • Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A blogger was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, and two of the attackers were caught near the scene, police said.

    Associated Press34 mins ago