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Samsung pledges a non-plastic smart phone this year amid ailing profits

Following another quarter of disappointing financial results, Samsung is promising a pair of new smartphones for 2014. As The Wall Street Journal reports,…

Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved

Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved

Scientists have worked out the reasons for the distorted shape of our Moon. A US team calculated the effect on the shape of…

Milky Weigh: Scientists take weight of the galaxy

Milky Weigh: Scientists take weight of the galaxy

The Milky Way galaxy is lighter than previously thought, according to new research published by British-based scientists on Wednesday (July 30). The study…

Microsoft unveils Xbox in China as it faces probe

Microsoft unveils Xbox in China as it faces probe

Microsoft on Wednesday (July 30) unveiled its Xbox game console in China, the first to enter the market after an official ban 14…

Apple’s set-top box reportedly not to arrive this year

Apple’s set-top box reportedly not to arrive this year

Apple’s said to be working on a set-top box that many hope will revolutionize the way we watch TV, but according to The…

With 1 password and iOS 8, you’ll never need to remember a password again

With 1 password and iOS 8, you’ll never need to remember a password again

One of the most exciting features coming in Apple’s iOS 8 update is extensions. Starting this fall, third-party iOS apps will work together…

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U.S. and European companies are girding for the possible impact of tougher international sanctions against Moscow, with auto makers and energy giants moving to limit the Russian risks…

A Norwegian drill rig owner is supplying Russian oil giant OAO Rosneft  and Exxon Mobil Corp. with the kind of high technology that will be barred under U.S.…

Traditional swipe-and-sign credit cards are slowly being phased out, and Square is adapting to the times with new support for EMV credit cards. Commonly known as chip-and-PIN cards…

Samsung Electronics has released its financial results for the second quarter of 2014, showing the first drop in net profit in three years for the Korean electronics giant,…

Oil shares rallied amid a dip in the benchmark on Wednesday after Beijing announced that a retired party leader with close ties to the industry was under investigation.…

David Cameron has given his strongest hint yet that he may be preparing a giveaway for middle-income earners when he said he would “love” to raise the level…

Tourism income in Turkey increased 7.9 percent in the second quarter of 2014, compared to the same quarter of last year, to reach $9 billion, official data released Thursday by Turkish Statistical Institute showed. Foreign visitors accounted…

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Yemen’s Central Bank grieves over pipeline sabatoges

Yemen’s Central Bank grieves over pipeline sabatoges

Yemen lost 3.3 million barrels of oil during the first quarter of the current fiscal year because of repeated oil pipeline bombings by “saboteurs” and “terrorist groups”, the…

S. Africa’s metal workers end their strike

S. Africa’s metal workers end their strike

South Africa’s largest metalworkers’ Union on Monday announced the end of its strike, which lasted for a whole month, after receiving an offer from employers. “The offer has…

Ethiopia expands jatropha plantation to produce biodiesel

Ethiopia expands jatropha plantation to produce biodiesel

Ethiopia is expanding jatropha plantation to produce 500 million litres of biodiesel from the inedible plant, which can yield 600 litres of biodiesel from a single ton of…

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US, EU slap Russia with harshest sanctions since the Cold War

US, EU slap Russia with harshest sanctions since the Cold War

Russia was hit by the toughest sanctions since the Cold War last night as the West finally agreed to force President Putin to pay “heavy…

Britain’s ambassador to US calls Putin a “thug” annd “liar”