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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday urged thousands of supporters gathered in Athens to vote "No" in the weekend referendum to "live with dignity in Europe".
A Russian gay couple has been granted asylum in Finland because of the discrimination they faced at home over their sexual orientation, Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported on Friday.
The newly identified remains of 136 people killed in the Srebrenica massacre will be buried at ceremonies next week marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide.
Armenian authorities launched a criminal investigation Friday into police officers involved in a brutal crackdown on demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes.
Astronomers worldwide are monitoring a newly awakened black hole after it released a blast of high-energy light. A black hole eruption is an extraordinary space phenomenon
The bacterium responsible for plague — Yersinia pestis — gained its pathogenic activity through one tiny genetic alteration, according to new research. This alteration led to the bubonic plague.
Flatworms have a fascinating process of reproduction, according to a new study. This includes the bizarre practice, when things get desperate, of injecting sperm directly from their own heads into their bodies.
Do you enjoy a hot-dog smeared with mustard, or maybe an Arby's roast beef sandwich with horseradish sauce? If you do, be sure to remember the humble cabbage butterfly caterpillar and its kin that made your meal possible.
With a new four-year deal between Hyundai and the National Football League, Hyundai is now the official auto-sponsor of the NFL.
The proposed fight between Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez of Mexico is destined to be this year's biggest boxing event and it could possibly eclipse the Floyd Mayweather Sept. 12 retirement fight.
The lawsuits filed by boxing promoters Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions (TR) and Oscar de la Hoya of Golden Boy Promotioins (GBP) could effectively end the Mayweather-Pacquiao rivalry and signal the death knell for boxing.
Two of the world's richest celebrities continue to dominate the sports and entertainment headlines with their seemingly unstoppable saga as they trade barbs, sneer and poke fun at each other to keep their popularity rating on top of the charts
TIFF Cinematheque is presenting a retrospective on Vittorio De Sica, but he’ll have to share the spotlight in many cases; particularly when the film features the impressive talents of Sophia Loren.
Even though Elvis Presley already had a stamp produced in his honor, there is another one on the way. Today, the United States Post Office revealed the next stamp.
Summer brings a slew of new television shows that are premiering this summer. Here's a rundown of some of the new comedies and dramas that are worth checking out.
The Fourth of July holiday has started in the states with Tuesday showings of "Terminator: Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL."
Brazil's antitrust body announced a probe into alleged foreign exchange market rigging by 15 banks including Citigroup and HSBC.
Whole Foods CEOs Walter Robb and John Mackey admitted the supermarket giant had routinely overcharged customers and apologized for the costly errors.
After a spate of violent protests and the arrest of two bosses, Uber finally suspended its controversial low-cost UberPOP private driver service in France on Friday, six months after it was banned.
A Reuters poll predicted that the loonie, or Canadian dollar, is likely to decline even further in the coming months. The weakness of the dollar is tied to low oil prices and weak economic outlook for the near future.
Drugs giant Novartis has stepped into the wearables technology market with an app called ViaOpta, designed for the visually impaired. Established as a prototype, the company this week unveiled modifications.
Smartphone manufacturers Samsung and Oppo have found themselves faced with a lawsuit from their customers in China. The consumer commission is fed up with the massive amounts of bloatware apps installed out of the box, some of which may be intrusive.
Microsoft has said that most people will not be getting the Windows 10 upgrade on its official July 29 launch date even if they have reserved a copy. Windows 10 will be delivered in "waves," seemingly using a queue system, instead of one single rollout.
Have you ever been someplace off the beaten track and needed to wash your clothes? Australian inventor and frequent traveler Ash Newland has been there, done that. He has invented the Scrubba Back Pack, a washing machine that travels with you.
A Chinese company plans to demand its employees seek approval to get pregnant and fine those who conceive a child without permission, reports said, provoking a media firestorm Friday.
A new study purports to tell parents how easy it is to avoid fussy eating habits with their children. This takes the form of three apparently easy steps, according to a research article.
Experts writing in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine are advising endurance athletes to drink water only when they are thirsty.
Rising obesity rates worldwide may be linked to the increasing availability of energy-dense foods within society according to a new study.
An article by Simon Nixon in the Wall Street Journal suggests senior Greek officials such as prime minister Tsipras and economy minister Yanis Varoufakis had from the beginning decided creditors would never extend reasonable terms to Greece.
Should black voters give Republicans a second chance in the coming election? Former governor of Texas Rick Perry seems to think so, and he asked fellow Republicans to work harder than ever to court the black vote during a speech Thursday.
The most recent fourth draft of a UN-sponsored plan for a unity government in Libya was originally received positively by the Tripoli government and negatively by the internationally-recognized House or Representatives(HoR) government based in Tobruk.
Apparently, Donald Trump isn't just taking aim at immigrants in his presidential bid, but Main Street America in general. Trump recently stated that golf should be “elitist.”
