France slams dollar monopoly, calls to rebalance currencies

France slams dollar monopoly, calls to rebalance currencies

July 8, 2014 - 19:01 AMT  15:01 GMT
Heavy-handed sanctions from the U.S. and Europe have forced countries to also look towards other currency options.
Ukraine's gas row could mean cold winter for Central, East Europe

Ukraine's gas row could mean cold winter for Central, East Europe

July 8, 2014 - 18:36 AMT  14:36 GMT
In June, Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom cut off gas deliveries for use by Ukraine in a dispute over unpaid bills.
Pottermore website crashes as J.K. Rowling publishes new Potter story

Pottermore website crashes as J.K. Rowling publishes new Potter story

July 8, 2014 - 18:02 AMT  14:02 GMT
The seven-book Harry Potter series, which recounts the early life of a boy who finds out he's a wizard, has sold more than 400 million copies worldwide.
Emily Mortimer to topline

Emily Mortimer to topline "Spectral" supernatural action film

July 8, 2014 - 17:47 AMT  13:47 GMT
Described as a supernatural Black Hawk Down, "Spectral" centers on a Special Ops team that fights supernatural beings who have taken over a European city.
PanARMENIAN.Net reporter Karine Ter-Sahakian dies at 56

PanARMENIAN.Net reporter Karine Ter-Sahakian dies at 56

July 8, 2014 - 17:21 AMT  13:21 GMT
Kind and eternally young at heart – she was always 20, though in 2 days, on July 10 she’d have celebrated her 57th birthday.
Sylvester Stallone to play hitman in “Scarpa” mob movie

Sylvester Stallone to play hitman in “Scarpa” mob movie

July 8, 2014 - 16:50 AMT  12:50 GMT
Stallone will play Gregory Scarpa, a mobster known as the Grim Reaper who served as an enforcer for the Colombo crime family.
Google's Android Wear launch soured by bug?

Google's Android Wear launch soured by bug?

July 8, 2014 - 16:24 AMT  12:24 GMT
Android Police claims that the web giant's App Encryption security feature is preventing wearable devices from installing premium software.
Tablets to out-ship PCs by late 2015, forecast suggests

Tablets to out-ship PCs by late 2015, forecast suggests

July 8, 2014 - 16:14 AMT  12:14 GMT
This trend will be coupled with a "relative slowdown" in the tablet market in 2014, attributed to the demand for so-called phablet handsets.
63 abducted women escape Islamic extremists in Nigeria

63 abducted women escape Islamic extremists in Nigeria

July 8, 2014 - 15:58 AMT  11:58 GMT
Boko Haram extremists have been waging an insurgency for five years in northern Nigeria, demanding the establishment of an Islamic state.
Khamenei says Iran needs190,000 centrifuges for nuke programme

Khamenei says Iran needs190,000 centrifuges for nuke programme

July 8, 2014 - 15:46 AMT  11:46 GMT
Last month French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that Iran must restrict its number of centrifuges to just a few hundred.