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China Telecom expands 4G network trial to a total of 40 Chinese cities

China Telecom has received government approval to test its 4G high-speed network in a total of 40 cities, up from 16 previously, the…

South Korea’s Samsung and LG unveil new smartwatches

South Korea’s Samsung and LG unveil new smartwatches

South Korea’s Samsung and LG unveiled new smartwatches Thursday with upgraded functions and design as they step up their drive to lead an…

UN report: Attempts to stop catastrophic climate change proving futile

UN report: Attempts to stop catastrophic climate change proving futile

A draft of a new UN report seen by The New York Times warns that our planet is at risk of “severe, pervasive…

Samsung’s latest wearable vibrating necklace that plays music

Samsung’s latest wearable vibrating necklace that plays music

Alongside the Gear S smartwatch, Samsung today announced the Gear Circle, a pair of wireless earphones that can pair with your smartphone and…

Samsung announces curved Gear S smartwatch with 3G

Samsung announces curved Gear S smartwatch with 3G

Not to be outdone by LG’s teaser of the new G Watch R, Samsung has revealed the next iteration in its own smartwatch…

U.S. judge rejects Apple bid for injunction against Samsung

U.S. judge rejects Apple bid for injunction against Samsung

A U.S. judge rejected Apple Inc’s latest bid for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in another sign of the diminishing…

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ASELSAN, a leading Turkish defense systems producer, claims to have increased its net profit by 100 percent in the first six months of this year over the same…

Global investment in renewable energy capacity surpassed $250 billion in 2013, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Power generation from renewables has reached the same level as…

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is offering Liberia millions of dollars to support the country in its fight against the deadly Ebola virus. “I am here as a…

Iran will build ten new oil and natural gas refineries in its giant South Pars energy field, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh announced Wednesday. The new refineries will help start export of condensates…

A Qatari business delegation is holding talks in Ethiopia to look into possible investment opportunities in the Horn of Africa country. “We are here to explore investments in…

Germany is looking across the North Atlantic to Canada as it tries to reduce its dependence on Russian gas. The German government has tasked energy giant E.ON with…

Should the U.K. worry about losing energy resources from the North Sea if Scotland votes for independence in three weeks? Some experts say no — largely because it’s…

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Tourists enjoy at Spain’s tomato-squishing fiesta

Tourists enjoy at Spain’s tomato-squishing fiesta

Half-naked revellers pelted each other with tomatoes and bathed in red goo on Wednesday in Spain’s Tomatina, a fiesta that draws thousands each year for…

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Turkey’s CB left interest rates on hold after August policy meeting

Turkey’s CB left interest rates on hold after August policy meeting

The Turkish Central Bank has left its benchmark interest rate at 8.25 percent until its next monetary policy meeting, according to a Central Bank statement Wednesday. The Central Bank’s interest…

Iran wants a stronger position in Caspian Sea oil reserves

Iran wants a stronger position in Caspian Sea oil reserves

Iran signed an agreement last week with Azerbaijan to explore for oil in the Caspian Sea in an effort to strengthen its position ahead of a September summit which is…

Thai junta backs out from no-subsidy policy in agriculture

Thai junta backs out from no-subsidy policy in agriculture

After months of casting scorn on the “populist policies” of the government it overthrew, the Thai junta has now taken a page from deposed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s book…

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Russian army convoy in east Ukraine, Kiev says

Russian army convoy in east Ukraine, Kiev says

A massive convoy of Russian tanks and heavy weapons have crossed into Ukraine, travelling towards a government-held town in the restive east, Ukraine’s army has…