Today sees solar power potentially provide a record 15 percent of all UK power as one of 2015’s sunniest days. As UK temperatures rise, so do solar panel installations it seems.
Latest figures released by the State Water Resources Control Board Wednesday show the City of San Diego reduced water consumption by 26 percent in May.
As of Wednesday, grocery stores across the entire state of Hawaii are banned from distributing plastic bags to customers.
A rare and endangered butterfly, just a little bit bigger than a quarter, is being given habitat insurance by the federal government. Only found on Mt. Charleston, near Las Vegas, Nevada, the butterfly has been given 5,200 acres of critical habitat.
Portland, Maine-based Barber Foods is recalling 58,320 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed chicken breasts that may be contaminated with Salmonella enteritides.
New Hampshire, The Granite State is the latest state to ban drivers from using their mobile devices while they are behind the wheel of a vehicle.
A Chinese company plans to demand its employees seek approval to get pregnant and fine those who conceive a child without permission, reports said, provoking a media firestorm Friday.
Tokyo topped the list as the most liveable city, but the notable absences from the list included America’s big cities. Portland scraped in at 25. No UK cities made the list, either.
Everyone loves having extra money in the bank, but when it comes to the practical aspect of building up a savings account many Americans are still struggling to meet their financial goals.
New research has highlighted a lack of consumer awareness is negatively impacting the insurance industry. As a result, thousands of UK inhabitants go without cover that will ultimately give them financial protection should anything go wrong.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a law on Saturday raising the city's minimum wage from $9 per hour to $15 by 2020, a historic move that will affect hundreds of thousands of workers.
The Official Opposition in Canada has built cross party support for a motion to halt the rising tide of mandatory pay to pay banking charges.
Portland, Maine-based Barber Foods is recalling 58,320 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed chicken breasts that may be contaminated with Salmonella enteritides.
With the Fourth of July fast approaching, chances are you're also thinking about some festive food from the occasion. A video series has some simple and fun suggestions.
As if people don't have enough food borne illnesses to worry about, now we find there is another illness. It's called Ciguatera toxin poisoning. It is estimated that the number of cases of this food borne illness has been greatly under-reported
Canadian consumers are being warned of a possible risk of Salmonella infection from handling, cooking or eating frozen, raw, breaded poultry parts. The warning comes after tracking 44 cases of Salmonellosis across the country.
A rash of bomb threats targeting Canadian airline WestJet happened in the past week. Three planes were diverted due to these threats. A fourth threat to Air Canada resulted in the temporary evacuation of a Canadian airport.
Practically every organism on Earth responds to time, a phenomenon called "circadian rhythms," which refers to the 24-hours regulated by our internal clocks.
Anyone who wants to get to and from Delaware by airplane will no longer be able to count on a commercial airline to get there.
Thousands of European tourists are cancelling planned vacations to Tunisia in the wake of last week's massacre at a beach resort by a gunman whose attack was claimed by the Islamic State group.
New Hampshire, The Granite State is the latest state to ban drivers from using their mobile devices while they are behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Ford Motor Co. is getting involved in the car-sharing market. The company's program will cut their customers' vehicle costs by allowing them to rent out their cars.
Takata's chief executive broke his silence and publicly apologized for his company's handling of the recall of faulty airbags, which have been implicated in eight deaths and dozens of injuries.
A speeding car leaped onto the sidewalk Friday on Sonoma Boulevard in Vallejo, killing at least one pedestrian at a bus stop and injuring several more.
Chris Ofili's painting of a black Virgin Mary, which was decorated with elephant poop, sold for millions of dollars at Christie's.
The Actors' Fund of Canada is a lifeline for many in the entertainment industry in that country, distributing funds to those who've fallen upon needy times. Last week in Toronto the Fund hosted its annual golf tournament and raised over $99,000.
Federico García Lorca's 1932 play “Blood Wedding” was the biggest winner at last night's Dora Mavor Moore Awards: the recent co-production by Modern Times Stage Company and Aluna Theatre copped six Doras at the 36th annual Toronto theatre awards.
The prestigious Berlin Philharmonic, regarded as one of the world's best orchestras, tapped 43-year-old Russian Kirill Petrenko as its new chief conductor, it announced in a surprise move Monday.
Watch this viral YouTube video of adorable furry animals nibbling on a tiny-sized barbecue. The video recreates a July 4 cookout, except the diners are a hamster, rabbit, and hedgehog, all wearing tiny hats.
Near the popular Hotel Habana Libre in Cuba's capital, a gaggle of young people on cellphones, tablets and laptops log onto the new wifi hotspot -- a small milestone in one of the least connected countries.
North America has now run out of IPv4 Internet addresses as the ageing protocol becomes over-burdened and insufficient to power the ever-growing web. New devices now have to use the newer IPv6 as no more IPv4 addresses can be assigned.
No one can really predict what will make a video viral beforehand, but when Kanye West destroys a classic hit people are sure to take notice. Freddie Mercury, the late great song master of Queen, makes a video comeback in this viral video hit.